There's some good economic forecasting here, generally speaking, but the real gold in this is the slideshow attached at the end. No one knows what will happen, but this article and slideshow do a pretty good job of collecting what we do know and making several possible educated predictions accordingly.
This makes a nice point and rings true for me. It certainly refutes the notion that entrepreneurs are generalists. I do, however, think it’s about focus more than doing one thing well.
All great people in life and business possess incredible focus. Sometimes it’s natural – when you find that one thing that’s your passion – and sometimes it’s hard earned, by sheer force of will.
This reminds me of a thing my Granddaddy once told me: “You want to make enough money to never worry about it again, but not so much that you don’t know what to do with yourself.”
Interviews with dozens of current and former employees reveal what went wrong and what it tells us about where Amazon is headed.
Fascinating read. Bezos sounds like a lot of other wealthy founders, I know: eccentric, confident to a fault, and often more concerned about the long game rather than short-term sound decisions.
I think these are admirable qualities in founders actually. The problem is that such a person needs a friend he/she trusts to say, “Ok, no really, you’re being completely unreasonable.” Without that, you eventually get to madness and unsustainable ideas.
The title is a little sensationalist/spammy sounding, but there is really some interesting stuff here.
In start-up land, the young barely talk to the old (and vice versa). That makes for a lot of cool apps. But great technology? Not so much.
A real great article. At places early on, it borders on youth bias, likely because the guy writing it is in grad school and doesn’t realize his own bias. But once you get passed that, the piece has some excellent insight and ideas as it carries along. Good stuff.
The takeaway is that you have to find a way to deal with added complexity that acknowledges and incorporates human limits. "Put in just enough structure and process that you feel like you're giving up ground grudgingly," Sutton says. "Push until things crack, but not until they break."
Lots of good advice and thinking here. I prefer small teams and a clear team mindset/vision, too.
Fantastic article on growth and scaling for a company. Filled with great ideas, like:
“When people think growth, usually they think of anatomy,” he says. “How big are the limbs? But the real thing is physiology. Is stuff circulating well–the blood and the oxygen? Even if your anatomy is very developed, your physiology can be bad.”
Zuckerberg explains how purchase of WhatsApp will help Facebook ‘make the world more open and connected’
A very good list, indeed.