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Silicon Valley sheeps or builders of tomorrow ?

Silicon Valley sheeps or builders of tomorrow ? | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it

Why Silicon Valley Funds Instagrams, not Hyperloops.

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For once, a very (very) long article. Yet an interesting reflection on the current business in the Valley (and the World I would say) and the trend towards some kind of "MVR" ("Most Viable Risk" ...).

At a recent startup meeting the question was asked to founders : How many want to build a million Dollars startup ? Hands raised, almost the whole crowd.

How many want to build a billion Dollars startup ? One cheeky hand only.

Founders - like investors - do not tend to aim that high. Everybody wants money and ROI, not really the building of something new and great.

This post does indeed ask some fair questions in this regard and makes some good points.

With the matter of "future" in the background. Are we moving towards an era of "un-innovation" ?

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What Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Get Wrong: 7 Lessons From The Rest Of The Ecosystem

What Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Get Wrong: 7 Lessons From The Rest Of The Ecosystem | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Noah Kagan, Founder, AppSumo Noah Kagan (31) grew up and thrived in Silicon Valley. However, his feelings about it are mixed. After graduating from Lynbrook High School in San Jose, CA, he got a degree from UC Berkeley.
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One lesson to retain from these two quotes : "If you want to build a $1B company, the valley is a great place. The people there are ridiculously smart. They push you to be better.".
"However, I now love not being in the valley. I don’t want to talk about startups all day. I can have a life and enjoy it here [...]".

That is the Valley summed up and how anybody, entrepreneur or not, shall lives ones life.

Live your life, enjoy it and when you build a startup, make sure you are surrounded by the right, bright, people.




 

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Will Silicon Valley ever share the wealth?

Will Silicon Valley ever share the wealth? | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Cities are doing a lot to build and promote their own startup communities. But Silicon Valley is still king, and it's growing even more powerful in startup investments. How do we fix this?
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Silicon Valley still the rockstar but some regions, not sole cities, tend to develop quite well too (think of Baltics for instance).

Now, the Valley's value-added is not really wealth but rather the smashing "can-do" spirit of people gathered there and the "Hollywood" feature of the place; e.g. the place where to be to be seen and start a career.

Money, on the other hand, can fly shall the shiny startup surface somewhere else.

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The World’s First Ever Cross-Border Hackathon Between Bangalore and Silicon Valley

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One of the first ever world cross-border hackathon's the world has ever seen is happening between Bangalore and the Valley.
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The title says it all. It is truly interesting to see that develop.

"The future of collaboration they say" but collaboration is the future as well.

An initiative to follow and hopefully this keeps developing.

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Rude VC: Silicon Valley's secret sauce • Rude Baguette

Rude VC: Silicon Valley's secret sauce • Rude Baguette | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
France's Startup Blog - Covers Paris Tech, Mobile & Web entrepreneurs/investors, balancing breaking news with in-depth analysis.
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An interesting piece - even if slightly short - about Silicon Valley and its factors of success. And what France would need.

I would certainly add a change of culture. The article mentions people but further than people, the local habit of regarding failure as ... failure should be changed too.

The actual vision of entrepreneurship too and that is where the "proximity" mentioned in this piece could find its importance as it is currently lacking.

Still a (quick) good read.

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