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

Watch the Throne: Fred Wilson’s A VC Blog Examined with USV’s Thesis

Union Square Ventures is a very successful venture capital firm and they make thesis driven investments. There are many great companies that make bad venture capital investments. USV’s thesis is a great filter to sort out between good companies and good investments. One of the partners, Brad Burnham best summarized the thesis as this: “Large … Continue reading Watch the Throne: Fred Wilson’s A VC Blog Examined with USV’s Thesis

To The Distributors Go The Spoils: Why Netflix & Amazon Will Win

The distributors that control consumers’ preferred distribution channels will win the entertainment media business. Nobody likes to buy bundled Cable content. However, the content we all like can only be gotten through bundled cable, for now. I love digital distribution channels such as Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and Hulu for entertainment media because I can … Continue reading To The Distributors Go The Spoils: Why Netflix & Amazon Will Win

Binge Releasing TV Show Kills Buzz, but Makes Customers Happy: A Dilemma

Digital distributors of content are moving into original content creation and will likely beat cable companies. (I wrote about the topic here). However, there are two primary strategies for releasing their original content: binge and weekly. Which one is the best? This choice can affect the success and audience size of a show. Before assessing … Continue reading Binge Releasing TV Show Kills Buzz, but Makes Customers Happy: A Dilemma