Best of January 2019

 🧟‍♂️🤖The Digital Maginot line One of the most thorough articles about our current world of disinformation campaigns, state employed cyber warriors, amateur guerrillas and sponsored trolls. Renee DiResta argues how media platforms and governments should change their approach in trying to react to this.  The most interesting point that DiResta makes, is that contrary to […]

Best of November 2018

🌍💰The end of the beginning! Benedict Evans is one of my favorite thinkers about online markets and products. In this presentation at the a16z annual tech conference two weeks ago, he explains that almost all adults have access to the internet now. So this is almost finished. But that contrary to most of our thinking, e-commerce […]

Best of September 2018

🤬The rise of anxiety consumerism Gravity blankets – a blanket of roughly 8 kilo’s – is supposed to reduce stress and to improve sleep quality. The company intended to raise 20k on Kickstarter. They raised 4.7 million Dollar! Apparently people everywhere are feeling increasingly anxious and stressed and are trying to combat this with mediation apps, […]

Best of August 2018

⚠️How shipping company Mearsk lost $300.000.000 by a rogue virus On June 27th of 2017, a shipping company the size of AFKL, was in a matter or hours completely shut off of all IT systems due to a virus called NotPeya. It took them 10 days – 4000 servers and 45.000 pc’s to rebuild the entire […]

Best of July 2018

⚽️ How Location Tracking is Changing Tootball Many sports teams are outfitting their players with a device that tracks their GPS position. This enables them to analyse the workload of players. This gives them insight in the actual fitness and risk of injury of their players. Realtime but also for future games. This World Cup it […]

Best of June 2018

💡How purpose can make everything – even a doorbell company – super exiting. A smart doorbell, which shows you on your phone who’s on your doorstep. Can you come up with a more boring product? The story of Ring – recently acquired by Amazon for 1 billion dollar –  shows, how a good mission can elevate a […]

Best of May 2018

✈️ A Life Time Unlimited Travel Ticket? AA tried and bled hard for it. Interesting story in The Hustle on how American Airlines in the eighties introduced an unlimited first class ticket for life. The problem was, it was such a good deal, it ended up costing AA millions of dollars per year.https://thehustle.co/aairpass-american-airlines-250k-lifetime-ticket 💰The Wealthy Are […]

Best of March 2018

The Emerging Tech Trends For 2018 (aka Amy Webb blew my Brain!) One of the best keynotes of SXSW this year, was given by Futurist Amy Webb from the Future Today Institute. Her full report premiered a few weeks ago. This are the key findings: 1: 2018 marks the beginning of the end of smartphones2: Pay close […]