Technology blogger Robert Scoble recently sat down with Scott Cook to pick his brain on entrepreneurship in the age of the Internet and how Intuit fosters an entrepreneurial spirit within the organization.
Here is one of Scott’s most interesting comments:
“This is one of the great things about entrepreneurship: you can’t predict it. The most game changing inventions are typically the ones you can’t predict. There was a Wall Street Journal article in 1998 that asked a group of distinguished experts to predict what technology would be like in ten years. Then The Journal went back in 2008 and looked at those predictions. The ones that were mere extrapolations like the improved power of the PC – the amount of ram, and hard drive space – the experts nailed those. But the experts missed the biggest change to hit technology which has been the explosion of user contribution. No single expert got this and yet it’s the biggest thing. Every interesting web business is rooted around user contribution.”
Let us know what you thought was most interesting about this interview!