A start-up after 12 years?

What is a start-up?  What defines it? I often explain to people that I work at a start-up.  Those who have asked, “How can a start-up last for 12 years?”, I have the answer in the form of a good quote for Eric Ries. “A start-up is a human institution designed to create something new…

A thesis on Amazon and the monopsony

This thesis on Amazon’s ebook strategy and some background about the differences between monopoly and monopsony is quite a worthy read. I consider it a very interesting speculation about the future of digital-rights management (DRM) in the wake of the Department of Justice’s lawsuit against Apple and the ebook publishers. http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2012/04/understanding-amazons-strategy.html Additionally, you can see,…