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The deployment age

In this 2015 article, investor Jerry Neumann walks us through Carlota Perez’s framework on technological revolutions. “The wave that we are currently in, the Information and Communications Technology Revolution, started around 1971.” If we’re truly on the back-half of the […]

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The arc of collaboration

Productivity software (e.g. Dropbox) and collaboration software (e.g. Slack) have long been separated. This post discusses how the next step in software combines the two, “and why the Slack of Gaming may be Discord but the Discord for Enterprise is […]

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Remote gardening

An entertaining Kickstarter project, but nowhere near its funding goal. “Now you can grow and harvest your own produce from the comfort of your own customized App… A monthly subscription gives you viewing and watering access to your plot. You’ll […]

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Starlink is a big deal (possibly)

Starlink is the network of satellites that Elon Musk’s SpaceX has started launching to provide global internet coverage. Jeffrey Paul, the author of this post, explains why it’s a big deal. I’m inclined to agree with him. One criticism, though: […]

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USV and the climate crisis

Union Square Ventures is broadening its investing lens to include climate-related businesses. My favorite part: “As part of this effort we are also opening up our internal research – this deck is what we as a team have been using to keep […]

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The fat startup is born

In 2018, Steve Blank asked if the lean startup was dead. It was a commentary on Jeff Katzenberg’s media startup raising almost $2B before launch. Well, fast forward to today, and that startup has a name (Quibi) and a teaser […]

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The only article I read about CES this year

Steven Sinofsky, who used to run the Microsoft’s Windows division, has been a long-time attendee of the humongous consumer electronics trade show. He not only covers the tech trends that are likely to matter most, he also explains the context […]

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Reasons why video gaming will take over

This post, written by Matthew Bell the former head of strategy for Amazon Studios, offers an interesting way to think about video gaming. “It’s replicating the most lucrative entertainment businesses on earth… and then adding a lot more.” | learn more