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

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  • Apple’s next trick

    Apple’s next trick

    Without Steve Jobs at the helm, Apple has been widely criticized for incremental innovation. Critics charge that the firm isn’t breaking new ground the way it once did: the iPhone 5 and iPad Mini were just incremental improvements. To use Clay Christensen’s vernacular, they were sustaining, not disruptive changes. Everyone’s got high hopes for Apple’s […]

  • Interrupting gracefully

    As we’ve seen, in an information-rich world, attention is a precious commodity. One reason Google is successful is that it has positioned itself as an exchange between money and attention—more attention gives you a better ranking, which means more money; paid ads buy you more attention. That means that in order to survive, you have to […]