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The Origins of Silicon Valley: Why and How It Happened | Paul Wesling IEEE
A truly historical account of #Silicon #Valley's origins of culture and business models by a man who's been steeped in it #kudos
**Video of the slides/lecture => https://youtu.be/lRDB_W6POys
history  culture  engineering  innovation  VCs.angels  siliconvalley  california  sanfrancisco  model  network  ham  radio  stanford  university  professor  hp  war  depression  bullsi  reference 
may 2019 by csrollyson
Why Silicon Valley can’t fix itself | News | The Guardian
Superb: Why “tech #humanism” could help #SilconValley maintain its #monopoly on our attention—and how to democratize #tech
siliconvalley  facebook  stevejobs  apple  hightech  humanism  power  technology  human  history  cyborg  evolution  democracy  elite  business  model  google  attention  addiction 
may 2018 by csrollyson
Social Capital’s Chamath Palihap­itiya Wants To Fix Capitalism
New model of #venture #capital invests in #social #impact, automates VC evaluation to remove bias
impact  social  cause  VCs.angels  model  siliconvalley  facebook  trader  analytics  automation  bias  software  entrepreneur  founder  culture 
february 2018 by csrollyson
Startup Tools | Steve Blank
Amazing trove of references/guides for all aspects of launching a startup
reference  startup  hightech  directory  business  strategy  model  advice  guide  howto  siliconvalley  china  life  science  2csra 
february 2016 by csrollyson
The 21st Century Philosophers | Fast Forward | OZY
MUSTread: How AI & robotics demand reframing philosophy & ethics as active future-focused disciplines
technology  philosophy  reflection  siliconvalley  artificial  intelligence  robot  legal  future  past  2cdo  cdo  cco  2ghcj 
january 2016 by csrollyson
Customer Success = Company Success | Bessemer Venture Partners
Renowned VC firm epitomizes The Valley's push for #customer #success in #SaaS businesses
customer  success  news  pointofview  VCs.angels  q4  2014  investor  gainsight  siliconvalley  2sochap 
december 2015 by csrollyson
The Operating Model That Is Eating The World — Medium
Applies agile/lean management more widely; nothing new (Web1.0 flashbacks) but nice summary, model & slick packaging
organization  change  management  consulting  agile  firm  model  siliconvalley  lean  startup  software  2snr  2sbs 
july 2015 by csrollyson
Chambers: 40% of companies are dying - Business Insider
Funny abt predictions: this one has not an iota of novelty; Chambers has made these points since 1995
prediction  q2  2015  reflection  cisco  siliconvalley  executive  organization  disruption  2blog  2sbs  2cdo  2csra 
june 2015 by csrollyson
Are we better off living in California? | FinalMile | Behaviour Architecture
[comment] Human behavior ciscussion of bias when people compare their city to other geos for quality of life #fb
cognitive  bias  comparison  california  siliconvalley  chicago  illinois  weather  transit  pointofview  csrblogcomment  behavior  blog  quality  life  2csrollyson  2ghcj 
may 2015 by csrollyson
Ellen Pao and the Myth of Meritocracy — Medium
How #EllenPao & #Kleiner flap reflects deep cronyism that needs fixing to maintain innovation, productivity #trust
q1  2015  sexism  gender  politics  bias  siliconvalley  innovation  pointofview  2csra  2sbs 
march 2015 by csrollyson
Friendster: The Trials and Errors of a Silicon Valley Visionary
Jonathan Abrams, founder of #Friendster, reflects on #social #networks, starting businesses & #siliconvalley
social  network  pioneer  siliconvalley  entrepreneur  failure  q1  2015  VCs.angels  first  mover  facebook  myspace  history  reflection  Platform 
march 2015 by csrollyson
How Sharing Economy Jobs Stack Up Against Traditional Ones (Infographic)
Interesting stats and point of view although probable bias; doesn't address freelancers who are much more numerous
uber  airbnb  siliconvalley  pointofview  freelance  free  agency  sharing  economy  q1  2015  comparison  job  employment  infographic  vendor  example  price  work  2sochan  2ghcj 
february 2015 by csrollyson
Team | Business Models Inc.
