Companies Will Improve Gig Workers’ Experience Over Time

A few days ago I tackled the common pushback against gig economy platforms (or talent aggregators as I refer to them) from a macro-perspective. Today, I want to focus on the micro level in a b2b environment¹. One of the biggest issues currently discussed with regards to the gig economy – as it currently presents itself, one ought…… Continue reading Companies Will Improve Gig Workers’ Experience Over Time

Internet Media Business Demonstrated by The Verge

As The Verge is working on a relaunch of its site, Nilay Patel published a great piece that lifts the curtain on the business model of a modern internet media company. Whether you are in the media business or in online marketing, you can certainly learn a few things from it. Here, I summarize my major takeaways.…… Continue reading Internet Media Business Demonstrated by The Verge

On Pushback Against Gig Economy Platforms

A week ago I wrote about the the Small/Big Dualism of Networked, Decentralized Systems. In there, I talked about some of the ‘gig economy platforms’ like Uber or AirBnB (I dubbed them aggregators in conformity with the article’s theme). Because I took a broad, systemic view in the piece I remained very neutral. I wrote: If we…… Continue reading On Pushback Against Gig Economy Platforms

The Artificial Stupidity Risk and the Strategy Machine

This year I spent a considerable amount of time researching Artificial Intelligence as it was one of the major hypes in technology (and will likely continue to be). I’ve written a few pieces on the issue and did several interviews/podcasts. What I consider most important, however, is the Artificial Stupidity problem, an argument I developed in a piece…… Continue reading The Artificial Stupidity Risk and the Strategy Machine

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.