…if the mission of these aliens calls for stealth, they seem surprisingly incompetent. You would think that creatures technologically capable of traversing the mind-boggling distances between the stars would also know how to turn off their high beams at night and to elude our primitive infrared cameras.
This is an eternal truth. Yet a lot of startups – and other companies for that matter – still don’t prioritize it.
It’s a potentially life-threatening mistake for your company. And, honestly: There are no excuses. If in doubt how easy it is to do, if you just put in the effort, this checklist is a great starting point.
Google can own over half of the digital advertising market, cut its direct rival off at the knees, and receive widespread praise for having done so, even as users give out less personally identifiable information in exchange for being more easily profiled. Yay?
The display ad market has long being a dying horse as a business model. Google is effectively putting the last nail in its coffin by going with cohorts and tracking through browsers rather than traditional cookies.
They own everything, and they are the only ones with the scale to make it truly work.
If business reliant on display advertising as their business model haven’t woken up yet and started transforming their business model yet, this is the final call.
[Firefighters] understand that while the innovation might help the company overall, they fear that they might lose the success and respect they have built up by becoming good at solving problems in their current manner. Their identity is so closely associated with their work. If there is no need to go the extra mile anymore, they ask themselves how they can prove their value.
This fight was not “Facebook v. Australia.” Or “Facebook v. journalism” even though some ignorant or dishonest people are making it out to be the case. This was always “Rupert Murdoch v. the open web.” We may not like Facebook in the role of the defender of the open web (and it’s far from the best representative for the open web). But Facebook saying that it won’t pay a link tax is a defense of the open web and against Rupert Murdoch. It’s the right move, and whatever else you may think of Facebook, the company deserves credit for taking the right stand here.
100 % correct. Same problem applies in Denmark and other places. It’s more or less the last stand of failed news media executives, who have decided they can’t innovate themselves out of the tidal changes of the digital age, so they need to revert to applying pressure – seek protection money – through government intervention.
They should also fail – and fail miserably – on this one.
…despite the infinitesimally small odds of getting hit by a bolt of lightning, approximately 240,000 incidents happen each year. Technically, it could happen to me or you. But a strategy to increase your chances of being hit while simultaneously hedging on a positive outcome is akin to trying to get hit by a very small bolt of lightning.
There’s no such thing. And you can’t predict it, no matter what you saw in Back to the Future.
As you identify an especially difficult decision or problem, to be able to have a solid hour or more of time to consider the problem, largely uninterrupted (be sure to turn off your phone’s notifications), can fundamentally change the quality of your understanding and your conclusions.