Startup Grind Conference 2016

Clayton Christensen, Marc Andreessen

Venture capital is abundant, opportunity is scarce

Feb 2016
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Years after Clayton Christensen flipped Marc Andreessen’s world upside down, the two finally sat down for a conversation in Silicon Valley. Andreessen was taught the algebra of business: “If big companies are well run, startups can’t take them out.” You must wait until a company is poorly run to attack.

Christensen, with the publishing of bestseller Innovator’s Dilemma, taught the world “the calculus of business,” Andreessen complimented: “for my generation… flipped [the algebra of business] on its head.”

The two philosopher kings got personal with Startup Grind founder and CEO Derek Andersen, sharing how their own industries are being disrupted – kicking off with Christensen making a wish for Harvard to move to Silicon Valley, and if not that, inviting Andreessen to quit the venture betting game and do something productive: become a HBS professor.

Clayton Christensen

Professor at Harvard Business School & Founder and Advisor at Rose Park Advisors

Clayton Christensen is the Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at...

Marc Andreessen

General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz & Cofounder & Chairman at Ning Inc.

Marc Andreessen is an innovator and creator who pioneered a software category used...

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