How much do I want to read more? 6/10
I should rather read "The lean startup" first.
Some nice insights here about the future and new trends, entrepreneur, disruptive, new era… but the author's style is hard to read. I get easily lost.
We stand on the shoulders of giants: customer development, the theory of disruptive innovation, the technology life-cycle adoption theory, and agile development.
the value you create is meaningless without a customer who needs, wants, desires, and, ultimately, determines the final value of your creation.
Introduction - What Is The Lean Entrepreneur?
You can never step in the same river twice. We change constantly, but at different rates.
The life you live defines normalcy.
Is change big or little? Dramatic or incremental? Permanent or cyclical? Disruptive or sustaining?
Uncertainty and innovation are a duality. Without the former, there is no opportunity for the latter.
Who Is the Lean Entrepreneur?
- If you are hoping to build “the next big thing.”
- If you’re trying to build a real business that provides value to customers
- If you are trying to change your business
Chapter 1 - Startup Revolution
The Stone, Bronze, and Iron Ages.
Reconstruction, the Gilded Age, and the Progressive Era.
The Machine Age, the Atomic Age, and the Postmodern Era.
The Agrarian and Industrial Revolutions (here lives a myriad of postindustrial terms).
The economy is changing structurally, forever.
It’s the Third Wave, the Information Age, the Knowledge Era, the Services Economy; the economy is global, digital, virtual, and creative.
Bytes Eating the World
Marc Andreessen: “Software eating the world.”
“Six decades into the computer revolution, four decades since the invention of the microprocessor, and two decades into the rise of the modern Internet, all of the technology required to transform industries through software finally works and can be widely delivered at global scale.”
natural progression toward a “symbiotic human computer future.”
Hype and Hyper
“Part of what we talk about with respect to hypernet is you’re going to have billions of nodes connected to millions of clouds and that you’re not going to think of it as one Internet anymore but you’re going to have all kinds of different clouds and data feeds and screens and interfaces that don’t even have screens talking to each other, sometimes overtly and sometimes behind the scenes.”