Start The Week

I've just got back from participating in BBC radio's "Start the Week" – an analogy for which does not really exist in the US, sadly. It's a conversation between four pretty different folks, each Monday morning. Apparently a lot of people listen to the show here in the UK….

I’ve just got back from participating in BBC radio’s “Start the Week” – an analogy for which does not really exist in the US, sadly. It’s a conversation between four pretty different folks, each Monday morning. Apparently a lot of people listen to the show here in the UK. Today it was me, Clive Stafford Smith, PD James, and Frederic Raphael. The program will be available here. Next up is more BBC and then CNN and some newspapers. Wow. This is all buildup to the main event tonight, which is the book awards ceremony. It’s a pretty big deal, the #2 man in govt. here, Gordon Brown, will be giving out the award. I very much expect Freakonomics to win, it’s the hands down runaway favorite….In any case, it’s been great fun to be here, and to see a few Searchblog readers. I hope I meet many more, the ones I have met are extremely interesting folks….

Author: John Battelle

A founder of NewCo (current CEO), sovrn (Chair), Federated Media, Web 2 Summit, The Industry Standard, Wired. Author, investor, board member (Acxiom, Sovrn, NewCo), bike rider, yoga practitioner.

5 thoughts on “Start The Week”

  1. I enjoyed the contribution too. You were a bit shut out on one or two occassions – as a result the converstion drifted off topic – the best strategy for people appearing on such shows seems to be to have two or three prepared soundbites to put over, and get them in at the first opportunity, irrespective of the question you were asked!

    W.

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