Would you accept cheaper rent in exchange for a monthly Amazon purchasing quota?

I’m sure many of you either have an Alexa-powered device in your house, or at least have played around with one somewhere. So it won’t be surprising to you that Amazon has been partnering with home… | Continue reading

@alexdanco.com | 7 days ago

Google Chrome, the perfect antitrust villain?

Which of these tech products is most deserving of antitrust scrutiny, and arguably the best candidate for forced divesture in a Big Tech Breakup? A) Apple’s App StoreB) Amazon’s Third Party Marketp… | Continue reading

@alexdanco.com | 19 days ago

What happens if building more housing doesn’t work?

I just spent the past week it the Bay Area, and it’s hard not to come away with an acute sense that there’s something wrong with the way that housing is working in the new economy: not just in San … | Continue reading

@alexdanco.com | 27 days ago

Crowds, Power and Bitcoin

Bitcoin is a crowd. Crowds can be understood. I’m currently reading a fascinating book called Crowds and Power by Elias Canetti, recommendation courtesy of @HipCityReg. Since Bitcoin’s having a fun… | Continue reading

@alexdanco.com | 1 month ago

Cooking as a Service

This tweet made me think a lot: First of all, as much as I hate this idea, I think this notion is correct. This trend has been happening for a long time, and it’s going to keep happening. I think i… | Continue reading

@alexdanco.com | 1 month ago

The rise of the access economy (2015)

I’d like to talk about something very important today: the monumental shift that I believe will be the defining feature of the 2020s and beyond. That shift is the rise of the access economy. What i… | Continue reading

@alexdanco.com | 1 month ago

Taylor Swift and the Access Economy: Why the Normal Distribution Is Vanishing

(Note: although I originally wrote this as a stand-alone post, it may make sense to think of it as Part Two of a series, beginning with The Rise of the Access Economy.)   There’s a classic exercise… | Continue reading

@alexdanco.com | 1 month ago