My local community lacks a coherent ecosystem of startups, something that I've been trying to work on for a few years. Brad's insights have provided a valuable blueprint and baseline off of which my and other's efforts can be based. Not having completed Brad's recommended timeline of 20 years yet, I can't comment on the efficacy of the methods and approaches detailed in the book. However, it has provided valuable insight on the mindset required to nurture local startup talent, as well as fairly actionable items that can be delegated to anyone interested in becoming a part of developing the community.
A great read for anyone looking to take on a more active role in any startup community.
Start Up Communities arrived today. It was a great read with so many relevant lessons for those wishing to stimulate start ups! In the UK now as everywhere around the world, there is a lot of excitement about how to develop and manage a start up community. Brad Feld's lessons from the Boulder thesis and the myths to challenge are so aposite. A great read for any policy maker or individual looking for a quick start guide to start up communities. J