New post by me on the Bubble blog:
I recently read Alex Ohanian (reddit founder)’s book Without Their Permission. It’s a great title, and it conveys his main point: that in the internet era, it’s easier to get around traditional gatekeepers, which means that the weird, crazy, outside-the-norm ideas have more of a chance of coming to life.
That’s awesome! Unfortunately, Alex’s book is mostly about replacing one set of gatekeepers (big corporations, government, etc.) with a new set: venture capitalists and incubators such as Y Combinator (which is harder to get into than the Ivy League).