Thursday, November 08, 2007

First Tuesday

Tuesday night I was invited to give a short presentation about Sportingo at the First Tuesday event. It was my first time attending a First Tuesday event and I was impressed by the amount of people and interested in still draws 10 years after it started. The subject of the evening was UGC and Jay the VP of Operations from My Space shared some very good insight on the growth of the social media space and My Space view of the world. I particularly liked the way he presented their vision of creating a portal that was based on social interaction. I think that is a very good way of explaining why My Space has been so successful.

All of the ingredients to create My Space have been around for years but it took a lot of hard work and focus to turn it to such a huge success. We can sometimes under estimate how small parts can make a huge difference to the success of a business. The key to succeed with a new venture is truly understanding what the small drivers of success are and then fanatical focus on doing the best job possible in execution. As they say the devil is in the details, the problem is figuring out what is the key functionality that is so important to drive your product success.

1 comment:

Ben Bailey said...

Hi Ze'ev,

I was there on Tuesday as well and loved the Sportingo concept... was hoping to talk to you on the night but was pulled in other directions.
Would love to talk to you more about the marketing of Sportingo, so pelase give me a call if you are still looking.

Many thanks!