5by5 | The Critical Path #50: From Impossible to Inevitable

The crumbs of data falling off the Samsung v. Apple trial table get some scrutiny. Horace expands on some of the hints from the partial release of information and then continues with a discussion of how market data is collected and whether it should be trusted. That leads to a question of whether private (or paid) analysis is “better” than public (and unpaid). The benefits of having access to the vastness of collaborators online and the public sources of info might be tipping the balance. Finally, we talk about how big ideas go from sounding impossible to being inevitable and who gets rewarded for making them so.

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  • Matthew Gunson


    I was very interested in your comments about learning via the internet and twitter. You’ve alluded to this in the past and I think it’s really a fascinating concept.

    I finished my MBA last year and I believe I have learned as much applicable knowledge reading blogs and other articles online as I did in my two years of MBA.

    I believe with this instantaneous sharing of knowledge that work experience is becoming more and more over valued.

    Curious to hear your thoughts on this idea that gleaned knowledge might be, disrupting direct on the job experience.

  • Suddy

    Horace, A great piece. This is motivational stuff for entrepreneurs. Since you referenced reading up on history in earlier posts, I would recommend you read “Guns, germs and steel by Jared Diamond”. I don’t agree with everything Diamond says, some are plain wrong, and he passes off his opinions as facts, but the book does prove your Quote – “In the near term everything seems impossible, in the long term, once you
    broaden your perspective and timescale everything seems inevitable.”

    Love the quote. You must tweet this.

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