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Der WAHRE Grund für Diabetes Typ 2 / Die Rolle der Ernährung - YouTube
SEE BOX: GREGER. BARNARD. MCDOUGALL on Diabetes Typ 2 // 11% of NHS budget. majority of that budget eaten up by the cost of long-term complications (chronic). eg amputations nerve loss sight loss disability.
Diabetes  Diet  Lifestyle  NHS  Crisis  sickcare  demand  chronic  sick  population  Disabled  disability  economic  cost  prevention  public  health  S.A.D.  western  junk  food  fast  convenience  self-medication  abuse  coping  mechanism  moderation 
february 2018 by asterisk2a
(5578) Fettleibigkeit vorprogrammiert - YouTube
see nutritionfacts org - pesticides herbicides fungicides additives PBA etc // umweltgifte // nutritionfacts - also mentiond "Kassenzettel" // BUT see also Valter Longo 'its a complex system, not one thing' // obesogenic compounds disrupting evolutions complex system. // nikotine - children from smoking mothers born underweight, tend to be overweight later // also phalates bisphenol DES TBT PBDE PFOA PCB Dioxin Organophosphat Atrazin DDT Mercury / Blei Benzopyren Nikotin Genistein Glutamat //&! !!! ALL IN PROCESSES FOODS AND ANIMAL FOODS! - https://youtu.be/-Pzi8VWWvDI?t=23m45s - Phalates et al in ready meal processed food mac n cheese!!! its not food its chemical ...
public  health  pollution  obesity  overweight  PBA  endocrine  system  disruption  disruptors  toxicity  environmental  environment  ecological  crisis  fungicide  pesticide  herbicide  plastic  nation  toxicology  hormones  IGF-1  antibiotic  antibiotics  Fructose  epigenetics  processed  food  S.A.D.  western  diet  junk  Cancer  lifestyle  convenience  cost  ready  meal 
january 2018 by asterisk2a
Angestellte bei Airbnb und Uber: "Diese Jobs schaffen ein neues Prekariat"
AirbnB und andere Firmen tun so, als hätten sie eine soziale Mission. Doch laut dem Buchautor Tom Slee beuten sie ihre Angestellten schlimmer aus als herkömmliche Firmen - und begünstigen totale Überwachung. // SPIEGEL: Es gibt Ökonomen, die sehen in diesen neuen Jobs auch eine Chance.

Slee: Diese Jobs schaffen ein neues Prekariat. Die dahinterstehenden Plattformen tarnen sich als Innovation, bauen aber auf unbegrenzte Verfügbarkeit und darauf, Arbeitsgesetze auszuhebeln und alles Risiko den Kleinunternehmern aufzuhalsen. [...] SPIEGEL: Uber und Co gerieren sich oft als Plattformen für freie Miniunternehmer. Sind sie das wirklich?

Slee: Die Leute sind scheinselbstständig, oft werden sie wie Angestellte behandelt. Tatsächlich haben sie etwa die Pflicht, 90 Prozent der angeforderten Fahrten anzunehmen, sonst werden sie gefeuert.
Share  Economy  sharing  Uber  for  X  Uber  Lyft  AirBnB  Book  on-demand  mobile  homescreen  ondemand  convenience  convenience  Service  Sector  Jobs  Precariat  precarious  employment  precarious  work  Contractor  part-time  part-time  employment  Zero  Hour  Contract  1099  Economy  Gig  Economy  neoliberal  neoliberalism  tax  credit  low  pay  low  income  self-employment  labour  market  job  insecurity  job  security  job  market  secular  stagnation  squeezed  middle  class  working  poor  marketplace  efficiencies  TaskRabbit  minimum  wage  TOS  employment  EULA 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
The Uber Model, It Turns Out, Doesn’t Translate
Uber for X // Startups that deliver what you want, when you want it — like Uber, but for groceries, laundry, munchies, etc. — are revamping their business plans or shutting down entirely. It turns out that the on-demand model is so cash-intensive that it only really works if you're, well, Uber.
Uber  Uber  for  X  Uber  Playbook  Lyft  on-demand  mobile  homescreen  convenience  Share  Economy  Gig  Economy  self-employment  1099  Economy  marketplace  efficiencies  TaskRabbit  Zero  Hour  Contract  commodity  business  commoditization  Niedriglohnsektor  Service  Sector  Jobs  job  insecurity  job  creation  job  security  job  market  freelancing  freelance  precarious  work  working  poor  Silicon  Valley 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
Commuters who shun car travel keep slimmer, study concludes
People who cycle, walk or catch the train or bus to work keep more weight off than commuters who travel by car, a large UK study has found.
The results come from 150,000 UK adults aged 40 or older who agreed to be measured and weighed and fill in a survey about their typical journey to and from work.
Cycling came out as the best activity for staying trim, followed by walking.
But even those who used public transport were leaner than car users. [...] Even when they factored in differences such as leisure-time, exercise, diet and occupation, the trend between commute method and bodyweight remained.
convenience  sedentary  lifestyle  commute  commuter  commuting  Cycling  public  transport  public  transportation  infrastructure  investment  carbon  tax  public  health  pollution  air  pollution  sick  population  health  crisis  health  care  spending  health  care  budget  obesity  epidemic  overweight  prevention  intervention 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
Krebs: So lässt sich das Risiko verringern - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Vor Krebs fürchten sich die Deutschen wie vor keiner anderen Krankheit. Mit dem richtigen Lebensstil lässt sich das Erkrankungsrisiko deutlich verringern - leider aber ohne Garantie. Rocklegende David Bowie, Motörhead-Sänger Lemmy Kilmister oder "Harry-Potter"-Star Alan Rickman: Sie alle sind kürzlich an Krebs gestorben. Auch in Deutschland sind bösartige Tumore die zweithäufigste Todesursache, nur an den Folgen von Herz-Kreislauf-Erkrankungen sterben noch mehr Menschen. Die Erkrankungszahlen liegen noch deutlich höher. Im Laufe des Lebens erhalten jeder zweite Mann und fast jede zweite Frau die gefürchtete Diagnose, rund 500.000 sind es jährlich. [...] "Man kann jedes Fleisch bedenkenlos essen. Es kommt aber auf die Menge an", sagt Heiner Boeing vom Deutschen Institut für Ernährungsforschung Potsdam-Rehbrücke. [ CANCER IN MODERATION ] //&! nutritionfacts.org/?s=cancer
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Amazon: Onlinehändler bis zu 400 stationäre Buchläden - SPIEGEL ONLINE
[ options for customers to collect, and for Amazon to send via courier ] Interessant ist allerdings die Reaktion des Onlinehändlers, wie das "Wall Street Journal" berichtet: Ein Amazon-Sprecher habe die Äußerungen Mathranis nicht kommentieren wollen - dementierte sie also auch nicht. Würde Amazon tatsächlich bis zu 400 Buchhandlungen eröffnen, bekäme der bisherige Marktführer Barnes & Noble in den USA ernsthafte Konkurrenz. Landesweit kommt der auf 640 Filialen.
