On giants

“See, the big guys have, and this has always been the case, when you have an existing business, whether you’re the record industry, the television business, or the movie industry, and you don’t want to cannibalize it so you stay away, or the New York Times [even], from these new distribution media because you go, ‘oh gosh, you know it’s going to cannibalize our TV viewing,’ that is an opening for everybody who doesn’t have all that existing relationships.” – Leo Laporte, TWiT 193 (at about 14 minutes)

If you’re an industry behemoth, it’s all about nimbly finding the balance between old and new. If you’re a startup, then it’s all about identifying and capitalizing on these weaknesses.

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