While attending SF New Teach on August 27, 2014, Myles Weissledder invited Chris Heuer to pitch and demo the Alynd Alpha to the startup community in attendance. While he hadn’t prepared for the speech, he demonstrated the difference that 20 years of entrepreneurial experience and a deep understanding of the problem/solution can make when seizing such an opportunity. The first 7 minutes or so is his pitch and a very very brief introduction to the product followed by some animated Q&A about the difference between Alynd and traditional social collaboration solutions. Watch and listen to understand how Alynd can help you, and then sign up for the Alpha waiting list.
In the beginning of the video, off microphone from above the stage in the DJ booth, Chris is acting out an important scene from Pink Floyd’s classic, “Another Brick in The Wall“, where the teacher, speaking down to the students says “You can’t eat yer pudding if you don’t eat yer meat. How can you have any pudding if you don’t eat yer meat.” This was his metaphoric connection between the tools that were made for a world in which those standing above us told us what to do, versus the world for which Alynd was designed, where we work with each other in mutual respect, instead of for each other in fear.
Perhaps a tough point to understand if you aren’t familiar with the album and the movie, but if the movie is a part of your wonder years, you probably understand exactly what he meant by it…
The times have changed, and we need new solutions working to enable us to work smarter together, with respect. More importantly, to deliver on the promise of the quantified enterprise, to develop new measures of personal and collaborative effectiveness, we don’t just need new measures, we also need new mindsets and methods. This is truly the Alynd difference.