Tummelvision Episode 101 – Alexis Madrigal – Let’s start really innovating again!

Episode Notes

Senior editor at The Atlantic, Alexis Madrigal joins Tummelvision for a lively discussion of crusty old paradigms in start-ups and software products.

The group rallies around the Ta-Nehisi Coates model of journalism before moving onto Alexis’ recent article, The Jig Is Up: Time to Get Past Facebook and Invent a New Future. The themes of the article are discussed at length including the stagnation of software, changes in consumer expectations, and the “just grow and then we iterate or something” model.

Are start-ups simply throwing remixes of the same model at the wall to see what sticks? Are new products just attempting to enrich more Advertising Uranium by dowsing it in “social” and “local”? Why are so few companies braving Deb’s “artisinal software” model – instead selling out to giants – and just how long can people perceive the value of content as free?

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