This week - I'm taking it to 11.
Every year since 2004 Mary Meeker (a top-ranked VC) has been releasing an incredibly in-depth analysis of Internet Trends which has become a must-read for insight into the diverse and ever-evolving tech ecosystem. Between last year and this year Mary dramatically departed VC behemoth, Kleiner Perkins, to start a new $1.25 billion investment fund called call Bond but that did not stop her from creating another monster report - 333 slides long.
Condensing the information from the 11 categories into something digestible took longer than the normal newsletter (I postponed it twice) and there is so much densely packed data in etc report that an expanded form article can also be found here. Below are the email digestible highlights:
POD OF THE WEEK: Brain Fanzo talks about digital empathy (another new concept for your tech dictionaries) -- the notion of using digital tools to really understand a buyer.
BONUS: This is not quite tech, but I found it fascinating. This Bloomberg Article discusses a renegade company in Japan called Disco Corp, that charges employees for everything, from $100/hour conference rooms, to desks, and even co-worker advice (at varying rates). They claim to have created an intense free-market atmosphere that eliminates most redundant or unnecessary tasks.