Bill Gross: Brilliant Or Crazy?

from the or-both? dept

A great article about Idealab’s Bill Gross. For a long time (even before the bubble burst and despite knowing a number of folks involved with Idealab) I’ve thought that Idealab was overhyped. Most of the companies that seemed to come out of it were “me too” plays that didn’t seem all that creative or impressive. This article takes a very good look at the “two sides” of Bill Gross. He’s very smart and creative and always coming up with new ideas, but he’s terrible at managing and gets caught up in his own hype – causing him to make some stupid decisions. The article explains a lot of what I saw happening at Idealab. They even admit that they were doing “me too” companies.

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