Friday, 11 August 2017

Marc Andreessen Quotes

Make new mistakes
https://www.wired.com/2000/08/loudcloud/

Strong opinions, weakly held
https://a16z.com/2017/08/07/strategy-tactics-large-companies-management/

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Slack

Slack came out of failed game Glitch. They took the customised communications tool the team used to build the game and created a new stand alone product.

https://www.cnet.com/news/flickr-founder-plans-to-kill-company-e-mails-with-slack/

Pixar

Started as a hardware company. The Pixar Image Computer never sold well, but the people involved had long-held ambitions to make an animated film and eventually Toy Story saved the company.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pixar


Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Flickr - accidental innovation

Flickr was originally a chat room for gamers with photo sharing capability.

The company made a game called Game Neverending, and Flickr was a tool for it. But ultimately the game got shut down and Flickr continued.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flickr