Business gossip


Why isn’t there a site that tracks business people and entrepreneurs as if they were movie stars?

I mean like the real dirt on business folks — who they’re dating, what they’re eating or doing in their free time, etc. Like paparazzi/tabloid type stuff.

I think a lot of people would find this entertaining. Some people are political junkies, celebrity junkies, where’s the site for the business junkies?

Washington, DC


That is an awesome idea. So good in fact, that I pitched almost the same thing to a magazine publisher many years ago. I was going to call the magazine “Dirt,” make it really sensational, and write about business gossip, white collar crime, and so on.

I ended up not doing it (and writing my book instead..more $ and less work), but I still think it’s a really great idea for a business blog.

Valleywag is almost exactly that (you can even read pud gossip), but limited to Silicon Valley gossip only. There’s definitely room for a more mainstream version. Build it!


ps- if anyone knows any sites that already do this, leave them in the comments.

5 Responses to “Business gossip”

  1. 1 Ryan Nickel April 3, 2007 at 10:10 am

    I’d be willing to design the site, host it and maintain it if someone else is willing to dig the dirt

  2. 2 Anonymous April 3, 2007 at 2:58 pm

    someone’s already done it —

  3. 3 zeroflux April 7, 2007 at 12:57 pm

    It’s a good idea, but I would think there are some legal considerations for the business model… while Hollywood stars and politicians are public figures, many entrepreneurs and business leaders are not (and those that do often have the legal clout to beat off stalkers, paparazzi…etc). An existing tabloid magazine may be able to pull it off and have the resources to defend itself in the event of lawsuits.

    btw- what ever happened to the fc message board?

  4. 4 Anonymous April 25, 2007 at 10:09 pm

    In Britain we have such a thing. Its a satirical magazine called Private Eye. ( )It digs up the dirt on dastardly business people as well as hypocritical journalists, unscrupulous politicians (local, national and international), injustices and everything that is daft about bureaucracy. They also have some funny cartoons. It was supported, in the early days, by Dudley Moore’s sidekick Peter Cook. Go and subscribe – you’ll feel better for it.

  5. 5 iris June 5, 2007 at 6:06 pm

    uh-oh!!! 🙂 hey, this place is pretty great. good advice here!

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