Tim O’Reilly on Creating Value

The longer I go without blogging, the more pressure I feel to say something profound when I come back. And it’s been almost a month. While I won’t pretend to have anything grandiose to say, I just wanted to pass along a quote from Tim O’Reilly that I heard today. Tim O’Reilly is the publisher of O’Reilly books, which produces fine computer books. I listened to the podcast version of his interview on NerdTV while jogging. (I jog as often as I blog.)

Tim said companies should seek to “create more value than they capture.” That’s something I’d like to live by, personally and professionally. There are plenty of opportunities and riches out there to give away a lot.