Brian Forth

       A man who started as an intern at Disney then went on to become a student in California studying film, to a philosophy student who spent his free time taking apart and putting back together various computers, Brian Forth is a man who certainly stands out. The founder and CEO of Site Crafting along with its partner company Gearlobas Forth unlike many of the other guest speakers does not have a background involving the creation and failure or selling off multiple companies. Forth graduated from Gonzaga which is a private university in Spokane Washington with a degree in philosophy, followed by becoming an elementary school teacher for four years (1994-1998) where he taught kids and sometimes their parents how to code and build websites. From there he was hired in San Francisco where he worked while also creating his first company Site Crafting, for a few years, afterward he switched to working full-time on-Site Crafting. Site Crafting from the way Forth described it is a company w

Dot-Com to Dot-Bomb

       The race to dominate the world of online networking management a race or a bubble as some call it that went from around 1995 to 2001. The day that the bubble burst is debated but the common answer between the professor and the guest lecturers seemed to be March of 2000. To depict this era of history Professor Andrew LaRell Fry brought a bunch of plastic dinosaurs to class to have them show the race with each one of the dinosaurs representing different companies such as AOL, Prodigy CompuServe, and so on. During the presentation he highlighted how some of the companies got a quick start while others slowly progressed, this showed how some companies were bigger and stronger than others and grew faster. They all seemed to be making progress and getting closer and closer to the finish line until the bomb happened. The bomb that destroyed nearly every company, it did not spare any competitor regardless of how much progress they had made, though some did survive they were few and far

John Dimmer

       Realistic, this is the first word that pops into my head when I think of John Dimmer, he is honest and has a plan for things, he has dreams, but he does not let them get him into trouble. Dimmer did not come off as the best at public speaking, he talked in circles a lot and was very repetitive, and yet still certain things were emphasized and became very engrained into me as I listened to him, I doubt it was a conscious strategy, but it worked. Unlike many entrepreneurs that I have learned about Dimmer didn’t go straight into building a company, he also didn’t have family or someone who seemed to inspire him to go into business for him there was one common thing that kept him going and kept him in the game and that is money. After working as a banker and a loan officer and even a repo man Dimmer started his first business of many that he would have, he emphasized that there are many ways to start a business and not all of them are from scratch, some of them involve buying a smal Documentary

       A company started in 1999 by three guys called a business whose main goal was to help be a go-between for the government and the citizens. From parking tickets to fishing permits, GovWorks was an online way to handle all your fees and permits without having to wait in line at the courthouse. Between when they started off the mid-1999 to the beginning of 2000 they became a huge success, with rising capital interviews, newspaper articles, and even their photos on magazines they were a huge sensation. Chieh Cheung was the third founder however regardless of this fact he had the least screen time and this is because he decided that regardless of the growing success that he no longer wanted to continue, he was more of the development guy, and now that it was public he wanted out. Some would criticize him for wanting out and initially, I did too, the timing was not great, and it seemed to be sprung on his other business partners Kaleil Isaza Tuzman and Tom Herman however

Nate Tolbert

      The first  impression of Nate Tolbert is that he is someone that knows what he is doing. The way that you dress says a lot about you and can make a big impression on a person, it can be the difference between selling something or not. Tolbert knows this and utilizes it, from the shoes to the mask he is wearing complementary colors, modern clothing that is business casual that projects the image of someone who is confident and trendy who knows what he is doing, hair styled and well-cut, a watch on his wrist and a trendy ring on his the finger he clearly took time on his outfit and put thought into it.      Tolbert seems to be for the most part comfortable and well-rehearsed with public speaking, it leads me to believe that he has either done this a lot to the point of gaining confidence, has been trained, or just has the natural charisma. The only time he seemed to get nervous was with questions which lead him to fidget, his where the speed of talking and filler words. The reaso

Costs, the Price Tag

       I plan to sell each individual game for twenty-five dollars. A deck of custom printed standard US size (2.2” x 3.43”) that has up to 250 cards along with a custom rigid box and an eight-page accordion-style booklet costs $9.99 (see table one for prices per unit based on number of units) if you buy at least 1,000 units. To make this possible I would need to have at least $10,000 upfront just to print the cards. When it comes to the design of the card, I am not a very good artist. To make my game unique I would hire a popular artist with many followers in order to get a good amount of hype about the game. I would estimate that this would cost up to $5,000 dollars with them advertising the game to their followers. The next expense is game testers, if we pay twenty dollars an hour plan on having ten players with each playing five hours the cost would be $1,000 dollars though just in case, we need more players lets to estimate $2,500 due to printing example decks and any errors. Next

Dr. Matthew E. Tolentino

     Matthew Tolentino, a man who has worn many different hats in his life, who can talk a big game but more importantly, he can back it up. When I walked into the auditorium where Matt had just finished setting up for his presentation, the impression that I got was that he was a laid-back man who had nothing to prove, with a relaxed posture and casual clothing it sent the message of being comfortable and familiar with his surroundings. There where however subtle signs if you knew where to look to tell that he cared about his product and enjoyed teaching people, his appearance was well maintained, he stood in front of his prototypes angled slightly towards them while at the same time keeping himself between the audience and the prototypes and never straying too far from them, I would hazard the guess that most of that was not an explicitly done. I had learned from my professor when he was telling us about the upcoming guest that, Matt worked with the fire department but that was the li