convenience  Retail  e-commerce  pure  play  brick  and  mortar  business  Amazon  monopsony 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Nestlé admits slavery in Thailand while fighting child labour lawsuit in Ivory Coast | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian
via https://redd.it/43n4uy //&! The company has won plaudits for its admission of forced labour in the Thai seafood industry but much of the supply chain remains hidden [...] By the time Nestlé owned up to slavery in the Thai seafood industry it was accepted knowledge //&! Research from the University of Sheffield argues audits are working for corporations but failing workers and the environment - http://bit.ly/1laHKT0
supply  chain  profit  maximisation  conglomerate  multinational  shareholder  value  Wall  Street  food  industry  processed  food  food  engineering  child  labour  governance  accountability  transparency  Politics  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  zombie  consumer  Protection  convenience  obesity  epidemic  obesity  childhood  obesity  revolving  door  food  safety  fast  food  junk  food  China  India  Apple  Asia  corruption  bribery  Schwarzkasse  corporate  scandal 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Is scurvy making a comeback? - BBC News
Scurvy is on the rise in England, [...] In the year up to April 2014, it was the primary diagnosis behind 16 hospital admissions and the primary or secondary cause of 94 admissions. Between 2009 and 2014, admissions related to scurvy went up by 27%. That's in line with percentage increases in hospital admissions for malnutrition and gout - a common Victorian complaint traditionally associated with too much port and an unhealthy lifestyle - over the same period. The most recent research, conducted in 2014, suggests that gout currently affects one in 40 people in the UK. [...] What does this say about the nation's diet? [...] While the increasing prevalence of gout in the UK is a concern, experts put it down to an ageing population and a growing obesity problem. // &! bbc.in/1ZP1bDL - Child Protection failed. Due to staff shortage and lack of training?! Due to austerity? &! bbc.in/1WAfUgy &! bbc.in/1Kba9UP &! bbc.in/1Vs0Gcb
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
JFHC Live 2014: Dr Alex Richardson - Food, Mood and Children's Behaviour - YouTube
1/3rd of cancers attributed to cancer. // "there is always something you can do." // nutrient deficiency - not pills (folate, calcium, fish oil) but food) //&! - Alex Richardson - Low Blood Omega-3 in UK Children relates to their Learning and Behaviour - youtu.be/f5a3lHx76OQ //&! Paul Montgomery - Omega-3 DHA and Children's Sleep - New Findings from the DOLAB Trial - youtu.be/mQSF2L3nS_Q
childhood  obesity  childhood  childhood  development  cancer  brain  neurobiology  neurology  neuroscience  mental  health  mental  illness  diet-related  disease  child  abuse  DSM-5  Whole-Food  Plant-Based  Diet  fast  food  convenience  parenting  parenthood  Desert  Chain  junk  food  food  engineering  Dopamine  addiction  Politics  food  prices  processed  food  trauma  food  industry  food  borne  illness  food  poisoning  food  poverty  child  poverty  education  policy  WHO  chronic  diseases  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  heart  disease  atherosclerosis  anxiety  public  health  policy  public  health  health  crisis  sick  population  cognition  cognitive  funtion 
november 2015 by asterisk2a
One in five children obese leaving primary school - BBC News
She said an action plan was being developed outlining what organisations and individuals can do to tackle the problem while programmes were being run aimed at encouraging families to eat more healthily and exercise. [...] "While it is encouraging to see that overweight and obesity in children are levelling off, these figures are still unacceptably high and much worse in the poorest areas. "The doubling of obesity levels between ages 4 and 11 is deeply concerning and highlights that much more needs to be done to help children and families. "We are committed to supporting local authorities by improving awareness locally, promoting the evidence behind 'what works' and providing advice to families through our Change4Life campaign." // Change4Life is LOL! - bit.ly/1XmMk25 & bit.ly/1IoRA9s &! gov not doing their talk; bit.ly/1NTWPzE &! bit.ly/1Q420lb &! bit.ly/1OlKVDp &! prevention/intervention (also mental health) savings come later downstream (it IS AN INVESTMENT); youtu.be/5FWfhNI1tjk
obesity  epidemic  obesity  childhood  obesity  child  abuse  sick  population  health  crisis  UK  NHS  prevention  intervention  medical  profession  food  industry  Whole-Food  Plant-Based  Diet  junk  food  fast  food  convenience  processed  food 
november 2015 by asterisk2a
Jamie Oliver: Time to get 'medieval' on sugar - Newsnight - YouTube
>> biggest killer; diet related diseases. // "industry don't want you to have clarity." as in pictures of cancer on tobacco packaging. // same w WHO reply "moderation" "meat and dairy is part of a healthy balanced diet."
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november 2015 by asterisk2a
Russell Brand on Porn: How It Relates To Everything - YouTube
instant gratification robs you of happiness, that results from putting in the work, being considered, mindful, thoughtful. effort can be the most rewarding thing in life. the pleasure of work. reward comes from hard work. --- a selfless life can bring much more pleasure than selfish life. we are social creatures. the only thing you've got to keep are your thoughts, emotions and health (well being, fitness)
happiness  happiness  index  instant  gratification  attention  span  attention  distraction  selfishness  selfish  effort  convenience  life  hacker  life  lesson  Alain  de  Botton  self-actualization  self-respect  self-regulation  philosophy  sociology  western  society  western  world  western  lifestyle  capitalism  advertisement  advertising  marketing  zombie  consumer  consumerist  consumerism  Dopamine  Serotonin  substance  abuse  sick  population  public  health  public  health  policy  Mindfulness  meditation  Self-esteem  status  anxiety  status  symbol  shopping  Intimate  relationship  partnerships  Escapeism  mobile  homescreen  Perspective  chronic  stress  consumer  choice  paradox  of  choice  Depression  Entitlement  Privileged  psychology  junk  food  processed  food  fast  food  Chain  loneliness  well-being  well  being  social  cohesion  Greed  social  tension  social  change  Buddhism  minimalismus  minimalism  rat  race 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Plastic bag charge in Scotland sees usage cut by 80% - BBC News
[ the plastic bag chage, 5p, is not enough, should be 50p and seen as penalty! thus it is the little brother of Sugar/Processed Food/junk food/fast food/and animal product taxation (extra levies) to show people every day when they show that they know this is more expensive now because this has to pay for my sick days in later life, like insurance premium for risky behavior, to fund NHS! Even seeing it as carbon tax and environmental levy because of how dirty animal products are! ]"It's now becoming second nature to shoppers to reuse their carrier bags and hopefully to think more about our impact on the environment." [...] Asda witnessing a drop of 90% and Sainsbury's 100% as it no longer offers them to shoppers. [...] The policy came into being in Scotland on 20 October last year and England introduced charging at the beginning of this month.
