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Growing renewable audiences (a talk at O’Reilly Alphatech Ventures)

Intro Hi everyone. My name is Andrew Chen and I’m a blogger and entrepreneur, focused on consumer internet products here in San Francisco. This afternoon, I gave a quick talk at O’Reilly Alphatech Ventures called “Growing Renewable Audiences” which I thought I would share. http://andrewchen.co/growing-renewable-audiences-a-talk-at-oreilly-alphatech-ventures/
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Inside the 6 Hypotheses that Doubled Patreon’s Activation Success

Inside the 6 Hypotheses that Doubled Patreon’s Activation Success

Preface by Brian Balfour: I rarely accept guest posts on this blog, but this opportunity was too good to pass up. A couple months ago Tal Raviv (Growth PM @ Patreon) sent me a short email – “Brian, the results are in. We doubled (yeah, doubled) new creators in our onboarding.” http://www.coelevate.com/essays/patreon-onboarding-growth
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The Amazon-Walmart Showdown That Explains the Modern Economy

The Amazon-Walmart Showdown That Explains the Modern Economy

With Amazon buying the high-end grocery chain Whole Foods, something retail analysts have known for years is now apparent to everyone: The online retailer is on a collision course with Walmart to try to be the predominant seller of pretty much everything you buy. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/16/upshot/the-amazon-walmart-showdown-that-explains-the-modern-economy.html
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Finland tests a new form of welfare

Finland tests a new form of welfare

JUHA JARVINEN, an unemployed young father in a village near Jurva, in western Finland, brims with ideas for earning a living. He has just agreed to paint the roofs of two neighbours’ houses. His old business, making decorative window frames, went bust a few years ago. http://www.economist.com/news/business-and-finance/21723759-experiment-effect-offering-unemployed-new-form