Looking Back On 1999

The Deal launched in September of 1999 and they are celebrating their tenth anniversary this year by looking back on the years they’ve been in business. They asked me to talk about 1999 last week and they published the video of that talk today. If you see some white space at the bottom of the video player, scroll down a bit and it will go away. I’m not sure what’s causing that.

My favorite part of this video is the rummaging around my office bookshelf. Lot’s of good memories are housed there. My one regret is the line about Geocities being the “best deal I ever did”. I owe that deal to my partner at Flatiron, Jerry Colonna. We did the deal together but he brought it in and it would not have happened without him.