Part 2 of 2

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This post is part 2 of an analysis of why Zoom won in 2020 due to the pandemic and why it won’t win for the future of work.

In part 1, we went into depth why Zoom won in 2020. We explored how Zoom set up their product for success compared to their competitors, how the stock market news hype fueled their growth, and how a single decision led to a massive competitive moat.

Now let’s dive into why Zoom isn’t set up for success for the future of work.

As a little background, I have…


Part 1 of 2

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This post is part 1 of a 2 part analysis of why Zoom won in 2020 due to the pandemic and why it won’t win for the future of work.

Seemingly overnight, Zoom took over the videoconferencing market by storm. Everyone from office workers and teachers to distant family members started using Zoom even though they had all previously used FaceTime, Skype, or Google Hangouts.

I’ve read and heard many different takes, but always explained it away with buzzwords such as “customer obsession” or “innovation”. …


Despite the fandom being split 50/50 on its merits, The Last Jedi is undoubtedly one of my favorite Star Wars movies.

Pop Culture Detective posted a video today that put into words why I loved the movie so much when I saw it. I remember seeing the twists and turns the movie took me through and leaving the theater exhilarated as my mom snored asleep next to me. (Thanks for going to the theater with me mom).

Star Wars: The Last Jedi isn’t about the all virtuous masculine hero saving the day decisively. No, this movie is about the messiness…


Brian Chesky actually said that on the Masters of Scale podcast.

A photo I captured in Iceland

Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia are two of the three founders of AirBnB. They stumbled across a multibillion dollar idea trying to pay for rent. They hosted their first AirBnB guests on air mattresses in their San Francisco apartment in 2008. Of course they had ambitions of huge success and money, but they also got to learn and hear amazing stories from these first guests. Something you would never be able to do in a hotel.

They wanted to scale AirBnB around this experience. …

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