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Since 2008, John Borthwick has assembled a rockstar team and produced some of the most impactful social media companies out of New York. So when he writes, it’s worth taking note. His recent investor letter, as reported by Sarah Lacy, contains useful insights to ponder:
- Proliferation of devices that are connected to networks is accelerating the rate of innovation
- Connected devices are enabling real-time services and real-time networks
- Networks of people, ideas and participation matter more than networks of devices
- Great design has become increasingly vital as computing gets less expensive
These insights contain powerful implications to the themes I have been following, and will continue to explore this year.
You can find the full investor letter here: