The inherent conflict of interest problem in Facebook’s business model is not sustainable for everyone in the long run. Something will eventually break. And today, we are seeing the first cracks. Is there an alternative?
Not long ago, I heard this piece of advice from Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba and one of China’s richest man: “Don’t be the best. Be the first!” This advice is very profound. But it is also very counterintuitive and goes against the grain of conventional wisdom that we have learnt since we were children. If you want to succeed in today’s hyper-competitive world, you have to be a contrarian. Conventional wisdom will not work anymore.
When it comes to note taking apps, there are basically two 800-pound gorillas in the market—Evernote and OneNote. Both of them follow diametrically opposed philosophies. But only one of them will work hand-in-glove with your brain. The other will grind against your brain and make you operate below your potential. So, which one is it?