Mario Sundar's Speakeasy

Spero Ventures. Early LinkedIn, Twitter. These are my thoughts on tech, brand, marketing and community.

I’ve been memed…

…wasn’t expecting this… Well, every now & then, there’s a huge buzz around memes and if you’re on the marketing blogosphere, chances are you’ve been memed already. What is a Meme?

A meme is a set of questions that are passed from person to person.  You fill out the questions. Post them on your blog. Then you tag another blogger who is supposed to do the same thing – via Mark Cuban

Memes have their detractors (like Cuban) who believes that:

“It has the same intellectual resonance as doing The Wave at an event. You are embarrased if you do it sober; belligerant to non wavers if you do it drunk.”

LOL! Anyways, I think it’s harmless community building and when Ann tags me there’s no way I can avoid it.

So here are 4 things about me that you probably don’t know:

1. Taking a cue from David’s meme, let me add that the first job I’ve had in the USA was at Taco Bell, and have never been to one since then 🙂
2. I’ve got to confess my inner geekiness. Having lived in India most of my life, I started my career as an electronics engineer, transitioned to being a software developer (legacy applications, COBOL, etc…) and finally found my calling in marketing and evangelism.
3. I hate Bollywood movies (imagine watching Grease, over and over again), but love Bollywood music.
4. I’m a huge cinephile, as you may have guessed from many of my film centric posts (Snakes on a Plane, Borat). Favorite directors include Kurosawa, Fellini, Mallick, Burton, and so many more.

Since I’m not sure how some people feel about being tagged, I’m going to avoid naming my friends JeremiahDamon, Tracy, Easton, and Chris 😉 No obligation, guys.

Filed under: About Mario Sundar

6 Responses

  1. This meme was fun – I did my post for it yesterday, having been tagged just prior to that. Good to know these tidbits about you, Mario!


  2. ack sorry, I don’t do those chains….nothing personal


  3. […] I owe Mario something big. He’s tagged me with the latest meme floating around that encourages you to divulge four things the audience might not know about you and such. So here it goes. […]


  4. Mario Sundar says:

    Easton and Chris…thanks!

    No worries.. I told you — no obligation…



  5. Mario,

    This was fun! Thanks for inviting me into the conversation. I agree, it’s an interesting way to learn more about friends and colleagues.

    Looking forward to seeing you again,


  6. Mario Sundar says:

    Hi Tracy,

    Thanks for being a part of the meme. I’ve actually increased my networking and hope to attend 4 events later this month:

    Please let me know if you’ll be attending any. Also, feel free to email me any new ones you plan on attending.


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