🤩 Your Five For Friday 🤩
💻How Microsoft learned from their chequered past, to understand it’s future (& why they have been so successful lately)
❤️ Marketing / Growth / Advertising ❤️
Why billboards are still working and peaking - this is a trend that’s been happening and being used creatively for a couple of years, not just because tracking everything has its flaws…
Here is a smart ad for the inner bloke in you (submitted by my colleague Adam Selby)
💵 Business 💵
Tumblr is up for sale - What Tumblr could have been
Facebook is killing the word privacy so it can collect even more data points on you (Good for them and their advertising, bad for all users)
Apple looking to buy Viacom? - It makes more sense than you think
🚀 Product 🚀
Slack is killing your productivity - I’d love to see usage and message sends by the hour across time and unpick trends within organisations, until this is cracked there might be a movement away from IM at what again
Uber has added other transportation options - expanding for all travel not just last mile, (Smart strategic step to gain more brand affinity and usage)
Overcast’s latest feature is 👏
＂Quote that resonated with me this week ＂
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience — Ralph Waldo Emerson
🎧 Must Listen Of The Week 🎧
The Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom is being interviewed by Tim Ferriss: This is one of those interviews that is packed with hidden gems and hour flies by
💭 Final thought 💭
There was a new wikipedia launched (Golden) this week with incredible investment from some of the largest VC and investment firms in the world. The difference being powered by AI (and Human intelligence no less) and built with actual social following on topics, the question that keeps coming back to me;
🧐 Do we really need another or smarter Wikipedia? 🧐 — I’d be surprised if anyone really craved a new Wikipedia.
Because something has a lot of traffic or is the anchor in understanding the TLDR, does this mean we need another version? We often build products and companies to offer an alternative, steal market share or diversify revenues - are there any ideas or alternatives we just don’t need or just shouldn’t be built?
Happily let me know what you think.
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