Albert Wenger
 
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  • A Rational Internet Venture Valuations Bubble

    So it is entirely rational given the Internet environment to see a dramatic stretching of the valuations for market leaders with network effects. It does, however, not bode well for aggregate returns for the venture capital asset class:

  • Tech Tuesday: How The Web Works (Overview)

    As promised at the end of last year’s Tech Tuesday, we are starting this year with a cycle on how the web works.  Just as a reminder, Tech Tuesday’s aim is to require no previous knowledge other than what has been covered before.  So this overview m…

  • Republic, Lost And United

    The possibility of a Constitutional Convention is not the only reason that I came away feeling energized after reading Republic, Lost.  The other is that Larry Lessig has a strong track record of not just writing about things but making them better.…

  • Tech Tuesday: No Computer Is An Island (Networking)

    It is funny how quickly we take things for granted that didn’t exist just a few years back (obligatory reference to Louis C.K. rant about appreciating technology).  Today the thought of using a computer that’s not connected to a network is almost un…

  • The B Corporation

    What I love about this initiative is that it is an example of the kind of values based re-design that I believe we need. It is not an add-on or single product standard (eg fair trade coffee) but rather a comprehensive approach down to the legal foun…

  • How Schools Destroy Learning

    Couldn’t resist an attention grabbing headline here after spending yesterday morning with my daughter on the kind of homework that just completely takes the fun out of learning.  In geography her class is learning about latitude and longitude.  As h…

  • The Unbundling Of Product Discovery From Commerce

    I am thinking of this as the unbundling of discovery from commerce.  There are sites as svpply and services such as OpenSky that are explicitly targeting this unbundling.  More playful approaches such as Polyvore and Pinterest are also part of this …

  • Getting Your Cash (Which is King)

    Many years ago (during my consulting days) I was working on a project for a small German airline that was trying to compete with Lufthansa on a few routes.  We quickly discovered that the company was hemorrhaging cash despite having relatively full …

  • Why We Need Better Authentication

    So why are we so afraid of these breaches? For two reasons: first, because single factor authentication is common on the web and is fundamentally broken. Second, because there is still a lot of “offline” authentication that can result in meaningfu…

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