Tag: bubble

  • Finally a business model for Facebook: write to Zuckerberg for 100$

    In 2001 many investors swore and swore that they would never again be caught in an Internet bubble like the one in 2000, and twelve years later a 27 year old guy is messing it up again. Zuckerberg took Facebook public last summer at a valuation of $100mM and if revenues were clear....

  • Nespresso, or how to increase the price of coffee sixfold

    If a few days ago I criticized The lean startup, and today on Thursday I took out of my mouth what I think of the fashion of the 15€ gin and tonic, I could only talk about how to inflate the price of coffee when you are running out of margins. Let's take it down a notch. Each Nespresso capsule...

  • Why didn't I think of that?

    This was a foregone conclusion: economic growth based on indebtedness and speculation, growing inequalities between rich and poor, consumerism injected into our veins from early childhood, the lack of values beyond accumulating things that we do not have time to enjoy, throwing shit into the sea, into the air...

  • Crisis 3.2 phase 7 of the Minsky bubble

    Hyman P. Minsky was a prestigious economist who died 13 years ago and developed the Inherent Instability Hypothesis, in which he talks about the inevitable formation of bubbles, due to the lack of state regulation of the market. He also described the phases that all financial bubbles go through, in order to predict and fight them...

  • What is a disruptive technology?

    disruptive, va. (From disruptive). 1. adj. Phys. Producing an abrupt rupture. Disruptive technologies are those that advance Humanity, for example, moving from the sled to the wheel must have meant an important energy saving; in addition, when a technological break occurs, the old paradigm, the sled, is relegated, practically disappears, as has happened in the past...

  • Internet is a joke II

    A devastating fact about the Internet bubble we are witnessing, each Facebook user is "worth" 238€, taken from Eneko Knörr's blog, who has published data as simple as the following: -Revenues 2007: 150 million. Valuation: 100 times revenues. -Estimated revenues 2008: 300 million. Valuation: 50 times revenues. -Estimated EBITDA...

  • Internet is a joke

    I had an internet connection at home in 1994, when downloading pages at 1kb/s was a piece of cake. In recent years my passion for this means of communication has grown, but I am beginning to believe that innovation in this area is running out and that the figures are being inflated to the point of ridicule. I see a lack of...

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