NL- The other day, someone asked me if I hated Mike South. I said OMG NO! I guess we may come across as adversarial with our occasional bickering. I think Mike has an ego bigger than the fish he catches, and we don’t agree on lots of issues. But bottom line is, MIke’s heart is in the right place. He is a loyal, warm, caring guy who is passionate about his viewpoint. That’s what I look for in a friend. And Mike has been my friend, for a very long time.
XBiz Summit Day 1
May 16th, 2012
This is so far shaping up to be a very interesting trip and I will write more about it in depth in thge coming days. Today was the first full day of the conference and I was surprised at the quality of the show, it’s actually quite good.
I attended most of the seminars but two stood out, one was the Pornhub seminar on how to make money on the Pornhub tube site. The guy doing the seminar was obviously ill prepared and basically thrown to the wolves by Manwin. He kept referring to female hispanics as "Latinos" and he didn’t know the difference between a rate and a ratio but the real fireworks came when the floor was opened to questions. To say it got heated might be an understatement, he got a real taste of just how well Manwin is NOT liked in the industry.
More on this seminar and the outcome next week.
The second standout was with industry attorneys, but this one stood out because it was Good, Excellent even. If you guys ever get the chance to hear J D Obenberger from XXXLaw.com speak you absolutely should do it, J D is smart, engaging, passionate and without question one of the most professional speakers this industry has. He had very kind words to say about several people in the industry. After this seminar I spoke with Diane Duke and offered honest and solid advice. I was approached by several of the attorneys and thanked for the work I did getting pornwikileaks shut down. Two of these guys told me I was a hero, one of them told the same thing to the audience. I reminded them that it was a joint effort and that on behalf of everyone involved I appreciated the compliments.
I will be writing more on this as well.
I want to thank everyone who reads my site and came up to me with warm welcomes, attaboys, thank yous and well wishes. Comments like that mean more to me than any award.
I had some reservations about participating here with Pornhub being a sponsor but I was given the latitude to speak my mind and that was all I wanted. I am glad I came, Thank You to Dan Miller, and Alec Helmy for giving me that opportunity. My panel is at 4PM on Thursday, hope to see everyone!