It is not about money and technology… It is all about the people, stupid! Laurie Olivier October 8, 2009 PROUDLY SOUTH AFRICAN A SUCCESSFUL START-UP … ENTREPRENEURS MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND …. THE WORLD IS FLAT … GLOBAL/SOCIAL COLLABORATION … WHAT A PLACE!!
It is all about the people, stupid!
Laurie Olivier October 8, 2009
Steve Jobs in front of his garage, where he made the first Apple
HP founders Dave Packard & Bill Hewlett in front of their famous garage in Palo Alto, CA
Route 128, MA
= SUCCESS RECIPE
Academia & R&D
VC’s = Funding
CRITICAL MASS REQUIRED
& Social Community
Culture of risk taking
CONVERGING SOCIAL CIRCLES
VC FUNDING = “SILVER BULLET”
VC CRITICAL MASS
2ND TIME ENTREPRENEURS
GOVERNMENT INVOLVEMENT IS ESSENTIAL: MAIN R&D SUPPORT PROGRAMS IN ISRAEL
Creative risk taking is essential to success in any goal where the stakes are high. Thoughtless risks are destructive, of course, but perhaps even more wasteful is thoughtless caution which prompts inaction and promotes failure to seize opportunity.