Automating the network away

Internet networks used to render brick-and-mortar businesses obsolete. Arguably, automation businesses may soon render networks obsolete.

January 26, 2016

Fear of sudden death

Why NFL teams, and people in all walks of life, myself included, prefer to "lose slowly"

January 17, 2016

The Next Metaphors

Seeking out the metaphors that will carry the next generation of internet

January 1, 2016

Not Network Effects

Now that the network effects playbook is well known to founders and investors, founders are eager to claim it. Unfortunately the term is often commingled with things that are not network effects.

November 20, 2015

Why Messengers

Making the case for new aggregators to deliver services that don't need apps, and why that might actually reduce the current App Store hegemony

September 28, 2015

Server-side humans

On delivering distinctly human services at a superhuman pace

September 21, 2015

Light 'em up

Like dark fiber beneath the streets that merely needs to be "lit up", the ubiquity of mobile means that there are vast, untapped networks out there just waiting to be lit up

July 30, 2015

Mobile search expressions

The app install isn't just about delivering functionality. In the new mobile search, it's also an expression of preferences.

June 9, 2015

What SMS is good for

In spite of the abundance of new SMS services, SMS may just be the water that fills in the gaps of communication and notification

May 27, 2015