December 2, 2004

The New Age of the Amateur

by skrenta at 10:32 AM

Josh Petersen, formerly of MSN Newsbot and now one of the guys behind 43 Things / Twinkler, explains the genesis of their idea in a neat essay on the The New Age of the Amateur.

Josh's argument that an individual passion for work in a particular vein is a competitive advantage certainly reasonates with us. It's further confirmed by the Silicon Valley model of innovation, where small passionate teams work to drive a new product or technology to success.