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Growing BusinessesThe Story Behind Disney's Reedy Improvement District
Instead of resting on the success of Disneyland, Walt Disney doubled down to build Disney World - a park that was nearly 300x the size of Disneyland. To make this happen, he partnered with the state of Florida to create the Reedy Creek Improvement District - a move that gave Disney unprecedented legislative power.
December 29, 2019
Growing BusinessesLearning From Call of Duty
As I have taken on product-related responsibilities, I have gotten into the habit of studying commonly used interfaces. In this post, I take a deep look at the mobile version of Call of Duty - a game that has gotten 140+ million downloads in less than two months.
December 1, 2019
Growing BusinessesNext Frontier for Marketplace Companies
Business valuations are generally seen as an arbitrary measure. We have historically created valuations using financial metrics. Today, marketplace companies can using their proprietary data to predict performance and lend capital - creating a new frontier for marketplaces to compete on.
September 11, 2019
Growing BusinessesIntersection Between Private Equity and Tech Companies
While the fundamentals of what makes up a good acquisition target will be the same, the playbook to drive growth for mature technology companies promises to be different. As the technology landscape continues to mature, I expect the opportunity for private equity/search funds to grow dramatically.
September 3, 2019