Keneisha Thompson: “It is what it is”

We all have our sentences to serve. Adam Kidron’s is a lifetime in the margins and in the guttering of all  the schemes he’s made crash around him. 40 years he’s been at it. His family’s is to have strangers come up to them and tell them about all the times Kidron has screwed them.  There … Continue reading Keneisha Thompson: “It is what it is”

“All I did was spend Other People’s Money. Is that a crime?”

“All I did was spend Other People’s Money. Is that a crime?” is how Kidron defends himself to business associates. It is when there is no remorse, no guilt, no feeling that he ever did anything wrong. So what if he promised to pay loans back, let them think there would be IPOs, that their … Continue reading “All I did was spend Other People’s Money. Is that a crime?”

2015-2018: $60 million plundered from Malaysia. “They go Jho Low, I go higher”

There was a sloppiness to the way Kidron did business, a sloppiness not unlike Kidron himself. He was careful to always dress like ‘a native’ or what he thought was ‘a native’. Yet he had what a native, even the poorest among the masses, would never have: a perpetually rumpled look. “It made him feel … Continue reading 2015-2018: $60 million plundered from Malaysia. “They go Jho Low, I go higher”

Adam Kidron – The Bigger the Lie, The Better

After the run on Urban Box Office, when the sand forts Kidron built had dissolved down to small mounds a man couldn’t hide behind, the bankruptcy court ruled that Kidron  had to limit his personal spending to $1,000 a week, rather generous considering that the investors in all his schemes had no access to their money … Continue reading Adam Kidron – The Bigger the Lie, The Better

“How do you know he’s lying? He opens his mouth”

All told, over the course of 27 months from August 2015 in Celcom Axiata https://vernonchan.com/yonder-music-celcom-suspended/ to March 2018 when the plug was finally pulled, Axiata and subsidiaries in Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Nepal had invested US$60 million in Yonder Music. And received in return US$210,000 in 3G and 4G data revenue.  It brought the company to its knees. … Continue reading “How do you know he’s lying? He opens his mouth”

Kidron: Everyone else is a Schmuck. I’m never wrong.

….contd So why did a boy with kind parents (OK, they argued ferociously, but which parents don’t?) whose two sisters turned out to be stellar, end up as a sleazy low-life bottom-dwelling fantasist who likes nothing better than to pull confidence tricks around the globe? Some people think Kidron did it to prove to the … Continue reading Kidron: Everyone else is a Schmuck. I’m never wrong.

Adam Kidron : Over-Promising, Under-Delivering

Beyond Oblivion was supposed to save the music industry. Instead, it lived up to its name, collapsing in dramatic fashion at the end of 2011 when investors lost their patience with a company that kept promising and never delivering. Years of careers and $33.2 million vanished, with two days notice, over the December holiday break. Here’s how … Continue reading Adam Kidron : Over-Promising, Under-Delivering

Sony, Warner Bros, Murdoch Backed Kidron Start Up Goes Bankrupt

Beyond Oblivion, the failed, hyped digital music service, might make a comeback after clearing a big hurdle in bankruptcy by settling claims with two music majors. The bankruptcy process doesn’t get much more exciting than what’s been happening with Beyond Oblivion, the ambitious digital music business that was backed by Rupert Murdoch‘s News Corp. and other … Continue reading Sony, Warner Bros, Murdoch Backed Kidron Start Up Goes Bankrupt

The Amazing Story Of How This ‘Insane’ CEO Blew $33 Million And Never Released A Product

Beyond Oblivion was a music startup. It was supposed to change the music industry by bundling unlimited songs with new phones — consumers would never pay a dime. But the company flamed out in classic fashion earlier this year, declaring bankruptcy and taking more than $33 million worth of investors’ money with it. It never … Continue reading The Amazing Story Of How This ‘Insane’ CEO Blew $33 Million And Never Released A Product