Each month, “Ammirati on Innovation” episodes will look at ways that the disruptive-startup mentality is spreading beyond young entrepreneurs to big established corporations. Serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist and Carnegie Mellon B-school professor Sean Ammirati, who sits at the intersection of these high-change dynamics, provides insight.
In this episode, Sean and I discuss the corporate innovation mindset. Sean wants everybody to think about themselves as an entrepreneur—and that includes people working inside large corporations. He quotes Jim Collins, of “Good to Great” fame, in saying that people too often allow good to be the enemy of great. That’s why so many businesses don’t become great entrepreneurs.
Sean also talks us through some of his latest thoughts on software. He says that software, when done well, provides asymmetric value. And Satya Nadella of Microsoft has said that over the next five years, 500 million new applications will be written. That’s far more than in the decades-long history of the software industry. And finally, Sean encourages listeners to go to corporatestartuplab.com and see free tools that are in development—and give Corporate Startup Lab feedback!
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