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The Mesh: Why the future of business is sharing, by Lisa Gansky

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By Marylene Delbourg-Delphis @mddelphis. How many cars do we really need in a family? Do we need to buy new clothes all the time? Great news.

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Disintermediation - It's a B h.

A Crowded Space

Every marketplace deals with disintermediation: oDesk, eBay, Airbnb, CustomMade, and Etsy. This is known as disintermediation. .

Disintermediation–an old story playing out now

The Equity Kicker

Disintermediation is one of the oldest stories of the internet. We’ve seen Betfair cut the middleman out of sports bets for a reasonable chunk of the football and horseracing gambling market in the UK but I can’t think of another large business that has disintermediated a consumer market. access to distribution (i.e. gatekeeper).

Disintermediation in Education: The Kahn Edition

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

The Chronicle of Higher Education has a great piece on a self-appointed teacher who runs a one-man "academy" on YouTube: "The most popular educator on YouTube does not have a Ph.D. He has never. taught at a college or university. And he delivers all of his lectures. from a bedroom closet." Over 16 million people have watched his videos.

Are Banks the Next Dinosaurs?


I was assigned to debate in favor in the stance that they would. billion unbanked adults (half of the world’s adult population).

Guy Kawasaki on Entrepreneurs Who Write Books

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The general direction is democratization of information and disintermediation of publishers. A book is an end in itself. Like this post?

Better, Cheaper, More Convenient

Rob Go

One very broad category of companies are what I’d call consumer transactional businesses. Better. Cheaper. More Convenient. Uber is the trifecta.

How technology productivity kills jobs

Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing

Travel agents, stock brokers, and record stores - Technology, specifically the Internet, has disintermediated and disrupted entire industries.

bijan sabet: Gatekeepers

Mark Birch

Disintermediation. tech startups gatekeepers disintermediation bureaucracy education government status quo businessbijan sabet: Gatekeepers : bijan : …So when people ask me what gets me excited, this is what I end up talking about a lot these days. Breaking the status quo and taking down the gatekeeper…. The breaking down of barriers.

A Glimpse Into the Future: What Sales Will Look Like 5 Years From Now

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

What will the future bring for sales professionals? The net of these trends will be fewer sales people on the road calling on clients directly.

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Our Recent Seed-Stage VC Investments

View from Seed

The internet continues the disintermediation of content creation. Recent Investment Overview. Recent Investment Themes. BUSINESS-FOCUSED (B2B).

Why Non-Experts are Better at Disruptive Innovation

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Rethinking the concept of Outliers, Naveen Jain posits that ground-breaking innovation will come from lay people. Here’s why. What do you think

The Great Fragmentation

They disintermediate incumbent industries but also do the same to any new attempts at re-aggregation? A few weeks ago my partner Albert Wenger wrote about Facebook being unbundled: "Facebook's Real Mobile Problem: Unbundling" where he opined that "mobile devices are doing to web services what web services did to print media: they unbundle."

Top 9 Misaligned Marketplace Incentives

A Crowded Space

Also, if someone is paying a membership, there’s a good chance they’ll want to make some good connections in the marketplace, disintermediate, and then cancel the membership. . "Never, ever, think about something else when you should be thinking about the power of incentives." -Charlie Munger. It’s wasted.

A Critical, but Ignored Metric for Marketplaces

A Crowded Space

They will not care much about their online reputation, they will not drive turnaround times lower, and they will be disintermediation risks. In the press and on home pages across the web you see metrics like 100,000 expert freelancers or over a million sellers or “adding 3,000 new users per day.” Uber has full time drivers.

Mobile Payments: The Trillion Dollar Industry That's Never - AgileVC

Agile VC

Also some of the mobile banking players are considering to build a parallel network that would disintermediate the card associations. About Me.

Growthink Innovation Series: FinTech

Growthink Blog

What does financial disintermediation really mean? [To listen to a recording of the webinar, Click Here ] On this recorded webinar, the Growthink Innovation Series turns to the transformative world of financial technology. According to PWC, within the next 3-5 years, cumulative investment in FinTech globally could exceed $150 billion.

Content Creation in an Age of Excess

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Those channels have attempted to disintermediate the traditional relationships that existed between, say, Inc. 1: Know your audience. Facebook?

When it Comes to Venture Capital, Do Like Warren Does

Growthink Blog

These high fees obviously eat away at returns, and more profoundly are in contrast to the “disintermediation spirit” so at the heart of modern technology investing. All of a sudden, it is boom time again for venture capital funds, with over $10.3 billion in fresh capital raised by 578 funds in the 1st quarter, up 36% from 2012. Friction.

