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:
- The power of the network effect: Will it trigger next wave of M&A for software companies?
- A crisis is a terrible thing to waste: This crisis has been a great accelerant – and now the question is can you take advantage of that accelerant.
- Tech addiction: What’s happening across society right now is around tech addiction. There is a right way and there is a wrong way – which do you choose?
- Pets.com was way too early: The Super Bowl commercial in 2001 was the demise of pets.com. Actually, the idea was perfect—but the timing was brutally wrong. There’s a big lesson in that for all of us today.
The Big Quote: “Three cell phones that can’t talk to each other don’t really have any value by themselves. It’s the ties between the three that become valuable.”
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Sean Ammirati is one of our regular Digital All-Stars. The All-Stars are experts whose video podcasts will focus on the critical themes shaping (and re-shaping!) the business world here in the digital age of 2020. Our intention is to provide regular chunks of timely ideas and insights about high-priority subjects from industry veterans with diverse backgrounds.
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