Gillmor Gang – Robert Scoble, Paul Davidson, John Borthwick, Douglas Rushkoff, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live from New York City BetaDay conference 11am Pacific/2pm EST.
See original here: Gillmor Gang Live 05.16.13 (TCTV)
What is driving the sharing economy? Not to spoil the excellent speech, but a few of the key reasons include a sluggish economy and problems involving choice. If you want to get your mind around a key, and rapidly growing sector of not just the technology market, but also the economy as whole, Loic has you covered.
I’ve embedded Loic’s impressive 131 slides below so you can following along on your own. Enjoy!
The pertinent slides:
Thomas Goetz, the former executive editor at Wired Magazine who stepped down after more than a decade at the trailblazing tech publication late last year (weeks after the departure of longtime Wired chief editor Chris Anderson), will announce today that he has taken on two new roles — keeping one foot in journalism, and one foot out the door.
Goetz will assume an entrepreneur-in-residence (EIR) role at the health-focused philanthropic organization Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He’ll also be joining the TheAtlantic.com as a blog correspondent focused on “big ideas in technology and healthcare.” His first post for the Atlantic went up today.
As far as the EIR role, in a personal blog post to be published today announcing the news, Goetz says that he will spend much of his time working with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Pioneer program. He explained:
“Here in Silicon Valley, Entrepreneurs-in-Residence are typically affiliated with venture capital firms, working to evaluate portfolio investments and hatch new companies. At best, they’re interim positions that end up producing something exceptional. My role with the RWJF is modeled on those posts, with a few differences befitting a non-profit foundation rather than a VC firm.”
He elaborated a bit in a comment to TechCrunch, saying:
“Over the past couple months, I’ve been talking to many EiRs in the Valley about what they do, and it seemed like an great role to bring to RWJF. I’m confident some amazing projects, hopefully TechCrunch worthy, will come of it!”
Goetz moving more firmly into the world of next-generation healthcare after more than 15 years in journalism should actually not come as too much of a surprise to those familiar with his work. He went back to school in 2005 to pursue a Master’s degree in Public Health from UC Berkeley, and much of his recent reporting has focused on health and related technology — personal genomics, cancer screenings, and the like. More recently, he wrote a book about the future of healthcare called “The Decision Tree” in 2010, and his TED talk on redesigning medical data has garnered some 300,000 views.
There’s no doubt that health and healthcare are increasingly hot areas in the tech industry, and more innovation is on the way. It will certainly be exciting to see what Goetz cooks up in the future, now that his job is to both write about newsworthy products and initiatives, and create them himself.
The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor — watched in amazement as Apple’s stock price tanked due to their blowout quarter and two-thirds ownership of the U.S. smartphone revenue. @scobleizer gave it a 70% chance that he would bolt the Apple Fanboy ranks by the end of February, but only a 10% chance that an unexpected breakthrough from an unexpected source would change the world by the end of 2013.
That, of course, leaves Google to account for Robert’s waning enthusiasm for Tim Cook’s lack of leadership and lack of SteveJobsness. But what Jobs triggered was a continuous wave of innovation driven by the engaged forces of the Google/Apple contest. And as @jtaschek points out, fostered in the competitive playground of the carriers where innovation in bandwidth fuels the social players. You don’t have to wait for the end of February to place your own bet on the percentage likelihood of disruption in this year of dreams coming true.
@stevegillmor, @scobleizer, @jtaschek, @kevinmarks
Produced and directed by Tina Chase Gillmor @tinagillmor
Continued here: Gillmor Gang: The 10 Percent Solution
Gillmor Gang – Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recording live today at 1pm Pacific time.
Originally posted here: Gillmor Gang Live 01.25.13 (TCTV)