Founder of Lean Startup Machine
Great post Philip! Keep up the good work.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Online identity is changing, but engagement is still key
I definitely agree with Gamification and the Cloud as big trends for 2013. Everything will encompass some gamification and be hosted in the cloud going forward.
But I think what's more important than this year's trends are the anti-trends. A lot of people are talking about how the business cycle for this wave of tech disruption is closing. Hardware and other platforms are the limiting elements. There's only so many iPhone app innovations, there's only so many Facebook games that can be created.
Google Glass (while it's total vaporware) poses one of the most interesting tech disruptions. I'm still awaiting the day when our brains are hard-wired to a computer chip.
Another trend this year is intrapreneuership. We're seeing big companies like Google, Apple, Microsoft, etc. becoming more sophisticated than ever before at creating new products. Acqui-hires are more popular than ever and we're seeing the line blur between corporate and startup worlds.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on The big picture: What I see for 2013 and beyond
@mattstraz @sarahcuda Great post Sarah, I would also add two startups to this list: Quigo sold for $340M to AOL and LinkShare was acquired by Rakuten for $425M.
6 months, 4 weeks ago on Without Arianna, the Huffington Post mafia is taking Manhattan
I couldn't disagree more Adam! Stay in school implies getting a degree. The point of school is NOT to get a degree, it's to learn, build connections and decide what you want to do with your life. As someone who hires many people right out of school or in school-- I could care less about their GPA or if they finished. The system school emphasizes is following the rules, being on time, etc. While that IS important-- what's more important is the ability to complete a task where there is no instructions.
I find some of the most entrepreneurial students at NYU attend Gallatin (for those who don't know it's a program where you can take whatever classes you want across any college and call your major whatever you want). These students get to spend lots of time "exploring" which is one of the core competencies of an entrepreneur. This isn't for everyone, but for those with a natural drive and ambition, they don't need the structure.
An undergraduate degree is useful for going to specialized grad school. Other than that-- you can get by fine without a degree. I also have friends who have dropped out, started & sold a company, and then still attended grad. school (ie. HBS).
So, entrepeneurs should not focus on a degree-- they should focus on learning, building connections and deciding what they want to do. Get that done as fast as possible and stop paying the overpriced tuition. A degree does not guarantee a job.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Entrepreneurs Should Stay in School
Thanks for the awesome coverage Nathaniel!
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Validation Board: Embrace the Lean
Not bad for a first post, Adam!
As a long-time sci-fi fan, one of the things I am most excited about is thought recognition (would be interesting to do a Branch on this). I am confident some day we will be uploading our consciousness to the cloud and also be able to access google in a split-second through thought. I also think something like the movie Limitless will come true in the near future.
8 months, 4 weeks ago on Apple’s Next Act
This news just so made my day. Adam is a legend and personal hero. This is perfect timing for Pando and means big things for the NYC community and tech journalism as a whole. Sarah- this is such a good move. Adam- you rock!
9 months ago on NFW: Adam Penenberg Joins PandoDaily as Editor
Another good one Francisco!
12 months ago on The New Entrepreneur Classification System