My primary thesis is simple, and perhaps oft repeated.
The ideas and businesses that have brought us here in history, did so by solving for the needs of yesteryear. Despite best efforts and intent, they won't be able to solve for the needs of today and the problems of tomorrow.
Think about it through a few examples:
- Cars solve for the commute problems. Car manufacturers will never be able to solve for traffic problems of 2017 and beyond.
- Colleges solved for broad educational needs of people. Colleges won't be able to solve for the new world where success depends largely on personality/communication/ability to influence others, and 'skills' are a hygiene.
- Food and beverage companies solved for global food and nutritional needs. They won't be able to solve for the lopsided state of nutrition (Obesity on one side vs. malnutrition on the other).
My second thesis is slightly less oft repeated: The next set of unicorn startups are all going to be in the "quality of life" space. Will elaborate more on that in following posts. But whether it's education, food, transportation, connectivity, health, entertainment, travel -
We're going to need startups building World 2.0 from scratch.
This blog is to capture my thoughts/ideas on creating a new world order (i.e. 2.0) and improving quality of life for people worldwide.