Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Finding a Pot of Gold, Reality Style!
We live in a world of ever changing technology, a constant frenzy of new ideas & products demanded by the market. I have seen many changes and amazing technology produced in this field over the course of 30 years. So, it comes to no surprise that a reality show would document the shifts in our culture and the brilliant products being born.
Most likely for viewers, the "lives" involved in creating the paths for current and future technology will be interesting to watch. With millions and billions of dollars pouring into this industry, all it takes for these "path makers" is an idea and the right investors to be the next "boom" in technology.
This "Yammer" story is certainly validation for above….
Only the idea counts. When it goes viral, the company can quickly be worth hundreds of millions if not more. Yammer, a social network for companies, started in late 2008. Last month was sold to Microsoft for $1.2 billion, and no one batted an eye. (Featured in this New York Times article about the upcoming "Silicon Valley" Reality Show). Photo by New York Times.
Gary Fowler, Analog Solutions, Executive Technology Recruiter, Semiconductor, Analog