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Forno Bravo Expo 2012

Oct 29, 2012

We had an outstanding time at Forno Bravo Expo on Saturday. The weather, the food and the crowd were all just about perfect. I want to extend a person thank you to everyone who traveled to comes and visit us, and to the Forno Bravo team that did a great job of setting everything up and making everyone feel welcome. We cooked, we ate, we talked and we laughed —... Read More

Just a Really Nice Pizza Oven Photo

Sep 25, 2012

We have been working hard putting the FB Pizza Map application and database together, and I have been doing a lot of research and looking at lots and lots (and lots) of restaurants, pizza ovens and pizzerias around the world. And today, I saw a pizza oven photo that just made me smile. So I thought I would share it. Be sure to click on the image to see the... Read More

Sneak Peek — The Forno Bravo Pizza Map

Sep 22, 2012

We’ve been working hard on a new feature for that I want to share with FB Blog readers — the Forno Bravo Pizza Map. We will be launching the map soon, but I wanted to give you the inside scoop. Think of this sneak-peak as a pre-Beta; this is fun stuff! The FB Pizza Map is a service that will allow you to easily find the best pizzerias when... Read More

It’s Quiet. Too Quiet.

Sep 22, 2012

It’s been quiet here. The good news is that we are working on a fun; new app for More to come on that very soon. But for now, it’s been too quiet. Read More

TED Talks

Aug 27, 2012

TED, according to their tagline is about “Ideas Worth Spreading”. TED, short for Technology, Entertainment and Design is, in their own words: “a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences — the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and... Read More

The Sun Also Rises

Jun 26, 2012

There is nothing new under the sun. I am reading Hemingway’s “The Sun Also Rises” set, in part, in Paris in the 1920’s, and I can’t help but mention an fun restaurant scene that takes place on Ile Saint Louis — the small island behind Notre Dame. After writing my blog posting on long lines at restaurants that had been mentioned in guidebooks, I really got a kick out of... Read More

The New FB Store

Jun 18, 2012

We recently went live with a completely new and updated Forno Bravo Store, that offers substantially improved navigation, better graphics and photos and single page checkout. It looks really nice and it works really well. Plus, web have integrated the FB Fast Quote shipping database into the new FB Store, so that the pizza oven and outdoor fireplace shipping and packing costs that you get from the FastQuote system are... Read More

Craigslist, Profit Compression and Pizza Ovens

May 27, 2012

I’ve been thinking about the NY Times Douthat column on Facebook and commerce, and there is one thing I want to add to my posting (Physical Goods in a Virtual Era). In his column, Douthat notes that Facebook is no General Motors, and that despite their $100B market capitalization, they don’t actually employ very many people 9 (a tiny fraction of GM’s payroll in it’s heyday). In fact, even Apple,... Read More

Physical Goods in a Virtual Era

May 27, 2012

From the NY Times, Douthat: The Facebook Illusion As a follow on to my posting on Facebook, Free and Forno Bravo, here is a NY Times column on the Facebook IPO. I agree with Douthat that “the “new economy,” in this sense, isn’t always even a commercial economy at all. Instead, as Slate’s Matthew Yglesias has suggested, it’s a kind of hobbyist’s paradise, one that’s subsidized by surpluses from the old... Read More



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