Stratechery by Ben Thompson

On the business, strategy, and impact of technology.

Exponent Podcast: The Water We Swim In

On Exponent, the weekly podcast I host with James Allworth, we discuss The End of the Beginning. Listen to it here.

Sat, 18 Jan 2020 01:01:07 +0000

Visa, Plaid, Networks, and Jobs

The history of credit cards helps explain why Plaid is valuable to Visa, and how Visa can make it significantly better.

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 15:37:34 +0000

The End of the Beginning

The beginning of technology was about the shift from batched computing in one place to continuous computing everywhere. That era of paradigm changes may be over, which means the real changes are only beginning.

Tue, 07 Jan 2020 16:25:21 +0000

The 2019 Stratechery Year in Review

The most popular and most important posts on Stratechery in 2019.

Wed, 18 Dec 2019 12:24:37 +0000

A Framework for Regulating Competition on the Internet

Understanding the differences between platforms and Aggregators is critical when it comes to considering regulation.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 13:41:05 +0000

Portability and Interoperability

Data portability is friendly to consumers, but it has very little to do with encouraging competition, at least relative to interoperability.

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 14:43:13 +0000

Exponent Podcast: More Ergonomic

On Exponent, the weekly podcast I host with James Allworth, we discuss Integration and Monopoly. Listen to it here.

Fri, 22 Nov 2019 17:59:56 +0000

Integration and Monopoly

Apple has won through integration, but integration combined with network effects and economies of scale can result in bad outcomes that look a lot like monopolies.

Mon, 18 Nov 2019 13:57:39 +0000

The Google Squeeze

Google, the real Aggregator, is squeezing OTAs, which acted like Aggregators while depending on Google for demand. It's easy to say Google is being unfair, but this may be better for consumers.

Tue, 12 Nov 2019 16:02:08 +0000

Exponent Podcast: Principle Stacks

On Exponent, the weekly podcast I host with James Allworth, we discuss Tech and Liberty. Listen to it here.

Fri, 08 Nov 2019 16:28:12 +0000

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