“The internet makes human desires more easily attainable. In other words, it offers convenience. Convenience on the internet is basically achieved by two things: speed, and cognitive ease. If you study what the really big things on the internet are, you realize they are masters at making things fast and not making people think.
Here’s the formula if you want to build a billion-dollar internet company. Take a human desire, preferably one that has been around for a really long time. Identify that desire and use modern technology to take out steps.”—Ev Williams (via Wired.com)
Currently, organisational challenges for organisations stretch from the simple, through the spectrum of the complex to the complicated and the seemingly intractable. In this context, the future can appear as a fog rather than as a clear set of possible futures.
“The No. 1 challenge in building a great company is understanding yourself. Most companies reflect the strengths and weaknesses of their founders. Those that are more mindful of their own strengths and weaknesses tend to build more balanced businesses.”—
Albert Wenger, in Financial Post interview, ahead of Oct 23rd fireside chat in Toronto.