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Data Supremacy

Big Idea: Compete on Data Supremacy

DDDN's Are The Heart Of Data Supremacy Here’s what I mean, because data is the foundation and first priority of every Data-Driven Digital Network (DDDN) that wants to grow, you have to understand how the data is shared, monetized, and controlled–so identifying the biggest pools of quality data and how that data is consumed is essential.
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Alexander The Great

Big Idea: Decision Velocity

Guess what Alexander the Great's success on the battlefield is often credited to? SPEED of decision-making or decision velocity.
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Winner Takes All

Big idea: The Digital Giant Ethos

Today's Startups Are Designed To Be Monopolies On Day One From day one, startups are designed to dominate markets, overthrow existing Fortune 500's, and emerge as a monopoly. Sector after sector has become a winner-takes-all — or two-winners-take-all — bloodbath:
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Partnerships

Big Idea: Consortiums Often Fail, But Joint Venture Startups Will Challenge Digital Giants

Learn From The Failure Of Consortiums Consortiums of independent companies have a high failure rate, despite their potential power. @Constellation Research studied the history of 100 consortiums, shared services models, trading networks, and open source communities. All attempted to bring together companies for their self-interest, yet 99% of these coalitions failed!
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Amazon Sidewalk

News Analysis: Amazon Sidewalk Ups The Battle For Last Inch Connectivity

Key Features Extend Last Inch Network On Friday May 7th, 2021, Amazon announced a series of updates to Amazon Sidewalk. Sidewalk delivers last mile connectivity via a network bridge protocol on Amazon's smart home devices. The Sidewalk Bridge devices such as Echo products and Ring Floodlight Cams use a 900 MHz band and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), to extend WiFi networks
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Wall Stret Sign

Monday's Musings: Extreme EBIDTA or Rapid Growth?

Think and Act Like A Digital Giant No matter how big your company, you’ll need to convince your shareholders or private investors to keep financing your long-term strategy for market dominance, even when the short-term gets rough.
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The Road to $1 Trillion in Market Cap

News Analysis: Crypto FOMO and Bitcoin's Rise Into the $1 Trillion Club

Crypto FOMO Drives Capital Flows Out Of Big Tech (For Now) Retail investors have taken money out of the equity market and rotated into crypto to catch the wave. With all crypto's now worth more than $2 Trillion in market cap and Bitcoin standing out at $1 trillion, this poses a risk to the US dollar dominance as the reserve currency.
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American Airlines OneWorld

Big Idea: Prioritize Long Term Invesmtent Mindset Over Short Term Profits

Short Term Thinking Crushes Traditional Companies In Fight Against Digital Giants If legacy companies want to compete with data giants in the age of extreme capitalism, spending capital on innovation needs to STOP being sacrificed for short-term profits.
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Everybody Wants To Rule The World July 13, 2021

Big Idea: It took 50 years for markets to consolidate down to a few dominant players. Now it takes ten.

It took 50 years for markets to consolidate down to a few dominant players. Now it takes ten. Countless industries went through gradual reorganization from hundreds or thousands of small players down to a couple of giants. But until very recently, the keyword was “gradual.” There’s no longer going to be a monopoly in each industry. In the next ten years, I expect to see about 100 dominant players in 50 distinct markets worldwide, in most cases with a duopoly of two giants per market.
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Long Term Loyalty Is Gone

Monday's Musings: Long Term Loyalty Is Gone!

Long-term loyalty is gone. Your customers will trade loyalty for convenience, value, or status. Consider Domino's. Even though they managed an A+ digital transformation in the 2010s, the company now faces a new existential threat. The enemy is no longer Pizza Hut; it's the new wave of food delivery companies like Uber Eats and DoorDash moving into its sector.
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Coinbase Logo Blue

News Analysis: Digital Giant Coinbase Breaks Past $100 Billion Valuation In Direct Listing

Coinbase Debut Legitimizes Cryptocurrency Trading Coinbase is the NASDAQ of Cryptocurrencies. They generate 96% of revenue from transaction fees and earned more in Q1 than all of 2020. The digital giant debuted as a profitable company on April 14th, 2021. At the time of direct listing, Coinbase shares opened at $381 and almost broke $429.54 throughout a volatile trading day.
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Google Cloud Industries Leadership

Event Report: Google Cloud Industries Analyst Day

On March 31st, 2021, Google Cloud hosted an industry vertical analyst roundtable. Google Cloud CEO, Thomas Kurian, opened up the day with a warm introduction on the role industries will play in the growth of Google Cloud. Lori Mitchell-Keller, VP of Industry Solutions shared how Google Cloud differentiates its approach to Industries with customers.
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