I was taken aback by a former serial entrepreneur when he told me, upon selling his last start-up to a Big Company, that he was finished doing start-ups — the way he put it was, “I’ve graduated.” The intent of the metaphor is clear: start-ups are a great way to get an education in a hurry, learning about various aspects of a business as you wear different hats. His education done, he was ready for big-time business. But that’s not the part that shocked me. Continue reading Silicon Valley’s “graduating class” of 2009: Where are they now?
What do the Oscars, the SAT test, and the content marketing industry have in common? Last week, all three of them signaled that the value our society grants to good writing is on the decline. Let’s take these in the order they occurred.
Continue reading The devaluation of writing