A generalizable framework for evaluating new business opportunities

Whether an idea for a startup or new product or service offering at an existing company, the following is a framework I use to evaluate new business opportunities. Usually, the truth is that we aren't deciding between pursuing one opportunity or not; rather there are multiple opportunities available Read more [...]

14 Insights Into The Autonomous Vehicle Future

Fleet Sizing, Fleet Management, and Strategic Frameworks are critical for a robot taxi platform’s proper execution. The below ideas are some of my favorite that span these topics. FLEET SIZING 1: While market demand for rides drives fleet-sizing decisions (supply-deployed), so in turn, Read more [...]

Why Apple has to make inroads in the autonomous self-driving car space, and fast.

Autonomous vehicles; not wearables will be the new mobile platform. Autonomous self-driving vehicles (AVs) will be the new mobile platform, on top of which a host of new products and experiences will be developed. Like Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android mobile operating systems, on top of Read more [...]

Does it make sense for OEMs to be investing in AVs and urban mobility products?

TLDR: AVs and robot taxi services are not a near-term (3-7 year) threat to existing OEM business lines, but they are a longer-term (7+ year) threat to OEMs; and this is why they are investing so heavily in AV technology. Investments being made by large car manufacturer (OEMs) in self-driving Read more [...]