Dalai Lama Line – Stock – Advertising

Since I really want to take a picture with the Dalai Lama, I camped out to get tickets. I already applied for press access, but I’m uncertain if that’s going to be sufficient enough. I also need about 10 extra tickets to give to some non-UT friends.

I waited with friends in a gigantic line from 3:00am till 8:00am…..

….so I could get these two tickets:

It made me laugh when I saw the back of tickets say you CANNOT bring cameras. I’m going to pretend I didn’t see that, and bring my camera (which is also a video camera) anyway. This just adds more fun to the challenge!

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On another note…
I sold my holdings of ESLR today, the gain was over $480 in about two weeks. I expected to hold this stock long term, but the quick rise in price prompted me to sell. I will buy again when this ESLR mini-rally stops.

ESLR was held in my ROTH IRA account, therefore I will not consider the profits as income.


9-6-2005 holdings.

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Also, I saw a really creative way to advertise while partying on 6th Street this weekend:

This truck simply parks on 6th street before they barricade it off to accommodate the large party-going crowds. The truck then raises a large, rotating cylinder with advertisements on it. For relatively cheap they appeal to a young demographic in a heavy traffic area for hours at a time. Brilliant! However, I wonder if it violates any city advertising laws.

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    Blog posted on: September 8, 2005

    10 comments on “Dalai Lama Line – Stock – Advertising

    1. Dooley

      Us folks here in California have seen those trucks parked around town quite often.

      A creative way to advertise no doubt. I think it is especially effective in such a consumer-driven culture like in Cali.

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    2. Stock Trader

      Good job picking Evergreen Solar right when oil prices really started jumping.

      As oil goes higher, alternative energy companies get more attention.

      Reply
    3. Anonymous

      I used to find this blog interesting and informative. Not to mention I was impressed with Neville’s entrepreneurship.

      However with this post I now have lost any respect for him. What makes Neville think he is above rules and regulations and can bring a camera (with a built in video recorder) to an event the explicitly prohibits such devices?

      I truely hope they refuse his entry to the event and Neville misses his one chance to see the Dalai Lama in person.

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    4. Brian

      Ha…saw that sign, too while having a few drinks at the Iron Cactus. Interestingly enough, Leslie was posing for pictures beside it.

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    5. Neville

      Dooley,
      Usually these cool ideas start out in dense areas like NYC and Cali, then trickle down elsewhere!

      Stock Trader,
      Out of all the alternative energies out there, I strongly believe solar has the most potential.

      Anonymous,
      My phone also has a camera and video camera on it, should I make sure not to bring THAT also?
      If they ACTUALLY kick me out for bringing a camera (which I seriously doubt), that’s the risk I’m taking. I’m not above the rules, I just like to bend them :-)

      Brian,
      haha…I saw Leslie last weekend with a cell phone and matching Bluetooth headset! Pretty good for a bum/mayoral candidate!

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    6. Jason D

      I agree, good job on the Roth, you made about a 10% increase on your entire account in just two weeks!

      Hope you get in to see the Dalai Lama, I am looking forward to seeing if you get a picture or simply get kicked out of the speech ;-)

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    7. aaaaaaaaaaa

      Neville, your business blog is so inspirational! I’ve spent hours reading the entire thing.

      Just an observation, your writing has become much better as time goes on :-)

      Keep up the GREAT work!!!!!!!!

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    8. Anonymous

      Neville – As for the camera post above from a different anon – here where I live they are starting to confiscate (sp?) cameras AND camera phones during some events.

      Ever since 9/11 they have been searching the beejesus out of everyone and taking crap like that. You can usually get it back quite easily, but who knows.

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    9. Fellow Longhorn

      Nev, those free Dalai Lama tickets are going for $200+ on Ebay and Craigslist.

      Maybe you could sell yours for a handsome profit.

      Reply

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