Thoughts on the entrepreneur's journey, leadership and life
"If there is dissatisfaction with the status quo, good. If there is ferment, so much the better. If there is restlessness, then let there be ideas, and hard thought, and hard work. If man feels small, let man make himself bigger." - Hubert Humphrey
In summary, I would assert that the article is only half right – the data points they highlight about Silicon Valley are correct, but their assumptions about what that means for the future of innovation are wrong.
I was fortunate to have the opportunity to discuss the ups and downs – and share lots of mistakes I made – in scaling the sales function. Thanks much to James Lattin for moderating this session at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.