The Innovation Paradox of Business

I’m crossposting this from the Stratechery forum (which is subscribers only) In the Uber section of his latest daily update (paywall) Ben Thompson writes the following: “More broadly, while I generally believe that Uber’s approach has forced changes for the better that wouldn’t have happened otherwise…” That reminded me of a line of thought I recently…… Continue reading The Innovation Paradox of Business

X’s Astro Teller on Patent Lifespans

Astro Teller, Captain of Moonshots at Alphabet’s X (formerly Google X), makes a great argument for much reduced patent lifecycles in an interview with The Verge. He does so either unconsciously or he outsmarted the PR department. Whatever the case may be, here is the respective part: The patent system was built 130–140 years ago around the idea that you…… Continue reading X’s Astro Teller on Patent Lifespans

What to do with Corporate Alumni? Fund Their Companies.

When people leave a company, they often do so because they are looking for a new challenge. Certainly not all, but at least some of them set out to found their own company. Others might prefer that option but lack the capital to do so. In those cases, I assume the former employer would often…… Continue reading What to do with Corporate Alumni? Fund Their Companies.