Fuses business / corporate strategy with design and innovation; small but global presence
strategy  design  professional  services  management  consulting  firm  netherlands  siliconvalley  chicago  australia  china  innovation  business  model 
august 2014 by csrollyson
Who is Really Big Data? Analyzing 347 VC-Backed Companies Using Hadoop
#Hadoop as indicator: Learn what sectors & firms are using #BigData the most (stats, graphs)
big  data  statistics  q2  2014  VCs.angels  siliconvalley  adoption  investor  hadoop  pinterest  etsy  digital  cdo  Platform 
june 2014 by csrollyson
How Fast-Growing Startups Can Fix Internal Communication Before It Breaks
Great how-to for building #management practices esp sacred space for getting unbridled #feedback #fb
startup  management  innovation  sacred  space  discussion  honesty  q2  2014  howto  employee  team  growth  siliconvalley  communication  feedback  2csra  2csrollyson 
june 2014 by csrollyson
Short-term Profit Taking vs. Long-term Value Creation: The Future of PayPal | LinkedIn
[comment] KUDOS: Reid Hoffman contrasts WallStreet short-term v. SiliconValley long-term investments while debunking Icahn's #paypal gambit
siliconvalley  Wallstreet  contrast  comparison  payment  mobile  ebay  paypal  debunk  csrblogcomment  q1  2014  activism  investor  stock  spinoff  innovation  platform  2csra 
march 2014 by csrollyson
Anonymity Is the New Black in Social Apps | Digiday
Growing "anonymous" social apps #Snapchat #Whisper #Secret: Users' want "human-but-anon" interactions outside Facebook Twitter
social  network  mobile  app  anonymity  q1  2014  snapchat  whisper  secret  siliconvalley  startup  facebook  substitution  sociality  yahoo  answers  twitter  instagram  Platform 
february 2014 by csrollyson
IPP - Home
Aims to teach enterprise CxOs how to innovate, Valley-style
siliconvalley  enterprise  conference  innovation  startup  hightech 
december 2013 by csrollyson
@WalmartLabs: Why Walmart won’t succeed in e-commerce even if it does everything right.
[comment] Posits that Walmart's huge success with physical #retail will prevent it from succeeding in ecommerce & #omnichannel
walmart  ecommerce  siliconvalley  web  development  amazon  competition  store  retail  omni  channel  multi  pointofview  digital  transformation  cdo 
october 2013 by csrollyson
Business Insider
Behind the scenes reportage of Klout's growing pains
klout  social  media  startup  Q3  2013  executive  investor  analysis  rank  rating  metrics  siliconvalley 
september 2013 by csrollyson
The World's Leading Science Cities - Richard Florida - The Atlantic Cities
Research suggests complex hub cities are sticky; BRIC ranks low for physics
science  physics  city  rank  rating  global  usa  uk  france  siliconvalley  history  bric  research  2013  2ghcj 
may 2013 by csrollyson
Silicon Valley is lying about the state of U.S. tech education | The Industry Standard - InfoWorld
Polemic accuses Silicon Valley of conspiracy to keep hightech wages down by pushing H1B visas; asserts USA has "more than enough" STEM grads
2blog  higher  education  usa  siliconvalley  conspiracy  pointofview  Employment  innovation  2013  hightech  immigration  stem 
april 2013 by csrollyson
Connect to Human Networks To Find Breakout Opportunities | LinkedIn
Great insight: Reid Hoffman riffs on Paypal Mafia, Benjamin Franklin, social networks & their role in breakout opportunity
social  network  history  siliconvalley  london  philadelphia  insight  strategy  paypal  opportunity  relationship  trust  experience  career  venture 
february 2013 by csrollyson
The Folly of Age as a Number: How We Can All Be Young | LinkedIn
ASTUTE advice on making choices about how you think; attitude reigns in the Knowledge Economy & the #SocialChannel
