Emergence Podcast, Episode 3: The Uber Episode

Hey everybody! We’re back with another episode of Emergence Podcast, from myself and Matt Brightman. We recorded this episode a while ago – right after a California Court ruled that an Uber driver should be considered an employee, not a contractor. In this episode we go through where this matters (and where it doesn’t) for Uber, … More Emergence Podcast, Episode 3: The Uber Episode

The Colour Wheel of Tech: Why Apple hates Google, Facebook is the new Microsoft, and more

When it comes to ‘out of the box thinking’, one specific box I’d like people to get out of (or at least use significantly less) is our boundless love of n-by-n tables, matrices and grids that help us organize our thinking. People seem to really like to categorize things with right angles- as if, should … More The Colour Wheel of Tech: Why Apple hates Google, Facebook is the new Microsoft, and more

The big, bad wireless carriers: 6-month update on my 2 year hypothesis

Six months ago, I wrote a few posts about why the biggest, meanest players of the new mobile internet aren’t Apple, or Google, or anybody else we think of as a ‘tech company’- they’re the wireless carriers. As our devices, apps, social networks and on-demand entertainment options get better and better every month, we often … More The big, bad wireless carriers: 6-month update on my 2 year hypothesis

Bundling, unbundling, and the future of health care innovation

Today, we’re going to talk about one of the most insightful quotes in the history of the Internet: “There’s only two ways I know of to make money: bundling and unbundling.” –Jim Barksdale, CEO of Netscape In the history of the internet, many (really, all) of the big leaps forward in how we use and … More Bundling, unbundling, and the future of health care innovation

Mobile Net Neutrality will be the kingmaker of Apple versus Google.

In my post last week about whether Samsung should buddy up with the wireless carriers, one of the main points is important enough to warrant its own post. That point was: forget Apple, Google, Samsung and all the rest: the biggest, meanest tech giants in town are actually the wireless carriers. Over the last ten … More Mobile Net Neutrality will be the kingmaker of Apple versus Google.