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The Attention Diet

I read the first few sentences of this article and immediately thought to myself, “Yup, this is the world we now live in. Attention spans are dwindling.” And since Monday was back to work for many of us, I figured it was timely. The piece… Read More

Market power in tech

Benedict Evan’s latest post on Microsoft, IBM, and anti-trust is excellent. In it he argues (reminds us) that market power during one generation of tech, doesn’t necessarily guarantee market power in the next. And that anti-trust intervention isn’t actually responsible for Microsoft missing out on,… Read More

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What it takes

Stephen A. Schwarzman (of Blackstone) was at the Canadian Club of Toronto today, talking about life, finance and his new book, What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence. I haven’t read it yet. But thanks to today, I now have a copy and… Read More

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A taxonomy of moats

Jerry Neumann’s recent blog post on the “taxonomy of moats” is a great summary of the ways in which companies — and perhaps even cities — can protect themselves against competition. Here’s an excerpt from his introduction: Value is created through innovation, but how much… Read More