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Dot Com Pho – Switch On Edition

written by John Chow on June 19, 2010

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A full house of 10 people showed up for today’s action packed Dot Com Pho, which started at 12:30 and didn’t end until almost 4:00PM. It’s a good thing that Mr. Happy Pho is a really happy guy and likes us a lot. Otherwise, I doubt he would tolerate us staying at his restaurant for over three hours. Most of the attendees were Pho regulars but we did have one new member. Chris Campagnolo recently moved to Vancouver and is now part of our little meetup group. Anyone is welcome to join us for Dot Com Pho. Follow me on Twitter to find the time and place of the next one.

For the Switch On Edition of Dot Com Pho, we have the winners of the Entrepreneur Heroes trading cards, how to get beat up at the World Cup, Ed being late as usual, fake leather iPad covers, the worthless iPad app of the week, a necklace that relieves pain and a drink that can cure almost anything that is ailing you. We also selected the winners of the ten Affiliate Summit gold passes but it didn’t make the video. I’ll post the pass winners tomorrow. Enjoy the episode.

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Harshad June 19, 2010 at 10:51 pm

Had fun watching those iPads. I wanna buy one Now!

d3so June 20, 2010 at 1:27 pm

For real! lol the book contest better end this month for sure because i wanna win it already ;)

Shanker Bakshi June 21, 2010 at 2:09 am

I haven’t got anything big from John recently, are you listening John.

ZK @ Web Marketing Blog July 12, 2010 at 12:54 am

Keep your finger crossed Shanker.

When did you get anything from John and what was that ?

Obama News June 19, 2010 at 10:52 pm

After reading what seems like hundreds of dot com pho updates I’m starting to really think I need to make it to Vancouver for one. They look great, not to mention the delicious food.

Vincent Woon June 19, 2010 at 11:12 pm

Congrats to the Trading Card winner!

And Thanks for the hype on announcing the ASE winners… are creating the suspends :-)

Dino Vedo June 19, 2010 at 11:13 pm

Man get me a drink of that stuff… need it badly. hahah

College To Careers June 19, 2010 at 11:35 pm

the gold pass winner video should be interesting…

Automated TV Site Wordpress Plugin June 19, 2010 at 11:49 pm

I get sick of all those ipads in the videos! (I need to get one myself :) )

Web Yazilim Tasarim June 21, 2010 at 3:26 pm

Haha i actually love my iPad! :P

PPC Ian June 19, 2010 at 11:53 pm

I’m so excited – I won a pack of Entrepreneur Heros Trading Cards! :-) Sweet! Thanks John, another awesome episode of Dot Com Pho. Congrats to the other winners as well. Awesome to see my friend Dino Vedo winning a pack as well, in addition to the other 3 lucky winners.

ZK @ Web Marketing Blog June 20, 2010 at 12:52 am

Michael also deserve some thanks from you …

After all his finger picked you ;)

Shanker Bakshi June 20, 2010 at 7:39 am

I can see INDIA PAKISATAN cricket match in progression on TV behind [ @ 0:07 thats Syed Afridi ]

College To Careers June 20, 2010 at 8:41 am

Sounds a little strange…but ok…LOL

PPC Ian June 20, 2010 at 12:46 pm

Very good point, ZK!

ZK @ Web Marketing Blog July 4, 2010 at 8:38 pm

Yes seems to me that Michael is now official picker of the winner of John Chow.

ZK @ Web Marketing Blog July 15, 2010 at 8:23 am

No comments from Michael … although he never miss this kind of reply chances … :)

Dino Vedo June 20, 2010 at 1:07 am

Ha! Guess I’m a lucky guy huh? Number one pick! hahaha nice job to you too Ian!!

Shanker Bakshi June 20, 2010 at 7:49 am

You Just Missed it, did you notice it. [@3:15]

College To Careers June 20, 2010 at 8:41 am

Congrats! Not sure what exactly you will be doing with them, but congrats nonetheless :-)

Shanker Bakshi June 20, 2010 at 12:19 am

…..and congratulation on getting 101K RSS subscriber marks, another feather in your cap.

PPC Ian June 20, 2010 at 12:20 am

I just noticed that too Shanker! 101K is absolutely amazing. :-)

Nabeel | Create Your First Website June 20, 2010 at 4:15 am

John passed 100k in the last couple of days. There was a post dedicated to this.

