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๐Ÿ”ด How to kill a Facebook (or any network effect-based business for that matter)

We talked many times over about network effects and their indisputable power. The question today is: Is there a self-defense manual against them? Or "How to kill a Facebook"?
๐Ÿ”ด How to kill a Facebook (or any network effect-based business for that matter)
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Many times over, I've been discussing the central roles of network effects for the digital economy and how/why they now reign supreme on top of the business food chain. I realize, though, that I never explained their Achille's heel, or only briefly.

Without going back to the previous elements I explained, you have to keep in mind that network effect-based businesses become unstoppable forces when they start to click together past a critical mass.

๐Ÿ”ด Growth engine vs. Network effect vs. Flywheel
Not quite the summerโ€™s read for the beach (I know, I know) but an important article for startups and corporate innovators nonetheless. Why innovate if you donโ€™t bring change in the market at scale after all? And how do you plan for scale?

The question today is: do we have a self-defense manual of sorts against network effects?

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