Rock and Roll has a ‘Hall of Fame’. So does the NFL.
Companies deserve some recognition too. When I created Wallstrip, A ‘Hall of Fame’ was in the long-term plan as we covered one great stock/company a day. The idea was to talk about the company, the brand, which was made up of people and great leaders. It was not about the people analyzing and reporting on them as CNBC had been doing to that point in time. You can’t build a hall of fame overnight or anything great for that matter, and to be honest, looking back, Wallstrip deserves to be in the hall of fame. Take a look at a mashup of the great Lindsay Campbell over 300 shows and a Thanksgiving mashup of the first 100.
The last 10 seconds in this one took an hour for me to get right…
Since we started Wallstrip in 2006, many Hall of Fame Companies have been started and three are ready to go public. The three I submit to open The Stocktwits Hall of Fame are $ZYNGA Living Social $LSOCIAL and Groupon $GRPN. They are miracles of vision (check out this Zynga infographic), rapid GLOBAL execution and fast following. They are global brands in 4 plus years. They are miracles. Time will tell if Wall Street shames and tarnishes the brands as the Wall Street financing and IPO process has changed so dramatically itself.
I open the comments and Stocktwits streams to conversation about the first three nominees at this time.