How do you stop the data monopoly of The Four (Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook)? It is important to ensure that we co-own and have total access to the co created data that has given The Four a near monopoly of the currency of our times – our data.
Many of you would have come across this post by Tomasz Tunguz, Managing Director of Redpoint Ventures. His frequent posts are primarily data driven and are pointed and succinct. In this post and one after that (where he does the math) he points out to the maturity of the SAAS companies where a “…a small fraction of an incumbent is a billion-dollar company. If you start a business tomorrow that is able to cleave 1% of revenue from Salesforce, you will have built a billion-dollar business.”
Casinos of Las Vegas provide the addiction templates to digital products designers who use similar trigger based variable reward systems to draw users back to their applications.
Jeffrey P. Bezo’s letter to Amazon shareholders clocked its 20th this year. A much anticipated annual ritual, it is led with thoughts, that I presume, are top of his mind. Over the years it has ranged from philosophical, to strategic, to tactical.