Top articles of the week | June 10th

June 10, 2017

Every week, we put together a list of our top 5 articles of the past week. Happy reading!

What startups can learn from Amazon’s cash machine Alex Taussig, Lightspeed Capital

Super insightful read into one of Amazon’s less well-known advantages, cash flow. Amazon uses payment terms as a competitive advantage to have a strong cash position.

Not even wrong – ways to dismiss technology Benedict Evans, a16z

I’m a huge fan of Ben Evans and his blog. In his latest post, he discusses the ways new technologies are often misunderstood and downplayed. He looks at the history of new inventions like cars, planes and mobile phones. Everything new feels like a toy at the beginning until it’s not.

The One Big Reason Why BuzzFeed Needs to Break Into TV Bloomberg

This is a fascinating foray into arguably the world’s most interesting media entity. Instead of being a purely digital player, Buzzfeed is moving into television and doing it the way it wants to.

Why Technology Is Irresistible L2 Research

In this 7 minute video, Scott Galloway and NYU marketing professor Adam Alter discuss how technology is addictive. I firmly believe that many people don’t understand the insidious aspect of our technology adoption, most notably our smartphones.

How 80-year-old Radio-Canada, the French-language arm of the CBC, is driving innovation from within Nieman Labs

It’s great to see a news organization from our backyard profiled in the respectable Nieman Labs. I didn’t realize that Radio-Canada was moving so aggressively towards reinventing themselves. They are pushing on many new areas like chatbots, VR and their accelerator program.


Episode 31: Alistair Croll PNR Podcast

On this week’s episode, I spoke someone I really look up to, Alistair Croll. Alistair is of one Montreal’s leading minds when it comes to analytics and technology. We had a great conversation about his various projects and I learned a ton.