The conference is happening right now and I am blogging from the panel. Spain is really growing fast on blogging these days. Very interesting talks in Madrid today, we talked about corporate blogging, blogs and journalism and of course blogs and politics. As on blogs, the discussion that started after the presentations were the most important.
One blogger in the audience talked about arcadi.espasa.com a publishing company sponsoring a well known journalist to blog and will write a book based on the blog, about politics.
Thank you so much Julio, Victor, Alberto, Octavio, Juan and Enrique for organising it all and the Instituto de Empresa for hosting us.
I will be in Madrid on February 1st. Anybody interested in a tapas blogger dinner in the evening or anything else ?
Victor talks about an article on how to create a weblog in PC Actual Spain and of course I am really happy to see TypePad was their solution of choice.
Glad to see Spain starts to wake up on blogging !
Lots of great talks about entrepreneurship, lots of great people, lots of fun today in Barcelona.
I am too tired to blog my day there, but here are many pictures I took at the Forum Barcelona 2004, some of them are really weird !
Anyway, thanks for all the “pan con tomate” and special thanks to Angel Cabrera for having invited me to talk there today and see you tomorrow.
Thank you again to Waya, the Instituto de Empresa for inviting me to talk about entrepreneurship yesterday in Madrid, of course, we had great discussions about blogging too. I went through some of the things I learned in my different experiences creating companies, which are online here.
I always complain about the fact that there are not enough entrepreneurs in Europe but I was actually very surprised that the majority of the students of IE told me that what they learned from their MBA is that they really wanted to start their business.
Congratulations and good luck for your future businesses !
Meeting the Madrid bloggers
Then we went to an incredible cider and Tapas bar in Madrid (and many students of IE joined us too) which was almost like a Theme Park as you had to learn how to serve cider (I tried too which was a disaster). Basically Javier explained me that serving Cider in Madrid was a very special skill to have and that it was a vicious circle because the more you serve it and drink it, the least you are capable of serving it without leaving most of it on the floor). I also learned how to cook the Tapas myself…
Thank you very much Javier and Victor for organizing it and thank you all bloggers, Julio, Alvaro, Ignacio, Alberto, Jose, Anne-Cecile, Anil, Hernan and Ivan for having joined the dinner (or tried to join it for some of you !).
I am so happy for having had the chance to meet you all yesterday as well as so frustrated we had such a few time to spend together.
Gracias, las Tapes “were incredible”…
All the pictures including the ones of Simon (thanks !) are here.
Many meetings in Madrid for the next two days, a speech at the Instituto de Empresa, and a blogger dinner. “It’s a small Europe, after all” :=)
Can’t find the time to blog, I am lost in my emails again…