SNS: The Power of One

SNS: The Power of One

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Week of 2/8/2016    
Vol. 21 Issue 6

Feature: The Power of One

  • Albert Einstein
  • Steve Jobs
  • Elon Musk
  • Craig Venter

Quotes of the Week

Takeout Window

  • Steve Jobs’ “Crazy Ones”

Upgrades and Numbers

  • The World Goes Negative

Ethermail


It was late at night at the Cypress Inn, on the second evening of the Carmel International Film Festival, and the filmmakers at our table were continuing a dinner conversation over what made Silicon Valley tick. Since everyone reading this discussion has had similar conversations, I’ll skip the middle and move to the conclusion.

After an increasingly intense debate over which were the really great companies, we suddenly made an intellectual right turn and came upon the most surprising conclusion: almost all of the most exciting energy involved in driving the Valley forward seems to have come from a very limited number of people.

Like, one. Or maybe four, or ten. But definitely not a hundred, or a thousand.

Having read way too many lame books and watched way too many off-the-mark movies about Steve Jobs, it was particularly refreshing to find that we seemed to agree on something new about Steve.

No Steve, No Valley.

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