Stanford and Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders: Tim O’Reilly
Every now and then you come across something that begs to be shared. This podcast is one of those moments:
Yes, that’s Mr. Web 2.0 of O’Reilly Publishing fame. While I trust you’ll take the time to listen to Tim, these are the ideas that intrigued me. (Note: Some are quotes, some simply paraphrased, and some are O’Reilly quoting others.)
- Edwin Schlossberg: “The skill of writing is to create a context in which other people can think.”
- Implicit context
- Embrace hardware as well as software
- Software above the level of a single device
- A system in the space between devices…not just a single application
- The Law of Conservation of Attractive Profits
- Software is a commodity. Data is the new currency of value.
- Rethink workflows and the experience
- Think differently about human / machine symbiosis
- We don’t have better algorithms. We just have more data.
- It’s a fairly hard AI problem to pick a traffic light out of a video stream. It’s a trivial AI problem to figure out if it’s red or green if you already know that it’s there.
- Reputation systems
- Close the loop
- What loops can you change? How can you make things smarter? And close the loop?
- Enable an economy
- Create more value than you capture
- Make other people successful
- Work on stuff that matters
- Idealism is good for your business
- Work on things that are hard. Find hard problems.
- Look a little sideways
- Code For America (http://CodeForAmerica.org)
- O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (http://OATV.com)
- It’s an ongoing process
- Find interesting problems that are relevant locally
- It’s about narrating your work in public
- Sometimes it takes a long time, keep at it
- Who do you want your customers to be
- Subscription is an important business model
- Sensors (hardware) are talking to software
- The Maker Movement
- Square enabled coffee shop
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