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The world is changing

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My keynote at Proto.IN, Jan 2009

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The world is changing

  1. 1. The World is Changing Atul Chitnis Chief Products Officer Geodesic Limited
  2. 2. A coloured man with an Islamic name is the President of the USA
  3. 3. The largest banks in the world are collapsing
  4. 4. Google just declared a loss
  5. 5. Microsoft is laying off 5000 people
  6. 6. The Personal Computer is dying
  7. 7. The World is Changing
  8. 8. Lessons
  9. 9. Lesson #1
  10. 10. 1987
  11. 11. 1987 Bad old days
  12. 12. 1987 Software Piracy
  13. 13. 1987 SmartDIR, PAM, DOSutils...
  14. 14. 1987 Rs.100
  15. 15. 1987 1000's of copies sold
  16. 16. 1987 Individuals, companies, banks, schools...
  17. 17. Lesson #1 If the product is good and the price is right people will buy
  18. 18. Lesson #2
  19. 19. 1989
  20. 20. 1989 CSI Exhibition
  21. 21. 1989 ABB
  22. 22. 1989 Rs.1,500
  23. 23. 1989 V.Senthil Kumar
  24. 24. 1989 Rs.25,000
  25. 25. 1989 ABB, ACC, CMIL, CSE...
  26. 26. Lesson #2 A product is more than just code
  27. 27. Lesson #3
  28. 28. 1990
  29. 29. 1990 CiX
  30. 30. 1990 Modems
  31. 31. 1990 Bad phone lines
  32. 32. 1990 Thousands of users
  33. 33. Lesson #3 You can create markets
  34. 34. Lesson #4
  35. 35. 1992
  36. 36. 1992 Borland User Meet
  37. 37. 1992 Pascal v/s C
  38. 38. Lesson #4 It's not the tools you use It's how you use them
  39. 39. Lesson #5
  40. 40. I guess we can say it now: The Bubble has burst, welcome to the year 2000. Tighten your belts, and get real. Revenues are back in fashion.
  41. 41. http://twitter.com/achitnis/statuses/839386165
  42. 42. http://twitter.com/achitnis/statuses/839386165
  43. 43. Lesson #5 All lessons will be forgotten
  44. 44. Lesson #5 Those Who Forget History Are Doomed to Repeat It
  45. 45. Hints
  46. 46. Today is History
  47. 47. Anticipate the future and build for it
  48. 48. Assume Connectivity
  49. 49. Local storage no longer matters
  50. 50. Advertising doesn't pay
  51. 51. Unless you are Google or Yahoo
  52. 52. Small is big
  53. 53. The biggest sellers are mobile products
  54. 54. Build products for your customers
  55. 55. Don't build products for VCs
  56. 56. VC Funding is not a viable Business Model
  57. 57. Unless you are a VC
  58. 58. Thank You Atul Chitnis mail@atulchitnis.net

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