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Hurricane Season in Brooklyn ~ Analog Players Society
Hurricane Season in Brooklyn ~ Analog Players Society
Hurricane Season in Brooklyn will simply grow and grow. The album is simply too deep to stay down, to rich to stay in the tail. You'll hear reggae, jazz, funk and world work its way through this concise long player, and it'll stick in the dome on first listen. Production is clever - authentic and intimate. The impact of this record harks back to the days when Gilles Peterson and Patrick Forge ruled the airwaves with their shows and Straight no Chaser ruled print; when new jazz music would not just embrace it's roots but reinvigorate it. The title track drops like drum and bass, whereas some of the slower joints are crammed with musical treats and can expect to be sampled by beat heads… Read more
Platform Economics: Essays on Multi-Sided Business&hellip by David S. Evans
David Evans leads the way in making platform economics readable, understandable and practical. The application involves learning from case studies, conceptualise the self reinforcing properties and understanding how competition law helps and hinders platforms.

The theory is so straight forward, it feels like economists have finally woken up to realise how businesses are run and commercial deals get done. Nightclub bouncers applied the theory when letting ladies in free and charging men a premium - recall, there was economics before there was economists.

Evans offers a fine selection of previously published papers that allow you to cherry pick to get what you need. Two… Read more
Viral Loop: The Power of Pass-it-on by Adam L. Penenberg
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This book is a much needed easy-to-read introduction to platforms and viral companies, but faces a problem: shelf life. From the moment it is sent to print (or Kindle), the break-neck pace of change in the viral business sector will have made it out of date. This is an important downside, as the book does not capture the recent fall in popularity of MySpace, and spends much time celebrating its success. This problem is inevitable with books on tech companies, but it's important to flag up front.

That is the only downside though, as the author has carried out an immense amount of research on the topic and offered useful reference material so the reader can keep track on all the… Read more