Happens all the time: I go to Third Thursday -- a monthly PR meetup that I co-founded in 2006 -- and I spend most of the evening speaking with just a few people who wow me with their wit, authenticity, or both. Tonight I met:
Gabe Rivera -- the producer of the wildly popular Techmeme. Very interesting guy, and he's managing one of the most useful Web sites for PR, marketing, and communication pros. Feel like I owe him one. I should have offered to buy him a drink (next time).
Tim Ferriss -- OK, visit Tim's site, read his bio, and you might get dizzy trying to understand how such a young person could have already accomplished so much in his life. But meet him in public, and you'll be surprised how approachable and unassuming he is.
Robert Schettino (one of tonight's speakers) -- he's the CMO of Buzzlogic, and he did a brilliant job among a field of very gifted presenters. I'm betting on Buzzlogic -- an on-demand mapping and measurement service -- to succeed. Launches in April, says Robert. I'll be waiting.