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Rajil
I'm a Managing Director at Silicon Valley venture capital firm Mayfield Fund with an energetic type A personality that likes to explore, learn, question, and enjoy.
Interests: surfing (in water more than on the web), triathlon, family, music
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Joi Ito (friend and director of the MIT Media Lab) is big proponent of many other industries undergoing a similar disruption as information/communications because technology/internet becomes embedded in all those systems. I encourage you to check him out. http://www.media.mit.edu/people/joi
Toggle Commented Nov 23, 2011 on The DISRUPTION of Brands at the vc in me....
Good point - I think complex product brands are harder to disrupt than those describing products or services that can simply be delivered by an individual (e.g. education, entertainment, healthcare). Specifically in products, 3D printing works well for single material, continuous shape products - that clearly doesn't cover every consumer product. However, I think even that technology will evolve to handle more and more complex products and empower an individual to manufacture parts they need vs importing from a manufacturer - perhaps at a cost lower than overseas since the labor input will be close to zero!
Toggle Commented Nov 23, 2011 on The DISRUPTION of Brands at the vc in me....
great point John - i tend to agree with you that brands will be "less stable" in this new world - both for individuals as well as institutions
Toggle Commented Nov 22, 2011 on The DISRUPTION of Brands at the vc in me....
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