The Obvious Corp - Evan and Biz Take Back Odeo

David Galbraith–The greening of The Valley, why sustainable companies matter dead link. Good stuff. In regards to the big web2.0 success stories (Myspace, Skype and YouTube):

In a parallel universe, all three companies could have folded, leaving them in the same position as their numerous competitors. Their success was not planned and was very high risk. They are species that survived in a particular evolutionary niche that opened up, they were not ‘intelligently designed’.