Disruptions, downturns, and recessions make the weak weaker and the strong stronger. It was true centuries ago, and it is true today. The 2001 downturn turned telecom and cable giants into the Internet’s gatekeepers. Microsoft emerged victorious with its Internet Explorer. During the 2008 financial crisis, when cash was king, the big banks — JP … Continue reading The inevitable has happened.
I have enjoyed Paul Kedrosky’s eclectic, sometimes sarcastic and satirical, but always smart writing since he was a wee analyst. So when he gave up blogging, I was deeply saddened. Sure, he wrote for Bloomberg and tweeted a lot, but it wasn’t the same. So that is why I am delighted to become a subscriber for his new email newsletter. You should sign-up and trust me; he is worth a place in your inbox. If you want to read more about it, this would be a good place to start.
Paul isn’t too specific, except telling me that “it’s mostly a personal letter. Shared things, but also periodic essays, etc. I reserve the right to go very long at will. I did decide, however, that I wanted to move further away from Twitter, where I’m mostly broadcast only these days anyway. ” Like all of us who started on what others call the “indie web,” Kedrosky didn’t want want to use Tinyletter, Substack, or any these other services “where I host my content elsewhere” because “it is a bad trade.” Paul is using Mailpoet via a Wordpress extension. Photo courtesy of Unsplash
Many of you have either privately or on Twitter have asked me why I stopped writing the “7 stories to read this weekend” newsletter. To be candid, after years of being on a constant deadline, I didn’t really want the pressure of writing something every week. I also didn’t want to spend a lot of … Continue reading OmReads: Best of the web, my new (old) weekly email newsletter