Archive for category: Strategy

What Made Google Great May Be Its Biggest Risk

What Made Google Great May Be Its Biggest Risk

The search giant humanized the Web. Now it needs to do it again. Google’s stated mission is to “organize the world’s information,” but when it launched its search engine, it wound up doing more than that. The ranking system offered the public a sense of which results were important, based […]

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Herd Investors Spotted: Visualization of Hedge Fund Herd Mentality

Herd Investors Spotted: Visualization of Hedge Fund Herd Mentality

It’s no secret that many investors think alike. When they do, we say they have a “herd mentality”; when they don’t, we call them “contrarians”. And it’s usually speculation as to who’s which. At least it used to be. I decided to run hedge fund holdings data through Curalytics to create a […]

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The Curalytics Clique

The Curalytics Clique

The Curalytics Clique is an interdisciplinary, invitation-only community & “think-tank” that discusses subjective systems across the dimensions of machine learning, recommendation systems, marketing, anthropology, linguistics, psychology, sociology, semiotics, and design. Members include CTOs, entrepreneurs, academics, researchers, product managers, and engineers working at large tech companies, venture backed firms, start ups, universities, and research […]

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How to Curate a Winning Collection

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January 6, 2014

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Curation, Strategy

How to Curate a Winning Collection

Square, the mobile payments company, has a new online marketplace for small businesses. This Holiday Season, they sponsored a competition for the most creative and diverse curated “wish list” of products. The prize: $1,000 worth of items from your list. Fortunately, mine was a top ten winner. I’m passionate about […]

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3 Aspects of Big Bang Disruption

3 Aspects of Big Bang Disruption

Big Bang Disruption, an article recently in the Harvard Business Review, builds upon Everett Rogers classic customer adoption model and Geoffrey Moore’s “Crossing the Chasm”. Specifically, the previous model looks like this: And the new model looks like this: The authors describe three devastating features of big bang disrupters: Unencumbered Development As […]

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