nanny  state  taxation  surcharge  convenience  public  awareness  public  perception  public  opinion  Policy  Makers  Group  behaviour  behavioral  economics  behavioral  finance  peer  pressure  peer  behavior  behaviour  consumer  choice  paradox  of  choice  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  sick  population  chronic  diseases  NHS  private  medical  insurance  insurance  premium  health  crisis  health  care  health  care  budget  public  health  health  self-regulation  regulation  regulators  revolving  door  vested  interest  interest  groups  Standard  American  Diet  Nudge  theory  Western  pattern  Whole-Food  Plant-Based  Diet  Vegan  plastic  nation  plastic  bag  Great  Pacific  Garbage  Patch  climate  change  global  warming  ecological  disaster  environmental  disaster  carbon  tax  carbon  trading  scheme  carbonfootprint  carbonemission  emissions 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Everything in Moderation? Even Heart Disease? | NutritionFacts.org
Health authorities appear to have taken the patronizing view that the public can’t handle the truth and would rather the science be watered down. It’s worth rewatching and pausing on the Framingham data, the graph with the bell curves. That’s a very important concept to understand. At first glance, it looks like those that get heart disease and those that don’t have very similar cholesterol levels, but that’s only at “normal” levels. To get an Optimal Cholesterol Level, one has to eat an exceedingly healthy diet. It’s worth it, though, since we’re not just talking life and death with heart disease, but life and the #1 cause of death. And I continue this streak of questioning the patronizing paternalism of authorities in the next video, Optimal Diet: Just Give it To Me Straight, Doc. - bit.ly/1RhH5cG - Why is there a reticence to provide the public with guidelines that will spare them from preventable disease and premature death?
cholesterol  dietary  cholesterol  sick  population  Whole  Plant  Foods  Whole-Food  Plant-Based  Diet  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  food  industry  revolving  door  patient  compliance  medical  profession  Carnism  omnivore  Standard  American  Diet  Western  pattern  reframing  framing  Positioning  PR  spin  doctor  junk  food  processed  food  convenience  public  perception  public  awareness 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
NHS and care sector: Safety a 'big concern' in England - BBC News
[ NHS set-up to fail by Tories budget cuts over last 5 years ] bbc.in/1VWVnB2 &! bbc.in/1LplwDz - Heath chairman Sarah Wollaston on NHS England funding 15 October 2015 Last updated at 16:21 BST At least £4bn of the extra money promised for the NHS in England is needed this year, says Conservative MP Sarah Wollaston. The chair of the health select committee told Jo Coburn: "If it all comes on stream at the end the NHS is going to be in very serious financial difficulty, so we need to have some of that earmarked to come on stream early." They also spoke about contracts for junior doctors - with the Conservative MP explaining that her GP daughter has gone to work in Australia - and a "culture of transparency" in health services in their Daily Politics interview.
NHS  austerity  Tories  Conservative  Party  locum  staff  staff  shortage  nasty  premature  ageing  chronic  diseases  sick  population  ageing  population  demographic  bubble  Jeremy  Hunt  general  election  2015  election  campaign  promises  constituency  Privatisation  neoliberalism  neoliberal  Toff  Privileged  Establishment  Career  Politicians  Entitlement  PR  spin  doctor  reframing  framing  Positioning  Polarisation  propaganda  populism  manufactured  consent  fairness  corporate  state  corporate  media  population  transparency  public  health  policy  public  health  health  care  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  health  crisis  tobacco  Big  Sugar  food  industry  junk  food  processed  food  convenience  Opportunism  opportunist  fast  food  food  engineering  food  prices  Whole-Food  Plant-Based  Diet  Standard  American  Diet  Western  pattern  lifestyle  George  Osborne  David  Cameron  liberal  economic  reform  long-term  short-term 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
The REAL Dirty Secret of the Poultry Industry... - YouTube
consumer ask for those "standards" because they ask for lower prices. and unregulated capitalism will short shrift to make more profit no matter what. even if it is just a penny. // Lack of compassion. Empathy. Also reflective towards our fellow human beings.
Poultry  Industry  food  borne  illness  food  poisoning  Campylobacter  food  Meat  Industry  Dairy  Industry  Egg  Industry  Wall  Street  shareholder  value  profit  maximisation  Milk  Industry  corporate  scandal  CEO  vision  mission  corporate  culture  corporate  values  Policy  Makers  philosophy  self-awareness  public  awareness  public  perception  public  debate  public  discourse  self-actualization  society  Wegwerfgesellschaft  Gesellschaft  culture  western  society  western  world  Standard  American  Diet  pattern  white  lies  western  compassion  animal  rights  animal  cruelty  Self-esteem  empathy  civic  society  civil  courage  civic  life  civil  society  symptom  processed  food  convenience  fast  food  PR  spin  doctor  reframing  framing  Positioning  manufactured  consent  populism  propaganda  Polarisation  corporate  media  corporate  state  self-regulation  regulation  deregulation  regulators  oversight  transparency  radical  honesty  accountability  democracy  voter  turnout  constituency  status  quo  babyboomers  Career  Politicians  No  Representation  generationy  Millennials  bottom  up  social  change  social  contract  social  cohesion  crony  capitalism  white-collar  crime  capitalism  exploitation  social  tension  inequality  fairness  Generationengerechtigkeit  Zoonotic  Diseases  zoonosis  MRSA  superbug  C.  di 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Spare Me Your Sh*tty Advertising - YouTube
"advertising business model doesn't make sense." for publishers! Business insider makes 50cent per user per year. ARPU. OUCH! It's like worse than brand awareness banner advertising. They recently started long-form reports to buy on vertical/topics like gigaom did. // news is free. analysis isn't (in-depth, maybe personal brand, industry standing (like TechCrunch turned out to be: worked for it many long nights for years. and then it all came crashing down rather quickly because the figure-head overstretched himself and wasn't in it for the long-run to do it as independent business) ... but don't to cottage cheese Wall Street a-like factory). // &! We are on the eve of war of ad blocking/content blocking: The End of Advertising as We Know It - youtu.be/KFe3YOlRlRs
subscription  model  business  model  Retail  e-commerce  Amazon  Prime  convenience  pure  play  brick  and  mortar  business  Jet.com  Amazon  publishing  2.0  journalismus  paywall  pageviews  BuzzFeed  Insider  New  York  Times  NYT  NYTimes  Der  Spiegel  The  Guardian  ARPU  advertisement  advertisement  targeting  advertisement  re-targeting  CPM  Facebook  Big  Data  ad  targeting  Programmatic  Content  Programmatic  Advertising  PandoDaily  Pando.com  The  Information  24-hour  news  cycle  The  Content  Wars  discovery  distribution  noise  noise  pollution  curation  curation  curator  creator  digital  contextual  Niche  Content  marketing  advertorial  paid  user  generated  branded  Newsfeed  Upworthy  Google  Search  ad  blocking  Google  Inc.  Apple  iOS  Android  AdBlock  blocking  Platform  Silo  TOS 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Students should go vegan to save money at university this academic year | Opinion | Student | The Independent
youtu.be/bT3NnQKZOS4 - 1. Organic Bananas are cheaper per calorie than McDonalds. 2. Brown Organic Rice - $1 buys you 3000 calories. // Food Industry Conglomerates (Wall Steet) can make money on staples, there is no margin! On Rice nor Bananas.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Google search chief Amit Singhal looks to the future - BBC News
For more than a decade, boxes have helped Google dominate search - both the rectangle on its home page and the web browser address bars that send users to its results.
