Getting Your Org Charts From Zero to One
“Of the six people who started PayPal, four had built bombs in high school. Five were just 23 or younger. Four of us had been born outside the United States. Three had escaped here from Communist countries.”
Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build The Future
Greed and Fear
It seems that a lot is being written these days about innovation and entrepreneurship.
Why is this?
Not surprisingly, greed and fear seem to be important drivers.
On the greed side, innovation and entrepreneurship are associated with new wealth creation. In the broadest social sense, creating new wealth (and the profits, jobs and taxes that go with it) is a significant priority, across the private sector and for governments....everywhere.
At ground level, the quest by individuals to find the “magic formula” that can turn “boot-strapped” start-ups into so-called “unicorns” consumes much of the attention of Silicon Valley students, technologists, entrepreneurs, VCs and the business media these days. They pursue the hunt - mostly failing. At the same time, they are being envied, studied and emulated globally for their unparalleled wealth creation and story-spinning capabilities.