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The common ground of masks and meshes of men

Product Design Mechanics #2: How direct network effects are at the core of many social phenomena, why they count among the strongest Product Design Mechanics, and how to bake them into your own products. South Tyrol is a place designed by Gods for their own delight. Sublime mountain ranges, rising…

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Reißt Bürowände nieder! … wirklich?

Ein Plädoyer für eine kaleidoskopische Zukunft … Das Corona-Virus hat die Art und Weise, wie wir zusammenarbeiten für immer und ewig verändert. Nichts ist mehr so wie es ist. Wir brauchen keine Büros mehr … jeder arbeitet von überall und es ist super. Derartige Lobeshymnen auf die schöne neue Arbeitswelt…


A ‘user first’ manifesto for marketplaces

Digital marketplaces can be built by adopting one of (at least) two mindsets: Put the user/consumer first? Or rather the business partner/seller? My firm belief is that in almost all cases, user focus is a mandatory prerequisite to success. Digital marketplaces are everywhere. There is Amazon’s eponymous representative, to begin…

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Adjacencies are no silver bullet for classified portals

Adjacency businesses in classified portals (that is, services related to the transaction that go beyond the core portal search), have become en vogue as strategic levers. However, they cannot be your prime strategy. Nota bene: This is a lengthier article than the ones I usually put on my blog. This…