Last Wednesday, in response to the Australian Parliament passing the News Media Bargaining Code, Facebook decided it wanted out. Rather than being subjected to the Australian Government’s new laws, it was going to stop users in Australia posting links to any news.

The legislation that led to this was a…


“Google’s threat to withdraw its search engine from Australia is chilling to anyone who cares about democracy.”

So led Peter Lewis in the Guardian last week, in reference to Australia’s News Media Bargaining Code.

For those who haven’t been following along, the Australian Government has proposed new legislation that is…


“Look, Clayton, I’m a busy man and I don’t have time to read drivel from academics but someone you told me you had this theory… and I’m wondering if you could come out to present what you’re learning to me and my staff and tell us how it applies to…


‘Decide what you stand for. And then stand for it all the time.’

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Most know Professor Christensen for his business academic work — in particular, his ground-breaking work on the theory of disruptive innovation. Getting to be his student, and the co-author of How Will You Measure Your Life?, I had the privilege of getting to know another side of him: a deeply…


Qualtrics CEO Ryan Smith and SAP CEO Bill McDermott

The Qualtrics acquisition by SAP represents the third largest sale of any SaaS company in history. One of the largest players in enterprise software just purchased a company in a space — Customer Experience Management (CEM) — that you’ve probably never heard of.

But despite you haven’t heard of it…


The New Yorker’s profile on Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook was fascinating reading — if you missed the last few years on Facebook, it’s an excellent place to see it all in one spot.

But, for a variety reasons, there was one theme that stood out: Zuckerberg’s apparent obsession with Augustus.


2013 saw one of the world’s most publicized data breaches. …


There are these two young fish swimming along, and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says, “Morning, boys, how’s the water?” …


“It is often assumed that an economy of private enterprise has an automatic bias toward innovation, but this is not so. It has a bias only toward profit.” — Eric Hobsbawm

The first time I arrived in the United States as more than a tourist was in September 2008, to…


There’s something about Facebook that I’ve always found troubling. For regular listeners of Exponent, the podcast that Ben Thompson and I do together, this disquiet with Facebook has been a recurring theme — going back almost all the way to the start.

That concern raised its head again last week…

James Allworth

Co-host @exponentFM, Co-author @MeasureYourLife, Fellow @ClayChristensen's thinktank, writer @HarvardBiz

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