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By David L. Dotlich and Peter C. Cairo

If any of the following behaviors sound like you or someone you work with, beware! In Why CEOs Fail, David L. Dotlich and Peter C. Cairo describe the most common characteristics of derailed top executives and how you can avoid them:

  • Arrogance—you think that you’re right, and everyone else is wrong.
  • Melodrama—you need to be the center of attention
  • Volatility—you’re subject to mood swings.
  • Excessive Caution — you’re afraid to make decisions.
  • Habitual Distrust — you focus on the negatives.
  • Aloofness — you’re disengaged and disconnected.
  • Mischievousness — you believe that rules are made to be broken.
  • Eccentricity — you try to be different just for the sake of it.
  • Passive Resistance — what you say is not what you really believe.
  • Perfectionism — you get the little things right and the big things wrong.
  • Eagerness to Please — you try to win the popularity contest.

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By Tony Fish, founder AMF Ventures and member of Gerbsman Partners Board of Intellectual Capital.

One of the ‘events’ at Being Digital, on 11-12th October 2011 @ Innovation Warehouse, will be BeingMe, it is the PM session on the 12th.

BeingMe will explore the digital interactions that create personal data that is waiting to be exploited. Data is being created as you live your digital life from your click stream, key strokes, movement, location, search terms, your relationships and from your friends/associates actions towards you.  This data or signals can be run through an algorithm to deliver insights, personalization, intent and context which should improve your over-all digital experience, however, that same data also contains signals that can determine your reputation and your influence and help companies make a judgement if they want to do business with you and on what terms.

To help form a digital reputation or understand influence you need to determine someone’s Authority, Credibility, Expertise, Location, Proximity, Reach, Relevancy and Trust and these are the topics we will get deep and dirty within this session.  It is a paid for event and tickets start at £90 ex. VAT. More details are here  http://beingdigital.eu/ or Register Here and use mashupdigital to get a 20% discount.

BeingDigital has three other big themes (Social, Local and Open) at the summit giving you the flexibility to participate and attend one or all four themes. Meet early stage businesses, innovators and entrepreneurs building, creating and pushing the boundaries of digital business and the new generation of digital and social technology products.

I will be there and will be joined by Simon Rogers Guardian Datablog, Datastore and News editor for the Guardian, William Perrin Founder, Talk About Local, Steve Bridger Builder of Bridges, Elizabetta Camilleri CoFounder & CEO, Salesgossip.co.uk, Nick Halstead CEO & Founder, Mediasift, Chris Thorpe Founder/Technologist, Andrew Wanliss-Orleb Head of Product, Founder Echo Echo, Frida Sandin Merchandising Specialist, Avail Intelligence, Kalia Colbin Chief Marketing Officer, MiniMonos.com, Lawrence Buchanan Principal, Digital Transformation, Capgemini UK, Ishmayal Syed Technology Innovation Architect, Aviva, Azeem Azhar CEO, Peer Index

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HOWEVER – if your preference is to hear from the kids who want to present about their digital experience and views, and not the start-ups and experts, then why not come to  “Digital Footprint Summit Learnings and Insights from the Screenagers” on Thursday, November 3, 2011 from 10.30 AM to 4:00 PM (GMT).

The Digital Footprint Summit is all about social, personal and identifiable data and will focus on first hand perspectives from those in this generation. During the event we aim to explore what Screenagers really think about trading their personal information and how their attitudes will create a change for the ecosystem.

Traditional media suggests that this generation is “careless with privacy”. We will look beyond that view. Instead of patronising and protecting, we will seek to understand where they see as engagement, relationship and conversation.

The keynotes and debate will focus on:
If the Facebook generation’s notion of privacy becomes the norm, what does it mean for services?
Does sharing personal data really allow companies to serve customers better?
What the Screenages see as visionary based on their current experience and what could happen if their data was available ?
What will they trade and what will they see as valuable?
How to implement visualisation techniques to make the use of your data acceptable.
User interface, boundaries and what is acceptable for privacy.
By speaking to and with the generation who are living it, this conference hopes to tease out some assumptions, views and insights and in doing so, provide a more balanced viewpoint that will help shape innovative, research, development and strategy.

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Bidding Process – Procedures for the sale of certain Assets and Intellectual Property of Emergent Game Technologies, Inc.

Further to Gerbsman Partners e-mail of November 12, 2010 regarding the sale of certain assets of Emergent Game Technologies, Inc., I attach the legal documents and wire transfer information  that we will be requesting of bidders for certain assets of Emergent Game Technologies, Inc. All parties bidding on the assets are encouraged, to the greatest extent possible, to conform the terms of their bids to the terms and form of the attached agreements.  Any and all of the assets of Emergent Game Technologies, Inc. will be sold on an “as is, where is” basis.  I would also encourage all interested parties to have their counsel speak with Stephen O’Neill, Esq., counsel to Emergent Game Technologies, Inc.

As indicated in the email of November 12, 2010, Gerbsman Partners (www.gerbsmanpartners.com) has been retained by Venture Lending & Leasing V, Inc. (“WTI”), the senior secured lender to Emergent Game Technologies, Inc., (“EGT”), (www.emergent.net) to solicit interest for the acquisition of all or substantially all of EGT’s assets, including its Intellectual Property (“IP”), in whole or in part (collectively, the “EGT Assets”).  Please be advised that the EGT Assets are being offered for sale pursuant to Section 9-610 of the Uniform Commercial Code.  Purchasers of the EGT Assets will receive all of EGT’s right, title, and interest in the purchased portion of WTI’s collateral, which consists of substantially all of EGT’s assets, as provided in the Uniform Commercial Code.

