Passive forms of media are strong. This is. Unlike studying, audiobooks continue even if rsquo & I;m tired listening to it. When I & rsquo; m studying a board and a book, I put down, improbable to pick up. But when I’m in the car, I can tune out and tune in, and continue to learn.

Here are some of the ideas I found compelling:

At the car , I listened to a meeting with Eugene Wei, who described the dynamics of consumer technology as though they were plain as day. It’s rare to hear somebody lucidly describe complex topics like the reasons for Twitter’s achievement and struggles. Eugene wrote many of his thoughts in this informative article however there are a number of ideas I discovered only in the podcast.

Eugene was Head of Video, SVP of Marketing and Product at Hulu, Head of Product in Flipboard, and an early PM in Amazon in Oculus. He’s profound in customer technology.
The idea is to create status, someone has to exhibit a fair amount of work. An endorsement to Harvard collections on Pinterest, making humorous tales on Instagram, being the best Call gamer on the team.
Proof of perform * in social networks is the key to growth in the early days. Facebook’therefore evidence of work has been a harvard.edu email address. Those are rare and hard to acquire. 18 decades of effort. The requirement to prove work/scarcity diminished in favor of increasing the size of the consumer base as Facebook grow. First to the rest of the Ivies. More colleges by rank. Then everybody.

Books sequester most of comprehension in text, which though important, is the medium that is least accessible. A big chance is to move the reservoir of knowledge encoded to accessible types of media.

Many networks follow this blueprint. But by reducing the evidence of work condition, the social network is cooled. Status is meaningful because it’s more easy to obtain. So their value proposal is shifted by networks from status screens to usefulness. WeChat began as a network. Today it & rsquo; s entrenched in the Oriental life as a payment mechanism three year old niece has an account and that it & rsquo; s still essential in spite of the fact that everybody & rsquo; s grandma.

People like to peacock their status. Scarce things communicate status but, the digital world makes matters that are fewer scarce. Today, you can access any video, any song, any publication. Like eating in a Michelin three star restaurant, we search for rare items in the world. They are pursued by us in the world. Disappearing stories or CryptoKitties (there’s only one). Many consumer products that are new leverage this idea of standing. This iPod’s white headphones, for instance.
Invisible asymptotes. Every individual and every company follows the S curve: a period of plateau growth and discovery. The S-curve, the plateau’s shoulder, is an asymptote that is imperceptible. It’s the key to growth for companies and individuals, although it is difficult to expect. In the blog article, Eugene describes rsquo Bezos &; anticipation of rsquo & Amazon;s asymptote that is invisible. It’s worth studying.
Eugene introduced several models of the tech ecosystem operates. They’re worth thinking through.

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