With so many new services, the challenge today comes in choosing the best web apps in the market, and one piece of information every business operator wants to know is: what are other savvy businesses using?
If we had process patents or the culture of software litigation in the 1980s as we have today current technology would consist of running terminals on DEC and Wang Computers at the local library for $10 per hour and there probably would not be a world-wide web.
It appears that investors know that the endlessly repeated catechism of the faith-based Marketists -- "When the American people have to tighten their belts, the government should do the same" -- is the opposite of the truth.
Congress' focus is in the wrong place. The biggest challenge the U.S. faces right now is the jobs deficit, not the budget deficit. Unemployment rates determine a healthy and functioning economy, and those rates are reaching new heights.
I challenge each of you, as you reflect on your own vision and entrepreneurial plans, to take a lesson from Larry and Sergey. This world needs more exceptional people. Act like one and you too may beat the odds.