Limits to Netflix — MMM #17

  • 🌐Web: Elon Musk at TED, about Twitter, innovation, and why we should be optimistic about the future
  • 🌍Geopolitics: China’s zero-covid and the fear of failure
  • 🎁Extra: Digital competition to Money — MIT
  • ⏭️Next

⭐Highlight: Limits to Netflix

Netflix broke the internet last week by losing subscribers (!) prompting the company to announce a new “basic” subscription that has ads (it’s really starting to look like cable). The streaming firm also announced a decrease in marketing staff and more reforms. Check out the article by Vulture below for more background on the story.

🌐Web: Elon Musk at TED

Partly due to social media and our ability to hear stories from all over the world, it seems like we’re in a dark place but humanity has never been doing better. Elon Musk gave an interview at the Tesla Texas Gigafactory covering his view on innovation, humanity, and why we should be optimistic about the future. Check it out below.

🌍Geopolitics: China’s zero-covid, fear of failure

Omicron seems to have China’s zero-covid policy beat. With increasing case number now also seen in the country’s capital city of Beijing another draconic lockdown of millions of people seems inevitable. You can find FTs coverage on the political and economical side of things first, with the freely accessible Forbes article below.

🎁Extra: Digital competition to Money — MIT

A really in-depth article about the evolution of money by MIT Technology Review. An interesting read if you have the time!


I’ve just finished an essay on the impact of COVID-19 on semiconductor supply chain, also known as the “chip shortage”. I’ll be releasing a stream of articles over the coming weeks based on what I’ve learned (it’s not what you’d expect).



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Thomas Konings

Thomas Konings

MSc in Management (MiM) student at London School of Economics, MSc Finance from RSM, seeking to connect Finance & Management for better decision-making.