The problem, as MG points out, is that focusing on table stakes isn't how innovation happens. Can you imagine if Instagram had tried to match Flickr feature-for-feature? 30 second videos, albums, collections, tag clouds, groups. Arguably, at the time Instagram launched, these features would have been considered table stakes by most people building photo competitors. It would have been easy to assume (and hard to argue against) that without these features, your fledgling photos product would be crushed by the well-established and feature-rich Flickr.
The reason Instagram won (and continues to win) is because they didn't base their product on table stakes. They didn't use their competitors as a baseline. They didn't battle with Flickr, or Twitter, or even Facebook. The reason Instagram is succeeding (and by all accounts winning) is the same reason every majorly successful startup ever wins:
They started playing an entirely different game altogether.
it is a real bummer that I can't watch this due to region restrictions
Rules for my car
-I pick the music
-Must put this mask on
-Feet off dash
-Here take this gun
-We're robbing a bank
-Dont be a pussy
If a restaurant is going to sell $14 burgers and $12 cocktails they should at least take credit cards, right?
The internet provides access to materials and things. Creating these little streaming fiefdoms where certain streaming services have certain artists and certain streaming services have other artists is a crippled use of the internet.
a compilation mix that serves as a mixtape for a book about Guthrie, compiled but its author. into it.
note to self: dive headfirst
"I wanna talk like they talk on the TV"
Mystery Twins have a new video for our new 7" single.
The record has... http://t.co/b3pqX4OU8f
I have three projects I have to finish tonight. I?m one wine bottle and one beer deep. Will I succeed?
a bit tamer than previous records but for the better.
Hi, Jeffrey? It?s Bob at Banquet. Retooling our molds is too expensive; can the movie have a nugget-shaped character? http://t.co/8D8F6kvEoy
for those of you who make things and sometimes get insecure about their outcomes: http://t.co/hd4UmvzXtr
Imposter Syndrome: be honest with yourself about what you know and have accomplished & focus less on the difference. http://t.co/VTjS5KdR6Y
I've reached desperation point for needing to offload my massive iTunes library to the cloud. What's best? iTunes, Amazon, Google, Other?
#WhyImNotVotingForHillary she will take my guns. 0bama tried do but couldn't because i pray hard. Hilary is witch &can do spell
How do we NOT have Gov programs for these desperate people?! If you feel charity in your heart today, consider this.
excellent insight on BlackBook
1984 (1956) Director of Photography: C.M. Pennington-Richards | Director: Michael Anderson http://t.co/gWFraNLbrp
second track off the forthcoming album released