We spoke for another 15 minutes at the entry to World Square after we were kicked out of the cafe. It was already past 5pm, but I could sense that Lee's work day was far from over, and I guessed he sensed the same about mine.
"The end game," I continued, "is to show someone just two or three events when they open VIVA, and for them to react, wow, that is exactly what I wanted!"
Lee is one of the founders of Giggable, and along with Ricky, introduced us to Syed. In that way, Lee and Ricky are the heroes who saved VIVA from a slow and miserable development path.
I met Ricky months ago, but Lee and I had only ever emailed or called. He indirectly introduced us to Ticketek, and I had not thanked him in person until today.
They want to build a platform that turns the traditional technology consultancy model on its head - giving the consultants who do the work the bulk of the financial rewards, rather than giving them a small fraction - so they created Giggable.