Google’s European Monopoly (& Shrinking Click-Through Opportunities)

In Europe, Google dominates the search landscape even more so than in the United States. In spite of the EU’s regulatory and hefty penalties on the search giant, and despite the anecdotally stronger desire I’ve heard from European consumers to have alternatives, Google runs Europe’s web landscape. Thanks to our friends at Jumpshot, whose clickstream panel covers billions of searches…

Why We’re Putting A Bunch of Our Savings into TinySeed

Geraldine and I have a pretty good financial situation going. We’re in our late thirties (which, according to this ridiculous TV graphic, means we’re in a non-existent generation). We’re somewhere between the 80th-90th percentile in savings for American families (source). And we have several sources of income — our books, my startup, Geraldine’s writing+blog content licensing, some investments, speaking, and…

The Tyranny of Optimizing for Amplification

Every day, when I log into Twitter, open up LinkedIn, read my email, browse Trending or HN or Pocket, I’m in a perpetual statement of harsh, unrelenting judgement. To amplify or not to amplify? That is the question. Is it better to consume the content, extract my own value, and then move on, or is this article/tweet/picture/idea/quote worthy of sharing……