Jean-Charles' newsletter: n°28

Chaque semaine, je partage quelques articles que j’ai trouvés particulièrement enrichissants. J’espère qu’ils vous aideront autant qu’ils m’ont aidé.

#28

Cette semaine (et bien d'autres choses):

  • Omnicom et Spotify concluent un accord de 20 M$
  • Qu’est-ce qui va remplacer Zoom ?
  • Se préparer au prochain désastre, plutôt qu’au dernier

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📱Monde des technologies

👉 Omnicom et Spotify concluent un accord de 20 M$ (The Information)

  • Omnicom, géant de la publicité, va dépenser 20 M$ au cours du second semestre pour les podcasts distribués par Spotify.
  • Cet accord est un nouveau signal du succès de la stratégie d'agrégation de Spotify dans le podcast.

👉 WhatsApp Business atteint les 50 millions d’utilisateurs (The Wall Street Journal)

  • Le nombre d’utilisateurs mensuels de l’application a décuplé en un an.
  • Dans le même temps, WhatsApp a simplifié (via un scan de QR code) le partage de catalogues produits et l’ouverture de conversations avec les clients.
  • Cela s’inscrit dans la lignée des dernières initiatives de Facebook (sa maison mère) pour offrir des outils d’e-commerce aux entreprises.

👉 Qu’est-ce qui va remplacer Zoom ? (Ben Evans)

  • Part of the founding legend of Dropbox is that Drew Houston told people what he wanted to do, and everyone said ‘there are hundreds of these already’ and he replied ‘yes, but which one do you use?’ That’s what Zoom did - video calls are nothing new, but Zoom solved a lot of the small pieces of friction that made it fiddly to get into a call.
  • Everything can have voice. And though there’s still a lot of engineering under the hood, it became a commodity.
  • Video itself will be a commodity and the question will be how you wrap it.
  • On the one hand, video in healthcare, education or insurance is about the workflow, the data model and the route to market, and lots more interesting companies will be created, and on the other hand Slack is deploying video on top of Amazon’s building blocks, and lots of interesting companies will be created here as well.
  • The calendar is often the aggregation layer - you don’t need to know what service the next call uses, just when it is.
  • Zoom has done a good job of asking why it was hard to get into a call, but hasn’t really asked why you’re in the call in the first place. Why, exactly, are you sending someone a video stream and watching another one? Why am I looking at a grid of little thumbnails of faces? Is that the purpose of this moment? What is the ‘mute’ button for - background noise, or so I can talk to someone else, or is it so I can turn it off to raise my hand? What social purpose is ‘mute’ actually serving? What is screen-sharing for? What other questions could one ask?

🏯Construire une entreprise

👉 Cela ne sert à rien de se préparer au dernier désastre. Le prochain sera forcément différent (FS)

  • When something goes wrong, we often strive to be better prepared if the same thing happens again. But the same disasters tend not to happen twice in a row. A more effective approach is simply to prepare to be surprised by life, instead of expecting the past to repeat itself.
  • Preparing for the last disaster leaves us just as underprepared for the next one.
  • Because really, what most of us want is to not be taken by surprise again, caught unprepared and vulnerable.
  • The first step is to accept that you are never going to know what the next disaster will be. Then ask yourself: how can I prepare anyway? What changes can I make to better face the unknown?
  • Giving serious thought to the range of possible disasters immediately makes you aware that you can’t prepare for all of them. ... A good place to start is increasing your adaptability. The easier you can adapt to change, the more flexibility you have.

🏥 Santé

👉 The people behind real healthcare innovation (Sifted)

  • We are facing a global epidemic from the rapid rise of chronic illnesses.
  • Targeted behavioural nudges for patients to adhere to their traditional treatments can vastly improve their lives—even save lives.
  • Address the rise of lifestyle-related diseases, which cause 80% of global healthcare costs.

👉 Amazon extends telemedicine pilot to warehouse employees in Seattle area (CNBC)

  • Amazon Care, the pilot program offering virtual medical services to employees, has expanded beyond its initial focus on Seattle-area office workers and their dependents, and is now available to those who work in Amazon warehouses nearby the company's headquarters.
  • Amazon Care currently offers an app to connect employees to a medical professional for a video consultation. It also offers follow up care in the home for patients who require it (...) with the option for in-person follow up services from a registered nurse, ranging from immunizations to instant strep throat detection.

👉 Berlin-based medical cannabis startup Sanity Group raises €20.1 million Series A funding (EU Startups)

  • Pour comprendre la tendance : regarder le fonds Calyx et la marque VAAY.

💚 Les publications d’Alan et sur Alan

👉 ”Give-back” post-Covid (Blog Alan) : On reverse notre profit exceptionnel (100.000€ au minimum) au profit des personnels soignants des hôpitaux. Pourquoi ? Comment ? Lisez l’article 😊


👉 Covid-19 : rester vigilant (Blog Alan) : Avec la phase 3 du déconfinement, il est temps de faire le point sur ce qui a été fait, et sur ce qu’il reste à faire tant que la pandémie est déclarée.

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