My favorite books, blogs, newsletters, podcasts, and videos.
Naked Brands by David Perell – Blog post about people wanting to connect with people — not companies.
The Rise of “No Code” by Ryan Hoover – As creating things on the internet becomes more accessible, more people will become makers. It’s no longer limited to the <1% of engineers that can code resulting in an explosion of ideas from all kinds of people.
Dollar Shave Club and The Disruption of Everything by Ben Thompson – A company so intently focused on growing revenue is incapable of slicing one of their most profitable lines by half or more.
What is Amazon by Zach Kanter – So, what is Amazon? It started as an unbound Walmart, an algorithm for running an unbound search for global optima in the world of physical products. It became a platform for adapting that algorithm to any opportunity for customer-centric value creation that it encountered. If it devises a way to keep its incentive structures intact as it exposes itself through its ever-expanding external interfaces, it – or its various split-off subsidiaries – will dominate the economy for a generation. And if not, it’ll be just another company that seemed unstoppable until it wasn’t.
2PM – Newsletter covering ecommerce, DNVBS (Digitally Vertical Native Brands)
Invest Like the Best – Exploring the ideas, methods, and stories of people that will help you better invest your time and money.
Animal Spirits – Weekly takes on markets, life, and investing.