I recently read The Internet is Not the Answer by Andrew Keen. (Read my review here, and then go read the book itself!) While I was reading it, I had several thoughts that I’ll be sharing with you over the next few weeks, the first of which is just how interconnected Silicon Valley is.
Some of the founders of major Web 2.0 companies were a part of failed Web 1.0 companies and several have now gone on to found and/or fund new tech companies. At first, I wanted to call this a bit incestuous, but then I realized that this isn’t a negative. It’s a positive. In this sense, the culture of Silicon Valley is a healthy one in that it’s foster new life. (Let’s not chase that analysis too deeply because there are a ton of negative aspects of this culture, most covered fairly well in Mr. Keen’s book.)
Silicon Valley is an interconnected community of entrepreneurs and leaders, and this is where I wish the Church was headed.