And one AI+Creativity mention, but it's a doozy
A friend sent me a note in reflection to this post. Essentially: Then explain Spotify in Sweden and not Los Angeles. Or Shopify in Canada and not, say, New York. Or really any tech-centric startup. And the answer is, there are no absolutes! The theory of where is only part of the broader picture for entrepreneurs. And there will always be outliers who succeed in unexpected ways and in unexpected places.