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This Is How Amazon Loses

Algorithmic merchandising leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Slowly but surely, it will erode trust for all the tech giants. Yesterday, I lost it over a hangnail and a two-dollar bottle of hydrogen peroxide. You know when a hangnail gets angry, and a tiny red ball of pain settles in for a party on … Continue reading This Is How Amazon Loses

Can Andrew Yang Get To 15 Percent?

To fix our society, we have to reimagine the role of government in our lives. Let’s be honest with ourselves, shall we? We’re in the midst of the most significant shift in our society since at least the Gilded Age – a tectonic reshaping of economic systems, social mores, and political institutions. Some even argue … Continue reading Can Andrew Yang Get To 15 Percent?

Because It Can: Cloudflare’s Mission to Make the Internet Work Like It Should

Cloudflare founders Matthew Prince and Michele Zatlyn (image) The company could seek rent. Instead, it finds false market moats and merrily breaches them. We don’t usually cover news here at NewCo Shift, this is more of a place for analysis and Thinking Out Loud. And it’s rare that one company appears more than once here … Continue reading Because It Can: Cloudflare’s Mission to Make the Internet Work Like It Should

Technology, Humanity, and the Existential Test

Can we govern ourselves? Will we? If you pull far enough back from the day to day debate over technology’s impact on society – far enough that Facebook’s destabilization of democracy, Amazon’s conquering of capitalism, and Google’s domination of our data flows start to blend into one broader, more cohesive picture – what does that … Continue reading Technology, Humanity, and the Existential Test

Software Ate The World. Now What?

Seven or so years ago, a famous VC penned a manifesto of sorts. Writing at a time the world was still skeptical of the dominance to which his industry has now ascended (to think, such a time existed, and so few years ago!), Marc Andreessen had a message for the doubters, the naysayers, and the Wall … Continue reading Software Ate The World. Now What?

Products Are Conversations

Simply put, Products are Conversations. How you orchestrate conversations with customers and cross-functionally in your organization is what makes great products. To set the right strategy, align the team, and execute to the delight and fulfillment of customers.