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During this episode, Mr. Shomit Ghose of ONSET Ventures outlines the difference between marginal and disruptive innovation. We also talk about the embodiment of the Red Queen Hypothesis and the OODA loop in today’s competitive business climate where companies are expected to innovate quickly in order to stay ahead of their competition. Shomit asserts that the big tech companies are outpacing most others, which has analogues for national security, as well. We conclude the episode talking about driving innovation with entrepreneurship and teaching the next generation of business and technology leaders.
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Bio: Shomit Ghose is a general partner at the Silicon Valley venture capital firm ONSET Ventures, which he joined in 2001. Prior to entering the world of VC, Shomit was a software entrepreneur himself and was part of multiple successful exits. In his start-up career Shomit has held all operating positions from software engineer to CEO. He currently serves on multiple corporate and non-profit boards, and has also held teaching positions at UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering, the University of San Francisco’s School of Management, and the Technical University of Denmark. Shomit received his degree in computer science from UC Berkeley, where he also played attack on the Cal men’s lacrosse team.
IPA is a non-profit organization dedicated to exploring the role of information activities, such as influence and cognitive security, within the national security sector and helping to bridge the divide between operations and research. Its goal is to increase interdisciplinary collaboration between scholars and practitioners and policymakers with an interest in this domain.
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