I am a big fan of the Kaufmann Sketch series and this is the latest one about building Startup Ecosystems. For those of you who have been reading my blog for more than a year now know that I am committed to building a sustainable and resilient startup ecosystem in Iceland. The above video says it all, Brad Feld has documented it in his book Startup Communities, as he says it is not going to happen in the next year or the year after or the year after that. It is going to take time. I wanted to bring attention to another video by Steve Blank, on the Secret of Silicon Valley… it actually describes what really created Silicon Valley. I am not for once trying to suggest that we need to follow that path, but every crisis is an opportunity and I want to really take this opportunity and create something that is tangible that we can look back to and teach out future generations about Creativity and Mastery, not consumption and destruction. I believe Iceland has a fantastic opportunity to make it right, do things right and invest in the right things. However, it is not going to happen if we loose sight of the road map as described in the above video. Here is the Secret History of Silicon Valley: