Summary: In this essay, I have paraphrased the pitch given by Reid Hoffman with the support from Adam Grant. This pitch was given in the context of a conversation on how to pitch better.
Publishing note: this article was originally published by Marcio Taboca Galli on Hackernoon - The VC pitch: What’s wrong with the world, what is being deployed, and how you do differently
Parent project: Communications and entrepreneurial action
The following is a summary of Reid Hoffman’s pitch given to Adam Grant at the video session entitled Success and Originality. The pitch was given to Adam Grant, author of Originals; that provided feedback on good points and advices in terms of uniqueness (originality) of the idea, plus other relevant factors for scaling a business:
Normally a corporate/company recognizes a bunch of important work related to this. Yet, it’s a problem to solve the situation and to have traction at the end of each year (now). Therefore, Reid articulates that a deficit is in place;
There is a network of bootcamps, actually being deployed: within 6 weeks you can start a career in the tech industry: db admin, web developers, QA, etc. Reid recognizes that bootcamps are recognized and existent and who they currently work.
These bootcamps exists, but they are not focused in inclusion; because most of the participants are the ones that only can afford. Therefore, the solution is to have bootcamps that are focused in inclusion;
Deployed through a scholarship fund, focused in diversity and inclusion;
This is like, not a sum but an overlap between bootcamps and inclusion and scholarships.
Marcio é um empreendedor com interesse em inovação, empreendedorismo, cultura e gestão. Formado em ciências da computação, Marcio fez seu estágio de graduação no Vale do Silício em uma das empresas que marcaram a história da Internet (Netscape Communications). Posteriormente mudou-se para o Vale do Silício trabalhando para Netscape / America Online, Yahoo! e posteriormente ao voltar ao Brasil, para a Mozilla Corporation (criadores do navegador Firefox). Antes de se tornar empreendedor e consultor, Marcio pôde colaborar com vários departamentos como marketing, inovação, engenharia e em times de documentação e evangelismo. Se tornou autor de patentes internacionais e gosta de estudar e escrever para os futuros empreendedores e gestores. Marcio é apaixonado por comunicação, negócios, tecnologia e cultura. Alguns dos seus livros preferidos são High Output Management, Conscious Business, The Hard Things about Hard Things, Maslow on Management, The Startup of You, The Alliance, Zero to One, dentre outros.