Why Fortnite matters

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Yesterday I read that Netflix believes that Fortnite is a bigger rival than HBO.  People are spending more time playing the game than watching Netflix, HBO, or Hulu programming.  What’s the appeal of Fortnite?  As an online shooter game that feels like it has been combined with Minecraft, it gives people freedom.  It enables people to make choices and create … Read More

Chasing overnight success

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I enjoy reading about overnight success stories in business.  These are people or companies that have struck gold with new products or services.  Being in the right place at the right time seems to help as does having the right connections.  Clever marketing schemes have helped some brands.  Regardless of what is being offered, I’m actually more interested in the backstory … Read More

The nature of competition

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A successful venture capitalist makes investments in several companies working in the same industry. A leader tasks several competing people within an organization to come up with ideas to solve a problem. An individual develops three viable options for a new service. Competition can bring the best ideas forward.  When presented with a range of options, time will often tell … Read More