(Updated to add the picture… Thanks to Adriana Gascoigne of Girls in Tech for organizing the event and taking the picture… Girls in Tech is an organization for women entrepreneurs in technology related industries)
A few days ago I had to the opportunity to attend a AuthorChat with Sarah Lacy, where she discussed her book Once You’re Lucky, Twice You’re Good and answered questions from the other Girls in Tech in attendance. I was running late after coordinating babysitting, so I did not have a chance to bring a notebook or my laptop.. Instead, I had the pleasure of just listening to the discussion – which had some details about the book, great hints about talking with Venture Capitalists and valuable insight from someone who "has been a business reporter for 10 years, most recently covering technology for BusinessWeek and is also Silicon Valley host of Yahoo Finance’s Tech Ticker". I am looking forward to reading the book!
Now I have both the "must read" books for anyone wanting the scoop on the rise of Web 2.0 (Once You’re Lucky, Twice You’re Good by Sarah Lacy) and the forces of customers connecting utilizing Web 2.0 tools (Groundswell by Charlene Li and Josh Bernoff).
As an added bonus, my friend and fellow Silicon Valley Moms Blogger Martha
Feingold won the event giveaway: a pink iPod Nano! She was excited to have an iPod of her own after all the other iPods in the family went to her children.