Stanford’s eCorner + Inspiring talk by Brit Morin

I read about Stanford University’s Entrepreneurship Corner a couple of hours ago in an article. It seems to be a great resource for digital entrepreneurship that generously offers over 2000 videos and podcasts featuring entrepreneurship and innovation thought leaders. I watched the newest video — “Inspiring Creativity with Great Content” by Brit Morin.

Brit Morin is a young female entrepreneur who bootstrapped her own media company –Brit + Co– 4 years ago. Her company now has ~100 employees and has raised ~$30M so far.

A few points from her talk that I found interesting:

  • Once again, we can see how small bootstrapped tech startups can go from 0 to multi-million dollar valuations in no time.
  • It might seem easy to start a business like this, but it’s certain that it couldn’t have been so successful without Brit’s experience working with large Silicon Valley corporations and without her connections.
  • While investing in the product and the engineering team might seem like the right decision in the early stages of a startup, it is usually smarter to invest in sales and marketing.
  • Entrepreneurship could be more difficult for a female, but it also has an advantage: being different!
  • The maker movement is only going to get more popular over time. It makes sense as we’ve begun to notice advancements have made us mechanical, instead of creative, and that has negatively affected our physical and mental health.

Cloud computing

I always love to predict what’s gonna happen in the future. Don’t get me wrong, It doesn’t mean I like to become the next Nostradamus!
Web is one of the main things I’m interested in.
Now as an experienced web developer, I’m going to share a piece of its future with you. Listen (or read!) carefully.

Nowadays, Internet and IT are growing and changing so fast that their future is not very clear to anyone. But I’m sure Cloud computing is going to spread so fast in the next decade and replace almost all client-based software and applications. You will no longer need to install a software. You just have to install a good web browser and enter a website address, or maybe install a lightweight app. then you can use Photoshop, Word, Excel, Autocad, etc. with all of their features online. So much easier than what you have to do today.

Our children will use cheap desktops and tablets and they’ll be able to do whatever they want by making a small online payment to a website and use its online services.

So if you want to be the next Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg, read more about Cloud computing and its features, then try to build a new web application that can take some old offline applications’ place.
I bet you’ll succeed if you just do it right.