It’s the funniest thing I’ve seen in a while. It felt to me like a typewriter company running an ad talking about how computers were just a fad and might lose your information on a floppy disk.

How You Know You’ve Got the Right Startup Model?” via Mark Suster at Both Sides of the Table

Good read by Mark that hits on the struggles that disruptors face when up against large, entrenched encumbants.

Sometimes the battles are funny (the Public Storage commercial) and sometimes they’re scary (what Seattle did to Uber and other ride sharing companies), but regardless they help prove that you’re scaring the crap out of folks who are currently making the $$ in that industry.


To put that another way, a 10-month-old startup just purchased a 93-year-old business for $100 million.

10-Month-Old Startup Buys 93-Year-Old Business for $100 Million” via Mashable

I was literally about to sign up for Dollar Shave Club when I heard about Harry’s, then read this story today. I love the way they leveraged their initial product into being able to make this giant strategic investment.