personal  assistant  Google  Search  Google  Inc.  Google  Now  on  Tap  Siri  Apple  Cortana  Microsoft  Facebook  Messenger  Amazon  Prime  Amazon  convenience  friction  frictionless  Silo  augmented  intelligence  AI  artificial  intelligence  Big  Data 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
Vegan diet DESTROYED my health - YouTube
Carnism is a learned behaviour. Human beings not born to hunt/eat. They have to be shown and told they have to do it and that is the right thing to do ... according their parents/teachers. There are couple of videos about kids crying out loud literally as they find out that the thing on their plate is the thing they see on telly in these beautiful nature documentaries ... like the boy from brazil not wanting to eat the octopus or - youtu.be/OZLoj9pPFUs "don't want to eat animals anymore"
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Top doctor: social inequality in UK costing 550 lives every day | Society | The Guardian
“social gradient” emerging in Britain. [...] However, it was in the field of education where Marmot said the research vividly showed how unfair life was becoming. “If everybody had the same mortality of those with a university education, then [each year] we could prevent 202,000 premature deaths.” [...] In his new book, The Health Gap, he argues that those who blame lifestyles miss the point. “Over 30 years, smoking levels have declined while obesity has soared. Have we become more responsible when it comes to smoking and less responsible when it comes to obesity. No.” [...] There is little doubt that inequality has become a feature of British life. Since 1980, the share of total income received by the top one per cent of Britain has almost doubled, to about 13% in 2011, reversing a three-decades-long trend towards greater equality. [...] “austerity agenda” had cut 5% from GDP [according to OBR].
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Jeremy Hunt breezes through MPs' health check | Politics | The Guardian
Giving evidence before Tuesday’s health select committee, Hunt gave the impression of it only being a matter of time before he learned to walk on water. He breezed in, his trademark grin revealing gleaming white teeth, as if he were hosting a departmental drinks party. Which he almost could have been. The two-hour session that had once looked as if it might get a little sticky as the committee unpicked the details of his NHS reforms, was going to be a walk in the park. Not because Sarah Wollaston or her other committee members were anything other than forensic in their questioning, but because no one in the rest of the country was paying the slightest attention. [...] Hunt began in buoyant form, suggesting that despite an ageing population, a lack of money and rising expectations, the NHS had never been in better health.
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
▶ The Great British Diet - YouTube
8:30 - "acceptable" meaning ABOVE the industry fudged guidelines!? &! 9:00 - the juice/smoothie! processed fruit juice WITHOUT THE FIBER! The fruit, the phytonutrients, the good stuff. // processed, snacking, convenience, ... but not satiating. no fiber. now whole plant based foods. // "mindless" excess. // Reframing >> it is about consumer protection and protecting the NHS from certain bankruptcy VS ohhh nanny state gets not involved what I have in my cupboard and fridge, what I put in my mouth.
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
The Last Heart Attack by Dr Sanjay Gupta CNN - YouTube
Esselstyn, the worlds leader in heart disease prevention & reversal. // &! youtu.be/SlIBGG8V8P4 // &! nutritionfacts.org ! // &! Apparently end of 2014 it come to light Clinton is off Vegan diet & switched to Paleo?! - "If Bill Clinton and his doctors can't settle on a diet, what hope is there for the rest of us?" - bit.ly/1VTRsql //&! Clinton explained to Rachael that his physician told him that he was not getting enough good quality protein on a vegan diet. As a result, he now regularly eats fish and is particularly fond of salmon. However, he follows a Paleo-style low-carb diet that excludes dairy. [...] Clinton’s physician is Dr. Mark Hyman (got Paleo low-carb book) [...] “It’s hard being a vegan to eat enough good, quality protein and not have too much starch. I know a lot of fat vegans.” [<< anecdotal evidence, are u for real?!] - bit.ly/1F08V7U // &! China Study & Proteinaholic Book! & Forks Over Knives docu!
