Thanks for all your comments on my recent post on Techcrunch. Great to be part of this conversation.
Have had a few questions on the references I made.
The first is Predictably Irrational from Dan Ariely.DVC.
And of Course the wonderful Mr Spolsky (though we differ when it comes to his views on venture captial) laughs in the video at Clotaire Rapaille. His book I am reliably informed, is worth reading the introduction. And maybe a few of the highlighted passages. I have not read it myself.
There's also a lot of facinating conversation right now about innovation and how we all as entrepreneurs, VCs and managers should be pushing forward. Jason at 37 Signals makes a strong point for turning young innvoative comapnies into world beaters. I suspect he's wrong about the VCs forcing an early sale (our economics focus us on building big businesses), but directionally he's right. Original post is here.
Someone worth reading on this is Umair Haque and his current riff on "awesomeness". Verbose, thoughtful, insightful and usually right. Haque is someone who has read a lot of Joseph Schumpeter, who in turn influences Perez, which sort of brings us full circle.
But maybe not full-full-circle. Maybe Mr Schumpter was not the origionator at all. Jason quotes Thomas Jefferson as an early advoate of Creative Disruption!
“Periodic revolution, ‘at least once every 20 years,’ was ‘a medicine necessary for the sound health of government.’”