Pictures from Fight Night 2007

Over 2.000 attended last week’s FightNight event at the Washington Hilton. FightNight was able to obtain an exception to allow cigar smoking inside the ballroom. Some of the notables that attended included: BET Founder Bob Johnson, DC Mayor Fenty, Former DC Mayor Williams, Actor Chris Tucker, Gen. Peter Pace, Rep. …

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ManTech Muscles Up With Latest Acquisition

Acquisitions tend to come in three flavors: those that leave you scratching your head as to why either party would pursue the transaction; those that leave you scratching your head why one party would pursue the transaction; and finally those that leave you nodding your head approvingly. Anyone following M&A …

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Regional tech leaders plant seeds for start-up growth

At times, entrepreneurs seeking funding through the traditional venture capital process can start to feel like Michael J. Fox’s character in “Secret of My Success.” As a newly-minted college graduate who leaps from small town, USA to the Big Apple, Fox’s character shuttles from one interview to another, only to …

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For political candidates, Web 2.0 getting a little Trippi

While the Internet may not quite be the great equalizer when it comes to political campaigns pitting heavyweight candidates against underdogs, Politics 2.0 has certainly caused front-runners to sweat a few buckets. Today’s Washington Post has an A1 story examining the Web’s promise and peril for Presidential candidates – particularly …

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Ferriss at the TNNI Conference

“You can really outsource almost anything”, said Tim Ferriss, at last week’s The New New Internet Conference. Pulling from his new book, the Four Hour Work Week, Ferris listed the ways workers can reduce clutter and focus on reclaiming time in their lives. Ferriss cautioned again taking the title of …

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SaaS Panel Delivers Packed Room At ExecutiveBiz Conference

Even Conference organizers charged with assembling provocative panel discussions and speakers can end up pleasantly surprised when one topic strikes a noticeable chord with attendees. That was certainly the case with the ExecutiveBiz The New New Internet Conference afternoon panel discussion – Software as a Service: Benefits Beyond Delivery. As …

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Bush’s Bloggers

United States Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff recently launched a blog in what he hopes will “open a dialogue with the American people about our nation’s security.” Started in the middle of September, the blog, described by the Department of Homeland Security as a Leadership Journal, has picked up …

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ExecutiveBiz Web 2.0 Conference Speaker Spotlight: Om Malik

While personal blogs continue to sprout up more frequently than technology executives at Tyson’s Silver Diner, the number of bloggers who have been able to transform the hobby into a viable and sustainable business remains minuscule. But one blogger and former technology journalist has broken through to build arguably one …

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East Meets West – A Web 2.0 Summit Recap

Last week, San Francisco hosted the fourth annual Web 2.0 Summit. The event wrapped up on Friday and with over 100 featured speakers, from Tim O’Reilly to ebay CEO Meg Whitman, there was a lot of related news coverage. For a full report on what’s become a yearly west coast …

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David Wyld: An Expert on Government Blogging

I just finished reading a fascinating report by David Wyld called The Blogging Revolution: Government in the Age of Web 2.0. Not only was it academically rigorous, but it was also a fun read. Now that’s a rare achievement. Wyld is the Robert Maurin Professor of Management at Southeastern Louisiana …

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Gowen’s Qwest for Success is Rewarded

At times, the path from subcontractor to prime contractor can appear so steep and fraught with peril that many companies retreat to the cozy confines of a sub role. But Diana Gowen, Senior VP & GM at Qwest Government Services, is used to scaling unthinkable heights. Gowen confided to ExecutiveBiz …

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