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 talk about decision-making, from a couple of angles. First, we explore the choice that giant global corporations have to make when a new opportunity comes along. Namely, do we do this ourselves, or partner up to make it happen? We also affirm that companies can walk and chew gum at the same time— meaning that they need to care about customers AND users at the same time. Sean has a podcast called “Agile Giants,” where he interviews guests ranging from CEOs, CTOs, and VCs to authors. With that unique POV underpinning his thoughts on the subject, Sean tells us that Oracle and Microsoft teaming up together makes for strange bedfellows. Later, Sean reveals that knew he wanted to be a programmer from the age of seven (!!!).
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You have to have a point of view. What do you want to do collaboratively? What do you want to do yourself? And what do you want to do through more uses of financing? #CloudWars Click To Tweet I hear so many CEOs who are like, let me tell you what would be great for my business... That's not actually as relevant as you think it is. The right question is, what would your customers love? #CloudWars Click To Tweet Every industry is trying to figure out, how do we reinvent ourselves before someone comes and disrupts us from the outside? #CloudWars Click To Tweet
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