This week we feature articles from Jason Cohen and Rachel Dulberg.
Additional reading is from John Glaser & Elizabeth Gardner, Christine Moorman, Mike Melanson, and Thomas Claburn.
News comes from Progress, Liferay, Semantic Web Co & Wand, and Stepes.
Opinion / Analysis
The Elephant in the room: The myth of exponential hypergrowth
Fast-growing startups are frequently described as “exponential,” especially when the product is “viral.” Turns out, this is incorrect, even for Facebook and Slack. If you have an incorrect model, you don’t understand growth, which means you can’t control it, nor predict it. Here is a different model to understand how companies actually grow.
This is a must-read from Jason Cohen — not just for investors and startups, but business, marketing, and product managers. Well written with lots of great supporting charts. h/t: @dharmesh
The Privacy Program Playbook Part I — How to design a winning privacy roadmap
Operationalising privacy is hard. Here’s how to design, plan and implement a successful privacy program (with your sanity intact).
Rachel Dulberg to the rescue…
- HL7’s FHIR Standardized APIs could finally make it easy to exchange health records, and meet this year’s deadline. via HBR
- Excellent and free. The latest annual CMO Survey from Duke Fuqua School of Business via Duke
- When Chrome and Firefox aren’t… OWA takes on Apple’s browser ban for PWA parity via The New Stack
- Apple, Google urge monopoly watchdog to leave them alone in letters to the UK’s CMA. via The Register
Content technology news
Progress updates multi-channel digital experience platform
Progress Sitefinity DX adds a layer of composability to help organizations develop and deploy multichannel digital experiences with .NET 6.
Liferay announces cloud-based DXP-as-a-Service offering
It includes content management, account management, analytics, commerce, personalization, low code capabilities, delivered on an as-a-service.
Semantic Web Company and WAND Inc. announce partnership
Combo of WAND Taxonomies & Semantic Web’s A.I. search algorithms, knowledge graphs, and taxonomy management system increases algorithm accuracy.
Stepes launches continuous terminology management solution
Enterprises can develop product glossaries and manage multilingual terminology for improved linguistic quality and consistency continuously.
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