But I see it keeps hovering at around 94-100k.

d3so June 20, 2010 at 1:32 pm

Congrats Ian & Dino! I was hoping. That’d I’d get a pack too. :P

Ed Lau June 20, 2010 at 3:47 am

I would rather drive around the Nuremburg Ring in a garbage truck…filled with month old camel meat…backwards…on fire…than play that game again. It must’ve been made in a country where people have no concept of how cars work and the only mode of transportation is via ox-cart.

Having 6-player multiplayer is a completely moot point as anyone that would be stupid enough to download and play such a horrible game is not going to have 5 friends.

d3so June 20, 2010 at 1:34 pm

didn’t u download the game lol ;)
most free games are garbage unless they’re demos of paid games.

Irish Garden Home June 20, 2010 at 9:10 am

Rofl, that I call bad luck, the guys just before and after me won and Michael’s finger missed me just by millimetres ;-) Congratulations to the winners, have fun! SY

d3so June 20, 2010 at 8:32 pm

lol yea. I saw my gravatar multiple times as well. I shouldve commented more on that post :P

Sveny June 20, 2010 at 11:47 am

Thanks for the trading congratulations to the other four winners!

Email List Building June 20, 2010 at 1:18 pm

Hi John,

Didn’t make it this time due to jet-lag but I’ll be there soon if not the next time.

Congrats to all the winners.

As for the restaurant owner, I think he’s tickled pink to have you as regular customers not to mention the free advertising of his business he gets.


d3so June 20, 2010 at 1:36 pm

A big group = $$$ plus free advertising and I bet u still order stuff throughout the four hours. And u guys probably tip good, right? ;)

Irish Garden Home June 21, 2010 at 2:08 am

Plus they actually eat and drink there, which means income, plus like you say, each of the dot pho participants might come back on other occasions with other friends. Nearly viral marketing ;-) SY

d3so June 21, 2010 at 10:34 am

Dot Com Pho is going to big within a few years. Pretty soon they’ll pack the whole restaurant. And Saturday will be reserved for dot com pho. Just watch :)

Web Yazilim Tasarim June 21, 2010 at 3:19 pm

Haha i’m sure that will be the case in few years :D

mondex1 June 20, 2010 at 4:33 pm

Congrats to all winners. I wonder if that Ipad jacket will come with Ipad itself as well.. Just kidding. I wish I am from Vancouver too so I can win some prizes as well. :)

d3so June 20, 2010 at 8:35 pm

I just noticed, since this is the switch on edition not much was discussed on the topic, I wanted to know more because I’m a skeptic when it comes to healing pendants & wands.

Shanker Bakshi June 21, 2010 at 1:50 am

Yes, a very little “switch on”

Irish Garden Home June 21, 2010 at 2:11 am

So am I, in my opinion they can be outright dangerous when people use them instead of looking for medical help, delaying important treatment. I am a nurse by background / training and I have seen real “worst case scenarios” because of people believing more in such healing thingies than in standard medicine, burst appendix anybody? SY

d3so June 21, 2010 at 10:31 am

Yes, but these are alternative therapies. I don’t think the people who use them have serious disorders but minor ones such as back pain or fatigue.

Irish Garden Home June 22, 2010 at 1:38 am

Believe me, they do, have seen enough cases like this when I worked in the hospital. Kind of denial of the seriousness of a situation plays also into this. SY

Addy Kho June 21, 2010 at 6:52 am

cant wait to know who is the winner:)

Web Yazilim Tasarim June 21, 2010 at 3:22 pm

Yeah i’m also impatient about that! :D

Insurance Izzy June 21, 2010 at 10:00 am

These lunch meetings look so fun! I wish I lived somewhat closer to Vancouver!

Web Yazilim Tasarim June 21, 2010 at 3:24 pm

Yeah actually. I know a couple people who live there and personally i’d love to be there…

anxiety June 22, 2010 at 8:45 pm

i would like to try the ipads too….
but i prefer my iphone…:-)

anyway nice restaurant there john… for three hours… that was tiring…

drapes June 22, 2010 at 8:51 pm

Definitely another action packed dot com pho! You’re going to have to start reserving private rooms if you group keeps growing.

jtGraphic: James Thompson June 22, 2010 at 11:01 pm

Can’t wait to see you at ASE.

Lead Arbitrage Method June 24, 2010 at 7:45 am

Are these events by invitation only?

make money from blog June 24, 2010 at 12:04 pm

how can i get access to this invitations cos i am really interested??

Ary July 9, 2010 at 5:34 pm

Trying ipads, yeah? pretty cool… seems like everyone wants an invitation :D

ZK @ Web Marketing Blog July 12, 2010 at 12:52 am

Where is current dot com pho John

Seems to me that you are quite busy in your new venture.