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INFLECTION News - Issue #2: Resilience, Smart TVs, & The Party That Never Happened

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INFLECTION News - Issue #2: Resilience, Smart TVs, & The Party That Never Happened
By Frank Denbow • Issue #2 • View online
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News & Commentary
Taking the smarts out of smart TVs would make them more expensive
Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure
Lester Wunderman, Father of Direct Marketing, Dies at 98 - The New York Times
Top Tweets
Vlad Magdalin
The future of startups is:

• More remote
• More transparent
• More community driven
• More asynchronous
• More profitable
• More balanced
• More human
• More kind
• More fun
Joseph Flaherty
Lots of examples where the startup with less $ won.

MailChimp > Constant Contact
CarGurus > TrueCar
Wayfair > Quidsi/Zappos
The Trade Desk > AppNexus
ShutterStock > iStock/Getty
SimpliSafe > Ring
Ipsy > Birchbox

And these are just examples with clear proxies. https://t.co/dJJCdfnuDM
Web Smith
Consumers all want to believe in something. It’s not irrational, it’s human nature.

For this reason, the most susceptible brand evangelists are often religious or community oriented. They are primed and prepared to believe a brand’s ideology and messaging.
Tactical Guides
Zero to $1B: 8 Lessons Scaling a Startup – Jonathan Swanson – Medium
Opportunities & Deadlines
TinySeed: The first startup accelerator designed for bootstrappers.
We’re hiring a Chief of Staff in San Francisco – First Round – Medium
Video Of The Week
FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened | Netflix Official Site
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