Quality is the future


We’re living in overwhelming times. There’s information overload, advertising everywhere, social media fatigue, the list goes on. You don’t need anymore content, new shoes or super-sized meals. Scarcity is becoming more of a non-factor and economies of scale have pretty much finished scaling. Now more than ever we need stuff that’s just… better. We need healthier food, more efficient sources of energy, more relevant marketing, better recommendations, faster and more reliable internet, more user friendly technology, better designed products and services, more pleasant experiences, etc, etc, etc. We don’t have to make and consume things that aren’t good or good for us. Our global society needs to take a stand and say “I’m not going to take it anymore”. It’s time for us to stop living our lives in beta. Quantity defined the past. Quality will define the future.

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Disruption is a Euphemism for Extinction


Dinosaurs are a great example for companies worried about being disrupted. There have been 5 mass extinctions in the history of our planet. In between them there have been many extinction of species during ice ages and other changes in Earth’s history. During these extinctions any species of a certain size usually die out. Many large animals are built to last extreme changes but not necessarily the rapid ones. In the last mass extinction all the dinosaurs that were 50 pounds or less survived. Everything bigger than that died out. The smallest ones needed less resources to survive. When it’s winter, bigger is better. In a period of rapid changes smaller is better.

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Flying Cars Are Stupid

Flying Car Graphic

I was up this morning bright and early and started sifting through my twitter feed as I usually do, and one story that stuck out was an article from the Economist about the rate of innovation. In it the writer mentions Peter Thiel’s disappointment over the pace of innovation and seeks to refute this claim and the related claims of technological pessimists everywhere. Specifically Thiel mentions the example of flying cars. After years of conceptualizing and dreaming about them they still haven’t become a mass consumer product. Whenever I hear complaints like Thiel’s, the courtroom scene from A Few Good Men pops into my head. It’s a crude analogy, but it’s an entertaining caricature of why some technology comes to fruition faster than others. There’s a very good reason we don’t have flying cars. We want flying cars, but we can’t handle flying cars. We just aren’t ready.

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