Netflix was supposed to solve everything. OK, not originally. Originally, Netflix was going to destroy Blockbuster Video. Which it did. But then, suddenly Netflix was an online video service. Like Amazon.com but for video rentals. All the movies, all the TV shows. Pay one price, and get everything. It was a utopia. That utopia is … Read more Dude, Where’s My Movie?
If you haven’t noticed, we live in a world where the “monthly subscription” is one of the preferred business models. I’m not talking about those monthly payments that we all have that are for delivering real world services to us like home rent, Internet access, cable TV, mobile phone, banking fees, insurance, etc. These are … Read more The Economics of Subscriptions
The acronym FAANG stands for Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google. They represent the biggest stocks in the technology space. If you had asked me a year ago, will Facebook ever go away, I’d say, “No, clearly no”. What about Google? “No, impossible. They’re too big to fail.” I’m starting to think they’re not. Eventually, … Read more The Changing Tide of FAANG
May 2019 has been a rough month, productivity-wise. The whole year has been up and down. In January, I was still cleaning up from some decisions Microsoft made in 2018. Still scrambling to record and produce courses to catch up. By February, I was tired from the last couple of months hard work. I took … Read more Productivity, or the lack thereof
Gerald Cotten, aged 30, died in India recently at the very start of his honeymoon. It was sudden and unexpected. From the time he got sick, he was dead within 24 hours. His wife and he were also planning to open an orphanage while they were there, but he died before he could do so. … Read more The QuadrigaCX Conundrum