My 1999 Speeches… some good, some smart, some not so smart

I had a couple reasons to go back and look at some old presentations and speechs I gave during the Broadcast.com and my few Yahoo days. I was curious to see if anything i predictedended up happening, and how off i was on everything else.

It was kind of interesting, and even refreshing in some cases. Rather than rehash them all, i decided to take advantage of my buddies over at Box.net, with whom I back up my life, and just let them host the files and let you download them.

I doubt they will be as entertaining to others as they were to me, but heck, you never know. Flashbacks can be fun

http://www.box.net/public/pk7a5ysel6

is the link. Download away.

And of course, feel free to sign up for an account at Box.net, or if you want need something that fits more into a corporate, rather than individual online hosting environment, you can try out the in depth storage options at filesanywhere.com

31 thoughts on “My 1999 Speeches… some good, some smart, some not so smart

  1. Just goes to show that first mover advantage is nonsense. That’s an important angle for all entrepreneurs to realize. Of course, the value and sales execution still have to be there or it won’t matter…but worth noting that it’s all a cycle.

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  2. after all, they did take the time to notice whatever it is you stirred up, come to your site, and spit up their idiocy. Way to go.
    By the way…love the article on ESPN today. Best of luck to you at the Oscars this Sunday! I’ll be pulling for you and the Mavs to take down the Suns.

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  3. Pretty Good!

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  4. Best of luck to you at the Oscars this Sunday! I’ll be pulling for you and the Mavs to take down the Suns.

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  5. I love the way Mark is always advertising or pluggin away for some one else. Thanks for sharing that.

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  6. Thanks for the link. Its always interesting and funny to look back and see what we thought the future would be like.

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  7. Hi people

    Thanks for sharing that. I especially liked the slide from the etv.ppt about how most of the winners in the tech revolution either didn’t exist or were late to the game. Just goes to show that first mover advantage is nonsense. That’s an important angle for all entrepreneurs to realize. Of course, the value and sales execution still have to be there or it won’t matter…but worth noting that it’s all a cycle.

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  8. I found interesting article
    http://www.traficant.com/1999speecharchive.htm

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  9. As soon as I finish the power point I am currently working on (which will change social networking forever) I will wait a couple years and post it. Now I have a reason to finish!
    Thanks Great work!

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  10. Yes, Just goes to show that first mover advantage is nonsense. That’s an important angle for all entrepreneurs to realize. Of course, the value and sales execution still have to be there or it won’t matter…but worth noting that it’s all a cycle.

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  11. very goooooood!!!

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  12. very good!

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  13. This is so cool. Thanks for doing this Mark. You’re an inspiration to many.

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  14. Thanks. Good promotion for Box.net – free to sign up for an account. I will check them out.

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  15. try to find your audio/video files of interviews from back then especially on cnbc. That’s the ones i’d like to see. What a time.(you know…the ones when maria was still wearing a cheerleader outfit with pompoms, and remember when koogle from yhoo wore only black and also all the interviews with cmgi ceo etc. did he make it out alive?)

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  16. Cubes you truely are the master marketer. I have so much fun reading comments from those fools out there silly enough to fall right into your marketing trap…after all, they did take the time to notice whatever it is you stirred up, come to your site, and spit up their idiocy. Way to go.
    By the way…love the article on ESPN today. Best of luck to you at the Oscars this Sunday! I’ll be pulling for you and the Mavs to take down the Suns.
    Much respect,
    Joce

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  17. Good investment in box.net and good promotion through blog. But I could not make up how they separate themseleves from other ?

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  18. “Integration to Yahoo Commerce/Wallet” lol thats really cute Mark.

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  19. Thanks for the link, it is always interesting to look back and see what we thought the future would be like. We are usually way off. Keep up the good work.

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  20. I may first check it for errors, like misspelling the program I am writing it in😦

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  21. I may first check it for errors, like misspelling the program I am writing it in😦

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  22. I think this is a great idea. As soon as I finish the power point I am currently working on (which will change social networking forever) I will wait a couple years and post it. Now I have a reason to finish! Thanks Mark!

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  23. cant download here at work…so i’m sure i’ll miss out on some good reads.
    i love the way mark is always advertising or pluggin away for some one else.

    to keep in those lines, remember to click on the link at the end of my post.
    thanks
    luis
    http://www.miaspartyrentals.com

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  24. Thanks Mark. It’s always fun to measure these kinds of predictions. Has the Little Kid Effect been made true? What’s come closest in your opinion?

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  25. Thanks for the box.net link – I was looking for a place to backup all of my digital photos. I take them in TIF format and they are huge.

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  26. Mark-

    Thanks for sharing that. I especially liked the slide from the etv.ppt about how most of the winners in the tech revolution either didn’t exist or were late to the game. Just goes to show that first mover advantage is nonsense. That’s an important angle for all entrepreneurs to realize. Of course, the value and sales execution still have to be there or it won’t matter…but worth noting that it’s all a cycle.

    M

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  27. You could convert the powerpoints to OPML (note you can do this at OPMLWorkstation (www.opmlworkstation.com). Then perhaps create a OPML Index file that categorizes and points to them. People can then browse your Powerpoints without having to download all of them…

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  28. I enjoyed:

    “Piracy is a non-issue
    Its easier to buy a DVD or VHS and copy it to a disk then to steal from the net”

    on nabkeynote.ppt

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  29. http://www.box.net/public/pk7a5ysel6
    Link looks dead Mark?

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  30. I was looking for the one where you predicted the Mavericks would have the 2nd best record in the NBA since 99-00 season.

    source:
    http://www.boxscorebasketball.com/franchise.htm#00

    Now that would be a shocking (yet accurate) prediction for back then!

    Back to the market/broadcast.com/internet. Funny how people (who post on this blog especially) call Mark Cuban “Lucky”… anyone who thinks Mark was lucky probably needs to read Napoleon Hill’s “Think and Grow Rich”… then follow the instructions to become “lucky”..

    Mark, keep up the brilliance. You are a Y2K entrepreneur’s role model.

    greg

    ps-Oh boy, Mavs vs. Spurs 30 hours away!!!

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  31. This should be good reading, regardless of the amount of cruft. Thanks, Mark!

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