I love Joi Ito’s advice about startups. Mostly he is talking about understanding risk. I particularly focused on one section just after 9 minutes into the video where he talks about how it’s folly to spend a lot of time building a business plan when it’s so inexpensive to go ahead and develop your product iteratively and develop the plan after you’ve seen how your customers are reacting to the product. Here’s the video:
by sky on Jan.18, 2010, under Communicating, Facebook, Frothy Concepts, Identity & The End of Privacy, Making organizations work, Organizations and Sociology, Our networked world, Social Entrepreneurs, Technology and geeky stuff, Videos
At LeWeb in Paris (December 2009) Chris Pirillo articulated some underlying principles for creating true (virtual) community. Matt Buckland recorded Chris’ points in text form. I’m going to make some comments on them now.
Chris started by saying “I don’t have an agenda; I don’t have an announcement…” referring, of course, to the number of companies that had been making announcements on the stage. Probably not unusual, since you want to make product announcements where they will be heard, but it was certainly being noticed this time around.
The full video of Chris’ talk appears at the bottom of this article. I’m going to pick and choose from the points that Matt jotted down.
So, what is the essence of community? Community… (continue reading…)
I was minding my own business, getting ready to interview someone, at LeWeb in the “Geek Pad” where Microsoft had given us an area to hang out and connect online, when I noticed Eliane had her Macbook Pro over her head. I didn’t see any rain, so I knew she wasn’t using it as an umbrella, and then I heard her speaking intimately to the Mac.
Since there are hardly any phone booths anymore, she had turned her Mac into a phone booth!
This is a Backstage Pass interview of David Spark, conducted at LeWeb, in December, 2009.
David Spark is a new media producer and consultant whose output includes Spark Minute, and he blogs at SparkMinute.com.
[The photo at left was taken at LeWeb in Paris, 2009, by Rodrigo Sepúlveda-Schulz (CC)by-nc-sa.]
You can check David’s Cool and Not-so-Cool post, but in the video, to save time, I edited to focus on the cool!