Forbes 30 Under 30 in Media: Bubblews' Avi Dixit and Jason Zuccari Did Not Make the List
Does anyone remember the last article written by Jason Zuccari, President and co-owner of Bubblews?
On November 10, 2014 he put a request out to the Bubblews' community to help he and CEO and fellow owner, Arvind Dixit, become one of the "Forbes 30 under 30 in Media" companies by voting and telling our stories of our experience.
Zuccari's request included these words for readers and supporters to consider: "...from our leadership, Entrepreneurial Spirit, or how Bubblews has impacted or changed your life in a positive way. .." He also asked for the community to Tweet (with a prescribed script) showing one's allegiance.
He continued, "Bubblews.com is like our family and in helping us to gain more exposure you will enable us to create more opportunities to build out our vision for this community. We appreciate your time and help."
I figured that they never made the list, as no one ever mentioned it again, though there were many people who acknowledged the request claiming to have voted. He received 620 likes and 213 comments on the article.
It was 51 days later that the big announcement was made that shook up the Bubblews community like a volcanic eruption. I have seen nothing from Zuccari since November in what I have read, including these last five weeks either.
It is no secret that things seem tentative and oddly quiet. I am also curious if the Forbes people were aware of the problems through their investigation of the the companies that were nominated.
The winners were announced the first week of January 2015. It is encouraging to me that there are so many innovative, savvy, caring, 20- to 29-year-old brilliant entrepreneurs who are on their way to greatness. I look forward to reading all of their stories at the Forbes 30 under 30 in Media website.
What I am reading shows a level of "heart," maturity and responsibility that I have not yet seen from many others in any age group. These Forbes' "winners" are the ones to watch in the future.
It just goes to show that vision and innovation might be good, but it takes more than just a good idea to be a winner in one's field.
And gifted leadership in this world? It will come from an even smaller percentage of those winners.
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