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CEO of Snooth, Anyone?

Posted by arcusiris, Jan 25, 2010.

I'm not sure what sparked me to write start this thread but as I was gaining more familiarity with the site, I stumbled upon the team biographies. From here, I read each and every one of the interesting profiles listed on the site.

Now, I am not sure if it is just me (who has an incredibly boring life as a finance student), but does anyone else find the CEO of Snooth, Philip, to be relatively, if not incredibly, successful?

I mean: Oxford, Columbia, Merrill Lynch, Mount Everest?!. Surely, these mark the feats of a very well-educated and ambitious man. (And judging from the picture, a rather handsome man as well).

Has anyone ever met this man? Or am I simply over-hyping Philip because my mind bears the naiveté of a 21-year old girl? (Which, in my defense, stands to be a very good reason).


Reply by Anindya, Jan 26, 2010.

I` m a cultured wine connoisseur from the great state of India , I` ve recently come across this website and have found it to be quite exquisite ! ! !

In my wonderfull family , our eldest wanted very muchly to go to the great Oxford , the king of all University ! ! ! Surely any man at Oxford and these other great places , is one to be admired very muchly ! ! !

For Arcus , the Finance is very good ! ! ! Study at this very hard and you shall find soon the same success that greats Phillip ! ! !

Reply by Ann James, Jan 26, 2010.

Hi Arcusiris, yes I can confirm he ( Philip) actually exists. He is our son. I don't normally respond on his behalf as he is well capable of doing his own talking but, on this occasion, it seemed that unless I did you 'd continue to think he was merely a creative genius' figment.

He actually went to Oxford at 17 and managed to do all the rest before starting up his own business. He was quite amazing even from a young age. Ann & John James

Reply by dmcker, Jan 26, 2010.

Arcusiris, if you continue with your studies at Stern and head into the IT or trading or other portions of first-rank merchant banks in Wall Street, London, Tokyo or elsewhere I think you'll find that there are more than a few individuals in that milieu who are driven to excel and who also branch out at a relatively young age away from that banking to do things they find more interesting (or in some cases lucrative). Building value is possible in several venues, and kudos to Philip (and the group he's brought together) for finding a way to do it that we can all enjoy and benefit from so much.

Reply by amour, Jan 26, 2010.

CONGRATULATIONS Ann & John James....
Philip already knows how much I admired him ab initio and continuing,
accelerating rapidly!

From what appears to be his Celtic roots to my memories of
various boat races, to the Ashmolean, to the Bodleian, and
Glouster Green ...he is a joy as is his entire original Team...
Gregory, Mark, Chris, Mike, Yves, Nicki, Stephanie.


Reply by amour, Jan 26, 2010.

Gloucester Green Station.....I am referring to, of course!
Do excuse me please.
Seems I am attaining an A in American Spelling finally!

Reply by arcusiris, Jan 26, 2010.

I have caused a bit of a stir. I am sure Philip himself finds this rather amusing as his own mother has come to his rescue, saving him from the cruelty of what may have seemed to be a marketing ploy. This message, however, was very well-received. I am sure, [Mr. Ann and John James], that you must be very proud of your son as a parents' praise is perhaps the most important (in my opinion) sort of merit one can achieve.

In response to dmcker- My youth tends to bear the great burden of inexperience. Having said that, I agree completely with your response. Although my passions do not lead me into the area of finance (studying it was at my parent's will) I am sure that given the time and opportunity, I will come across many Philip-esque individuals who will never cease to amaze/inspire me.

And finally, perhaps one day I can meet Philip rather than inquire about him as a curious mind like mine tends to do. Thank you all for your responses!

Reply by Charles Emilio, Jan 26, 2010.

Philip has done a fine job indeed. Snooth is easiluy the best wine community on the web,

Also don't forget Greg Dal Piaz, the man quaffs 69 Barolo's midweek. My idol.

Reply by Philip James, Jan 26, 2010.

Yes, lets start talking about Greg instead of me. He's a charmer...

Reply by John Andrews, Jan 26, 2010.

Well, knowing Mr. James personally, I can definitely say he is a real person and great guy. Now if he'd just remember to give me advance notice when he flies into the Bay Area I'd give him a better review!

Reply by John Andrews, Jan 26, 2010.

@arcusiris ... no love for the rest of the snooth team? They got some very talented people working there. And of course some of the members here are pretty awesome too. I'm just sayin ...

Reply by solomania9, Jan 26, 2010.


Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Jan 26, 2010.

We love you Mike!

Reply by arcusiris, Jan 26, 2010.

@ HondaJohn : Yes, I have read the other accomplishments and success of the other team members on Snooth as well. Members of Snooth, on the other hand, take a little more time to get to know. Thus far, everyone seems very friendly!

It does seem a bit unfair that I only indulged my thoughts about Philip. Although he attempted to seem humble by pushing the topic towards Greg, I am sure he does take a bit of pride in knowing that everyone seems to be agreeable with him. Not to mention, on the team bios, Philip has the most length and content in his bio.

Each member of the Snooth team certainly plays a large role in developing and maintaining this website. But from the bios, I can only gather very little about the others. I don't think they bragged as much as Philip ... (I kid! It does seem rather rude to talk about someone as if know them...)

Reply by Philip James, Jan 26, 2010.

Mike - you've been relegated to the naughty corner...

I stand on the shoulders of giants. My team do most of the work, and they are eminently datable themselves, so lets hear it for Chris, Mark, Samantha, Nicki, Nick, Greg, Mike and Yves.

Reply by zufrieden, Jan 26, 2010.

The success of this site shows what can happen if you follow your dream and add the necessary energy to keep up momentum. Some people really want to experience it all and I salute that. Without such individuals, the clock would wind down.

The Snooth team has attracted an amazing community of intelligent, interesting and far-flung individuals - the epitome of a connected inner space of shared joy. My compliments.

Reply by napagirl68, Jan 27, 2010.

Ok... female finally speaking up here.. Bleeehhhh! Let's talk about WINE, and stop flirting with the staff :-) (unless the staff REALLY likes this! LOL!)

Reply by Chris Carpita, Jan 27, 2010.

Only for the novelty. We really do prefer to talk about wine though, but we'll do whatever makes the Snooth community happy :)

Reply by amour, Jan 27, 2010.

Have fun...all of you! Life is for living!

Live WINE on Snooth!


Reply by zufrieden, Jan 27, 2010.

Flirting is kind of like wine anyway... it's sensual so allowed - depending on propriety of course.

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