Recently, I caught up with a friend that I have known for 30 years. Today, we are both raising our children. In the 1980’s, we were teenagers in Florida collecting football and baseball cards, going to coin shops to find “rare” or different foreign coins, and of course we were listening to music on records […]
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Are you Netflix or Blockbuster?
A great focus for many startups, investors, and entrepreneurs is creating the next Netflix, Amazon, Uber, or Airbnb – namely to be a digital disruptor. Netflix conquered the analog and physical model of Blockbuster by bringing a digital layer to measure customers, movies, and even brand placements. Before Netflix, Blockbuster was the media channel of preference. It died a rather quick death when media and media consumption became digital.
Improvements from Artificial Intelligence and (More) Robots in Our Lives It is anticipated that some 22 million units of Amazon echo will be purchased this year. Building on the 11 million sold in 2016, north of 30 million units will soon be deployed. It is perhaps as rapid a technological deployment, as a percentage of […]
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The recent 2017 Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting offered some insights into how Warren Buffett thinks about stocks, especially those of large digital companies. I thought it important to explore these, given the rise of Digital Enterprises. When we think of Digital Enterprises, leaders like Google, Apple, Amazon, and even Microsoft come to mind. What do […]
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Google, Apple, Amazon and Netflix are all successful companies with a seemingly infallible ability to choose the right product to develop, at the right time and for the right customer. The digital strategies are rooted in the use of Big Data and Analytics. How do they manage to stay ahead of the market, to set […]
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Netflix has long been heralded as a leader in the use of analytics and even the creation of novel big data. That is all true. Nobody knows more about movie tastes than Netflix, with its some 1 billion reviews in its database. The graphic above shows that Netflix can use such data and customer behavior […]
By now, most of us have seen or are even using programmable thermostats. One of the recent and more interesting offerings in this space is from Nest. Nest sells a thermostat that captures data about human presence to self learn what heating and cooling decisions are best. Programming is not needed; it learns what is […]