LinkLog: Successful Platforms

Posted Posted in Startups and Entrepreneurship

Here is a nice discussion worth reading about Silicon Valley, recession, disruptive products and successful platforms: He says that a platform ill be successful if it has three characteristics. It has to be able to commoditize a market. Secondly, it has to obey the 10x better/cheaper rule. Thirdly, a platform must allow you to add […]

Imagine Cornering Authors…

Posted Posted in Uncategorized

Once in a while you encounter a novel way some one describes a book. It makes a deep impression. Here is how Scott Aaronson goes about describing a Math book: Princeton Companion to Mathematics a 1000-page volume that’s sort of an encyclopedia of math, history of math, biographical dictionary of math, beginners’ guide to math, […]

LinkLog: About Knowledge

Posted 1 CommentPosted in Ideas, Creativity, Innovation

In Rendering Knowledge, Dave Snowden talks about seven aspects of knowledge: Knowledge can only be volunteered it cannot be conscripted We only know what we know when we need to know it In the context of real need few people will withhold their knowledge Everything is fragmented Tolerated failure imprints learning better than success The […]

A Couple of Twitter Trends

Posted Posted in Emerging Technologies

It is interesting to watch Twitter take off.  Over the past few months, I have seen increasing adoption of Twitter.  Here are a couple of trends worth mentioning. eZines on Twitter I think this is a great idea. I follow several ezines (the latest being IDG Connect). I found some of them through Twitter Search […]

LinkLog: Social Networks for Creative People, Medici effect, Twitter…

Posted Posted in Emerging Technologies, Information, Intelligence, Knowledge

Top 10 Social Networks for Creative People Besides the usual suspects like Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Twitter, Ning, there were a few I have not heard of – Behance Network, Shape Shifters, likemind etc. Twitter as a Tool for Business talks about how to go viral on Twitter and have your message, content retweeted. Medici Effect […]