As experience has taught me, there are leaders, and then there are Leaders – note the capital ‘L.’ In the case of Loïc Le Meur, one could argue he’s in a class all his own as a LEADER.
I first became aware of Loïc because of Seesmic and followed his exploits on video for some time until Seesmic desktop came along and enhanced everyone’s ability to use Twitter through the easy-to-use application.
Loïc’s reputation precedes him, and as a fellow type-A personality, I have lots to ask him about: everything from why he coined the phrase, “Advertising, PR, and Marketing Suck!” to how he was named “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum in Davos. Yes, that World Economic Forum.
Recently called out by Business Week as one of The 25 Most Influential People on the Web, I am delighted Loïc joined me on The A-List today. Listen to the archive here:
More about Loïc from his own bio:
Loïc is the founder and CEO of Seesmic, a software company that makes one of the most popular Twitter and Facebook social software clients. Seesmic got more than two million downloads and its website, Seesmic.com, has about a million unique visitors a month even though it was just launched.
Loïc also founded and hosts the #1 tech event in Europe, LeWeb.net, with his wife Geraldine. LeWeb gathers together 2000 entrepreneurs from 40 countries in December every year.
Prior to Seesmic and LeWeb, Loïc started several other businesses such as Six Apart Europe, RapidSite, a web hosting service (acquired by France Telecom in 1999) as well as B2L, an interactive agency in 1999 (acquired by BBDO).
Recently, Business Week Magazine named Loic one of The 25 Most Influential People on the Web. Loïc was also named “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum. He advises the World Economic Forum as well as covers the Annual Summit every year in Davos.
Originally from the South of France, Loïc lives in San Francisco, California and has three boys.
Graduated in 1996 from HEC business school
loicdirect AT gmail DOT com
- Loïc Le Meur on Wikipedia
- Top 10 French blogs – Technorati – Edelman Europe blog survey in 2006
- What is Loïc doing ? – Twitter
- Loïc Le Meur blog – english
- Loïc Le Meur blog – french
- Flickr photos
- LeWeb3 conference, photos