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Remember That Forecast I Mentioned?

Thanks to Greg over at BHB for this nugget…  The guys over at Richter Scales are brilliant.  I spent a little time on the site after watching this video, and can honestly say these guys are fantastic. 

moved to Palo Alto
opportunity knocked

thought I had the perfect plan
took a job at webvan

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traded in my twenties
for a worthless pile of tech stock

suffered through the market crash
lost a giant wad of cash

pink slips, burger flips
would you like some fries?

happy days are here again
larry page, sergey brin

time to write a business plan
so I can be like those guys!

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here comes another bubble
it's a monster rally
all around the valley

first you need a buzzword
then a second and a third

pick at least two industries
you'll revolutionize

find yourself an engineer
feed him pizza, buy him beer

give him just a fraction
of a fraction of the pie

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need a good domain name
must be cheap, can't be lame

something cool like
flickr, meebo, wikiyou, mahalo, bebo

"telephone" without the "t"
"digg" but with a triple "g"

make your elevator pitch
code it up and flip the switch

here comes another bubble
the VCs are backing
baby let's get cracking

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blog blog blog it all
blog it if it's big or small

blog at the cineplex
blog while you're having sex

blog in the locker room
babies blogging in the womb

blog even if you're wrong
won't you blog about this song?

launch party, nicely dressed
what's the point? sausage fest

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blue shirts, khaki pants
looking like a line of ants

need to get a facebook page
all these guys are half my age

twenty nine, past my prime
I feel so behind the times

here comes another bubble
in a year we swear
we'll all be billionaires

make yourself a million bucks
partly skill, mostly luck

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now you can afford a down payment
on a small house

if you want a bigger one
hillsborough, atherton

better hope the same thing
happened to your spouse

IPO... lucky you
have your cake and eat it too

private yacht, party jet
why not buy a matching set?

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build yourself a rocket ship
blast off on an ego trip

can this really be the end?
back to work you go again

here comes another bubble
and when we are gone
this will still go on
and on and on and on and on
and on and on and *pop*


Benn Rosales is the Founder and CEO of The American Genius (AG), national news network. Before AG, he founded one of the first digital media strategy firms in the nation has received the Statesman Texas Social Media Award and is an Inman Innovator Award winner. He has consulted for numerous startups (both early- and late-stage), and is well known for organizing the digital community through popular offline events. He does not venture into the spotlight often, rather he believes his biggest accomplishments are the talent he recruits and develops, so he gives all credit to those he's empowered.



  1. Teresa Boardman

    December 4, 2007 at 10:15 am

    I love this! . . wish I could say more. LOL

  2. Shailes Ghimire

    December 4, 2007 at 10:48 am

    This hit the spot! Wow. Are we part of the bubble if we blog about this song??

  3. Mariana

    December 4, 2007 at 12:16 pm

    Babies Blogging in the womb … Nice. LMAO!

  4. Teresa Boardman

    December 4, 2007 at 2:04 pm

    I noticed you posted words below the video, they were not here when I first say this post. It brings to light a thought I have had for some time. While I have the ability to do a video on my blog and occasionally post them and can do a podcast, I did my first two years ago, I often wonder if people have time to listen. Reading a blog post takes much less time than watching a video or listening to a pod cast. In addition I can put more “google” juice in a post with words than I can in an audio or video post.

  5. Benn Rosales

    December 4, 2007 at 2:30 pm

    Well, since most of the 80% of consumers are consuming secretly from work, a video doesn’t work well silently. Video communication has always been a star trek notion, but it seems in the past 10 years it is beginning to become a serious player. If video can be threaded, a conversation could happen. Webcasting, Webinars, and what bhb is doing is a good idea, and the idea that a consumer may come back when alone and totally tuned in is a good thing- undivided attention is at a premium. Until then, words on a page rule the day.

  6. Robert D. Ashby

    December 4, 2007 at 3:30 pm

    Just out of curiousity…who blogs while having sex? Or at least who will admit to it…lol.

  7. Teresa Boardman

    December 4, 2007 at 5:53 pm

    Benn, good points all. I guess if I looked like a movie star and had the voice of a news anchor I would pursue it further. 🙂

  8. Benn Rosales

    December 4, 2007 at 6:20 pm

    No one wants the voice or the look of a new anchor, they want you, right? 2.0 gives you a way in.

  9. Teresa Boardman

    December 5, 2007 at 1:28 pm

    LOL ROTFLMAO – you have never seen me. As soon as I have time I’ll send some video. LOL You are sweet though . . still laughing . . thanks.

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