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Bill Gross
Founder of Technology Incubator Idealab and 100 companies in last 30 years. Tweeting while on my quest for learning in life and at conferences.
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Bill Gross Jul 11
Mark, I have really enjoyed all your super smart words on Renewable Energy and more. I would love to tell you more about what I am working on at Caltech and at Idealab to support all your theses. If you have time, feel free to DM me and I'd love to talk to you further. Thx! Bill
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Bill Gross Jun 12
Replying to @salimismail
And then you get to watch the cars spin around 720 degrees in intersections! Smile. Agree with you how annoying it is. Could it be intentional?
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Bill Gross Jun 11
The line waiting to get signed copies of 's great new book on "The Algebra of Happiness" right after his amazing talk tonight..
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Bill Gross Jun 11
Replying to @GeekTunes
I knew he bought Pixar, but I had no idea of the magnitude of the return, and I think the turnaround of Apple and the iPod and iTunes, and iPhone and iPad seem so big they dwarfed Pixar in my mind..
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Bill Gross Jun 11
"As a startup, always bias towards simple. Customers will tell you when your product doesn't do enough, but will never ask for fewer features when they stop using your product because it's too complex." This is such great advice from Aaron Levie, but so hard to do..
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Bill Gross Jun 11
Steve Jobs is SO known for Apple, I didn't know that he bought Pixar for $5,000,000 in 1986.. And then sold it to Disney for $7.4 BILLION 20 years later in 2006! via Jon Erlichman ..
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Bill Gross Jun 11
"In the last 20 years, more than half of all journalists have lost their jobs, and that's a bigger number than coal miners in both absolute terms and percentage." AG Sulzberger of the NY Times at ..
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Bill Gross Jun 11
"Culture eats everything for breakfast." This has been the line of the conference for me so far, by . I agree with him, and it's gotten me really thinking about how to make sure my ideas for how I want the organization to behave in my absence happen. Any ideas?
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Bill Gross Jun 11
Do you think that social media has increased polarization? This slide from Mary Meeker's report implies that it has. If not, do you agree we are more polarized (I think society feels that way) and what else has caused it?
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Bill Gross Jun 11
Under 3 decades after the browser, more than HALF of humanity is online. I'm trying to remember what it was like before being online every day. What's the biggest change in your life due to the Internet? ..
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Bill Gross Jun 11
Every new technology/medium has pros and cons. Social media pros: self-expression, identity, community.. Cons: sleep quality, FOMO, bullying.. How do we accentuate the pros and minimize/mitigate the cons?
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Bill Gross Jun 11
YouTube and Instagram are slowly taking away time/usage from just about everything else. From Mary Meeker's 2019 Internet Trends Report at ..
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Bill Gross Jun 11
Mobile usage beats TV time for the first time ever. This from Mary Meeker's 2019 Internet Trends Report at ..
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Bill Gross Jun 11
Mobile usage is now almost double desktop usage. Now almost 4 hours per day PER user in the United States. From Mary Meeker's 2019 Internet Trends Report at ..
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Bill Gross Jun 11
eCommerce is now 15% of retail (offline) sales. It's been a long, steady climb. Mary Meeker Internet Trends Report at ..
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Bill Gross Jun 11
China leads the world with 21% of internet users, India second with 12%, and the U.S. is third with 8%. From Mary Meeker's Internet Report at ..
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Bill Gross Jun 11
HALF of the world is now connected. 3.8 billion people globally online, but now growth is slowing to about 6% year over year. From Mary Meeker's Internet Trends report at ..
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Bill Gross Jun 10
"Amazon web services, which was started as a service to handle internal services and storage, has now grown to be a $31B business that is growing at an astonishing 41% annually." Andy Jassy, head of at ..
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Bill Gross Jun 10
Carbon capture CAN scale to make a huge difference, but only when it can be done cheaply enough. I believe that will happen. It's totally possible, but hugely challenging. But it's not limited by the physics - it just requires extreme cleverness..
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Bill Gross Jun 10
Replying to @tovbinm @thoshughes
My amazing designer at Idealab made this image for me.
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