In 2015, Tom Goodwin wrote a now famous blog post in Techcrunch:
“Uber, the world’s largest taxi company, owns no vehicles. Facebook, the world’s most popular media owner, creates no content. Alibaba, the most valuable retailer, has no inventory. And Airbnb, the world’s largest accommodation provider, owns no real estate. Something interesting is happening.”
It’s not where you live – it’s where you’ve traveled.
It’s not what you do – it’s who you know.
It’s not enough to have things. Things are no longer capital.
We want to have influence. To be thought leaders. We want to have the power to change and to revolutionize, not just to buy.
Something interesting is happening, and it’s up to us to harness that energy. Not to ride the wave, but to create our own.