Op-Ed: Don’t Tread on the Internet
Over the past 20 years, the Internet has radically changed both the global and U.S. economy. It has expanded markets in ways the central planners never could and has created more entrepreneurs than all of our nation’s business schools have — combined.
The Internet has allowed American consumers and entrepreneurs to gain access to the global marketplace, first from their computer and today also from their phones, tablets, smart watches and even eyeglasses. Small businesses now have the ability to reach consumers virtually anywhere in the world.
I know this firsthand because the opportunities and access allowed by the Internet, simply put, changed my life. In 1999, I started a business out of my one-bedroom rental apartment called New Media Strategies, which became the first social media marketing company in the world. I’m proud to say this Virginia-based business not only pioneered a brand new industry but also has employed hundreds of people over the past 14 years.
Read the complete letter from CEO of Disruptor Capital, Pete Snyder here.