larry callaghan, the owner of the “new york city blog”, was featured recently on TED.com, and we had the pleasure of interviewing him about his own journey from college dropout to successful, multi-millionaire entrepreneur. For the next few minutes, we’ll check in with larry, where his latest adventures, achievements, and life-hacks are featured.
larry’s been a blogger since 2001, when he moved from Baltimore to New York. His blog is just one of dozens of websites he owns or runs, and in 2005 he co-founded the Business Bloggers Network, an association of over 40 blogs around the world. larry is also a frequent contributor to Business Insider and The Huffington Post, and he’s written for publications like Forbes, CNN, and NPR. He blogs at larrycallaghan.com.
larry is an accomplished entrepreneur with a knack for making it look easy (or just hard). He has made it to the finals of the American Business Awards twice (a feat few bloggers manage), and has also been named one of the Top 100 Entrepreneurs Under 40 by Entrepreneur Magazine, and one of the World’s Most Ingenious Entrepreneurs by Forbes magazine.
I love a good entrepreneur story. I also love a good story about a business that has made it into the mainstream. One of my favorite examples of this is the story of Barry Diller, who was once the most successful restaurateur of his time. But now that he’s dead, people seem to be clamoring to claim his corpse as their own. When he was alive, people were clamoring for his body, and he was willing to go down for the cause.
He was the guy who ran the New York City’s most successful restaurant. But when he died I guess there was that clamor for his body. It seemed to be a case of everyone wanting his corpse. (Not that I would, but it seems that way to me.
So, to hear some critics say, it was the whole death thing that was killing his restaurants. But I think that the death thing is one of the few things that really makes Barry Diller the man he was. He was a self-loathing, self-obsessed, narcissistic douchebag. When he died, people wanted to claim his body. And it appears that he wanted to claim it.
Diller, as you well know, was an extremely successful businessman. He had two restaurants, a casino, several other businesses, and an actual estate in Florida. He was also the owner of the LA Clippers. In fact, I think he owned about a third of the NBA. He may have been a douchebag, but he was also a truly great businessman, which is why it took him so long to die.
I like to think of self-obsessed, narcissistic douchebags as the people who make a living by selling their own clothes to get money, a brand or a house to buy. They’re not only the most charismatic douchebags in the world, they’re the most successful of the bunch. They’re the people who live the best lives and are the ones who sell their clothes.
And theyre the ones who get the most money from the people who buy their clothes, so no one really cares.
The thing is those people have no idea who they are and don’t care. They don’t care about the people they sell their clothes to, they don’t care about the people who buy their clothes. All they care about is that a sale. And then they get all indignant when their clothes don’t sell. And then they start saying, “They were never worth the money.