Jeff Jordan

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. Jeff Jordan’s career includes stints at eBay, The Walt Disney Store, Reel.com, and Paypal and as a GP at a16z, his current role. Listen to this post: iTunes, Overcast, or Soundcloud Successful businesses, a friend told me, either sell the same things to new … Continue reading Jeff Jordan

Streaming, Sharing, Stealing

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. Michael Smith and Rahul Telang of Carnegie Melon University wrote an interesting book, Streaming, Sharing, Stealing: Big Data and the Future of Entertainment. Smith and Telang wrote this book because of a “perfect storm” in the economic entertainment ecosystem. Traditionally a few firms dominated … Continue reading Streaming, Sharing, Stealing

Brian McCullough

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. Brian McCullough spoke at Google and podcasted with Chris Dixon about his book How the Internet Happened. McCullough said he wrote the book  because “I feel like anybody would want to know who did this” and “It just sort of bothered me that no … Continue reading Brian McCullough

Scott Galloway 2

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. Scott Galloway was on the FT Alphachat podcast and talked Amazon, CPG, Amazon, Apple, Whole Foods (Amazon). Galloway has this advice for companies: 1/ Nail the boring stuff. “It’s the boring stuff that’s creating shareholder value.”  Things like capital allocation and supply chain management matter … Continue reading Scott Galloway 2

Bundling Economics in the Connection Economy

Economic bundling is a good idea for both buyers and sellers. It’s efficient. It’s easy. It’s also going to happen less. People are unbundling goods and services that were previously bundled. Why? Let’s try to figure this out through four question. Why are people “cutting the cord,” when the a la carte options end up costing … Continue reading Bundling Economics in the Connection Economy