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The High-Res Society de Paul Graham

Posted in Info, Software by Streema on 21/06/2010

Hoy traigo uno de los essays mas recientes* de Paul Graham: The High-Res Society .

Sería erróneo decir que es el que más me gustó, pero sí puedo afirmar que resume bastante sus ideas acerca de porque los start-ups son una tendencia que esta creciendo y que podría cambiar la realidad global – no estaría mal que Argentina se suba cuanto antes a ese tren, no? En palabras de PG:

For the future, the trend to bet on seems to be networks of small, autonomous groups whose performance is measured individually. And the societies that win will be the ones with the least impedance.

As with the original industrial revolution, some societies are going to be better at this than others. Within a generation of its birth in England, the Industrial Revolution had spread to continental Europe and North America. But it didn’t spread everywhere. This new way of doing things could only take root in places that were prepared for it. It could only spread to places that already had a vigorous middle class.

Además, tb lo elegí porque es bastante corto en comparación con otros, y con solo leer este pueden tener una idea de lo que piensa, propone, etc. – tal vez crean que es una locura… quizá por eso es mi autor favorito. :)

En fín, si este les parece bueno, les recomiendo mucho: What Business Can Learn From Open Source, Hiring is Obsolete y A Stutent’s Guide To Startups – todos los demás que ha escrito están acá: http://www.paulgraham.com/articles.html .

* puse “recientes” por la regularidad con la que escribe.

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Best Quotes!

Posted in Software, SouthCombinator by Streema on 07/06/2010
Here are some of the best quotes I’ve included in my work, hope you enjoy them.

Between 1980 and 2005, virtually all net new jobs created in the U.S. were created by firms that were 5 years old or less.

Robert Litan, Kauffman Foundation’s Research Director
Start-Ups, Not Bailouts”, Thomas Friedman, April 2010.

The Web is an incredible democratizer. A small company can look as large as a big company and be as accessible as a big company on the Web. Big companies spend hundreds of millions of dollars building their distribution channels. And the Web is going to completely neutralize that advantage.

Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO
The Next Insanely Great Thing“, Wired Magazine, Gary Wolf, February 1996.

Argentina es la capital del emprendimiento de Latinoamérica.

Daniel Alegre, Google’s Vice President, Asia Pacific and Japan.

Silicon Valley is an idea, not necessarily a real place. You can build a global internet business from anywhere.

Dave McClure, Founders Fund
Is Silicon Valley Dead?“, Dave Troy, June 2010.

Hope you liked them! btw, soon a sneak preview of the thesis will be here, please be patient. :)