Big profile of @Pmarca in The New Yorker last weekend:
“…I’ve been totally determined to be on the other side of that dynamic by being here, because success in software follows a power-law distribution. It’s not Coke and Pepsi and a bunch of others; it’s winner take all. Second prize is a set of steak knives, and third prize is you’re fired.” – Marc Andreessen
Every company is becoming a tech/software company these days. What people are ignoring is that software markets have a tendency to become winner-take-all or winner-takes-most markets. Traditional Michael Porter style “competing” doesn’t necessarily transfer.