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Search-as-a-service: A trillion dollar opportunity & why Google might miss out

Google search is one of the top engineering marvels of the 20th century. Its business one of the top industry defining businesses of the century. Google is the true dominant name really in the category it helped invent. The rest of the players are inevitably and undoubtedly playing catch-up.  And here comes the unfathomable: AContinue reading “Search-as-a-service: A trillion dollar opportunity & why Google might miss out”

Games, corporatism and misaligned incentives: the internal downfall of the newsroom

You are reading Part 1 of a 3-part series on the publishing industry. Part 1 is about the past. Specifically, the internal mechanics of publishing and the forces that defined the industry‚Äôs response to Google and Facebook.  Part 2 is about today. How has publishing adapted to the change, what is working and what isContinue reading “Games, corporatism and misaligned incentives: the internal downfall of the newsroom”

Delivering food, capturing attention: what restaurants can learn from the publishing industry

Before the internet, publishers were in a very privileged position. Controlling the printing press was a true competitive advantage. Similar to other mass-produced goods, the machinery necessary to replicate the news of the day at national scale came at a high cost and the right to participate in the news creation did so too. AsContinue reading “Delivering food, capturing attention: what restaurants can learn from the publishing industry”

Founder market (un)fit: why choosing the right market for you matters

Seems that these days everyone is talking about Product Market Fit. That magical moment when “you know you have it” or “your customers would be very disappointed if you didn’t exist”. But PMF is hard and no matter what process you use it’s an elusive concept. It will take time and you will get stuck.Continue reading “Founder market (un)fit: why choosing the right market for you matters”

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