Respectful dedication Steve Ballmer/Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Craig Barrett/Intel
Take your bets!
Hey where are the others??! Maybe working up the call Centers!! Haha!
The truth that nobody tells nobody is that the field of Technology every dimension is a ‘The Surreal Deal’ every Techi tries impressing you with Techi gibberish! There are going to be zero winning concepts in the days ahead! Quora, take that for a start!! Haha ! Jawbone Creator Alexander Asseily, looks at East London and finds the very name Silicon Roundabout as self-mocking :
“A roundabout doesn’t exactly evoke global clout!!” So, he adds, ‘Let’s pick a name that is bold , induces awe and encapsulates the professional and geographical breath of London entrepreneurs. The city ahs a distinct gravitational field, global reach and cultural depth that most places do not!”
Very true !! And Alexander returned to London recently after running his successful startup in the valley. Some dusted off truths from days gone by must be considered. The winning formulas for such undertaking are – a greater appetite for risk, and more visibility for home grown role models. The more the media celebrates the heroes of the digital economy, the more likely the next generation of talent will not leave for other pastures in favour of a Software venture that might just go global.
Think of the tech CEOs with a significant media profile and they are all probably not Brits. Mark Zuckerber, Jeff Bezos, Larry Page, Sergey Brin. But the world is just so small and instantaneous that things can change in nano seconds, flat.
Google recently announced that it was renting a 17 storey building near Old street as a launchpad for new London based startups and developers. The Government has pledged 400 million pounds in funding to the local tech economy although everybody including the stakeholders feel that it should be doing much more to help with the Tax breaks and visas for foreign talent. So plenty of dotcom entrepreneurs are now actively mentoring the new generation through effective projects such as Seedcamp! So the 20/20 Cricket match is on. The Test matches can wait.
California keep watching your rear view mirror.
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