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The Future of Online Original Content

Amazon, YouTube and Netflix have three different models. They do original content but they do it in a different way. In Netflix’s case most of their content is not original. Only roughly two percent of their budget is originals but they’re increasingly spending more money.

House of Cards they made 100 million dollar commitment for two seasons but now they’ve just signed to go to a third season of that and they’ve got some other original programs like Orange is the New Black and some others. What Amazon has done is the different model there is they basically said if you spend $79 a year to get free delivery of any Amazon product we will throw in free video. So you can watch movies or some of the original Gary Trudeau series they’ve just done, some of the originals like that that you can do.

#video #business model #strategy

Growth is Not Enough

Our politicians are hung up on keeping the growth curve rising. But does GDP really tell us all we need to know about a country’s wealth and well-being? In this new RSA Short, Kate Raworth makes a powerful argument to look beyond economic growth alone for a true measure of prosperity and progress.

Kate Raworth is a renegade economist teaching at Oxford University, and is focused on the rewriting of economics to make it a fit tool for addressing the 21st century’s social and ecological challenges. 

#video #growth #business model #strategy #government #economics

Genome: A Healthcare Revolution

Rohan Silver investigates the potential of the human genome in creating a personalised healthcare revolution.

#video #Health Care #business model #strategy
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When its time to step down as CEO

Ben Horowitz is a founder and partner of Andreessen Horowitz, a venture capital firm that helps entrepreneurs become successful CEOs and build important and enduring companies. Andreessen Horowitz provides seed, venture and growth-stage funding to the best new technology companies, and the firm currently has $2.5 billion under management across two funds.

Among its investments are Airbnb, Facebook, Foursquare, Jawbone, Coinbase, Pinterest, and Zulily. Ben was a co-founder and CEO of Opsware (formerly Loudcloud), which was acquired by HP in 2007 for $1.6 billion, and was appointed vice president and general manager of Business Technology Optimization for Software at HP.

Earlier, he was vice president and general manager of America Online’s E-commerce Platform division, where he oversaw development of the company’s flagship Shop@AOL service. Previously, Ben ran several product divisions at Netscape Communications. He also served as vice president of Netscape’s widely acclaimed Directory and Security product line.

Before joining Netscape in July 1995, he held various senior product marketing positions at Lotus Development Corporation. Ben has a BA in Computer Science from Columbia University and an MS in Computer Science from UCLA. He serves on the board of many companies including Foursquare, Jawbone, Okta, Magnet, Nicira and Tidemark. Ben also pens his own blog, Ben’s Blog (www.bhorowitz.com), where he covers everything from how CEOs should hire executives to how to minimize politics in your company. You can also find him on Twitter at @bhorowitz.

#video #venture capital #Funding #business model #strategy

Text, Call or Email for your Latte

Speaking on the topic of the digital revolution in retail, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz sees a ‘seismic change in consumer behavior’ and says ‘every retail company is going to have to change.’

#video #mobile phones #business model #strategy

Five Bad Signs for Bitcoin

The hits keep coming for virtual currency Bitcoin. Christine Romans has 5 reasons why Bitcoin may not be currency of the future.

#video #future #bitcoin #strategy #business model
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Human Values in a Material World

The 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso speaks with WSJ’s Barbara Chai about the value of compassion and ethics in today’s highly materialistic society.

#video #strategy #leadership

Service Agility from Ericsson speeds innovation, collaboration and OSS/BSS in real time

Ericsson has launched a comprehensive offering that harnesses Ericsson’s extensive OSS and BSS and Service Enablement portfolio capabilities for a new level of streamlined development and delivery of new services and bundles.

#video #engineering #technology #science #strategy

Innovation for Loyalty Programs

Cisco’s Mobile TV Coupons help retailers achieve fuller baskets and get more out of their TV ads by letting shoppers “clip” targeted coupons using their mobile device in real time. Based on powerful analytics and real-time diagnostics, you receive detailed shopper and campaign information, as well as coupon clipping and redemption by geography and clipping rates by demographics, over time, and per channel or show. This cloud-based system provides a dynamic, real-time link between TV ad campaigns, loyalty cards, and point of sale.

#video #innovation #television #rewards #business model #strategy

The Cycle of Venture Capital Returns

Tim Draper, founder and managing director of Menlo Park, California-based venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ), speaks with Nina Xiang about the history of DFJ’s investment activities in China, where he is focused on funding the next big tech companies, his big misses in China, and his views on the next tech bubble that he thinks is coming right now.

#video #venture capital #investing #Funding #strategy #china
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