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

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