Another week and another collection of interesting ideas from around the internet.
As always, thoughts and/or comments are greatly appreciated.
- The Disruption Talk [A VC]
Fred Wilson (a VC in New York) partly crowd-sourced a presentation on disruption, presented at Google, recorded and stashed on YouTube.
- In-N-Out Burger’s six secrets for out-and-out success [Daily Finance]
On the heels of mounting cynicism generated by Wall Street bailouts and the perception that corporate leaders are gaming the system to make a profit, at least one American company is proving that businesses can survive and even thrive while sticking to traditional values.
- Farmers Didn’t Invent Tractors. They Were Busy Farming. [Ben Casnocha]
There’s a cliche in innovation / entrepreneurship which says, “Scratch your own itch.” That is, solve problems that you know really well. This is not always so.
- Obama’s Seven Lessons for Radical Innovators [Harvard Business]
Barak Obama’s presidential bid succeeded was a research lab for using social media in a political campaign. It differs from yesterday’s political organizations as much as Google and Threadless differ from yesterday’s corporations: all are a tiny handful of truly new, 21st century institutions in the world today. Here are the seven rules his campaign lived by.