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.
The Big Themes:
- Six months ago, would anyone on the planet believe that 20% of incoming Harvard freshmen would defer? Great example of the crazy times we’re in!
- Sean’s message to those and other would-be college freshmen choosing to take a gap year: “Why don’t you spend that time starting your own business?” The course and content Sean’s developing for that are drawing a great deal of interest.
- Disney purchasing TikTok makes a lot of sense – even Twitter purchasing TikTok makes a lot of sense. But Oracle or Microsoft? Crazy!
- Ten years ago, when Oracle founder Larry Ellison bought Sun Microsystems, some people thought it was a brilliant move, but many that it was insane. But TikTok is the next level of crazy!
The Big Quote: “If Microsoft’s crazy, Oracle is like next-level crazy. They get crazier, not less crazy.”
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