Why business is addicted to habits
Creating consumer habits is an effective way to drive share price by increasing what companies call “customer lifetime value".
The death of RSS
There will always be a vocal minority that loves feed readers, ultimately RSS will be more like QR codes or Segways than a mainstream technology.
So how does one build a habit-forming product? Well to start, habits do not form overnight and changing user behaviours is extremely difficult.
A note on contrarian investing
If lots of people share your idea about what is right then they will all want to invest, the valuation will rise and it will be much harder to make money.
Why developers are leaving the Facebook platform
In recent conversations with fellow entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, it’s become a common belief that Facebook has become an undesirable platform for a startup to build their company.
The inventory vs marketplace model debate
The need to find a new balance is triggered by scarcity of capital.