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Tuesday, September 06, 2005

101 Communications For Sale 

According to the good folks at Folio:, 101communications is being sold by PE investor Frontenac Company, adding to the growing list of larger-than-average b2b transactions announced or contemplated this year.

I hope the sale goes well and smoothly. CEO Jeff Klein has proven himself to be smart and savvy, guiding the company back from the brink of the dot-com-tech-publishing cliff of 2001. And he's also proven himself to be one of the class acts of b2b media.

How do I define a class act? Well, there are a number of ways, but Klein qualifies under the category of being willing and able to give of his time, expertise and insight with his must-read column in Folio:. Check out his upcoming column on building an entrepreneurial culture.

Grab: I had spent many years working for Times Mirror, which at its peak generated $3.5 billion in revenues from 27 different publishing companies. I had served on too many committees, led too many task forces, and wasted too much time getting to the right decisions, so I wanted my new company—101communications—to have entrepreneurial energy and passion.

While I haven't worked for companies quite so big, that resonates with me, as I'm sure it will with many of my over-meetinged colleagues.

(For other class acts, see the media bloggers I've linked to at the right.)


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