3 thoughts on “Why Silicon Valley Does Not Get Mobility?”

  1. Indeed Kawasaki doesn’t get it. He gave a speech about a year ago to his hometown crown at the University of Hawaii. In his presentation, he suggested that only the physical water cooler is useful and certainly doesn’t understand distributed intelligence coming together under one organizational brolley. He also unfairly whacked a bunch of UH college kids who asked him for his advice on how to grow their Linux consulting business. He said something like, “How do you expect to get to a $100M market cap as a Linux consulting business?” — clearly Guy himself did not have the answers and thus could not provide a more positive response to these kids who want hope for the future. Shame on you Guy Kawasaki — you’re getting old and you don’t even see the paradigm changing. Perahps Guy’s problem is the problem of most Silicon Valley VCs (they’re getting older and don’t see the higher level social paradigmatic shifts taking place as a result of technology — exception is probably J. Doerr).

  2. I agree with you Simon. I think the traditional view of the technology industry has changed, and it is just a shame that very few people get it. the technology now is on the edges, i.e. people decide what is cool, not some guys wearing a blue-shirt-kahaki uniform and living in california unreality.

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