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Sep
21
🔴 How to kill a Facebook (or any network effect-based business for that matter)

🔴 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"?
8 min read
Sep
08
⏮ 🔴 [ Looking back at ] how platforms and big tech scale

⏮ 🔴 [ Looking back at ] how platforms and big tech scale

Pursuing my [ Looking back at ] series today by curating about digital platform scaling strategies, why network effects matter, and what we still have a hard time understanding about them (especially if you're a regular multinational in defense mode).
10 min read
Aug
29
🟧 [ Dutch week ] ASML, the most strategic European giant you've never heard of

🟧 [ Dutch week ] ASML, the most strategic European giant you've never heard of

While most of you are probably returning to work this week, I've decided to share a few insights about the Netherlands' tech, design, and innovation. As a country which is only twice as big as London, it makes few headlines, so this might be an interesting exercise. Here goes...
3 min read
Aug
05
🔴 The Romanesco effect: Reimagining, Diversification, and Reduction.

🔴 The Romanesco effect: Reimagining, Diversification, and Reduction.

We make a lot of fuss about innovation frameworks and strategies, whereas innovation is a simple mechanism. It's about Reimagining, Diversification, and from time to time a rare but groundbreaking Reduction.
7 min read
Jul
01
🔴 From Deeptech to Diptech

🔴 From Deeptech to Diptech

For the last years, most startup ecosystems accepted that trying to birth the next Facebook was mission impossible. The password to the future was deeptech. Not anymore. Let's try to understand why "diptech" is the new black.
5 min read
Jun
16
🔴 Is Citroën's AMI leapfrogging Tesla's master plan?

🔴 Is Citroën's AMI leapfrogging Tesla's master plan?

On the surface, the success of the Citroën AMI as a light electric car is endearing. But despite its promises it might be a cautionary tale for the rest of us in the industry.
8 min read
Jun
08
🍎 What is a platform?

🍎 What is a platform?

Following up on yesterday's article about Apple WWDC announcements, an obvious – and yet amazing – new possibility is to use an
1 min read
Jun
07
🔴 Apple discretely unveils Apple cars; not the Apple Car

🔴 Apple discretely unveils Apple cars; not the Apple Car

After yesterday Apple's WWDC 2022 annual keynote, it's difficult to zoom out from the myriad of software tweaks and products announcement (only a new Mac, really). Let's deep dive into what might have been discretely unveiled. Apple cars.
6 min read
May
20
🔴 Can Google get AR off the ground?

🔴 Can Google get AR off the ground?

Google announced a new AR glasses prototype. What to make of it? Whether you deal with VR (virtual reality) or
5 min read
Apr
18
☕️ The war for coffee is still raging

☕️ The war for coffee is still raging

After two years of a global pandemic, quite a few retail businesses show their weaknesses. As Warren Buffet famously said,
2 min read