Carnival of Entrepreneurship – Grand Opening

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Powerline’s Scott Johnson, Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D. and Paul Mirengoff

at the American Poitical Science Association, fall 2005

credit: Jack Yoest

A weblog reader wrote to Powerline: “Thanks for Changing the World!” When they wrote about errors on the CBS icon 60 Minutes. And bringing to the public news and expertise that had not been seen anywhere else.

Scott Allen is continuing this trend.

Whenever Your Business Blogger talks with journalists from the Main Stream Media, they always complain that there is no editorial oversight in the blogosphere.

The journalists are wrong. As usual.

Note the emergence and growth of Carnivals. They review and select the best offerings. Weblog readers and writers are segmenting down to narrower and narrower niches with greater and greater expertise.

Until they become like the old joke about Ph.D. dissertations: Knowing more and more about less and less.

And this is good. Blog readers and commenters provide some of the sharpest insight and critique around in any medium. Editorial oversight, as it were.

Here is the case study: Scott Allen has started up a start-up for start ups for weblog readers and writers. Free consulting. Every Week.

At The Carnival of Entrepreneurship. Up and running at Scott’s.

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Michael Barone, Scott Johnson, Paul Mirengoff

credit: Jack Yoest

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Thank you (foot)notes:

See more on the expertise of Scott Allen in the extended entry.

See Don Surber’s Thursday Best Blogs.

Cross post from Jack Yoest.


Scott Allen

Scott Allen is a 20-year veteran technology entrepreneur, executive, and consultant. He now writes, speaks, and trains individuals and organizations on building better business relationships on the Internet using online communities, social networking sites, blogs, mailing lists, discussion forums, and more. He is co-author of The Virtual Handshake: Opening Doors and Closing Deals Online and a contributing author to Blog!: Blog! How the Newest Media Revolution is Changing Politics, Business and Culture.

Scott started his own software company while still in college. He has operated a retail CD store and several online ventures; been a senior manager with two startups; and spearheaded new lines of business with two other entrepreneurial firms. He has managed software developers, database administrators and architects, sales engineers, and consultants, implementing solutions for clients such as IBM and Amazon. In his last corporate role, he served as VP of Services and VP of Product Management for tech startup Mongoose Technology.

Scott holds a B.S. in Communications with Highest Honors from the University of Texas. He also holds numerous professional certifications, including Platinum Certified Project Manager, Platinum Certified Process Engineer, Microsoft Certified Professional, IBM Certified DB2 Database Administrator, and Toastmasters International Competent Toastmaster and Competent Leader.

From Scott Allen:

“The current economic climate, the availability of cheap technology, the desire to improve quality of life, and the growing need to find personal connections in an increasingly impersonal world are fueling a tremendous surge in entrepreneurial initiatives. This is a great time to be embarking on yours!”

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