Bebo founders look to prove 'once you're lucky, twice you're good'

sarahlaceybook.jpgSmarta’s favourite business book of the mo is Sarah Lacey’s ‘Once You’re Lucky, Twice You’re Good: The Rebirth of Silicon Valley and the Rise of Web 2.0’.We’ll leave you to discover why, but in a snapshot it’s a great insight into how the key protagonists of the dotcom era are behind the big successes of Web 2.0.Lacey also demystifies the myth of ‘overnight successes’ and reveals the real journeys behind the likes of Facebook and MySpace.It’s my guess there’ll be scope for a second edition in a few years judging by two interesting start-ups that surfaced this week.Fresh from the mega sale of Bebo, co-founder Michael Birch has backed Wordia.com, ‘the world’s first digital and demographic online video dictionary’ which launches next week.Meanwhile, Michael’s brother Paul (who was also involved in the Bebo launch and started 50m user BirthdayAlarm.com) has ploughed a reported £150,000 into mobile social network Wubud, started by another Web 2.0 veteran Paul Walsh.Watch this space... and get the book while you’re doing it.
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