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Gillmor Gang: Dog Days | TechCrunch
the personal assistant is the new smartphone! can't live without it once you (technology; augmented intelligence and artificial intelligence) mastered it. // GoButtler in Germany. And Operator in SV - http://techcrunch.com/2015/04/22/the-request-network/ - << both take a cut/commission fee. Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Facebook could have it as features. Just as Facebook can have Meerkat as feature, for the celebrities. And the personal assistant - will be JUST A FEATURE - on your phone. iOS, Android ... & Facebook's 'empire' Platform to keep you inside Facebook continuing scrolling that god damn newsfeed. // // noise is lower on FB newsfeed (learning algorithm - your personal filter bubble) vs Twitter and vs RSS. ... Google News is a different thing. // // &! and there is a business in manual (editor, personal brand, leader) content curation/editing as well as in algo (Newsfeed)
Facebook  M  Facebook  Messenger  personal  assistant  technological  progress  AI  augmented  intelligence  artificial  intelligence  Google  Now  on  Tap  Siri  Apple  Spotlight  Google  Search  Google  Inc.  Apple  Microsoft  Cortana  Amazon  Google  Now  convenience  frictionless  friction  GoButtler  Amazon  Echo  feature  Platform  Silo  iOS  Android  Windows  10  Newsfeed  on-demand  noise  filter  bubble  Twitter  RSS  Signal  vs.  noise  pollution  digital  economy  The  Content  Wars  attention  span  attention  graph  digital  marginal  cost  economics  of  abundance  contextual  discovery  Programmatic  Content  user  generated  curation 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
Pando: Blue Apron and the rise of the non-demand economy
[ trading money 4 convenience, on-demand, no planning (no personal overhead, that thing you have 2 plan & be reminded of 2 go after work 2 grocery store with that list.), & TIME. IF YOU HAVE THE MONEY. New Friday Night in (not w pizza, Chinese take out) for the better paid. You think you deserves, deserved to treat yourself, even during the week 2-3 times. Because you worked so hard and are so busy. It's not a mass market, utility thing. Period. It also sprouted so many kind of these things, because the money was there (2010-12-13-14-15). and SV and NY is hot bed of them, because of so much more disposable income available. But go into America. The picture looks very different. The opposite. People trying to make ends meet. Not just America but rest of western world! The actual macro of America did not justify those valuations and the money and the amount of these start-ups. SV/NY/Seattle distored the picture, does distort pictue of rest of America labour market! ] //&! bit.ly/1hUTTdS
disposable  income  discretionary  spending  Middle  Class  on-demand  convenience  aspirational  product  mobile  homescreen  Smartphone  Silicon  Valley  Venture  Capital  2015  distortion  labour  market  secular  stagnation  western  world  wage  stagnation  wage  growth  job  market  recovery  globalization  globalisation  squeezed  Sozialer  Abstieg 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
Facebook Built a ‘Personal Assistant’ Inside Messenger | Re/code
Facebook has a new, A.I.-powered Siri-like assistant tool in Messenger. It's called "M," and it's the company's latest effort in a battle with Google, Uber and others to be the artificial intelligence leader in Silicon Valley. // FB got AI lab in France, got money to invest, to diversify from other Messaging platforms - tcrn.ch/1N1rTSF &! tcrn.ch/1JCfs8Q --- can productise it! your personal assistant, for shopping - convenience - no clicking, not tapping, - M takes care of buying that item you saw in your stream. --- also keeps people inside Facebook! instead of leading them out to the shopping site/product site/... --- also expanding the category/vertical of the messenger you use. --- // // &! http://www.theverge.com/2015/5/28/8677147/google-now-on-tap-announced // &! tcrn.ch/1idSz5R
Google  Now  Siri  Apple  Spotlight  Google  Search  Google  Now  on  Tap  Android  iOS  Facebook  Messenger  augmented  intelligence  artificial  intelligence  personal  assistant  Software  Is  Eating  The  World  AI  automation  Big  Data  Google  Inc.  Apple  Facebook  Platform  Silo  Cortana  Microsoft  Line  Kakao  Talk  Viber  Google+  WhatsApp  SMS  WeChat  Newsfeed  Facebook  Instant  Articles  on-demand  convenience  differentiate  differentiation  vertical  category  friction  frictionless  Kik 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Staff Exodus, Pressure From Microsoft, Apple Hit Google Now | Re/code
According to multiple sources, their initial vision of Now — as a mobile assistant tailored to particular users — works best living on the mobile operating system, not within search. Also, Google is a political place and search is Congress. Big, necessary, stodgy. [...] “‘Look, I’ve got a lot on my plate. Chrome and Android are my top priorities. Google Now is not on that. I can’t fight that battle for you.’” [...] Apple, for its part, looks prepared to launch a competitor to Now on Tap. With its proactive assistant and spotlight search, the Apple entry could elbow Google out. // // Amazon released a (SW/HW)PA for the living room, Apple got Siri & just recently launched its own integrated search engine called "Spotlight" & Google released Google Now (voice activated search in response to Siri) and at last Google I/O, Now on Tap [ Now on Tap will solve app developers’ nagging issue with discovery. ] And FB just came out w an assistant product for Messenger. // &! bit.ly/1JYeNCT
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Pando: Do SpoonRocket and GoodEggs signal the beginning of the on demand food contraction?
Postmates-- unlike almost all leaders in every ecommerce and mobile commerce segment-- has insisted on growing at a rational pace, while protecting margins. Some would be investors have criticized Postmates for not going on more of a land grab. But other investors I’ve spoken with have been impressed with CEO Bastian Lehman’s restraint in such a free-spending environment. Particularly since Uber has told him -- literally in 2012-- and through its actions recently that it’ll “see (him) in the trenches.” The crazy over-funded trenches lined with subsidy, customer acquisition gold...
convenience  Uber  on-demand  Postmates  Marketplace  FoodPanda  Delivery  Hero  Rocket  Internet  burn  rate  growth  round  customer  acquisition  CAC  customer  retention  LTCV  user  acquisition  user  churn  1099  Economy  Gig  Economy  self-employment 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC TV chief warns of US threat after big-money Amazon deals | Media | The Guardian
>> iPlayer needs to become an international subscription business. and leverage the BBC brand (sought after and trusted, it's the last public crown jewl that actually can compete in a global market! Channel 4 or ITV can't. ) // “Their model is built on having global rights and we have got to respect that. They are a very smart, impressive bunch of people,” Cohen said. “The key thing we look at more and more is the impact of global competition rather than just in the UK where very big companies can distribute their content around the world. That is a very big challenge.”
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Ways to think about cars — Benedict Evans
PREPARING FOR THE IMPACT OF DRIVERLESS CARS - http://www.newgeography.com/content/005024-preparing-impact-driverless-cars --- "By combining ride sharing with car sharing—particularly in a city such as New York—MIT research has shown that it would be possible to take every passenger to his or her destination at the time they need to be there, with 80 percent fewer cars. Clearing the roads of four out of five cars has momentous consequences for cities, by measures such as environment, traffic, efficiency, and even parking.
ownership  cost  of  ownership  autonomous  car  self-driving  cars  Share  Economy  on-demand  convenience  Apple  Apple  Google  Inc.  Tesla  Motors  public  transportation  transportation 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Why Billion-Dollar Valuations Don’t Matter | TechCrunch
I recently heard a story about one VC pushing a company to drive their burn up from $1 million a month to $2.5 million. Unfortunately, an inefficient sales force will always come back to bite you in the butt. We typically think of 60 percent as the benchmark for a healthy performing sales organization. Anything less and you don’t have a repeatable model. [ avc did write about that you need to find product/market fit, traction, self starter, great net promoting score, without spending marketing/advertising/pr ] [...] The goal of every entrepreneur and VC for that matter should be to build sustainable and scalable businesses. The only way to do that is to focus on the metrics that truly matter. The companies that nail many, if not all, of the above criteria will be the ones that make it to the finish line, and the balance will be wandering through the forest looking for someone to feed them.
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Will Advances in Technology Create a Jobless Future? | MIT Technology Review
Who Will Own the Robots? - We’re in the midst of a jobs crisis, and rapid advances in AI and other technologies may be one culprit. How can we get better at sharing the wealth that technology creates? // BY MARTIN FORD - The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them BY JOSEPH E. STIGLITZ &! Inequality: What Can Be Done? BY ANTHONY B. ATKINSON &! The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies BY ERIK BRYNJOLFSSON AND ANDREW MCAFEE // &! Paul Krugman - “A lot of what’s happening [in income inequality] is not just the gods of technology telling us what must happen but is in fact [due to] social constructs that could be different.” - gov policy, corporate policy (ie 4-day work week and 6-hour days because productivity and profit margin do allow for that, and more brings diminished returns etc etc but will that go down well with Wall Street?)
