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Think Tank – for domainers and web entrepreneurs

Think Tank is happening and I am now looking forward to it. I can personally vouch for the quality of Dave Klein (DK), who has put this together. He ran a charity poker tournament last fall that was nothing short of great, and several off us encouraged him to follow his instincts after he suggested he would like to host a quality gathering of movers and shakers in this Internet industry. I have full confidence, and I just signed up without hesitation. Those who know me know that is a rare thing.

Serious domainers looking at developing their empires should consider this meeting. I expect it to be on a par with T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Miami last year in terms of the quality of the invitation-only participants, with a focus on empire building using this Internet thing, as opposed to any specific aspect of that (such as SEO or domaining). I can think of a dozen of you who would both contribute and benefit from this meeting, as it is planned. It’s in a quality location, run by a quality host, who is the real deal when it comes to no b.s. this-stuff-matters. No sessions, no speakers, and a non-disclosure requirement. Good stuff.

If you didn’t get invited just follow these steps and tell DK why you belong. Be specific and don’t hold back – if you move millions of eyeballs per day let him know. If you own or monetize premium domains let him know… something like “I’m an entrepreneur and I have a thousand domains” will not get you past the cut, so don’t be shy and tell Dave just why you expect yourself to be considered valuable to the other attendees. If you know me personally and think it will help, tell him how you know me and then continue to make your case. Rest assured that simply knowing me will not be enough!

I think I share a vision that we’re all in this to meet up, listen and share ideas to make good things happen. DK has planned this as NOT an elitist event, but one that is indeed limited to the people who will make it an effective, productive, and inspiring experience for all of us who attend. As an attendee I myself want it to be inclusive of the brightest minds, the freshest thinkers, and the people who don’t just talk the talk but have and continue to make things happen on the web. As far as I know this is a full-boat, invitation-only event which means nobody’s sponsored and nobody’s participating to hawk their wares or write gossip columns..and DK has declared no audio or video at the event (too bad it had to be said, but I’m glad it was).

Most of the smartest people I know in this Internet entrepreneuring space are not in the SEO/Internet marketing industry, which is why I wrote this post. You know who you are. This event is billed as by and for Internet entrepreneurs, not just SEOs and marketers, so please consider hitting Dave early with an email, according to his request, to get an invitation. He’s a great guy and worthy of your consideration. I hope to see you there!

5 Comments

  1. dk wrote:

    John,
    I was very touched by the way you wrote this about me.
    It meant a ton to me.
    Thank You Very, Very Much!

    This will be a great event! I feel you fully understand the intention of the ThinkTank.

    Much Love,
    dk

    Sunday, June 15, 2008 at 1:27 am | Permalink
  2. Dan Perry wrote:

    I have to admit, when I saw your name on the roster, I took a double-take. As you noted, very surprised to see you sign up so early. I signed up as well, and am hoping it evolves into what it truly can be. Looking forward to seeing you again. Our last discussion was way too short (although it was at 3:30 a.m.).

    :)

    @dan: Awesome. I am completely stoked about this one. BTW Torrey Pines is right there and accepts tee times 90 days in advance…

    Monday, June 16, 2008 at 10:31 am | Permalink
  3. john andrews wrote:

    I’m guessing Dr. K was a little “ambitious” planning to put the photos/bios of registrants up in the sidebar. It might take him some time to get caught up especially since he’s increasing the price as the date gets closer. I’m curious to see who will be there, but understand I can’t consider that sidebar to be up to date.

    Monday, June 16, 2008 at 11:19 am | Permalink
  4. Glad to see you’re going John, and I’m looking forward to getting to know you better.
    I don’t think I’ve ever been worried about what I can bring to the table as an ATTENDEE of anything before ;)

    Monday, June 30, 2008 at 3:52 pm | Permalink
  5. Somehow this event gets better with each passing day. Looking forward to a high quality, productive and fun weekend and getting to know everyone better.

    Saturday, September 13, 2008 at 9:09 am | Permalink