What is Innovation?
What is Innovation really? My Thoughts
Software is eating the World
An oldy but a goody. Marc Andreessen (founder of Netscape and Andreeseen/Horowitz) on the transformation of industries thanks to software AKA, the geeks shall inherit the earth. “More and more major businesses and industries are being run on software and delivered as online services—from movies to agriculture to national defense. Many of the winners are Silicon Valley-style entrepreneurial technology companies that are invading and overturning established industry structures.”
Why Big companies don’t (can’t, won’t?) innovate
The (disruptive) Force was strong in the blockbuster vs Netflix saga. What can other companies learn
What Happened to Motorola?
The death (and possible resurrection) of a giant.
Ray Anderson (founder of carpet company Interface) – on the business logic of sustainability.
Creating Shared Value
Harvard Business Professor and Strategy Guru, Michael Porter on how to fix capitalism i.e “Companies could bring business and society back together if they redefined their purpose as creating ‘shared value’ — generating economic value in a way that also produces value for society by addressing its challenges.”
Marc Benioff (CEO of Salesforce)
Why shareholder theory is a dumb idea: “The business of business isn’t just about creating profits for shareholders — it’s also about improving the state of the world and driving stakeholder value.”
A post I wrote on the difference drudgery and meaningful work and what to do about it
How to do what you love
Paul Graham – founder of Y-Combinator and the Oracle of Silicon Valley on what holds us back fro doing what we love (namely prestige and money) and how to forge a path to meaningful work.
Gladwell on what makes people disruptive
Malcolm Gladwell best selling author on the three attitudes that most game changers and disruptors possess: being disagreeable, the ability to reframe a problem and the knack for removing constraints.
The best online learning resources
Did you know the internet is more than just GIFs and feeling jealous over your friend’s awesome travel photos (bastards!) – check out these resources and get edumacated!