Critics point to a less-than-robust tech scene, layoffs and shuttered businesses as major stumbling blocks, while others applaud the community's transformation. [...]
"The other thing that we would have done differently, knowing what we know now, is really made our goals much more explicit," Hsieh said.
For example, he would have put "collisions" — serendipitous encounters between individuals who can drive innovation — ahead of co-learning, connectedness and even return on investment. — cnbc.com
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Late in 2011, [Zappos CEO] Hsieh became even more legendary by announcing almost larkishly that he’d be leading a $350 million effort to rejuvenate a blighted stretch of Las Vegas’ downtown […]
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Doubters have no place in the ecosystem. Pragmatists stand little chance. A love of hyperbole prevails. — Wired
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