with Walter Simson
Have you ever read about start ups in a business magazine – I am thinking of Wired or Red Herring – and wondered where the entrepreneurs got their ideas? Social media, payment systems, and microfinance are all new business types that appeared to me, at least, to lie along an unlikely intersection of technology and specialized knowledge. Where, I wondered, do the experts in bleeding-edge technology marry with the needs of real-world ideas? And how do they come up with solutions that are so audacious?