A few weeks ago, we delved into the sharing economy, and the idea that platform-oriented businesses, driven by network effects, tend to warp competition into a winner-takes-all market. Whether it’s more established players (Facebook, Amazon) or fast growing unicorns (AirBnB, Uber), these platforms tend to capture disproportionate market share for two fundamental reasons: the low … Continue reading Amazon, Superstar Cities, & the Regional Divide
Amazon Go, Amazon's new brick-and-mortar retail initiative, caused a media frenzy when its first location had a soft opening for Amazon employees in 2016. The store offered a revolutionary take on the classic corner store: no lines, no cashiers, no cash registers. Just go in, pick what you'd like, and walk out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrmMk1Myrxc The idea … Continue reading Amazon Go: The Future of Retail?
Summary: The Everything Store, Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon, by Brad Stone tells the story of how Amazon became what it is today. The book mainly focuses on the growth of the company and the culture of the company. GROWTH: Bezos first came up with the idea of ‘the everything store’ while working … Continue reading Book Summary: The Everything Store, Jeff Bezos and The Age of Amazon
WARNING: This post may be a bit emotional. And it's long. But I had so much that I wanted to write about so I did it. I hope that you'll have the time to read:) When I look back on the TechTrek West experience, the first word that comes to mind is WOW. What amazing … Continue reading A Reflection on an Incredible Experience
The rise of cloud computing has reshaped jobs and businesses for the past decade, yet Forbes reported that over 80% of American had no idea what it was, with nearly 30% thinking it had to do with the weather. My goal with this blog post is to hopefully give everyone a better understanding of what … Continue reading Cloud Computing 101
I decided to write my second to last blog on the toy everyone wished they got for Christmas: a drone. While they are fun to play with and fly around (I know from first-hand experience), drones have important business and life-saving applications that I decided to explore and share with you. While, to my knowledge, … Continue reading It’s a bird… it’s a plane… it’s a drone?
“As the global leader in licensed sports merchandise, Fanatics is changing the way fans purchase their favorite team apparel and jerseys across retail channels through an innovative, tech-infused approach to making and selling fan gear in today’s on-demand culture.” Starting Line-Up Player 1: Mike Rubin. Mike started selling ski-equipment out of his parent’s basement when … Continue reading Let’s Cheer for Fanatics