The sale is being conducted with the cooperation of WTI and EGT. EGT has advised WTI that it will use its best efforts to make its employees available to assist purchasers with due diligence and assist with a prompt and efficient transition at mutually convenient time.

For additional information please contact Stephen O’Neill, Esq., of Murray & Murray counsel to Emergent Game Technologies, Inc. He can be reached at 408 907 9200  and/or at soneill@murraylaw.com

Following an initial round of due diligence, interested parties will be invited to participate with a sealed bid, for the acquisition of the EGT Assets.  Sealed bids must be submitted so that they are actually received by Gerbsman Partners no later than Friday, December 10, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time (the “Bid Deadline”) at EGT’s office, located at 5016 N. Parkway Calabasas, Suite 210, Calabasas, California 91302.  Please also email steve@gerbsmanpartners.com with any bid.
For your convenience, I have restated the description of the Updated Bidding Process.

The key dates and terms include:

The Bidding Process for Interested Buyers

Interested and qualified parties will be expected to sign a nondisclosure agreement (attached hereto as Exhibit A) to have access to key members of the management and intellectual capital teams and the due diligence “war room” documentation (the “Due Diligence Access”).  Each interested party, as a consequence of the Due Diligence Access granted to it, shall be deemed to acknowledge and represent (i) that it is bound by the bidding procedures described herein; (ii) that it has an opportunity to inspect and examine the EGT Assets and to review all pertinent documents and information with respect thereto; (iii) that it is not relying upon any written or oral statements, representations, or warranties of WTI,  Gerbsman Partners, or EGT, or their respective staff, agents, or attorneys; and (iv) all such documents and reports have been provided solely for the convenience of the interested party, and WTI, EGT, and Gerbsman Partners (and their respective, staff, agents, or attorneys) do not make any representations as to the accuracy or completeness of the same.

Following an initial round of due diligence, interested parties will be invited to participate with a sealed bid, for the acquisition of the EGT Assets.  Sealed bids must be submitted so that they are actually received by Gerbsman Partners no later than Friday, December 10, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time (the “Bid Deadline”) at EGT’s office, located at 5016 N. Parkway Calabasas, Suite 210, Calabasas, California 91302.  Please also email steve@gerbsmanpartners.com with any bid.

Bids should identify those assets being tendered for in a specific and identifiable way.

Any person or other entity making a bid must be prepared to provide independent confirmation that they possess the financial resources to complete the purchase where applicable.  All bids must be accompanied by a refundable deposit check in the amount of $250,000 (payable to Venture Lending and Leasing V, Inc.).  The winning bidder will be notified within 3 business days of the Bid Deadline.  Unsuccessful bidders will have their deposits returned to them within 3 business days of notification that they are an unsuccessful bidder.

WTI reserves the right to, in its sole discretion, accept or reject any bid, or withdraw any or all of the assets from sale.  Interested parties should understand that it is expected that the highest and best bid submitted will be chosen as the winning bidder and bidders may not have the opportunity to improve their bids after submission.

WTI will require the successful bidder to close within a 7 day period.  Any or all of the assets of EGT will be sold on an “as is, where is” basis, with no representation or warranties whatsoever.

All sales, transfer, and recording taxes, stamp taxes, or similar taxes, if any, relating to the sale of the EGT Assets shall be the sole responsibility of the successful bidder and shall be paid to WTI at the closing of each transaction. For additional information, please see below and/or contact:

For additional information, please see below and/or contact:

Stephen O’Neill, Esq.
soneill@murraylaw.com

Steven R. Gerbsman
steve@gerbsmanpartners.com

Dennis Sholl
dennis@gerbsmanpartners.com

Kenneth Hardesty
ken@gerbsmanpartners.com

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Here is an interesting post by Arhtur Laffer at Wall Street Journal.

“The unprecedented expansion of the money supply could make the ’70s look benign.

Rahm Emanuel was only giving voice to widespread political wisdom when he said that a crisis should never be “wasted.” Crises enable vastly accelerated political agendas and initiatives scarcely conceivable under calmer circumstances. So it goes now.

Here we stand more than a year into a grave economic crisis with a projected budget deficit of 13% of GDP. That’s more than twice the size of the next largest deficit since World War II. And this projected deficit is the culmination of a year when the federal government, at taxpayers’ expense, acquired enormous stakes in the banking, auto, mortgage, health-care and insurance industries.

With the crisis, the ill-conceived government reactions, and the ensuing economic downturn, the unfunded liabilities of federal programs — such as Social Security, civil-service and military pensions, the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation, Medicare and Medicaid — are over the $100 trillion mark. With U.S. GDP and federal tax receipts at about $14 trillion and $2.4 trillion respectively, such a debt all but guarantees higher interest rates, massive tax increases, and partial default on government promises.”

The story concludes…

“Alas, I doubt very much that the Fed will do what is necessary to guard against future inflation and higher interest rates. If the Fed were to reduce the monetary base by $1 trillion, it would need to sell a net $1 trillion in bonds. This would put the Fed in direct competition with Treasury’s planned issuance of about $2 trillion worth of bonds over the coming 12 months. Failed auctions would become the norm and bond prices would tumble, reflecting a massive oversupply of government bonds.

In addition, a rapid contraction of the monetary base as I propose would cause a contraction in bank lending, or at best limited expansion. This is exactly what happened in 2000 and 2001 when the Fed contracted the monetary base the last time. The economy quickly dipped into recession. While the short-term pain of a deepened recession is quite sharp, the long-term consequences of double-digit inflation are devastating. For Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke it’s a Hobson’s choice. For me the issue is how to protect assets for my grandchildren.”

Read the full article here.

Others covering this story include: NCPA, Market Guardian, Bully Pulpit.

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