The Measurability Trap

Many people, especially those affected by the information age, fall into the framework of preferring a mediocre option with clear data instead of an unknown option. For instance, projects get funded by corporations when their champion can show reasonable market data and compelling ROI projections as compared to projects with uncertainty. In some ways, this … Continue reading The Measurability Trap

Startup Success Comes From a Psychology or a Technology Insight

What makes one startup more successful than another? A large part of the answer is team and timing. However, startups should also have a unique insight on the world. This insight is a psychological one or an engineering one. Psychological insights are things Facebook, which exploits voyeuristic nature of social interaction. (on a higher level, FB … Continue reading Startup Success Comes From a Psychology or a Technology Insight

Accelerated Decline: Network Effects on FB’s Way Down

To start, this is not another Facebook-is-more-ephemeral-than-Snapchat, look-at-how-good-I-am-at-wordplay post. Also, Facebook is not dead. Just look at their mobile monetization success. However, when Facebook loses part of a group of people, the rest of the group will disappear simply because the first part did. Sounds similar to the network effects that got those people to … Continue reading Accelerated Decline: Network Effects on FB’s Way Down