Interview With Craig Newmark, Web Pioneer, Nerd And Philanthropist (MDE174)

Minter Dialogue Episode #174 This interview is with Craig Newmark, a self-described nerd, Web pioneer and advocate of technology for the public good. Craig is also the founder of Craigslist, the classifieds site that is today 64th on Alexa’s global … Continue reading

Uber beautiful – is Uber creating value? I tend to believe so

Last night, my Uber driver, Mohammed (from Somalia), was an absolute delight. As much as one can argue about some of the less salacious tactics of Uber, the underlying principle of Uber creates an environment for truly different experiences. I … Continue reading

Two parallel competing models: Craigslist/OLX and LinkedIn/Viadeo

To grow organically or via acquisition?  This is a perennial question by many companies in many industries.  In the world of the internet, as we remain in the “early days” — to the extent that most internet players are still … Continue reading Continue reading

How the Internet is Revolutionizing Business Everywhere

Taking a step back recently, I tried to think of all the industries that have been radically transformed by the tsunami of the Internet. Internet has a way of altering the way of the land in many different ways because, … Continue reading

Permanent Changes arising from the Economic Crisis

Changes? What Changes? The ongoing worldwide economic crisis has created many obvious changes in behaviour, mostly focused on the effects of reduced funds. Whether it is the fear that makes a salaried person “tighten” his or her budget or someone … Continue reading