Thursday, January 10, 2008
Scott Berkun managed the development o Internet Explorer. I read his “Myths of Innovation” book this weekend. It is the first book I read that understands the messy reality of growing an innovative business after Peter Drucker’s “Innovation and Entrepreneurship”.
If you want to kill ideas please check his blog post on the subject (and the 88 comments). Please check also some useful essays at http://www.scottberkun.com/essays/ on everything from usability to managing people.
Paul Graham is the author of “Hackers and Painters” one of the most provocative books on technology. Check this post especially on the item 8. Colleges will Change. I totally agree with these paragraphs:
“The greatest value of universities is not the brand name or perhaps even the classes so much as the people you meet. If it becomes common to start a startup after college, students may start trying to maximize this. Instead of focusing on getting internships at companies they want to work for, they may start to focus on working with other students they want as cofounders.
What students do in their classes will change too. Instead of trying to get good grades to impress future employers, students will try to learn things. We’re talking about some pretty dramatic changes here.”