Car is the worst asset one can own. It's pricy. Its value declines rapidly. Insurance is expensive. So are fuel, maintenance and city-parking. Yet the most frustrating aspect - it's really just waits there doing nothing about 95% of the time. Zipcar is a good alternative for city people, as well as public transport and … Continue reading The Self-Driving Car Will Kill the Car Industry
No Camels just posted a nice interview with me. My favorite part: What does it take to be a successful entrepreneur? You need to be curious about the world, courageous, smart, and have a great ability to learn and listen: learn new industries; listen to customer requests; work in a dynamic environment which changes on a … Continue reading Interviewed by No Camels
Last week, I was presenting Dynamic Yield to some acquaintances in Palo Alto. When I wanted to give an example of good personalization, I fired up Amazon, which is known to do a pretty good job in recommending relevant products. To my horror, this is what showed up: testicle self-test, male bladder catheterization model, UFO … Continue reading Amazon Owes Me an Apology
Another year, another inspiring presentation by JWT of 100 things to watch in 2013:
True story: A friend's wife dropped her iPhone in the toilet. Following our advice she put the phone in a bowl of rice (it really works). An hour later her mom came by, saw the rice on the kitchen counter, realized its there for lunch, and poured it into a pot with boiling water. The … Continue reading How (Not) To Repair A Phone With Water Damage
KPCB's excellent report is inspiring and scary at the same time. That's what I tell my students - pace of growth is accelerating so fast that you must innovate aggressively and take bigger risks or you'll find yourself out of business faster than you would expect.