No-one knows everything that is required to build a successful company. It’s impossible. That’s why successful founders build a team of experts and advisors around them in order to fill the inevitable knowledge gaps.
Arduino is a great example of open-source technology that’s changing the world. In fact, the coolest thing about Arduino is that it’s making world-changing technology more accessible. The single-board micro controller can be bought preassembled or built from scratch using instructions found online by pretty much anyone who wants to experiment with it.
When Ted Nelson said in his 1974 book Computer Lib, “You can and must understand computers NOW,” there would have been more than a few people who thought he was jumping the gun. In hindsight, Ted was bang on.
What more could we want for in life than to be a cool person? Thankfully there’s a guide to help us get there, written by clear-headed 7-year-old Scarlett. It’s pretty hard to argue with the logic here.