Netflix and Old Style TV

[This article was initially published in HBR Online on 19th October, 2017] Netflix hit the industry with some bombshell moves this month. First, it announced that it plans to spend $8 billion on original content next year (including on 80 new movies). This is far more than any other online player. Obviously, this is great …

How content is trapped

[A later, edited version of this appeared in the Wall Street Journal, 26 October 2016 under the title "Newspapers are social media"] Digitization exposes weak links. Then it breaks them. So much so that it makes you wonder what people were thinking in the first place. And, according to Harvard Business School professor, Bharat Anand in …

Lepore's missing cites

Emma Jacobs has a nice review of The Disruption Dilemma in the Financial Times. It is always pleasing to read that "[t]his is an interesting and well-written, pithy book dealing with one of the buzziest concepts in business." However, right at the end, she took issue with one thing: However, it is strange that Gans …