Someone stole Chris Pirillo’s secret

Hmmm, Chris Pirillo (founder of Lockergnome and Gnomedex conferences) has been in a bitter, dour, mood lately. A major deal he was working on blew up. We don’t know what happened and he’s not allowed to tell anyone due to lawyers involved (anytime you have to tell your friends lawyers are involved while also being unable to share any of the details you know it’s gotta be bad).

My advice that I gave Chris (I’m best man in his wedding): Follow Munjal Shah. Same thing happened to him — Google decided not to buy his company at the last minute (and, unlike what Valleywag reported it wasn’t my fault, but no use trying to argue about that here and now).

What did Munjal do? Dusted himself off and came out with the best new product of the week (which is saying something because 200 companies competed to be one of 13 on stage yesterday at the Web 2 Summit — Munjal wasn’t one of them, but kicked everyone’s behind).

So, Chris, let’s make next year’s Gnomedex conference the biggest and best ever. What can I do to help?