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Attracting High Quality Business Opportunities - Ray Lane, Ron Bloom (PodShow)
Date: 1/31/2007
Length: 11 minutes
Speaker(s): Ron Bloom , Ray Lane
Sources: Stanford Technology Ventures Program
Description: Bloom describes how he has been able to magnetize his company, Podshow, to advertisers by allowing only global brands, to the audience by allowing user-generated content, to producers by allowing the top level producers to make
most money, and finally to the engineers by providing them with the right leadership. He also talks about the importance of user generated content, especially for advertisements.

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Attracting High Quality Business Opportunities - Ray Lane, Ron Bloom (PodShow)
Ron Bloom Ray Lane
1/31/2007
Summary: Bloom describes how he has been able to magnetize his company, Podshow, to advertisers by allowing only global brands, to the audience by allowing user-generated content, to producers by allowing the top level producers to make
most money, and finally to the engineers by providing them with the right leadership. He also talks about the importance of user generated content, especially for advertisements. Watch More
How to Choose Good Board Members - Ray Lane, Ron Bloom (PodShow)
Ray Lane Ron Bloom
1/31/2007
Summary: Bloom talks about his relationship with the board of Podshow as an ongoing dynamic one. They spend a lot of time with each other discussing issues as a healthy debate. A good board is one who is able to give advice at the right
time and help in making connections. He also believes that the camaraderie of the board with each other is important. Watch More
How to Find the Right Venture Capitalist - Ray Lane, Ron Bloom (PodShow)
Ray Lane Ron Bloom
1/31/2007
Summary: VC Ray Lane talks about why he chose to invest in Bloom's company stressing his belief in Bloom's vision for the podcasting industry. For Bloom, it was about finding a VC who knew what was going on in the industry and could be
counted on to make the right decisions not only as an investor but also as a mentor. Watch More
Influence of Leadership Style on a Company - Ray Lane, Ron Bloom (PodShow)
Ron Bloom Ray Lane
1/31/2007
Summary: Bloom talks about the importance of leadership in shaping the perception of a company. It is the leader who defines the vision of the company. At PodShow, Bloom and Adam Curry make calculated decisions about the steps they take
that are visible to the world. This ensures creation of an image aligned with their vision for the company. Watch More
Relationship Between an Entrepreneur and a VC - Ray Lane, Ron Bloom (PodShow)
Ray Lane Ron Bloom
1/31/2007
Summary: Ray Lane, VC for Bloom's company, PodShow, talks about how his commitment as an investor goes beyond investing. He has helped PodShow grow in the market by building connections with the right people. He also believes that
conflicts of interest between a VC and founder are mitigated as long as the VC's don't invest in competitors of the company. Watch More

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