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Do you remember the Radio Flyer tricycle.

A short and interesting story from Robert Pasin, the brand’s Chief Wagon Officer: “30 years ago when Radio Flyer was in serious trouble and we dove headfirst into reinvention mode, we had to understand what we could become best at.” | learn […]

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Amazon’s restocking issue.

Amazon places limits on how much inventory a 3rd party seller can store in its warehouses. Around holiday time, they tend to cut these limits, which creates a lot of extra stress (and stockouts) for those independent sellers. Why do […]

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A word of caution to AngelList LPs.

“I’ve observed what I perceive to be a “market inefficiency” on the platform, which is what I want to call out today: Tier 1 VC bridge rounds.” This is the same lesson as Mark Suster’s 2014 gem Why Am I So […]

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The pitfalls of churn rate.

In 2018, as Spotify prepared to go public, this author noted “Spotify is making a common and dangerous mistake in their LTV calculation.” He uses this to make the point that, “Investors and entrepreneurs should shift their attention towards a […]

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Back to the drawing board for Instagram social commerce.

“According to The Information, Instagram plans to remove its existing Shop page due to what an internal memo called “shifts in company priorities.” It will also eventually remove the homepage button that directs users to the Shop page. These moves […]