Masters of Scale: Escape the competition with Peter Theil

Peter Thiel, co-founder of Paypal, says competition will make you at best, a winner at a losing game. If you really want to win, invent a new game and master it. And whilst you're at it, aim for 'escape velocity', or in other words, grow very very very quickly. Monopoly for Thiel is merely the absence of competition - what is a patent, if not a government-backed monopoly?

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Loose Threads: Creation Over Commodities

Joe Ferrara of Resonance waxes lyrical about the fact that 100's of budding D2C fashion brands have the sexy digital first branding covered, but struggle to have a defensible plan re: their supply chain. He emphasises that great ideas are a dime-a-dozen, and in a world whereby Zara dominates supply chain, and Amazon dominates data, the ability to create and be unique will define your brands trajectory more than you may initially think.

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