A picture of me standing at a lectern, working on a laptop computer, on the stage of the FWD50 digital government conference

Hi! I’m Alistair. I write surprisingly useful books, run unexpectedly interesting events, & build things humans need for the future.

Tag: Economics

  • The selfish economics of Big Data

    Big Data’s ability to make increasingly accurate predictions will change the economics of industries based on amortizing risk across a population.

  • Thrust and Lube slides

    Slides from my Startupfest 2012 presentation on coefficients of friction, affectionately titled Thrust And Lube.

  • Thrust and lube

    For thousands of years, humans have fought friction with force to bend the world to their will. But a digital world is frictionless, and successful companies focus on lube, not thrust, to disrupt their industries.