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In memory of Bob Nylen, or BAO Nai-Leng

About a year ago, I set off on a round of meetings with an experienced media entrepreneur, Bob Nylen, to get some feedback on plans for expanded China-focused publishing. Bob had been involved in founding (and fundraising for) New England Monthly, sat on the boards of various western Massachusetts media companies, and been an essential agent at Beliefnet.com in spite being, he said, moralistic rather than a believer. When we visited Rho Ventures in New York I met Perry Chui, who is now with Steamboat Ventures in Shanghai. Perry is [...]

February 11th, 2009|Categories: Oddments|Tags: , , |

Bob Nylen’s memoir announced

A dear friend and colleague and western Massachusetts resident, Bob Nylen, has just signed a book deal with Random House. Here's what Publishers Weekly has to say: Kurt Andersen, who took on an editor-at-large role at Random House in June, has acquired an untitled memoir by media entrepreneur Bob Nylen via David McCormick, who sold North American rights. Andersen, who will edit the book, likens it to Dave Eggers's A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius for the boomer generation, also describing the work as a meditation on American male "toughness." [...]

December 14th, 2007|Categories: Oddments|Tags: , , |