Jen van der Meer

Introducing the Capital Library

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  I started the Reason Street Business Model Library for a specific need: I wanted to give advice that I had wished I had received when I started companies. I am launching the Reason Street Capital Library today for the type of options I wished I had when I started these same companies because there is a whole new […]

Tech Giants q12021

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Gobsmacking zonkers results for Google   Alphabet v. Facebook     Amazon Last Tech Titan of the week did not disappoint. Amazon crushed it and Bezos thinks about employees and the time value of our customer shopping behavior – a true moment of reflection as the founder and CEO prepares to step down. What is […]

Are Business Models Changing Our Relationships?

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Now over at Substack for the latest Noticing how digital business models, in particular, are mediating all of my interactions now that all interactions are mediated by digital interfaces. Hi, I’m Jen, and I design business models. I am a teacher and consultant and I help people understand how their organizations make money. That’s been […]

Tech Giants report

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How I’ve Changed My Mind

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What have you changed your mind about? I’m noticing that I’m questioning my assumptions about people and places as this crisis reaches peak week, we hope, in New York. I’m noticing people, or places, or jobs, sectors and systems that I am considering in an entirely new light. Some of my long-held beliefs are changing. […]

Tech Giants: Facebook 2019

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Facebook is getting a bad rap but it’s crucial to note that despite bad press revenue continues to wildly outpace growth, and analysts see up-and-to-the right odds for the foreseeable future. On the downside, costs are going up as Facebook attempts to reign in the bad actors, and their alternative business models have never flourished. […]

Tech Giants: Apple 2019

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Apple Results. Tech Giant Earnings for Very Busy People. Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Alphabet (Google) all report within a quick week their 2019 yearly results. The headline: overall media sentiment does not align with actual results. First up: Apple: Apple’s big business model pivot to software and services taking longer than expected – it was […]

Facebook AntiTrust – Easier in Hindsight, Harder to Know What to do in the Future

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It’s easy to look back and say “we should have put a stop to Instagram before they bought their biggest competitor.” but the question of competitive strategy and acquisitions also involves looking into the future. FB’s strategy is shifting to payments, AR/VR, and Facebook coin – how will regulators decide which acquisitions are anti-competitive before […]

Spotlight on Data: Data as an Asset

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Beyond the Exhaust: Friederike Schüürand I will be talking about Data Strategy on May 20 – O’Reilly Spotlight Our online lives have long left data traces, and the adoption of smartphones, wearables, smart speakers, smart doorbells, and smart everything else has expanded the range of data-collection devices. The early practice of data science on exhaust […]

Apple’s Services Pivot: From Hardware to Attention

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Tim Cook announced a new era for Apple on Monday unveiling a streaming video service, news subscriptions, game subscriptions, and an apple credit card. Cook is trying to change the story we tell about Apple. Notice the event announced no new actual things that you can hold in your hand. This is a major pivot […]