Entrepreneurialism 3.0:
    The Network Is The Corporation
             David C. Bloom
              Factotem Inc




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Agenda
    •   Release Notes
    •   Entrepreneurship
    •   Report Card
    •   Flatteners
    •   Networks
    •   Abou...
Release Notes
    •   Entrepreneur v1.0:
        “Build the Corporation”
        •   Legal entity, limited liability
     ...
Test your Entrepreneurialshipitudenessity
    •   Name three hot new
        businesses in your community.
    •   Tell yo...
Reality
    •   Employees are Contractors
    •   Products are Services
    •   Vendors are Partners
    •   (This is the ...
Attributes




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Entrepreneurial Report Card
    •   Technology
    •   Talent
    •   Capital
    •   Infrastructure
    •   Culture




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Technology
    •   1998: B
    •   2008: A
    •   Progress with U-M
        Technology Transfer
    •   Named one of the ...
Talent
    •   1998: D
    •   2008: C
    •   Management Talent lags
        Scientific Talent
    •   Innovation is a Tea...
Capital
 •   1998: D
 •   2008: C
 •   Ranking improved!
     Was #37/50 states
     Now #20/50 states
 •   Pre-Seed, A-Ro...
Infrastructure
 •   1998: D
 •   2008: B
 •   Then: hard to find an
     attorney who could even
     draw up a term sheet
...
Culture
 •   1998: E
 •   2008: C
 •   Then: toxic cocktail of risk-
     aversion, judgmental attitude
     and sense of ...
Friedman’s Flatteners
    • #6: Outsourcing -so companies can focus
      service functions
                        splits...
Friedman’s Flatteners
    • #1 quot;The Steroidsquot; - mobilefor the message
      PDAs, IM,VoIP - the media
            ...
Design Specification




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Over-built, Under-tested




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Topology is Physiognomy




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Nodes and Vectors




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Nodes and Vectors
 •   Particle/Wave Duality
 •   Ford vs. Cisco approach
 •   Challenge #1: focus
     on the connections...
The Network is the Corporation




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The Network is the Corporation




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Network Design




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Network Design




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About Ann Arbor SPARK
     •   Merger of Washtenaw
         Development Council,
         IT Zone and SPARK
     •   Publi...
Guiding Principles
     •   High-value, knowledge-
         intensive workforce
     •   Innovation in products,
         ...
Targeted Industry Sectors
     •   Automotive Manufacturing
         and Materials
     •   Aerospace Engineering
        ...
Thank You!
         David C. Bloom
     david@annarborusa.org


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  1. 1. Entrepreneurialism 3.0: The Network Is The Corporation David C. Bloom Factotem Inc 1
  2. 2. Agenda • Release Notes • Entrepreneurship • Report Card • Flatteners • Networks • About Spark 2
  3. 3. Release Notes • Entrepreneur v1.0: “Build the Corporation” • Legal entity, limited liability • Issue Shares to Stakeholders • Sustainable Value Proposition • Entrepreneur v2.0: “Network the Corporation” • Value Chains / Value Webs • JV’s, Licensing, Outsourcing • Entrepreneur v3.0: “Remove the Corporation” • Talent trumps Capital • Singles, not Dingers • Cluster Economics 3
  4. 4. Test your Entrepreneurialshipitudenessity • Name three hot new businesses in your community. • Tell your friends, “Hey, I’m starting my own business.” • Tell your parents. • Your company closes. Now what? • You have to sit through some boring economic development presentation with words like Entrepreneurialshipitudenessity. 4
  5. 5. Reality • Employees are Contractors • Products are Services • Vendors are Partners • (This is the only slide that really matters. If you have to go out in the hall to make an important call, you can leave now.) 5
  6. 6. Attributes 6
  7. 7. Entrepreneurial Report Card • Technology • Talent • Capital • Infrastructure • Culture 7
  8. 8. Technology • 1998: B • 2008: A • Progress with U-M Technology Transfer • Named one of the 10 Best Communities for Innovation 8
  9. 9. Talent • 1998: D • 2008: C • Management Talent lags Scientific Talent • Innovation is a Team Sport, not a game for Individual Contributers 9
  10. 10. Capital • 1998: D • 2008: C • Ranking improved! Was #37/50 states Now #20/50 states • Pre-Seed, A-Round ok B/C round is still a problem 10
  11. 11. Infrastructure • 1998: D • 2008: B • Then: hard to find an attorney who could even draw up a term sheet • Now: Michigan Business Tax is a big improvement over the former Single Business Tax 11
  12. 12. Culture • 1998: E • 2008: C • Then: toxic cocktail of risk- aversion, judgmental attitude and sense of entitlement • Now: Economic Reality is a Mutha of Invention, still too much discuss, not enough do 12
  13. 13. Friedman’s Flatteners • #6: Outsourcing -so companies can focus service functions splits manufacturing and • #7: Open Sourcing - “the most disruptive force of all” • #8 Workflowcollaboration platform for Software - creates a global • #9: The Web - lowers barriers, intimately culture - broadly, instantly and disseminates • #10:the economicWar - Former Soviet states join End of Cold mainstream 1 13
  14. 14. Friedman’s Flatteners • #1 quot;The Steroidsquot; - mobilefor the message PDAs, IM,VoIP - the media phones, iPods, • #2: “In-forming”make “research” mainstream search engines - (another Friedmanism) • #3: Insourcing - shifting workloads between trading partners • #4: Supply Chaining streamlines sales, distribution, and shipping • #5: Offshoring - creates the impetus for global economic integration 1 14
  15. 15. Design Specification 15
  16. 16. Over-built, Under-tested 16
  17. 17. Topology is Physiognomy 17
  18. 18. Nodes and Vectors 18
  19. 19. Nodes and Vectors • Particle/Wave Duality • Ford vs. Cisco approach • Challenge #1: focus on the connections - “what flows, grows” • Challenge #2: avoid barriers - “route around damage” • Challenge #3: identify emergent opportunities - replace “wtf ” with “what if?” 19
  20. 20. The Network is the Corporation 20
  21. 21. The Network is the Corporation 20
  22. 22. Network Design 21
  23. 23. Network Design 21
  24. 24. About Ann Arbor SPARK • Merger of Washtenaw Development Council, IT Zone and SPARK • Public-Private partnership among academia, business, government, and not-for- profit organizations • Governed by a dynamic board of directors • Powered by 15.4 FTE economic developers and support staff (I’m the “.4”) 22
  25. 25. Guiding Principles • High-value, knowledge- intensive workforce • Innovation in products, services and delivery • Proactive, not reactive • “Ann Arbor USA” brands the entire region • Statewide programs in Open Source Economic Development 23
  26. 26. Targeted Industry Sectors • Automotive Manufacturing and Materials • Aerospace Engineering and Manufacturing • Cleantech • Homeland Security and Defense • IT / Software • Life Sciences • Optics / Measurement • Printing and Publishing 24
  27. 27. Thank You! David C. Bloom david@annarborusa.org 25

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