Lijst: profielen van internethelden

Zoals u weet copy/pasten bloggers alleen maar wat oude media doen, en deze post is daar een lichtend voorbeeld van. Een lijst met profielen die de grote bladen en kranten over internethelden schreven. Als wijze les, of motivatie, of gewoon om te smullen van hoe prachtig Amerikaanse journalisten profielen opbouwen. Heeft u tips? Tweet (@dutchproblogger) of laat hieronder een reactie achter.

1. David Karp, oprichter van Tumblr

Verscheen juni 2011 in ondernemersblad Inc.

“For every new feature we add, we take an old one out.”

2. Mark Zuckerberg

Verscheen september 2010 in The New Yorker.

“Zuckerberg had a knack for creating simple, addictive software.”

3. Chris Hughes, was betrokken bij de lancering van zowel Facebook als Obama

Verscheen april 2009 in Fast Company

“My wife, Brenda, was crying too hard to speak. But I said, ‘My son, Chris Hughes, works for you.’ And Barack beamed, and he said, ‘That’s my Internet man!'”

4. Jack Dorsey, brein achter Twitter en Square

Verscheen april 2011 in Vanity Fair.

“The short text alert, for him, was a way to add a missing human element to the digital picture of a pulsing, populated city.”

5. Sheryl Sandberg, veranderde Facebook in een solide geldmachine

Verscheen juli 2011 in The New Yorker.

“Can Sheryl Sandberg upend Silicon Valley’s male-dominated culture?”

6. Jason Kilar, veranderde de televisiewereld met Hulu

Verscheen september 2009 in Wired. (Tip van Ruben Bos)

“”This is the entertainment we’ve all been looking for,” one user wrote in to the company. Another declared simply, “You have done something great.” Hulu had gotten online TV right.”

7. Rob Kalin, oprichter van Etsy

Verscheen april 2011 in Inc. (Tip van Robert Gaal)

In the fall of 2007, some hoodies and other items made by Jones and Sherman landed on Etsy’s homepage; their clothing now generates sales of $1,000 to $2,000 a month. That may not sound like much, but the income allowed the partners, neither of whom has formal training, to bootstrap their business as they taught themselves how to design, sew, and sell.

8. Politico, de blog die uitgroeide tot een media-imperium

Verscheen augustus 2009 in Vanity Fair.

Mike Allen arrives at the Politico office most mornings by 4:30. Over the next two hours what he does is digest all the known information that might impact that morning in Washington politics. What’s more, everybody who affects Washington politics knows that Allen is up at 4:30 assembling Politico’s “Playbook,” the daily report that everybody in Washington politics and media will consult before beginning his or her day. Hence, they feed him any information that they want to feed other people before they begin their Washington morning. Allen’s the perfect and ultimate conduit. He is the news.

9. Wael Ghonim, de Google-man uit Egypte

Verscheen februari 2011 in Wall Street Journal. (Tip van Arjan El Fassed)

In the interview, Mr. Ghonim said he created a Facebook page for Khalid Said, the 28-year-old Egyptian man who died after allegedly being beaten by police. The page, whose administrators weren’t known to the public, became a rallying point for the January 25 protests.

10. Tony Hsieh, de lachende oprichter van Zappos

Verscheen september 2009 in The New Yorker en april 2011 in The New York Times

After pondering for a long moment, Mr. Hsieh, who sold Zappos to Amazon.com for more than $1 billion in 2009 and whose book, “Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion and Purpose,” spent 27 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list last year, identified the high as a Halloween night in middle school, when a group of trick-or-treating friends ended up at his family’s home.

Stefan Knapen tipte ook dit audiointerview met Hsieh.

11. Interviewserie door Kevin Rose

En bekijk op Vimeo een interviewserie van Kevin Rose (Digg) met ondernemers. Zoals, wederom, Jack Dorsey:

(tip van Jan Willem Nieuwland)

12. Sean Parker, man van Napster, Plaxo, Facebook, Spotify en 2 miljard dollar

Verscheen oktober 2011 in Forbes.

“The transition strategies are more important than understanding what the outcome state will be.”

Author: Ernst-Jan Pfauth

Ernst-Jan Pfauth is mede-oprichter en uitgever van De Correspondent. Hij is geobsedeerd door innovatie in media en journalistiek. Daar schrijft hij elke zaterdagmorgen een nieuwsbrief over, waar ruim 2.400 vakgenoten op geabonneerd zijn.

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