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
What is the 'gig' economy? | FT Comment - YouTube
human capital, HR - as cost center. // trading short-term competitiveness (kick ppl of the book according to demand) but trade it in aggregate with long-term social deprivation and skill gaps and underinvestment. because of dog eat dog mentality than you are incentivised to compete on price, because it is the easiest and you are able to to it with those neoliberal labour reforms in Europe. Don't compete with Amazon on price. Don't compete with China/Asia on price. Stupid.
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Japan Exports Its Way to Irrelevance - Bloomberg View
[ Politicians as always will react with reactionary unimaginative policy, competing for the same pie. instead of enabling, supporting new pies to be created. ] But Abe needs to recognize, as China already has, that this is only the latest sign of a broader reality: Asia's old export model of economic growth no longer works. [...] All the stimulus BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda can muster won't change the worsening trajectory of the region's most-populous nation. That's why Abe needs to take a page from Beijing and focus more on creating new industries at home. [ the base of home grown new market/category/vertical also includes sound middle class to buy those products. demand at home. social safety net (security). and less inequality. progressive taxation. fight tax evasion/avoidance, monopoles, monopsonies, bribery, corruption. and politicians making policy for lobby. ]
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Networks and the Nature of the Firm — The WTF Economy — Medium
“publish, then filter” - Clay Shirky. >> It is fundamentally an open-ended network in which filtering and curation (otherwise known as “management”) happens largely after the fact. [ Twitter lacks a management/curation feature, has to overcome its once cheered differentiator of no curating nor using algorithms to make sense of the noise one subscribed to. ] [...] [ Replacing knowledgeable workers, sales person, support staff, with software. ] One way to think about the new generation of on-demand companies, such as Uber, Lyft, and Airbnb, is that they are networked platforms for physical world services, which are bringing fragmented industries into the 21st century in the same way that ecommerce has transformed retail. [...] This fragmented industry [Taxi] provides work not just for drivers but for managers, dispatchers, maintenance workers, and bookkeepers.
Clay  Shirky  Marketplace  efficiencies  plurality  Platform  user  generated  content  Open  Platform  noise  pollution  Signal  vs.  noise  curation  curator  content  curation  Newsfeed  algorithm  Google  Search  Page  Rank  Twitter  Software  Is  Eating  The  World  on-demand  convenience  Service  Sector  Jobs  commodity  business  commoditization  Amazon  Google  Uber  AirBnB  Lyft  e-commerce  YouTube  fragmented  Silicon  Valley  franchising  model  franchise 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Zirtual's Maren Kate Donovan: "Numbers were just completely f***ed" - Fortune
Zirtual's 'outsourced CFO' gives his side of the shutdown story - for.tn/1gEw7BD - As for Keating, he continues to support Donovan. “She was a great CEO. It just became very hard to get on top of the business model.” // &! bit.ly/1DR6usb - Why Zirtual’s Demise Makes Me Glad I Turned Down Millions in Funding [...] I can imagine the pain of admitting failure to someone that you previously spent all of your energy trying to convince of your success. // &! via bit.ly/1L9utCA - bit.ly/1Na7c5I - To Maren and the rest of the Zirtual Management Team [...] You knew long ago it was not going to be able to be sustained and you did nothing morally and ethically responsible toward fixing it. [ true steadfast entrepreneur (&business) (which can't be taught in university/mba) fixing the ship: doing the hard things, painful things. the right things for all existing shareholders. << book - The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers ]
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Amazon’s Dash Buttons Hint at a Future of Interface-Free Shopping | Re/code
[ Amazon / Jeff's mantra, obsess over the customer and invent in the name/for the customer, dash button is just the next sensible common sense iteration of their frequent item subscription option during check-out (re-order in 1-2-3 months automatically) and their Prime Membership Subscription (free shipping) >> convenient, on-demand, frictionless, no need to think about it, nothing annoying. it's incremental, but it is an improvement. what is not incremental is printing it at your home - Star Trek replicator style, that is 3D printing - what it promises to be. ] There are a couple different ways to look at Amazon’s Dash Buttons. The first, and most obvious, is that they are a gimmick. But these buy buttons also support a shopping experience that involves almost zero interaction, whether that means browsing store shelves (IRL!) or tapping a touchscreen to browse and buy virtually.
e-commerce  Amazon  friction  frictionless  Jeff  Bezos  multi-product  company  pure  play  user  experience  user  behaviour  on-demand  mobile  phone  mobile  homescreen  mobile  first  convenience  augmented  intelligence  3D  printing 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Vaniday, Rocket Internet’s Beauty And Wellness Marketplace, Scores €15M Backing | TechCrunch
raise money to buy customers/bring customers onto the platform, and hope 50% stay on it and use it regularly; cost of customer acquisition, ops cost, lifetime customer value. scale to make and idea a sustainable business / cross fingers. // There is an App for that.
Marketplace  Appification  Google  Search  mobile  phone  mobile  homescreen  user  behaviour  on-demand  convenience  vertical  plurality  efficiencies  Rocket  Internet 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Why Homejoy Failed … And The Future Of The On-Demand Economy | TechCrunch
The fundamental “on-demand marketplace” model has come into question by investors, the media and even consumers. [...] However, because Homejoy acted as a platform “middle man,” taking a 25 percent cut of the transaction, the wage economics for pros did not make sense. Thus, this attracted young, inexperienced and low-quality pro labor (at times even homeless people), leading to inconsistent and lower-quality work. This mix doesn’t quite cut it for the average homeowner who wants a spotless home, thus leading to platform churn. [ low lifetime customer value that does not cover the cost of ops and customer acqusition ] It wasn’t all bad for homeowners. Homejoy did match some skilled pros with homeowners, driving them to form real business relationships. The issue was these relationships were typically taken “offline” (i.e., platform leakage). [...] Full-service on-demand platforms have been seeing success among more commoditized types of services.
Homejoy  on-demand  convenience  Share  Economy  1099  Economy  Service  Sector  Jobs  marketplace  commodity  business  commoditization  Niedriglohnsektor  burn  rate  runway  customer  acquisition  user  churn  middleman  repeat  business 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Amazon launches music streaming service in the UK - BBC News
- added value, net-net 0 if at scale, will cost them nothing, but creates added value to customers (perception), for their subscription model Amazon Prime. // However, there are some big holes in the Amazon Prime catalogue. The likes of Amy Winehouse, Abba, Katy Perry, Kanye West and Eminem - all part of the Universal Music Group - are unavailable at launch. Universal's artists were also unavailable in the US version of Amazon's service when it launched last year. At the time, The New York Times suggested the record company, which accounts for about a third of the global music market, was holding out over a royalty payments dispute.
