W: Mr. Rick Segal is an expert in network management and software development.
I know you're planning to take a world tour.(1) _____________________________?
M: Two years ago, I thought about going around to various places to see if all this technology and progress in North America had any effects on the rest of the world.
W: You have criticized Silicon Valley,particularly its venture community for arrogance,for seemingly believing it is the center of the universe. Why is this?
M: I have actually not criticized Silicon Valley nor made a big deal about the Valley's center of the universe attitudes.I have been trying to make the point that I believe there is life on other planets.
W: (2) ______________________________________. In your view, is this still true?
M: It is one of the best places because of the quality of schools,the number of successful people who hung around and seeded others to be successful, and other reasons.Again, I hope that other places can begin to build these required ecosystems,so we begin to see more centers of excellence springing up around the world.
W: How has the connected world changed the opportunities for businessmen in remote locations?
M: In the old days, it was very hard to get a voice or have that voice heard. That is the single greatest barrier to entry.Today, a free blog, or a good service or idea,can get noticed and can take off.
W: How do you see investment opportunities changing because of the connected world?
M: (3) ___________________________________, customers, etc.This is important because with technology and a global infrastructure,making it big might mean making it big in the UK, New Zealand, and Canada.