“Benedict Evans, another VC strategist, compares machine learning to relational databases, a type of enterprise software that made fortunes in the ‘90s and revolutionized whole industries, but that’s so mundane your eyes probably glazed over just reading those two words. The point …. is that we’re now at the point where AI is going to get normal fast. “Eventually, pretty much everything will have [machine learning] somewhere inside and no-one will care,” says Evans.”… So writes James Vincent in The State of AI in 2019 report in The Verge
Many advice that you read or listen to that promises to make you more efficient or put you on track to self improvement seems repetitive. In many ways they are as there is only so many things that can change you for the better – utilisation of time, managing your habits, eating healthy, sleeping well, managing relations et all.
Undoubtedly one of the most critical slides in your pitch deck (not your pitch) is your TAM slide and there are confusions around how to estimate one. For starters it needs hard work unless you want to go for the Top Down model relying on industry reports and external estimates and simply aim for 1-2% of market share.
Startup stories, specially of the big ubiquitous brands like Netflix it makes for a great read. Co-Founder and first CEO Marc Randolph wrote ‘That Will Never Work’ – the behind the scenes account beyond the popular legend that Reed Hastings founded Netflix after Blockbuster charged him a $40 late fee.
In my post last week I shared a study on how software companies are designing ways to circumvent laws that prohibit tracking of users without explicit permission. We all have encountered the permission popups that give you no options. I wanted to point you to this immensely well researched article on Dark Pattern Design by Natasha Lomas.
Steve Jobs was the Founder’s Founder and continuing my post earlier this week about Guy Kawasaki here is another article by him in Cnet from way back in 2011 where he writes about his learnings from Steve Jobs. Here goes (and I love the way he launches into the list with one you can practically imagine Jobs speaking out loud).
While we try to take more trains to help the environment and use that time to watch more videos on our streaming devices, we need to think.