Day 325: Peter Thiel

I AM SO EXCITED (IN CASE THE CAPS DIDN’T GIVE IT AWAY) TO ANNOUNCE THAT PETER THIEL—CO-FOUNDER OF PAYPAL, FIRST OUTSIDE INVESTOR IN FACEBOOK, AND BILLIONAIRE INVESTOR—WILL BE SPEAKING AT BU.

I made the announcement on Facebook as soon as I could, and my excitement seems to be in infinite supply.

What’s even more exciting is that we had more than 140 registrations within a few hours of the announcement. Excluding our newsletter and posting on Facebook and Twitter, we did no marketing, which is ridiculously hilarious given how we spent hours today working on marketing strategies for this event—AS IF IT WOULD BE A PROBLEM TO GET PEOPLE PUMPED FOR PETER THIEL. (How’s that for alliteration? …and how many times will I use variations of excited in this post?)

#excited

Marketing plans for Peter Thiel
The marketing strategies that now seem completely unnecessary. Is this insulting to Thiel? He’s selling himself. No need for us.

For dinner, I finally got a chance to catch up with Kayla with my roommate at Fish Market in Allston, a small sushi restaurant that is particularly known for its avocado ball.

Famous avocado ball from Fish Market
Famous avocado ball from Fish Market.
Fish Market Sushi
“Sustainable sushi set.” Not sure I understand the sustainability aspect, but it was good.

Yellowfin truffle maki sushi at Fish Market

Anyway, the buzz (I’m surprised I’m not sick of this word yet) I’m feeling every time I get an email (even at 1 a.m.) about another Eventbrite order is enough to keep me happy forever. Okay, at least for the days leading up to this insane event that I’m so grateful to be part of.

#thielatBU

By the way, this event is open to the public, so my fellow Boston-based readers, register at bit.ly/thiel ASAP and make my day. We are literally a few registrations away from 200 at this point.