16 March 2015 How can Google, Samsung or anyone else ever hope to catch Apple? It depends on what they are chasing! My view is that Google has just begun a major transformation to the physical (offline) world with Android as the key enabling “platform” (beyond search to orchestration) for a new business network. This … Continue reading “Google Creating Platform for a New Mobile ECONOMY”
I’m more passionate about this topic than anything I’ve ever written about. As an eternal optimist I don’t see a world dominated by Google, Amazon, Chase and Walmart…. But rather a new economy where millions of small businesses thrive. Where every person can employ their creative talent in collaboration focused on value creation. A world … Continue reading “The New Economy: Small Wins”
5 August As I wrote back in my May blog Internet 3.0 Collaboration in Commerce, Communities and Networks, we are transitioning to a new era of collaboration. The industry buzz word is “sharing economy” but this is a little too altruistic a moniker for my liking. If an elephant was taken down by 1 million … Continue reading “Collaboration and the “Sharing Economy”: What does that mean?”
For eCommerce/mCommerce merchants this may be the biggest “no brainer” since Cybersource offered to offload card processing/fraud risk management. This is a V.me killer… from both cost, and advertising perspective.
Traditionally the core of bank margin is in risk management. The core of risk management is data.. thus Banks have been the among the best data businesses (as IBM knows). Banks “learn” about their customers through bank interaction: payroll, card transactions, lending. This has helped banks make better risk decisions (both credit and fraud/identity). Within … Continue reading “Banks as a Data Business – Example Amex Advance/Acxiom”
I’m taking a rather abbreviated approach to blogging today.. as most of my key points have more detail in my other posts. I’ll just link to my old posts and focus on a few new thoughts.
18 Feb 2016 I’m in a network state of mind… We are in the midst of a massive economic transformation and I can’t quite put my finger on it. What influences how consumers and businesses are organized? What is changing? Who creates value? What new domains, networks and markets are being created? Where is margin … Continue reading “Transformation of Commercial Networks: Unlocking $2T in Value”
21 Jan 2016 My favorite blog of the year was written by famed UK computer scientist Paul Graham – The Refragmentation. Paul’s blog aligns very well to the work of 2 Nobel prize winners in economics: Oliver Williamson (2009) and his mentor Ronald Coase (1991). Both were focused on the factors governing the “nature of … Continue reading “Last Mile Redesign (Processor-Merchant)”
10 Jan 2016 V/MA are among my largest holdings, thus I’m constantly assessing. This also happens to be a consistent institutional investor and Bank question. So I thought I would share my views.
2 Dec 2015 Happy ‘After’ Thanksgiving everyone, I’m coming out of my tryptophan coma and thought I would go for a mental stretch. This is a pretty big topic, and I won’t do it justice. Thanks in advance for your comments and perspective. [Note I’m not naming the titles of my reference blogs and used … Continue reading “Changing Economics of Payments”