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The Rule of Three: Do Most Markets End Up Being Dominated by 3 Different Companies?

by: Yann Gourvennec

Have you ever wondered why most markets - when they are mature enough - end up being dominated by 3 players?

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Personal Pride = Company Pride

by: Sebastian Campion

The annual gay-pride parade in Amsterdam, which takes place on the canals, is a happy and colorful event attracting thousands of spectators and thus, also the interest of sponsors.

Traditionally, the parade-boats are sponsored and peopled by members of the gay-community (such as gay clubs/affiliations/organisations etc) but the event is getting increasingly mixed up with non-gay participants.

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Getting a Job in Silicon Valley But Didn't Know Who to Ask

by: Guy Kawasaki

Many people ask me for advice about getting a job in Silicon Valley, so here’s the inside scoop. Not everyone will agree with this advice, and some will outright deny what I’m saying, but if you use these tips you will stand head and shoulders above most candidates.

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Why Social Media is Dangerously Disruptive

by: Karl Long

The most dangerous thing about social media for “big business” is that it’s influence is barely noticeable on traditional measurement systems. Market share, mind share, recognition, recall, all measure the mass market.

Would any big company recognize .5% of their market-share disappearing? Should they really give a fuck about that paltry number, is it going to hit their share price? Their volume?

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Co-Creation and the 12 Different Ways for Companies to Innovate

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Innovative Companies

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The Top Sixteen Lies of CEOs

by: Guy Kawasaki 

At the suggestion of, and with the help of, Glenn Kelman, here are more lies. These are the lies of CEOs running a companies that are beyond the startup phase. Startup phase lies you’ve read here before.

 

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Night of the Living Dead Productions: Culture remix in the age of interactivity

by: John Sviokla

When it comes to content, the internet collapses time. "Now”, “then”, and in some cases even the “future”, is a click away.

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Nine Questions to Ask a Startup

What do Movies and Junkyards Have in Common?

by: John Sviokla

Strangely, the media businesses and industrial companies are both facing a similar challenge – the dead hand of the past is influencing today’s product/service strategy.  The article in this week’s WSJ on Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc, and other junk yards is one example of a growing trend in the global economy – the merging of the new and the used market, or in media, the merger of the “now” and the “then” market. 

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