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24 May, 2011

The wheels of fortune
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 11:20 AM

At the recent LOGIN conference, I was on a panel entitled “Wannabe Farmers replacing Pretend Mass-Murderers: Are Social Games a Fad?” To make the panel more interesting the panelists took extreme positions, and I was the solid “social (network) games are a fad” guy. Not that I believe that entirely, but it made for an entertaining panel discussion. (I’ll post a link when the talk is posted online.)

But, I mentioned something that I think is very true: business works in cycles. And, by looking at previous cycles we can use them to divine the future of the current cycle. Let’s take a closer look, shall we?
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