Food for Thought #4: Mobile Internet, Story of Pocket, What Are We Doing?

Benedict Evans: Forget about the mobile internet

Forget about the mobile internet
For as long as the idea of the ‘mobile internet’ has been around, we’ve thought of it a cut-down subset of the ‘real’ Internet. I’d suggest it’s time to invert that – to think about mobile as the real internet and the desktop as the limited, cut-down version.

Jerry Colonna (via RebootHQ): Does Anyone Really Know What They Are Doing? – With Sharon Salzberg

Sharon Salzberg and Jerry Colonna explore the anxiety-inducing feeling of not knowing, and the opportunity it presents for stepping into authenticity.

We’re often in (or feel we’re in) uncharted waters – a place where making things up as we go is a necessity. Feeling lost in those places can be anxiety-inducing. We feel incompetent. We feel shameful. We can end up feeling that everyone has figured it out but me. But how true is that, really? And perhaps the better question–how can owning my own anxiety in these areas help me step more fully into my authentic self and even increase my capacity for happiness?

(via First Round Capital): The Story Behind How Pocket Hit 20M Users with 20 People

If save-for-later service Pocket had a spirit animal, it’d be the American field ant. Like the insect, the startup supports that which is many times its own size. It serves its 20 million registered users — who have saved over 2 billion articles and videos for later — with a team of just 20 employees.

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