The Innovators

Fascinating book from Walter Isaacson.  An indispensable guide to how innovation really happens. Two historic innovations that caused computers to revolutionize how we live:  microchips that allowed computers to be small enough to be personal appliances, and packet-switched networks allowed computers to be connected to nodes on a web. The...

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Venture Guys’ Blind Spot

Savvy investors expend a ton of energy assessing the size and potential scalability of the companies they consider acquiring. They evaluate the quality of the management team, whether they possess a proprietary idea, and potential partnering opportunities. If something looks promising, they’ll spend another ton on due diligence and legal support....

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Innovation and the Limits of Competition

The New York Times published a very smart article on April 24th that has an idea very worth sharing.  It’s by David Brooks and its called The Creative Monopoly. [caption id="attachment_652" align="alignleft" width="190"] David Brooks[/caption] It’s about the very accomplished founder of PayPal, Peter Thiel, who is now teaching in Stanford’s Computer Science...

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