Amazon  Prime  convenience  Google  Play  Apple  Music  Spotify  Amazon  Deezer  Rdio  Pandora  subscription  model  Music  Industry 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Pando: 1500!
[P]aying for our journalism directly [...] less dependent on pageviews[.] Weve long understood that there were two types of article on Pando: The ones you absolutely couldnt find anywhere else, and the ones you possibly could. It’s the first kind that, for good or ill, have built Pando’s reputation. These are the articles in which, to quote John Gruber, we “Pando the hell out of a story.” Uber, Secret, the Techtopus -- regular readers know the hall of fame. Likewise our long-form profiles of inspiring entrepreneurs, PandoMonthly event series, and curve-ball regulars like The War Nerd and Brad Jonas’ brilliant illustrations. [...] By contrast, although we always try to avoid publishing linkbait and pure opinion, some of the posts which on the previous model might have been great for search traffic or guilty clicks have fallen off a cliff under the new model. Further proof that the high-traffic snackable content that’s good for advertisers isn’t necessarily valued by readers.
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Homejoy Is Shutting Down At The End Of The Month | TechCrunch
tcrn.ch/1CO0OOU / 7:10 $VC subsidized early business. Could not get 2 cash flow even. Lets not speak of cash flow positive. // If u dont have a cash flow even/positive business, u are dependent on $VC 2 keeping it afloat. If u dont have massive growth, VCs like 2 see & not hitting ur milestones & ur still not able 2 turn the business arnd towards cash flow even. Ur dead in the pan. AND 4 digital only consumer & entertainment products, scale is important +10m users. Because then only advertisers might ... might consider placing an add/natively if the conversion & engagement metrics are attractive. Advertisers & brands cant spread resources thin across 1000 apps. Its overhead & waste in ops. That is why BIG like TV (still), Daily Paper/Magazine (still) and FB (owning +70% of Social) are the MAIN HUBS. >> THUS [Freemium] the Free On Phone Version 4 closetphile (wont cost u much except dev) & the Customer paying 4 Cloud Convenience,Security, more features (ie analytics). &! bit.ly/1CSygUA
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
One Year In, CUPS Is Serving Coffee Through 170 NYC Shops - TCTV News | TechCrunch TV
[OpenTable ( https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/opentable ) for Coffee ] Vertical Niche Google !!! on your phone, and will try to unite Indie coffee shops and give them economies of scale, leverage, to buy resources ie milk // can also help facilitate loyalty programs across different stores via subscription // http://techcrunch.com/2015/07/09/sweet-sweet-caffeine/ - https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/cups
marketplace  efficiencies  marketplace  Starbucks  economies  of  scale  mobile  phone  mobile  homescreen  user  behaviour  friction  frictionless  Appification  Software  Is  Eating  The  World  Indie  Movement  Hype  Cycle  individuality  individualism  Selbstdarstellung  status  anxiety  Coffee  OpenTable  Yelp!  convenience  on-demand  Google  Search 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Helpling: Putzportal-Chef Franke über Preise und Festanstellungen - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Putzjob: Zwischen 8 und 9,50 Euro Stundenlohn verdienen "Helplinge" - minus Kosten für Rentenversicherung, Anfahrt, Arbeitskleidung --- Die Plattform Helpling vermittelt günstige Putzkräfte. Forciert sie nur die Ausbeutung von Tagelöhnern? Hier spricht Mitgründer Benedikt Franke über karge Stundenlöhne. [...] KarriereSPIEGEL: On-Demand-Plattformen verbrennen derzeit vor allem Geld. Ihr US-Konkurrent Homejoy soll pro Auftrag zwölf Dollar Verlust einfahren. Wird Helpling jemals profitabel arbeiten können? Franke: Unser Geschäft hängt ganz davon ab, ob es uns gelingt, langfristige Kundenbeziehung aufzubauen. Darauf konzentrieren wir uns derzeit, versuchen aus ganzer Kraft, das Kundenerlebnis zu optimieren. Operativ arbeiten wir bereits profitabel. [ LTV - user lifetime value got to be < than user acquisition cost = sustainable (if operation can be paid for and some little profit even) - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Customer_lifetime_value ] - bit.ly/1NP6Ore "digitaler feudalismus"
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Who wins from workplace flexibility? - BBC News
It has to do with something economists call 'the backward bending supply curve of labour.' As with much of economics, this gymnastic-sounding graphic concept is much simpler than it sounds. On the y-axis is pay: on the x-axis hours worked. At low levels of pay, people have to work long hours to make ends meet. Pay them more, give them more security, and they want more time to themselves. Pay them lots, and they offer fewer hours because they want more leisure time, and the opportunity to spend all that moolah. That's where the curve bends back. [...] A big problem with depending on freelance workers or overtime is that you can't be sure the staff are available when vital services need them. And in a sellers' market for working hours, the trains and the health service find themselves in trouble. ... Workforce planning
labour  market  labour  economics  job  creation  NHS  work  life  balance  workforce  worklife  flexible  work  work  environment  employment  knowledge  worker  knowledge  economy  domain  knowledge  bargaining  power  CV  career  advice  career  ladder  disruption  Software  Is  Eating  The  World  Mobile  Creative  Mobile  Creatives  Future  of  globalisation  globalization  competitiveness  competitive  differentiate  differentiation  marketplace  efficiencies  marketplace  Share  convenience  on-demand  self-employment  employability  employabilitie  underemployed  structural  unemployment  output  gap  productivity  digital  economy  borderless  flat 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Is Spotify doomed because of Apple Music? No — Spotify’s been doomed from the start | PandoDaily
Spotify is really the only legitimate competitor left. But its fate, like that of every streaming music service, is also subject to forces outside of its control — forces that are guided by the three-headed hydra of Warner, Universal, and Sony. [...] Although Apple Music and Spotify’s paid tier offer perks that free subscriptions do not — namely, full mobile access and no ads between songs — the majority of users will not pay for something they can basically get for free, even if they miss out on a handful of features. The percentage of Spotify users who pay for the service bears this out, having held steady for years at only 25%. And this trend shows no sign of abating — according to the most recent figures, paid users as a percentage of the whole crept up a hair but still sits at only 26.7%. [rather spend limited disposable income (and time) on weed and other offline experiences (leisure activities) with friends. -VS- The time of u and ur buddy(s) listening 2 new vinyl release]
Apple  Music  iTunes  Spotify  Soundcloud  subscription  model  business  model  Music  Industry  360-music-contract  Indie  Music  self-publishing  The  Content  Wars  attention  span  user  behaviour  snacking  Pandora  Deezer  Radio  8tracks  Tidal  YouTube  marginal  cost  economics  of  abundance  abundance  friction  frictionless  convenience  Netflix  disposable  income  offline  experience  shared  experience  Millennials  generationy  aspirational  product  Apple  status  anxiety  status  symbol  socioeconomic  status  social  status  commodity  business  commoditization  commodities  Media  mass  market  consumerist  consumer  product  antitrust  freemium  Venture  Capital  value  creation  Core  Proposition  Proposition  intangible  value  added  value  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  Silicon  Valley  corporate  strategy  exit  strategy  business  strategy 
