3 Predictions for 2023

Three predictions for 2023 Three industry-moving predictions  My top threads My top podcasts Want to see something cool and make ya laugh and cry at the same time? Workweek launched Unwrapped for your Google Calendar. It not only tells you how many hours you are in meetings, your work bestie (shout out Becca), and your…

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Buzzfeed’s downfall: is their business model to blame?

Buzzfeed is now worth $144M. Buzzfeed has Complex Networks, a Pulitizer-winning newsroom, and a household brand name. And they’re worth ⅓ of what Industry Dive sold for last summer. Morning Brew is probably worth at least $200M at this point.  So what’s with the downfall? Please see the Perpetual issue from 12/7/2021 (yes, roughly a year ago…

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Bob Iger’s return to Disney: what will his next moves be?

Bob Iger recently made waves when he announced he would return to Disney as CEO. His welcome back was like Jordan coming out of retirement. He looked refreshed, the excitement only increased, and the confidence to win never faded.  What was Iger’s flagship takeaway during his last reign at the House of Mouse? Own the best…

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Another damn data article…but without the bullshit

“Data Is the New Oil of the Digital Economy” – Wired, 2007  “The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data” – The Economist, 2017 “​​Data Is The New Oil — And That’s A Good Thing” – Forbes, 2019  Almost every year, there seems to be another article about how data is the…

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Is the Creator Economy cratering?

Maven, the ed-tech startup that raised $25M from Andreessen Horowitz, announced a significant business pivot this week. They’re moving their platform more towards industry experts and less away from influencers.  “We had the hypothesis that a creator with a big audience will have a great course and be able to fill it, and we were…

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