Yesterday morning I woke up, grabbed my iPad and caught up on some videos on Shelby, in particular this Kevin Rose "Foundation" interview of Jack Dorsey.
Sure, the video is more than two years old, but that doesn’t mean Jack isn’t still really inspiring to startup guys like me. [Further, I love the long tail of video. Mark Cuban argues that online views are not the equivalent of TV views (he’s probably right), but I think that long tail of video discovery is a beautiful thing for new audiences].
In the interview, I was struck by two things that Jack said that really hit home with a few of my core beliefs…
1. Jack says we will start to see ‘more real-time filters.’ Again, this was two years ago, so we’ve already seen tons of services pop up around this, but I think this trend will continue and the definition of a 'real-time filter’ will evolve as some will be features of larger services (Summify was just bought by Twitter for example) while others may stand alone (ahem… Shelby.tv… for example).
2. Jack mentions 'recognizing fortunate situations.’ For anyone who’s read this blog for a while, you know I love to remind people that “Luck is when preparation meets opportunity”, so Jack’s statement rings true with me. There is tremendous opportunity opening up around us everyday. It’s your job to put yourself in a position to take advantage of that. As I tell my team, we are really fortunate in terms of our timing for Shelby.tv and I couldn’t be happier about that.
If you’ve got 30 minutes today, watch the interview. And if you don’t have the time, just mark it to 'watch later’ on Shelby. ;)