When I think of marketplaces in the future I see Facebook against the world. Facebook vs eBay vs Amazon vs Shopify vs Craigslist Vs everyone-that-comes-along-in-any-vertical. A few years ago this comparison would seem nonsensical. But in the ever-expanding internet universe, these businesses are not commerce, fashion or social. They’re all network businesses. This makes senseContinue reading “In the end, all networks converge: Facebook marketplace is eating up the markets.”
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”
Sometimes a marketplace is flawed and headed for a tough time before it even begins. But it’s not unlikely that this does not become evident until £20m has been invested. So, it begs the question: how can you know if that is the case and what can you do about it? Network effects, liquidity, TAM,Continue reading “When Managed Marketplaces Don’t Work And Why SaaS Enabled Ones Do”
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