Eric Ries at NYU
Also, he shared with the group that all of us have ideas, not all of us have good ideas. I felt that if there was one thing he kept mentioning was that you need to offer a product to the world that they would actually use and enjoy, that you need to listen to your customer and be able to adjust to what they wanted quickly. That’s what he meant about good ideas, a good idea is only good if people want it, that they immediately see the need for it in their life and they like how it works.
What I really enjoyed about his talk was looking around the 300+ attendance and seeing more women than I expected. I remember when I first started in the tech industry; I went to a company meeting about 4 years ago and looked around, I could count the number of women on my two hands. I don’t think that women represented even 5% of those in attendance. Last night I would say about 10% of the audience was women. It’s still quite a small number, but I am excited to see women out there, learning about entrepreneurship and forging a new path for women everywhere to admire.