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Able2Know will be under new ownership next year

 
 
Swimpy
 
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Reply Mon 10 Dec, 2007 03:34 pm
bm
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Mon 10 Dec, 2007 04:18 pm
New ownership meaning additional partners, or complete new ownership?
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Montana
 
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Reply Mon 10 Dec, 2007 04:25 pm
Forgot to tell you to throw Monger a big smooch for me, Craven Laughing
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squinney
 
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Reply Mon 10 Dec, 2007 04:58 pm
Noddy24 wrote:
Craven--

I trust you enough to allow you to drag me into the 22nd century with a minimum amount of kicking and screaming and loud, vocal despair.

Hold your dominion.


Minimum. Yes. But, some of us will still want to do a little kicking and screaming...just for fun.

Will we still have our Mods?
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Montana
 
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Reply Mon 10 Dec, 2007 05:02 pm
Mods are a must for keeping me in line!!!
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squinney
 
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Reply Mon 10 Dec, 2007 05:09 pm
EXACTLY my concern!!

(And, I know they would be so lost without the added responsibilities in their lives.)
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littlek
 
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Reply Mon 10 Dec, 2007 05:13 pm
Wow, BIG news!
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hingehead
 
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Reply Mon 10 Dec, 2007 05:19 pm
I don't really care, but for holiday reading have a look at Bo Burlingham's Small Giants about entrepeneurs who resisted the pressure to go public.

And give me my sig back. Rusfusbusmussin
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Dutchy
 
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Reply Mon 10 Dec, 2007 05:21 pm
Absolutely stoked about your new venture Craven, my best wishes from down under, I'm sure it will be a rip-roaring success.
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hingehead
 
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Reply Mon 10 Dec, 2007 09:16 pm
hingehead wrote:


And give me my sig back. Rusfusbusmussin


Thank you Craven.
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eoe
 
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Reply Mon 10 Dec, 2007 09:40 pm
littlek wrote:
Wow, BIG news!


No kidding!
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parados
 
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Reply Mon 10 Dec, 2007 09:49 pm
New ownership huh?

Are they gonna lock the doors to keep out the riff raff or throw them wide open and let everyone in?
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Mon 10 Dec, 2007 10:24 pm
Congrats, CdK. It all sounds good, and I'm looking forward to the future A2K.
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kickycan
 
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Reply Mon 10 Dec, 2007 10:55 pm
That is great news. Here's to your continued success, craven. Can't wait to see the new A2K.
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Tue 11 Dec, 2007 01:32 pm
msolga wrote:

I'm not clear about what you mean about "floating" A2K in the first year.
Can someone explain that, please?


I am funding the company out-of-pocket for the first year or so in order to pay the salaries.

Roberta wrote:

I'm fuzzy about the new ownership. From what you describe, it sounds as if you'll still be the owner--not as an individual, but as a company. Am I right?


Pretty much, it will be owned by the company and its shareholders but I will likely structure the bylaws or share votes in such manner that I do not ever lose creative control over Able2Know (mainly to avoid things like selling the company, as I'm not interested in selling).

BumbleBeeBoogie wrote:
Will us old fuddy duddies be able to survive the A2K changes?


One of the biggest areas I'd like to improve is usability (one of my strong points) but it will be different and that might take some getting used to. Additionally, the initial launch won't be as polished as we will eventually make it and will be especially weak in design, which might impact usability.

cjhsa wrote:

BTW, in your poker travels, did you ever meet a guy named Pete Fowler? I know he's won at least one tournament.


Doubt it, but I don't follow the names in poker much (either the famous ones or the ones at the tables every day in the casinos) so wouldn't know if I did.

CalamityJane wrote:
New ownership meaning additional partners, or complete new ownership?


Complete new ownership in legal sense. But effectively it's still me and some talented engineers I'd like to partner with.

squinney wrote:

Will we still have our Mods?


At the initial launch we aren't planning much in way of featureset change, so it will be much of the same as here but on a foundation we'll build on.

Eventually, we are going to build a way for the community to moderate itself, but those details are being put off for after the release as it's fairly complex to pull off.

hingehead wrote:
hingehead wrote:


And give me my sig back. Rusfusbusmussin


Thank you Craven.


As is the case most of the time people blame/credit me for stuff on this site, I have no idea what you are talking about.
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kickycan
 
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Reply Tue 11 Dec, 2007 02:03 pm
Does this mean you'll be hanging out more with us commonfolk and chatting it up on the threads like you used to?
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dadpad
 
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Reply Tue 11 Dec, 2007 04:06 pm
You stole dlowan N And D and other letters, to save money didnt you.

Best of luck craven.

I suspect it will be easier than building fences in the outback.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 11 Dec, 2007 04:11 pm
I'm quite keen on this, Craven. I've already wished you luck - forgot to wish you all enjoyment...
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squinney
 
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Reply Tue 11 Dec, 2007 04:30 pm
Quote:
As is the case most of the time people blame/credit me for stuff on this site, I have no idea what you are talking about.

_________________

Marry me and I'll never look at another horse.


LOL! That was the sig line that rotated through Cravens post as I read it.

A brilliant young fella and such a charmer, too. Laughing
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hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 11 Dec, 2007 04:51 pm
Craven de Kere wrote:

hingehead wrote:
hingehead wrote:


And give me my sig back. Rusfusbusmussin


Thank you Craven.


As is the case most of the time people blame/credit me for stuff on this site, I have no idea what you are talking about.


Well my sig hasn't worked for about a year, suspended by a hamster I suspect because it referred to my lack of respect for a hamster's actions in the name of the terms of service. The first post I made after mentioning it in this thread had my sig back. So if wasn't you then you have a very efficient hamster working for you.
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