The folks at Groupscope give us some fascinating looks into, among other things, the relationships behind some successful so-called “Web 2.0″ startup ventures:
From the Linksviewer blog.
I wonder how severe the survivorship bias is. It would be more interesting to see all ventures that these individuals were involved with (perhaps the failed ones can show up as tombstones). Are these individuals connected with successful ventures because they are involved in more ventures, or do their ventures succeed disproportionately and in strong correlation with the people connected to them?
Its fascinating how such social network analysis (SNA) tools are giving us greater transparency into the structure of social relationships behind organizations and yielding insight into the seemingly huge influence of such connections on organizational and personal success. I’m going to start tying together some thoughts on social networking applications, analysis and visualization tools, and the relatively new role of software in mediating our social realities.