Graham recently published this article to the Total Executive LinkedIn group...“Even well-meaning gatekeepers slow innovation. When a platform is self-service, even the improbable ideas can get tried, because there’s no expert gatekeeper ready to say ‘that will never work!’ And guess what – many of those improbable ideas do work, and society is the beneficiary of that diversity. I see the elimination of gatekeepers everywhere.”
Jeff Bezos, quoted in The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon, page 315.
“Spend the vast majority of your time thinking about product and platform. Many large, successful companies started with the following: