Value Today, and at the End

Making Sense: of Value

  • Arista, Uber, Silcon Valley. Om Malik: However, the gulf is that of perception. In order to understand Arista, you need to understand the networks and how they have evolved. Uber on the other hand is easy to grok — and fun. […] From an investor standpoint, it took Arista Networks ten years to get to public markets.
  • Protecting Debit Card Interchange Revenue. Ron Shevlin: it’s important to see what happened to other forms of payment. From 2006 to 2009, credit card payment volume declined by 3%. From 2009 to 2012, it grew by 25%. Prepaid debit card volume, which increased by 228% from ’06 to ’09, grew 48% from ’09 to ’12.

Making Do: Today

  • The Singing Nun Who Won Italy's 'The Voice' Will Make Your Day. movie|fone: A little while ago the video of a singing Italian nun, competing on Italy's version of "The Voice" and belting out a soulful rendition of Alicia Keys' "No One" made the rounds and probably made your mom really happy. Well guess what? She won the whole damn thing last night –- and she was wearing all of her gear and everything.

Making it: the End

  • Creator of @everyword explains the life and death of a Twitter experimen. The Guardian: because @everyword is inside an individual person's Twitter stream, the words take on the context of whatever else is in the stream at the time. There's the possibility of weird serendipitous interactions between a word in your stream and some other tweets.
  • 9,000 Fallen Soldiers Etched into the Sand on Normandy Beach to Commemorate Peace Day. This is Colossal: This past weekend British artists Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss accompanied by numerous volunteers, took to the beaches of Normandy with rakes and stencils in hand to etch 9,000 silhouettes representing fallen people into the sand.

Here's to a great week.


Valeria is an experienced listener. She designs service and product experiences to help businesses rediscover the value of promises and its effect on relationships and culture. She is also frequent speaker at conferences and companies on a variety of topics. Book her to speak here.