I’ve been mostly travelling since the DLD conference, so just catching up on my notes and reflections now. Scott Galloway was one of the people I was really keen to see speak in Munich. His recent book The Four was one of my best reads of 2017 – I bought several copies for our office…… Continue reading Scott Galloway on the break up of big tech – notes and video from DLD18
Reading The Everything Store at the moment, and came across this quote from Jeff Bezos… Amazon isn’t happening to the book business. The future is happening to the book business. Makes me think that that may be the simplest non-jargonised way of describing disruption in the digital age – the future is happening to you.…… Continue reading When the future happens to you
Image: Could some of these be shorter? Why are nonfiction books, business books in particular not shorter? Or available to buy in sections or by the chapter? In their book Big Data: A Revolution… – my most quoted of the last few months – Cukier and Mayer-Schonberger discuss the huge, unexploited stores of data…… Continue reading Why aren’t business books shorter?
Networks are an abiding obsession for me. So I love this… This data visualisation video illustrates how Amazon applies the power of networks to selling more books (and everything else) – by tapping into the networks of purchases of books to offer more. The visualisation was created with a tool from Christopher Warnow, which is…… Continue reading Milieus of interest in Amazon recommendations