A Quick Illustration of Twitter’s Flaws

An observation: My attentionecono.me piece Attention Theft vs. Relevance as a Business Model was shared on Twitter some 30-odd times. But according to my stats on Medium, the story was only viewed 23 times (Medium also provides a KPI called Reads which is an approximation of the number of people who actually read it; that number is even…… Continue reading A Quick Illustration of Twitter’s Flaws

attentionecono.me | Launching a New Blog

Last week I launched a new blog on Medium (they call it publication over there; fancy). It goes by the name attentionecono.me. The claim reads analyzing the business of attention and should tell you what it is basically about. Sure enough, I provided some further details in my introductory post: The intention behind this publication is to cover and analyze said…… Continue reading attentionecono.me | Launching a New Blog

Sometime You Shouldn’t Give the People What They Want | Google’s Featured Snippets, Convenience, Understanding

From this piece on Google’s featured snippets and the company’s aim to deliver answers instead of search results: For one thing, people really like this style of search. “It’s having a very good impact on the search results. People love them,” said Eric Enge, CEO of Stone Temple Consulting, a digital marketing agency that has…… Continue reading Sometime You Shouldn’t Give the People What They Want | Google’s Featured Snippets, Convenience, Understanding

On Analysis and Rationality

Due to an event he deemed highly unlikely, tech analyst Ben Thompson recently changed his position on Facebook regulation. After publishing his turnaround piece, he allowed his podcast co-host and longtime proponent of regulating Facebook, James Allworth, to write a piece for a Stratchery Daily Update (paywalled). In there, Allworth addresses (what he perceives as) the shortcoming in Thompson’s analysis which led…… Continue reading On Analysis and Rationality

Polarizing Brands & Products Win

A slightly edited version of my post at the Stratechery forum (subscribers only). It’s a response to Ben Thompson’s very good piece and the related exponent.fm podcast episode. In those works, Thompson develops the argument that the internet changes what kind of products are going to be successful. Namely the ‘best products’ instead of, as formerly, those that manage to…… Continue reading Polarizing Brands & Products Win

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

Stripe’s Path to Become Infrastructure

It’s a good place to be an infrastructure provider. It’s even better to have the potential to become a generally relied-upon infrastructure provider. Particularly if investors accredit that potential to you. That’s the case for Stripe Inc. which just raised a new funding round at almost twice the valuation of its last round, according to the New York…… Continue reading Stripe’s Path to Become Infrastructure