june 2015 by asterisk2a
Doorman Raises $1.5 Million To Eliminate Missed Package Deliveries | TechCrunch
With Doorman, the idea is that consumers can provide an online retailer with their “Doorman address,” which is a location in the company’s warehouse. You can then specify when, exactly, you want that order sent to you at your home or elsewhere via Doorman’s app, which also notifies you when the courier is in route. Doorman currently offers hourly scheduling from 6 pm to midnight, catering heavily to office workers who can’t be home during the day for deliveries. [...] [ API allows companies to provide Doorman option automatically to its customers where Doorman is available ] [ again, trading money for time and convenience, for those available with the disposable income >> thus SF tech workers is/are the ultimate proving ground, other metropolitan cities with high disposable income are next, from highest to lowest, for the roll-out plan ]
API  on-demand  convenience  middleman 
june 2015 by asterisk2a
Who Will Be Hurt Most When The Tech Bubble Bursts? Not VCs | TechCrunch
In a nutshell, FOMO is driving many investors in a hustle to be a part of the next Facebook or Twitter and put in huge investments for a fraction of stake. And, they don’t see much risk in it as long as they get the downside protection. [ growth round = rocket fuel splashed onto stuff to acquire more customers and market share (basically, but not always) ] [...] Someday, pretty soon, these will be put to the test, and valuations based on visibility of earnings will matter again. A few will succeed of course, but several others will fall – it remains to be seen how miserably. VCs will most likely walk away with their invested money, if not more. It’s the employees and founders who will see their million-dollar dreams crash and burn. [living beyond ur means & betting dollars you dont have on a time that seems further away than u can even guess (secular stagnation)] [lack of income growth (across the western world) thus disposable income (discretionary spending) is also not helping]
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
Florida man undermines Uber’s claim that drivers aren’t employees | PandoDaily
tech-enabled marketplace in your pocket. (1) trading money for time and (2) finding through the marketplace efficiently someone to do it (price discovery, finding a natural equilibrium - how ever it might look). A search engine for people doing manual mennial labour. // http://www.fastcoexist.com/3040863/stop-saying-uber-is-part-of-the-sharing-economy
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
Are we too nice when a company fails? Out of money and fresh ideas, Homejoy and CustomMade find cushy landings | PandoDaily
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Homejoy+Adora+Cheung // "GET USERS, BURN MONEY." // https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/homejoy // brother sister start-up, maybe they did too many things (burning too much money) mediocre instead of one thing really well! getting to the next milestone or even surpassing it and some, and able to go to investors and say "look here, lets pure more rocket fuel on it."
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
Walking with Disruptors: I crashed yesterday’s big sharing economy conference in SF | PandoDaily
Much of the panel’s time was consumed by discussion of the on-demand economy’s labor structure — the sudden emergence of fleets of branded contractors has lately triggered both legal and business concerns about the practice of 1099ing the workforce. Three of the four encouraged companies to find a way to grant full employee status to their workers. Patel even went so far as to assert it as an ethical responsibility. “We shouldn’t just think of this responsibility in terms of whats legal. We should think of the responsibility in terms of what is right … the on-demand economy is getting this wrong,” he said. “Those workers are your interface with your customers, and if you take care of them they will stick around, and you’ll have a better chance at a successful business, because churn is becoming a big problem.” Greylock’s Rothman was less than convinced.
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
How Sportswear Brands Build Loyalty - YouTube
advertising and marketing led growth in this segment is short sighted, inflating the numbers bc >> LTV of organic growth customers > than acquired customers through advertising, also in advertising (without a high Net Promoter Score/Viral Co-efficient/Product/Market-fit) there is no multiple for each dollar spend on advertising/marketing). The best would be native advertising/content marketing EDUCATING the people about health, fitness, and the added value and value creation your product brings in this "Project Me" that millions of people start on January 1st, every time again, ... // social status - of being fit, healthy, eating organic, etc << disposable income and time! //
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
Macroeconomics Causes of Inequality - YouTube
"consumption drives much of the economy" // free up disposable income >> free child care, health care, limit exploitation of financial illiterate people (% interest on pay day loans, overdraft charges, dispo), public services, social services, pension contribution by state (preventing poverty at old age), tax credits for low income and children and carers, free education and vocational education/continual education - enabling to move up the ladder, // min11 - secular stagnation post GFC compared to previous recessions in terms of real household demand (balance sheet recession, debt overhang, deleveraging (debt repayment), and lack of new issuance of consumer credit I guess, too + rising income equality! lower redistribution from top to bottom (fair taxation) reduces recycling of income (freed up by policy items above) into demand. // min 18 - top 5% society (luxury, vanity, status) takes over bottom 80% society in aggregate terms of consumption. Economy driven by WHOM?! Affluent!
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
Owen Jones: if the Tories get more seats than Labour, get ready for a Very British Coup
A commitment to raise the top rate of income tax to the same level as Japan’s, to levy a tax on the top 0.5 per cent of homeowners and to cut public expenditure every year is not exactly parliamentary socialism in our time. But long ago, most of the media & other powerful forces in British society decided that the prospect of Miliband as prime minister was simply unacceptable. His leadership represents a modest departure from three decades of consensus established by Thatcher governments, but any departure is deemed intolerable. The highly personalised “Get Ed” campaign has taken a sinister turn. The Tories & their media allies are now declaring that a government led by Miliband would be illegitimate. A very British coup of our own. /(1) Political Cross Dressing of both parties. (2) Cameron/Tories played fear card. That England (they) will be governed by Labour&SNP. &SNP will hold the whip. He doesnt know what he bargained for long-term. For this victory. Irrecoverable damage.
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
Vive Aims To Make Everyday A Great Hair Day | TechCrunch
[ remote control for your life ] // vertical - niche - on-demand convenience (based on disposable/discretionary spending) marketplace // see already existing StyleSeat which has broad application - youtu.be/7jwHz7NcI0g - youtu.be/D3MNMyX8O6s - youtu.be/ZzpBvyzmijk - from Melody McCloskey
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
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