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

Secrets

The importance of secrets in creating and capturing value has had no more vocal champion recently than Peter Thiel. In last year’s brilliantly distilled and somewhat controversial book Zero to One, Thiel builds a well-argued case for the importance of monopoly profit and power-law thinking for innovation and business that is well worth reading, even … More Secrets

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