Quought for the Day #05 – John Battelle

John Battelle is an entrepreneur, journalist, professor, and author. Currently founder and chairman of Federated Media Publishing, he is also a founder and executive producer of conferences in the media, technology, communications, and entertainment industries and “band manager” with BoingBoing.net. Previously, Battelle was founder, chairman, and CEO of Standard Media International (SMI), publisher of The Industry Standard and TheStandard.com. Prior to founding The Standard, Battelle was a co-founding editor of Wired magazine and Wired Ventures. He is the author of The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture” (Portfolio, 2005).

Optimist warning: John’s question may make you think about something very important for your identity in the marketplace – your stand!

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John’s Quought for the Day

What do you care about enough to defend in conversation with people you respect?

1. John’s Blog – The Search Blog
2. John’s another blog – BoingBoing.Net
3. John’s Company – Federated Media Publishing

Quought = Question that provokes thought. Questions are important. Thinking is important. Questions that make you think are very important!

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