The Disruption Talk

Here's the final version of the Disruption talk I'm giving at Google today.

I want to thank everyone who provided feedback, criticisms, and suggestions in the comments to my first version of this.

In many ways, this is our presentation because so many of the ideas expressed in here come from the discussions that go on in this community. I am sure many of you will see your contributions resident in the talk.

#VC & Technology

Comments (Archived):

  1. Morgan Warstler

    Please try and record the audio.

    1. fredwilson

      Google video’d it. Will be on youtube. Maybe already is

  2. karen_e

    Looks great! Plenty of food for thought to chew on for awhile! I know parts of this will work their way into my next social media talk, which is this Friday.

    1. fredwilson

      Awesome. Pls send me the talk (or better yet publish it to the web)

      1. karen_e

        Finally uploaded my presentation from March:…. It’s heavily influenced by this blog and I credited accordingly. Don’t bother viewing this unless a) you are an architect, engineer, or landscape architect (etc.) b) like me, your job includes convincing skeptical colleagues about the marketing value of social media or c) you like humorous animal photos in your daily Powerpoint dosage.

        1. fredwilson

          It’s excellent. I just went and looked at it. a lot of businesses could use that exact presentation

  3. leeschneider

    really like the web as a textbook slide. been saying a lot lately that the knowledge about a topic that someone got from an MBA/$100k/and two+ years of their life is about the same thing that I just got from spending 20 minutes online researching the topic

    1. fredwilson

      Feld rocks

  4. Jason

    excellent! especially enjoyed the slides pushing Smart Grid.

  5. Steve Lacey

    I’m watching Fred talk right now…

    1. Dave Hodson


      1. Steve Lacey

        I mean, I’m at Google watching him…

        1. Mark Essel

          Hope everyone has a blast and get’s the info / discussion going that they need.Feedback? Guess we can catch the Google youtube vid later.Side note: Robert Scoble is visiting NY next week and was trying to find perspective innovative companies to chat with:

  6. rfreeborn

    Loving it….it’s that simple. This is a pitch I’d likely pay to come listen to. How about doing it again here in NYC as a fundraiser…pay what you feel you can. I’d do $10 without blinking, maybe $20.r.

    1. fredwilson

      I suspect I’ll give this a few more times and certainly in NYC

      1. Matt Blumberg

        Very cool. Could I convince you to do this for the full team here sometime? I’ll even buy the Shack and have it brought in for you. :-)Or LMK if you’re doing it somewhere else public in NYC or Denver.

        1. fredwilson

          Its a deal. I’d like mine with fries 🙂

  7. Druce Vertes

    One indication an industry will get disrupted is if it happens in impressive buildings with columns, domes, and pediments – stock exchanges, banks, universities.The emphasis on solid, even monumental buildings arises to compensate for the intangibility of what goes inside, to inspire the trust required.In many cases they sell experience goods and you don’t really know if they’re worth anything until graduate, make or lose a fortune.For the same reason, trust, brand, reputation management is the key to many of the opportunities you mention.

    1. fredwilson

      Such an interesting insight druce. I love it

  8. Ariel Beery

    Any chance there is audio with this deck? It looks fascinating, and I’d love to learn more. Thanks!

    1. fredwilson

      Google video’d it and will post to youtube

  9. thinkCHUA @ LivingIF

    I hate to admit it, but there was one site I didn’t recognize, but want to see, on slide 18 “Peer Produced Mutual/Hedge Funds”. I assume this exists and isn’t a mockup, what’s the URL?

    1. fredwilson

      http://www.covestor.comBut that’s where the stock traders go to join the serviceThey are launching the investor side of the business in private beta right now

  10. taylorwc

    my favorite internet word was the seventh…instantaneous. never underestimate the power of instant data in large quantities.

    1. fredwilson

      Yeah. I think that’s a keeper

  11. mike

    can someone pls post the link, cant find it on google, thanks.

  12. Tony Bain