Interviewing Bruce Livingstone – founder and CEO of iStockphoto.com

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Yesterday, I had the fun and great pleasure to interview Bruce Livingstone, founder and CEO of micro stock photos iStockphoto.com, to write a business case study for Startup Review. (Note: iStockphoto’s stock photos cost from $1, $3, $5, to $40 depending on sizes.)

The interview took me 15 hours or so to prepare for the background materials and questions. Bruce and I spoke for 1.5 hours and I had 25 pages of notes. OK, I write really big. And I now will working on a list of followup questions to get some facts and dates. And I am going to try to do another interview with an early employee of iStockphoto.com. I hope I can craft a reasonably well-written business case study out of these great materials but nothing is guaranteed. Will see. So please stay tune.

P.S. By the way, Bruce is such a personable and insightful man that I can’t wait to tell you about him. His “office” is just another desk with the other employees. How cool is that! And did I say Bruce has a bilingual dog name Curly (named after Curly in Three Stooges)!

P.P.S. For the money type out there. Earlier this year, iStockphoto.com (check out their cool site) was sold to Getty Images for US$50 million in cash.

P.P.P.S. OK, if you have to know — Curly is bilingual in Spanish and English. Curly is a Mexican stray dog that Bruce rescued, thus Curly understands only Spanish commands in the beginning.

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