Social CRM at the Crossroads

Venture Chronicles

The evolution of business is all about the reduction of latency and disintermediation through technology, as in the elimination of human action. We have reached a point of disintermediation where we no longer even want to go to them, we expect that a tweet will be responded to substantively in a matter of minutes. Social CRM.

A Powerful New Way to Think About Your Company's Growth

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It''s been a banner week for disruption. In the airline industry, a self-avowed novice launched an "All-You-Can-Fly" fixed-price subscription model.

The Singularity hits Venture Capital (Wilson/Kauffman Redux)

Fred Destin

The markets are getting transparent and disintermediated. I mean, really, who still wants to be a venture capitalist ? Shocker ! For all we know VC's might start to feel and act more like entrepreneurs by the time we are done with all of this. Now that would be something. I mean, come on, even Freddie ? Whatever is happening to the Force?

Don’t call it AdTech. It’s “Adhesive”

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

The ability of Adhesive companies to insert themselves into the data stream, which existing marketplace players will enable and encourage this, and exactly who the ultimate beneficiaries are (not to mention who is being disintermediated) are key components to a company’s ability to gain rapid market share and scale. They are: Scale. Inertia.

Winners and Losers in the Coming Crowdfunding World

Growthink Blog

Liberatingly, crowdfunding will allow smaller companies to simply bypass and disintermediate these broken financial sources altogether. This week, the President is expected to pass H.R. 3606 - the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) bill, which includes provisions that for the first time legalize investment-based crowdfunding. read more.

Five reasons why SOPA is luddite legislation

Fred Destin

Technology disintermediates industries -- this one is no exception. SOPA may not pass. So let me write you a short one instead. Keep going.

Highlights On The Business of Software (2012)


He summed up his two years of investigation into one word: disintermediation. The following is a guest post by Matthew Dean. Day 1. abhamster.

Why Publishers Will Tell You Anything But The Truth


Business professors call this phenomenon “disintermediation,” the elimination of the middleman. By Michael Levin. So what’s an author to do?

Don’t drink your own Kool-Aid (surviving TC50)

Both Sides of the Table

This is part of my ongoing series “Start-up Lessons”. So many companies suck at managing their booths. Yours. Don’t drink it. We closed a $16.5

Twitter Link Roundup #149 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

Another industry being disintermediated by technology: Gaming Faces Its Archenemy: Financial Reality – [link]. – [link]. The No.

Trail Mix and Online Advertising

Eric Friedman

Checkout the Disintermediation of Online Display Advertising PDF to fully appreciate the trail mix analogy. Trail Mix by sylvainleprovost.

All GMV is not created equal

A Crowded Space

Weak marketplaces suffer from disintermediation, pricing pressure, and destructive competition. At oDesk, we started with a 50%+ take rate but quickly lowered that to 30% and then 10% as we became more self-service and also wanted to lock up the market and prevent any disintermediation. Most are clustered in a range of about 15-30%.

[Review] To Sell Is Human


Do you know that 40% of our time at work is engaged in selling, even if we’re not in sales? Pink scores. Rebirth of a Salesman. How To Be.

Yelp Reviews Inaccurate at Best — Disservice to the Internet at Worst

Immersive Web

Anyone can rise up and disintermediate existing players in any market. But be afraid. Background. Often the complaints were legitimate.

Dan Pink: To Sell is Human. The surprising truth about moving others

Business of Software Blog

Disintermediation’. In 2000 before the rise of disintermediation, before the internet became fully ensconced in, fully ensconced in our lives. So, this whole disintermediation and I’ll say it, ‘Death of a Salesman’ meme, isn’t quite right. Nice work Dan. Like it or not, we’re all in sales now. Submitted 96 percent of it.

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On the Floor at New York Tech Day

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Reporter's notebook: Navigating a sea of 200 start-ups, here's what stood out at the 2012 showcase of burgeoning tech companies. radio?

Why I love the Care Space

A Crowded Space

This may make disintermediation a big challenge. Making this process easy and convenient should be enough to prevent disintermediation.

Where Are Today’s CXOs In The Tech Cycle?

Mark Birch

With Enhatch, we have melded these trends of verticalization and disintermediation. Enterprise 2.0 Deep Verticalization.

Productivity improvements and Musical Chairs. What happens when the economy slumps?

Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing

Disintermediation - The Internet disintermediated many markets, cutting out the middleman, or several layers of distribution. The Internet disintermediation has sharply reduced the need for jobs like travel agents, stock brokers, music stores, secretaries, admins, presentation graphics, MIS analysts. The result? The impact?

6 Reasons Why Technology Won’t Kill B2B Salespeople


Marketing Disintermediation. by Eliot Burdett, co-founder and CEO of Peak Sales Recruiting. The U.S. He co-authored “ Sales Recruiting 2.0: