Friday, December 27, 2013

When Disruption is Not An Option

Reviewing recent conferences, the LeanStartup conference in San Francisco stands out as being well ahead in its discussion of new thinking around building companies. Steven Hodas was interesting because he talks about the application of the Startup process to one of the largest educational institutions in the USA.

The sound is poor on these closing remarks, but Stephanie Hay points out that broadcasters were testing out programme formats on selected target groups in the 1960's. That's how they discovered when children were actually learning from shows like Sesame Street (it was during the interaction between humans and the puppets.)

So how can start ups deal with the challenges of exponential growth? Hyper-growth in fact is extremely painful. Enjoyed this presentation from Ari Gesher of Palantir Technologies.

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