July 14, 2008
Are you in Sydney or the Bay Area? If so – come join me, Robert Scoble, Loic Le Meur and our host Ross Dawson at the Future of Media Summit 08. A Cross-continental conference.
Otherwise track #fom08 on the various social networks.
June 4, 2008
Anthill is the leading entrepreneurial magazine in Australia. They have released a list of the top 30 entrepreneurs under 30. Somehow, someone hacked the list and added my name!
They collectively turnover hundreds of millions of dollars each year, yet some are barely out of university. They are proud to be Australian but see their home-grown success as little more than a stepping stone. They have never known serious recession, political instability or significant global conflict, yet they are better educated and better informed than new business owners of any generation preceding them. Meet the future of business in Australia.
Company/Role: Faraday Media
At 26, Chris Saad is one of Australia’s most impressive young web entrepreneurs. His theory and practice around web standards – specifically “DataPortability” and “Attention Management” – have gained significant traction and are set to have a profound impact on the evolution of media in the digital age. Saad has co-founded several web-related companies and organisations, most prominently Faraday Media in 2006, of which he is CEO. Faraday Media is developing Particls, a technology that learns user habit and taste and delivers relevant information to them via news crawler, SMS, email, flash visualisations, etc. He also co-founded the Media 2.0 Workgroup with 14 industry “commentators, agitators and innovators”. There’s no shortage of ideas or energy in this digitally-minded entrepreneur. One to watch in the years to come.
Make sure you click through to the Article, subscribe to the mag and read the other 29 profiles!
Of course, singling out 30 ‘front men’ does not really do justice to the real people who work tirelessly to make successful business happen. People like my business partner and co-founder who actually builds our Faraday Media products Ashley Angell. Like our investors, our team, our advisors and supporters who make everything possible.
To all of them and to our customers and partners – thank you for making this sort of thing possible.
I also look forward to clicking through to the other profiles and learning more about the other people listed – seems like a great group of Aussies!
February 12, 2008
I just got this email from Antihill Magazine:
Dear Young Entrepreneur,
A friend, colleague or fan of your work recently nominated you for Anthill Magazine’s 30under30 Awards, a national awards program designed to recognise and encourage young Australian entrepreneurs.
Details of your nomination are below, including th name of the generous person who nominated you for this awards program.
If you’d like to nominate me you can do so on the Antihill website!