Thursday, November 26, 2009

Most amazing dream

Basically I was Superman and had all his powers and zipped around everywhere. I ended up moving to Australia, met a woman who also had my powers, and so I decided to test them by flying as far out from the atmosphere as I could.

This is where the dream was incredible - I fly all the way up to the edge and can see a faint line separate space and Earth. As I cross the line I can still breathe but recognize the air is thinner and something tightening my lungs. Space, however, is this gorgeous chaos of swirling rocks and asteroids flying at me incredible velocities, along with space debris like cracked satellites and old spacesuits lounging around. I fly down, feel the heat of atmospheric reentry flash around the edges of my body, and return to Earth.

This is what you get after beer, 3 hrs of sleep, and flying cross country. Any ideas on what this means, besides the need for more rest?

Monday, November 9, 2009

Assets into Services Business Model Gains Steam

The theme of sharing / renting and turning assets into services continues to gain steam. Zipcar, Spagg, netflix, begborroworsteal...and now runway clothes.

Additionally with the rise of FB connect and other social media, sharing / renting will continue to make sense. Perhaps there is an "Amazon" of localized sharing, whether by degree or geography, waiting to be built. On the peer front, allow sharing within your network, or open it up but let it be regulated by peer reviews.

This makes sense - most of the stuff we buy we tend to use maybe 5-10% of the time. What are other items which make sense in this model?
  • Expensive, heavy kitchen equipment
  • Some consumer electronics
  • Apt space (this is already done by another startup I believe; forget name)
  • Furniture (e.g. dining tables, chairs)
  • Heavy sports equipment
  • Power tools
Any others I'm missing?

Expensive clothes