My daily readings 12/17/2011

  • tags: path Pivot

    • Path relaunched 18 days ago, changing course from photo-sharing to everything sharing, in a beautifully wrapped package with emphasis on simplicity. Many have likened the product to a better designed Facebook for your phone, which is fair and probably a compliment. But everything isn’t coming up roses, and the product still has kinks it needs to iron out.
  • tags: Curation mobile

  • tags: team team-building

    • The “Economics of Superstars” observes that in some industries, marginally more talented people/groups generate exponentially more value [0]

       

      The Economics of Superstars phenomenon requires a distribution channel to move a large volume of goods. For superstar athletes, television enables endorsements and merchandise sales. For software developers, the Internet enables scalable distribution of digital goods.

       

      Finding a way to be 10x better than median can now generate exponentially more value for people who make digital goods.

    • A bunch of 10x people != A 10x team

       

      Most hiring processes assume that if you find a great developer and put them on a great team, the individual and team will do well. Good teams try to nail down “culture fit” but this is usually only based on whether the candidate gets along with the team.

       

      Throwing together a bunch of great developers who get along does not make for a 10x team.

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