“Humans kill more people” is not enough

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

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My biggest blockchain hope: Gain control of our data

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

Three Strategic Options for Digital Media

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.

Archive (2/2015): Why managers need a new CMS more than their editors

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

Archive (12/2014): 5 Things we can learn from the likes of BuzzFeed about successful digital publishing

This article was published first in my old blog in December 2014. Henry Blodget, CEO and editor-in-chief of BusinessInsider Quote from http://www.businessinsider.com/usa-today-sell-business-insider-2013-11 BuzzFeed, just like Business Insider, Upworthy, BleacherReport and other so-called "pure players“, are thriving in the media business – while traditional publishers struggle to create success stories (BuzzFeed is valued at more than … Continue reading Archive (12/2014): 5 Things we can learn from the likes of BuzzFeed about successful digital publishing