There’s a great article on Guardian Unlimited titled, Can Britian produce a success like YouTube?…this could be replaced by numerous aspirants around the globe – including my home country, Australia.
The answer is…absolutely. I would be surprised if we don’t see more success stories from outside the Valley.
The trick though is to produce a pipeline of successful [YouTubes/Skypes/Googles] …and that requires a bit more deep thinking …especially around the ability to find a replicable model.
My theory revovles around having a solid clay pit with enough resources to allow one to throw clay against the “consumer” wall – quickly and relatively unformed, an alphaworks which incorporates a sufficiently discerning alpha evangelist userbase/community who can reliably advise what will work and what needs to fall back into the clay pit.
I’ve been struggling to come up with a definitive term for such a clay pit – incubator doesn’t resonate, development studio is so ’95, but the term I keep glomming onto is “maketank”.
Interested in thoughts on developing this meme…