Is Facebook primed for disruption?

A few years ago, I made a comment on The Marketing Companion podcast that “the next Facebook would be Facebook.”
My reasoning is that Facebook has so much power, money, technology and engineering resources that it had the ability to re-invent themselves, and even replace themselves in the future.
At the time, it was hard to imagine Facebook faltering. It was rapidly innovating, buying up competitors, expanding globally at an unstoppable pace.
So, my advice was, don’t worry about the next Facebook. It’s Facebook.
But I overlooked something.
So I think it is time to update the thinking on Facebook and that’s what Brooke Sellas and I cover on the next Marketing Companion. Is Facebook vulnerable?

But there’s more!

We also discuss the technology behind Amazon’s cashierless Go stores and the implications for general eCommerce.

Brooke and I also tackle a report in The Economist that says that the “need for staff to be in one place has been dramatically reduced,” suggesting we may not need offices in the future. This is not a new idea, but is it finally time for the office of the future?

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