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After Uber's self driving car fatal accident, I want to share three observations - the last being by far most important - that in my opinion are missing or under-valued (besides, which is worrying, compassion for Elaine Herzberg's family and friends). 1) It's not business news When the news broke - see the link to … Continue reading “Humans kill more people” is not enough
In recent years, it has become fashionable to complain about the internet – it seems as if we screwed up, unable to exploit this technology to the benefit of all, are spied on by every government on earth and created Trump, Brexit and everything evil with it. While one could argue about that point of … Continue reading My biggest blockchain hope: Gain control of our data
After the impact of mobile/social/video and the dominance of algorithmic superplatforms Facebook and Google, it has become obvious that technology will be the single most impactful source of competitive advantage for any digital media company, be it a traditional media outlet or a publishing startup. I see three major strategic options to start out in this field: become a content, a data or a full technology company.
Right after Alexander Osterwalder invented the business model canvas (great resource provided by him here), it was used in almost every workshop I participated in. As useful (and genious) it is as a tool, in many cases the business model canvas was too generic for the specific client industry, and many workshop participants could not … Continue reading Media Business Canvas
Apparently, Facebook users are sharing less personal content - Inc. calls it "original broadcast sharing": Content that consists of users' own words, pictures, videos. From 2014 to 2015, this type of content share apparently declined by staggering 21 percent and contributed to an overall sharing decline of over 5%. The headlines all impy that Facebook … Continue reading Why less user generated content on Facebook is a not such a big deal
I published this on February 2015 on my old blog because I felt the need to explain why not only editors, but even more so (media&marketing) managers should have a vested interest in their CMS. Everyone who publishes digital content for a business purpose is currently struggling with the high fragmentation of audiences on a … Continue reading Archive (2/2015): Why managers need a new CMS more than their editors