Ebay may be a shark in the ocean, but I am a crocodile in the Yangtze River. If we fight in the ocean, we lose — but if we fight in the river, we win.
I’ve said I want to die on Mars. Just not on impact.
The door to the consumer is through the enterprise, not vice versa
Companies are eager to collect data, but that data is worthless until someone translates it into insights that drive business results.
We can say that Facebook is the world’s largest sweatshop. Almost one billion people are creating content in personal profiles that are used to sell advertising. It is the ultimate form of digital slavery.
If I have 3 million customers on the Web, I should have 3 million stores on the Web.
The car rental industry is very capital intensive with downward margin pressure due to intense competition, especially in Zipcar’s primary markets (US and Europe). Zipcar’s stock was fairly valued at/around its pre-acquisition announcement price.
Should anyone be surprised if at some point in this year Avis will notice that it needs to write down on the premium it paid for this acquisition? It happened before… ;-)
There are two types of companies: those that work hard to charge customers more, and those that work hard to charge customers less. Both approaches can work. We are firmly in the second camp.