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The Making of D6: Part Two

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Here’s my annual video, second of two, of the behind-the-scenes preparations for the sixth D: All Things Digital conference.

It starts tonight in Carlsbad, Calif., with an interview with Microsoft’s Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer by Walt Mossberg and me.

But to make the magic happen at D6, there has been a year of much more mundane slogging by our crack team who put it all together.

Here’s a glimpse of the run-up to the conference on site over the last few days before the event, in two parts (here’s the first video):


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What’s just depressing to me is how — and it’s not just for us, let me generalize it — the moment a company goes public the conversation shifts from how they’re trying to change the world and the product they’re building to how they’re making money.

— Andrew Mason, in an interview about a month before he was fired as Groupon’s CEO