Our Man can't believe it's been a week since he has posted anything here. It has been a week of massive progress, and yet he can't tell you about it yet. You just have to trust him on this. But know this:
Great things are just around the corner.
Yeah, sure, that sounds flat and the same old, same old, but what can Our Man say? Since March 18th he has been on a (at times) insane mission to deliver what he promised: A book with all proceeds going to benefit the Japanese Red Cross. It's been a crash course in book publishing, public relations, building a business, human relations, disaster relief, fund-raising - an MBA in a couple of weeks. Has Our Man passed? Not yet.
But failure is not an option. And we won't fail. That is a feeling Our Man has so strongly that it has become fact. Before this thing started, Our Man felt alone and helpless. But now? He can say there is an organisation of over 200 people behind Quakebook that is taking it forward in directions he could only imagine before.
Our Man has been getting flak for suggesting that Quakebook is akin to Live Aid for this generation. Know this too: A couple of weeks ago Quakebook was just an idea. Now it is a reality. A global reality featuring William Gibson, Yoko Ono, Barry Eisler, Jake Adelstein, not to mention Our Woman and Our Mother in Law in Abiko.
If this is possible, what else is? Well there is very good news to come. And then? It's insane, but Our Man hasn't a clue what will come next, but he knows it will be great. He knows it.
Just a little more.