age  generation  startup  ceo  founder  attitude  philosophy  pointofview  siliconvalley  entrepreneur  csrblogcomment 
december 2012 by csrollyson
Company Envisions ‘Vaults’ for Personal Data - NYTimes.com
Interesting concept: Startup analogous to credit card bureau--for individuals' reputations
startup  reputation  management  privacy  empowerment  VCs.angels  siliconvalley  executive  entrepreneur 
december 2012 by csrollyson
Hewlett-Packard, Autonomy and 'Rules of the Garage' | LinkedIn
RARE reading juxtaposes HP's assertion of Autonomy fraud w HP's own Rules of the Garage
HP  analysis  Autonomy  core  competency  principles  governance  executive  acquisition  q4  2012  CEO  hightech  siliconvalley  exceptional 
november 2012 by csrollyson
SVB on Wine
One of the most unique combos: SVB Wine - but also most popular
Financialservices  wine  blog  california  siliconvalley 
november 2012 by csrollyson
Why High-Tech Companies Are Moving to the City - WSJ.com
Cities increasingly preferred to hightech ghettos in Silicon Valley; link to cloud tech, proximity to users & fast cycles
city  urban  creative  hightech  innovation  2012  pointofview  comparison  siliconvalley  sanfrancisco  Newyorkcity 
september 2012 by csrollyson
Retail renaissance | The Economist
Predicts rapid innovation and disruption in "banking": startups, retailers, crossborder players; wealth management/investment bank crossover; big data
banking  research  report  international  global  financialservices  retail  internet  consumer  mobile  asia  wealth  management  europe  emea  americas  usa  future  disruption  startup  siliconvalley  innovation  Cross-border  big  data  branch 
july 2012 by csrollyson
X Prize Founder Peter Diamandis Has His Eyes on the Future | Wired Science | Wired.com
Mind-expanding, inspiring Peter Diamandis interview: gr8 vision for Knowledge Economy, tech & space
innovation  prize  space  science  future  siliconvalley  nasa  interview  tourism  private  travel  vision 
july 2012 by csrollyson
Apple to Feature Yelp Check-Ins Within IPhone Maps App - Bloomberg
Sweet deal! Yelp integrated into iphone maps Q3/4 2012! [+The ever-dynamic Valley competition in action]
yelp  apple  iphone  ios  integration  partner  review  geosocial  lbs  local  q2  2012  google  facebook  app  value  chain  siliconvalley 
june 2012 by csrollyson
Circle: If Highlight And Path Had A Beautiful Ambient Location Child | TechCrunch
Trying to crack the mobile/friends/privacy nut, leveraging #facebook data #egsn
geosocial  startup  siliconvalley  mobile  Facebook  LBS 
may 2012 by csrollyson
Andreessen, Horowitz: Venture Capital's New Bad Boys - Forbes
Yes, have heard/seen all this b4: but the potential is in practice & commitment
VCs.angels  siliconvalley  disruption  horowitz  andreessen  model  entrepreneur 
may 2012 by csrollyson
How Two Startups Use Games to Beat the Developer Crunch
Future of "work": using crowdsourcing to recruit high octane software developers
gaming  crowdsourcing  software  developer  siliconvalley  recruiting  challenge  q1  2012  2blog 
february 2012 by csrollyson
Creating Your Business Plan, Slide Deck & Elevator Pitch
Solid outline of how entrepreneurs should approach elevator pich, business plan & pitch slide deck
business  plan  siliconvalley  guykawasaki  pitch  startup  entrepreneur  investor 
february 2012 by csrollyson
This Is Generation Flux: Meet The Pioneers Of The New (And Chaotic) Frontier Of Business | Fast Company
FC retrospective of their 15 years of publishing riffs on accelerating disruption, free agency and redefinition of work #li
culture  business  social  adoption  transformation  analysis  reflection  web  1.0  2.0  3.0  network  enterprise  executive  usa  siliconvalley  hightech  leader  2csrollyson  2sbs 
february 2012 by csrollyson
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