Red Dirt RubyConf 2011

  • Keynote
    Aaron Patterson
    Open source contributions include:
    ARel, Nokogiri, and Mechanize
    Aaron Patterson - AT&T Interactive
  • Keynote
    Dr Nic Williams
    Open source contributions include:
    Hudson.rb, RoR Textmate Bundle, and ChocTop
    Dr Nic Williams - Engine Yard
  • Conference Themes
    nike boots 6pm
    ´╗┐Adidas spurn deal with Ball He might be looking for an opportunity where one of the big clothing brands manufactures all of the BBB nike basketball apparel. They already have the infrastructure to do so and then you focus on marketing rather than manufacturing. It extremely beneficial because if your company fails, you don own a factory and all the equipment that comes with it.However, I doubt LaVar offered a sweet enough piece of the pie to make that arrangement.My point is that he is looking for an even better deal than Jordan which is just crazy.There is more competition in athletic apparel than there was when Jordan was playing which makes it even harder to make money off a brand. Fans watch more games (so many more sports channels) and UnderArmour has changed the game. It is much harder to make a significant impact off one athlete, unless they have a very long career and are at the top of the league year in and year out.I don see that in the cards for the Balls. We looking for co branding, a true partner. But they not ready for that because they not used to that model. But hey, the taxi industry wasn ready for Uber, either.What an ass clown. The difference between "Big Baller Brand" and Uber is that Uber provided ingenuity. It revolutionized the ride share industry. BBB is nothing more than a pathetic father attempt to cash in on his kids.I love to see the prototype he drew up "the day his boys were born". I am sure it garbage. He doing nothing more than setting up his kids for failure. Ultimately that would be a terrible idea. The players suck at business and mostly get conned by their friends. In the end, such a company would be no different than Nike, etc and probably be seen as worse because it was all about players instead of quality. And how many shoes are they going to have? Every player that wants one? Who makes the decisions? You want teammates pissed at each other over shoe deals? I can even begin to tell you what an absolutely fucking terrible idea this is. I know nothing about Juciero, but I sure there was some data they had compiled that would have indicated they could be successful.I highly doubt that Lavar has collected data and can use it to present it in a convincing manner enough for a VC to invest. Money talks. And money talks at a young age. You think a kid picks what AAU circuit he is on because his favorite player wears that brands shoes? Not a chance. You have to be grassroots for it to work. That is what UA knew and really seized upon. Hell, if anything they did the best job about driving the competitiveness between the shoe brands on the circuits. He brings up tech companies and how they were industry disrupters like that sort of business model just transfers over to the shoe industry. The only thing he brings to nike shoes baby the table is being a middle man to cash in on his kids success. That going backward for both people. Nike, adidas) than having their father get involved with his own company. We don know the entity he set up with the business tho. His wife may be apart of their company as well (?). I think I read somewhere that he wants to take some of the guys he basically coached and mentored than he wanted them to work for BBB.Obviously, we don know the dynamics of his business. However, his kids are going to get cut of the deal regardless. I think people hate lavar and think he selfish (for good reason), but there is no reason to think he just not letting his family get a piece of the pie. They seem to really like him which is good since he is their father, nike shoes mesh but a lot of times he seems to put his business ideas before them.The reason I ask isn because I think Lavar is outright malevolent but because I could see him squashing good deals (like above article) or holding on to earnings go grow the brand instead of giving to his kids who are the ones who earned it.