I invested in OnBeep. I don’t do much investing; here’s why this is different.
Attention, Reputation, and Money are the three currencies of the online economy, and businesses that build to this triple-bottom-line have far better chances of success.
There’s a lot going on. Here’s some vital reading on human/machine interfaces, pseudonymous currencies, smart automation, and the service economy.
Organizations resist change because they’re in an equilibrium, and it takes a disruption to move the market they’re in to a new one. Or why Visa doesn’t care about me.
It’s not enough to have a great idea—you need the baby steps to get mere mortals there. Some thoughts on the table stakes for a great business.
Stop designing for mobile. Instead, design for interruption. The future of computing is prosthetic brains, and those who figure out how and when to interrupt us will win.