Disrupting markets have for years been a formula for success for startups. Be nimbler, nicer looking and cheaper than the incumbents in your market, grow at a blistering pace whatever the costs associated with it and you will be on to doing great things taking your idea from it's inception into potentially a unicorn scale-up.… Continue reading Amplification beats disruption
With the end of free money being upon us, we will undoubtedly start to wonder more about how we spend our money. That will also manifest itself to the digital products and services we use, where we will be more keen to ensure that we feel, we get real value for our money. But not… Continue reading The satisfaction trap
I am fascinated by the whole Gamestop/Reddit debacle. Personally, I am no big fan of hedge funds, and I don't mind if they are taken to the cleaners and have some of their own methods and ways of thinking reversed onto themselves. What concerns me is the blueprint sitting beneath this. Because now we seem… Continue reading A new financial virus?
The anticipation of a repeat of the 'Roaring 20s' is growing, as people are starting to see light at the end of the Covid-19 tunnel. However, I think two things are worth noting in this context; who will benefit - and what could follow? To pick up on the last point first, let's all remember… Continue reading Can you hear the roar?
A coalition of Danish media companies are out with an open letter trying to yet again put pressure on Danish parliament to regulate Big Tech. The rationale seems to be that the timing couldn't be better; the role of Big Tech - especially social media - in recent US events these last few weeks have… Continue reading The media circus
Looking at what is happening in the US, I think it's fair to say that their education system is completely and utterly broken. Forget about universities or colleges being about preparing you for a corporate career. The first order of business should be to have the fundamental ability and urge to teach kids and young… Continue reading Fix education!
I have never been a big believer in and much less a huge fan of the gig economy. My analysis has been pretty straightforward : A few get rich or richer by taking advantage of the misfortunes of many. Maybe it's time to be a bit more nuanced. Because the gig economy is not one… Continue reading The gig economy challenge
Starting today, food-delivery company Deliveroo will no longer be delivering meals from restaurants in Germany. While in itself there is nothing spectacular about a business exiting a market, it is spectacular that the notice to the companies delivery people - riders, as they are called - was only FOUR days. Variable low-wage pay, unclear working… Continue reading Lipstick on a gig