Killer Tribes Notes

Many posts have been written thus far about the Killer Tribes Conference this past weekend. So many, in fact, that I won’t even link to any of them.

The Conference was wonderful. There were awesome people to hang out with, cool speakers, funny Tripp and Tyler moments, and also I wore this nametag the entire time:

Nobody thought it was funny

I took many notes to try and directly apply them to work/blogging/love, and I thought I would take the time to share some of them with you.

So here you go, Internet. Here are some out of context notes taken DIRECTLY from my notebook. I have not changed what I wrote whatsoever.

  • To be successful, lie to your kids.
  • “Be foolish enough to try, foolish enough to fail, and foolish enough to sometimes win.” – Michael Jordan
  • What do you do if you have no money? Get creative! (Drugs, rob a bank, extortion ring….)
  • Note to self: pay people to say “Hey, did you hear?” about ME
  • Slip things into fortune cookies
  • True value = a pool full of Asians
  • To avoid being shy, take MySpace profile pictures of yourself
  • Don’t meet people while naked

In other words, there’s a slight chance I missed the point of the conference.

Unless, of course, the point was to meet and interact and connect. Which, well, I guess definitely happened.

It was fascinating to finally meet all of the internet people I wanted to meet, and even more amazing that a few of you actually wanted to meet ME.

So, thanks for being friendly to me, guys, and for putting up with my obnoxiousness. I hope to spend time with all of you again very soon.

But not you, Jared Hollier. I’m pretty much done with you.

If we met at KT, please feel free to use the comments below to openly express how disgusted you were by my presence.


21 thoughts on “Killer Tribes Notes

  1. Not disgusted so much as underwhelmed. Your beard made it all worth it, however. Better than advertised. I’m currently writing up a few of my thoughts on KT and I believe there will be a certain picture of a certain someone wearing a certain breastplate that will be making an appearance in the post.

    Also, I agree about Jared Hollier. Is there a way to block someone from reading your blog?

    1. Hey, guys! What’s up? Yall doing cool? Yeah, me too. I’m glad we met. Wanna get an apartment together? Come on, it’ll be awesome! Like that show “New Girl” without the pretty lady or the token black guy!

    2. Thanks. That was a very special, limited edition KT beard. I’m looking forward to finally seeing pictures of me in the breastplate.

      I’m working on it. I’ll let you know when I figure out how we can block Holl-I MEAN people. Just people in general.

    3. If by “block someone from reading your blog” you mean “find out your home address using the internet,” the answer is yes. There is a way to do that.

      I’m bringing donuts, a sleeping bag, and “Designing Women” on DVD. Let’s party.

  2. I was at KT and you met me. We came up with an idea for a social network on the internet that would be exclusive to Harvard students. My twin brother helped. We were gonna work on it together, but then you stole the idea from me and made a bajillion dollars off it. FYI: I’m thinking about suing you.

    What a great weekend.

  3. thank you for your insightful and informative blog post. i have recieved many ideas on the topic but none such as this i have seen. i will be subscribing and checking back for updates when applicable.

  4. Thank you for reminding me about the pool full of Asians. That was possibly my favorite slide of the conference (are they still called slides? have we updated our terms yet? I don’t know.)

  5. OK good, now I learned everything I missed. Sounds like it was a grand time. Would love to trek to KT next year if the Mayans were wrong and KT indeed happens again next year.

    Oh, and I would have thought your name badge was funny. Probably.

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