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Me in the Midwest

Oh, hello there, readers. I am back from a three-day jaunt through the Midwest and the trip was just amazing.

"I fell in love with Omaha," I told a friend who laughed uproariously. "No," I assured her. "I'm serious." But Des Moines was certainly no slouch either. Both cities taught me so much about how the Web is changing entrepreneurship and really people's lives in unique ways. I have tons to say about it, but sadly, I haven't had a spare moment to do so. I plan to blog more heavily about my experience and impressions and post some video from the trip tomorrow while I wait on some furniture we bought two months ago to finally arrive! (FINALLY!)

For now, here are a few clips from two of the guys who brought me to the Midwest, Nathan Wright and Jeff Slobotski. Both were amazingly hospitable, and I hope I stay in touch with them for years to come. Des Moines and Omaha are very lucky to have them! (Forgive my astounding inarticulate-ness in the second video. I was incredibly sleep deprived!)

Sarah Lacy from BrightMix on Vimeo.


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Thanks for coming to Omaha! It was a great event.

Yeah, thanks for swinging through Omaha. The event was great - to learn from your stories and to connect with other leaders. Great job!

Thanks so much for coming. It was so much fun to get to know you and your husband. Take care and hope to see you again soon.

Thanks for spending time in Omaha. We appreciated your "spark," especially as we prepare for Bar Camp Omaha. See you next time!

Nice meeting you in person in Dez Moinez. I think a mid-week booksigning would have had better turnout, but those there were obviously interested!

Hi Sarah - I didn't get to meet you in person, but I really enjoyed the talk you gave at the nomad lounge in Omaha! Very interesting and inspiring!

Sarah it was great meeting you and my wife is now a huge fan of yours! Thank you so much for making the trip into the midwest and I greatly appreciate your time and interest in our many projects in the midwest.

Your presentation at the Nomad was great, and your book is good too! Thanks for coming to Omaha. You are welcome to come back anytime!!!

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"Brilliant, Crazy, Cocky" puts a well-deserved spotlight on the fascinating entrepreneurs working in some of the most overlooked places on Earth. This book reminds us that when entrepreneurial opportunity is enabled and embraced locally, the economic and social benefits have the power to transform us all.
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An unforgettable portrait of the emerging world's entrepreneurial dynamos Brilliant, Crazy, Cocky is the story about that top 1% of people who do more to change their worlds through greed and ambition than politicians, NGOs and nonprofits ever can. This new breed of self-starter is taking local turmoil and turning it into opportunities, making millions, creating thousands of jobs and changing the face of modern entrepreneurship at the same time. To tell this story, Lacy spent forty weeks traveling through Asia, South America and Africa hunting down the most impressive up-and-comers the developed world has never heard of....yet.

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Srah Lacy

Sarah Lacy is an award-winning reporter who has covered high-growth entrepreneurship for more than fifteen years. She is the founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of, the site-of-record for the startup ecosystem. She lives in San Francisco.

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