Learning vs. Staying Informed: an Important Distinction in the Realm of New Ventures

Learning and staying informed are two different paradigms for receiving information and forming a view of the world. While staying informed is to some degree a necessary requirement of learning, on its own it is insufficient for dealing with new ventures. People that want to operate in the creative space of new ventures should aim … Continue reading Learning vs. Staying Informed: an Important Distinction in the Realm of New Ventures

Will We Pay for High-Quality Information?

Paul Graham, co-founder of Y Combinator, says that in order to come up with successful startup ideas you need to "live in the future and build what seems interesting."  He notes that successful founders usually operate on the fringe of what is believed to be possible, and then fill in gaps when they notice something … Continue reading Will We Pay for High-Quality Information?