Foldera Adds TechCrunch Editor and Web 2.0 Authority J. Michael Arrington to Board of Directors: Financial News – Yahoo! Finance

Foldera Adds TechCrunch Editor and Web 2.0 Authority J. Michael Arrington to Board of Directors: Financial News – Yahoo! Finance

Dang, I missed this one from the PR newswire on Friday: TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington joins Foldera’s board. Good stuff for Foldera — founder Richard Lusk is building an all-star team. This is the big week for the company — the beta goes public, Richard et al are in Boston at the CMP Collaboration conference — and me, I’m still waiting for my fricking beta invite (you’d think being on the advisory board would count for something … just kidding Richard, just kidding).

Author: David Churbuck

Cape Codder with an itch to write

0 thoughts on “Foldera Adds TechCrunch Editor and Web 2.0 Authority J. Michael Arrington to Board of Directors: Financial News – Yahoo! Finance”

  1. i am pondering conflicts of interest. of course michael will be public about his commitments- but we avoid board positions as a matter of policy.

  2. I do too, normally, but my relationship with Foldera predates my existing relationship with Lenovo, so I consider it grandfathered. Also, I think there’s a world of difference between corporate board and advisory board (I sit on the latter) and finally, you’re an analyst, which is a short step from journalist.

  3. i see- grandfathered. but i actually meant Michael’s conflicts, not yours…

    i am not sure what the point is regarding “analyst, short step from analyst” – is that a good thing, a bad thing, an insult, a compliment, a statement i should not throw stones?

    so its advisory capital. you hold shares or paid salary?

    i only ask because Foldera’s space- the synchronised web/synchronised enterprise seems to be spawning many firms. TechCrunch will need to cover a range of them.

  4. Advisory capital — shares. Unpaid. Passive role.

    By “short step” I meant that the analyst role is regarded (by me at least) as every bit as objective (in theory) as a journalist’s. Is Michael an analyst? Hmm. Good question. Is a blogger a “journalist?” (I’m an ex-). I think the disclosure method, if followed assidiously, keeps things clean. There was a big huff-and-puff about this a few months ago if I recall.

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