I think Maslow’s pyramid is going to get talked about a lot in the next decade — not only because many new products and services are increasingly addressing the top of the pyramid, but also because the bottom of the pyramid is getting / will get eroded for many and rebuilt in new ways.
Damien: love this idea (layer theory x evolution).
One very cool aspect of evolution that I think has a lot in common with this is the antifragility of the resulting product. Animals are fragile so that the gene pool (and the population) can be antifragile. Yet, this property does not last forever. In fact, if you want a…
Yep. I do indeed address this later. :)
I would actually split hairs a little bit and say there are two related but distinct quantities here: “Confidence”, and “Trust”:
-Confidence is what makes you 100% sure that you can find something with Google, and therefore Google is what you use
-Trust is “I trust my Uber driver will…
Oh for sure- there are quite a few complications here (like Free Basics) that we’re still sorting out. That being said, my hunch is that although you’re definitely right about barriers to enter China, we may over-index on them when pondering path dependence. Thanks for the note!