What's Hot in Enterprise IT/VC - Issue #155

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Scaling Startups

Is Amazon Unstoppable from the New Yorker

Amazon is special not because of any asset or technology but because of its culture—its Leadership Principles and internal habits. Bezos refers to the company’s management style as Day One Thinking: a willingness to treat every morning as if it were the first day of business, to constantly reëxamine even the most closely held beliefs.

Ben Horowitz from a16z shares why effective CEOs run towards their fear

New approach to designing business applications - must listen from Rahul Vohra (Superhuman, a boldstart portfolio co) on why he creates software to spark joy


Enterprise Tech

🤖Big week in automation world as UIPath hosts first big user conference and unveils vision for automation as an application, for all business users in an enterprise

💵What is the new capitalism? Important in today’s day and age not to maximize for just profits. Read an excerpt from Marc Benioff’s new book on how a “company’s values create value.”

“I would say that capitalism, as we know it, is dead. And that businesses have to move to a new capitalism: a more equal, fair, and sustainable way of doing business—one that values all stakeholders as well as shareholders. … But the new capitalism is one where we value all of our stakeholders: our customers and our employees, our public schools, our planet, as well as our shareholders. And going forward, this stakeholder return is as important as the shareholder return.”

👩🏼‍💼Why I love enterprise startups! Nicely said from Chetan at Benchmark

🌥️Cloud is the rage but still 65% of enterprise workloads will be in private data centers says McKinsey in a 2018 survey.

💻Low Code No Code has been hot lately and here’s my breakout on the 3 different target audiences and why one size does not fit all. Click tweetstorm for more.

Recap of serverless conference in NYC - IMO, this has not caught on in the enterprise as much as we thought a few years ago

JAMstack conference recap by Astasia Myers at Redpoint

👮🏼‍♂️Former CISO of Goldman Sachs Phil Venables tweetstorm on what risk management really is.


Markets

Microsoft acquisition recap for 2019 - 20 deals and $9.1 billion of value headlined by Github

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