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StorySherpa: Attention Economy and Should You Go to Davos

Guten Tag! (I mean WEF in Davos is just ending)
StorySherpa: Attention Economy and Should You Go to Davos
By Yury Molodtsov • Issue #33 • View online
Guten Tag!
(I mean WEF in Davos is just ending)

A piece of curious analytics on top of that although that’s probably a good example of difference between correlation and reason.
Austen Allred
Companies that regularly attend Davos underperform the S&P 500 by a lot
The attention economy
Walmart and VC firms see two paths for DTC brands
Google AI Blog: Looking Back at Google’s Research Efforts in 2018
Why China's Social-Credit Systems Are Surprisingly Popular
Josh Constine from TechCrunch had an interesting point about Peloton (subscription-enabled in-home bike) – the company utilized the same growth-hacking engagement techniques like modern social media companies but for a different purpose. They still hook you to their subscription but at least you are getting healthier. I’m sure more of such companies are about to emerge.
Josh Constine
When work follows you home it's easy to make excuses why you don't have time for the gym. Peloton offering 10 minute and even 5 min workouts erradicated that barrier. Above she's riding in the 5 min right before bed (Birdbox style) 2/
A great point about the remote work — the most important thing it enables is talent abritrage.
Jeff Morris Jr.
The future of work is remote. Most companies aren’t ready for the change.

Remote work requires new infrastructure and management styles that aren’t taught in school.

Companies who figure it out have a massive talent arbitrage opportunity.

Every investor should encourage this.
Slack is a great example. Born out of a gaming startup with engaging UI/UX to drive engagement and expansion across the teams.
Niko Bonatsos
Any startup founder who worked on social networking/gaming products for a few years in the past has a huge competitive advantage in sectors like e-commerce, online marketplaces and SMB apps.
This is the latest book I read and the number of notes I made is just staggering. It tackles some of the most exciting questions about the human evolution and what consequences does the path we took have on us now.
For instance, one of the theories claims that the social mind we have today and our very ability to generate full-on languages comes from a necessity to gossip.
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
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Yury Molodtsov

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