Understanding category kings and how they do business in the space they invented.
Kevin Maney writes a weekly column on technology and society for Newsweek magazine. He is the author of the new book Play Bigger: How Pirates, Dreamers, and Innovators Create and Dominate Markets, and has co-authored Making the World Work Better: The Ideas That Shaped a Century and a Company and The Two-Second Advantage: How We Succeed by Anticipating the Future…Just Enough. He shares his insights about what to look for when a company goes public too soon and what flaws are common amongst companies with dwindling values over time.
[3:35] Alvin Toffler’s book Power Shift describes the 3 basic forms of power.
[10:59] A 5-star review from B. Spear about Jason’s podcasts.
[12:44] A descriptive example of the significance of rent inflation over the years.
Kevin Maney Guest Interview:
[22:54] The study of the category kings of business.
[28:31] A unicorn is a company that gets valued by investors of more than a billion dollars.
[30:57] The 3 critical aspects to building a company.
[32:56] If Uber doesn’t fix its company design it will have a serious problem.
[36:28] Companies that go public before their 6th anniversary in business tend to have dwindling values over time.
[41:51] A synopsis of The Two-Second Advantage: How We Succeed by Anticipating the Future…Just Enough.
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Guest: Kevin Maney
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