Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
The animals were atwitter. The final night of Disrupt! Barnyard was about to start.
Rooster was nervous. He had been asked to judge but felt out of place. Last year's winner of the business plan contest had been an app that reminded cows to chew their cuds. Rooster knew more than he cared to about cows, but he was pretty sure he couldn't have dreamed up that business in a million years.
Fortunately, Horse and Big Pig were also judges. Horse had written a thousand articles about tech and knew his stuff. Pig had made his name last year investing with two ducks in an ethanol plant. ("Corn wants to eat the world" had become an important investment thesis at Big Pig's firm.) Maybe Rooster would luck out and one of the final plans would involve corn.
Black Rat was up first. The crowd settled back, ready to be dazzled. "Hello everyone." Rat looked nervous. The crowd cheered, even the crows in back who could be counted on for a heckle or two as the night went on. "I am a serial entrepreneur and tonight..."
Rooster stopped listening. "Serial entrepreneur?" he whispered to Horse and Big Pig. It didn't seem that long ago he had been chasing Rat out of the shed with the fermented corn feed crumble.