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@ BSEC: Asymmetric Competition

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Tim O’Reilly is evangelizing away at his afternoon keynote at BSEC: he brings up a phrase: asymmetric competition…people who are not in it for competing or making money, but end up detroying established business model. Examples are all around: Wikipedia, Craigslist and others. There was a related story in this weekend’s Sunday NYT: “Death by Smiley Face: When Rivals Disdain Profit“: Call it purpose-driven media, with a shout-out to Rick Warren, the author of รข