As the title says, this is via @a16z, the theory is that
- The best innovations are good ideas that look like bad ideas
- Large companies are good at eliminating bad ideas
This has some congruence with me, as I notice that I subconsciously hang out in spaces where ideas are celebrated, not eliminated (see: Innovation often happens in out of the way places) with a core group of people who I work with in a very large organization.
At some level I think big companies are ideal places to innovate, if the definition of innovation is “a good idea executed well” because smaller companies can’t execute to the scale of a big company. Everyone should of course choose the environment where they can personally thrive and change the world 🙂 . See what you think.