Over the last year or so I’ve been dabbling with video. Mostly on a very irregular basis, because my lack of video editing skill relegated me to the category of pure “meat puppet” (a lovely moniker that I learned is often used by “talent” executives in the TV business in reference to the on-air personalities whose tapes they view). And with my … well … control issues … let’s just say the idea of putting anything into the public realm over which I had little to no editing input was …
… well, it pissed me off.
But in the last several weeks I’ve been playing around with video a bit more. And I’ve even started learning to edit a bit on my own.
So I figure that since I’ll be putting some rather humorous and kick ass stuff up in short order, why not at least begin things by letting you see how things were under someone else’s editing knife.
And to be honest these aren’t all that bad.
Well … they’re okay.
So without further ado here’s the first of a series of interviews that I conducted at the AlwaysOn Stanford Innovation Summit in 2006.
In this episode, I speak with George Gilder, noted technology industry pundit and trend watcher. He’s known for his strong opinions, and in this conversation he doesn’t disappoint.
My question to him is about the many attempts to recreate the culture and vibrancy of Silicon Valley in various other parts of the world. More specifically I ask his take on why, for the most part, these efforts have failed.
What is it about innovation and entrepreneurship that seems so patently American?
In his characteristically dry and sharp tone, George Gilder offers his frank perspective on what innovation means, and why the threat against Israel is a threat against entrepreneurship.