WordCamp Europe 2017 has just ended, taking place in Paris this year (next year at Belgrade, Serbia, in case you haven't heard yet). I took the time to look back at the event and reflect on our experience as a product team, helping other product people understand how to get the most out of this great annual conference.
The recent $26 billion LinkedIn acquisition by Microsoft was the largest in the history of the software industry, and the $19 billion WhatsApp acquisition by Facebook in 2014 was close behind. These are examples of how much value is created by companies that achieve true defensibility. Some advisers tell founders,...
<p>The 'Network Effect' is a phenomenon whereby a good or service becomes more valuable when more people use it. When a network effect is present, the value of a product or service is dependent on the number of others using it. Over time, positive network effects can create a bandwagon effect as the network becomes more valuable and more people join, in a positive feedback loop. This section will highlight techniques to achieve the critical mass required to achieve this effect and stories about companies that have successfully done it.</p>
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