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Scott Gerber

In his off hours, Gerber is a political junkie who loves gadgets, Game of Thrones, and coaching little league baseball.

Scott Gerber Has 13 Posts

The Days of Tech Exceptionalism Are Over

This post was originally published by Morning Consult The technology industry, for the better part of the past two decades, has enjoyed a privileged position in the pantheon of American business with approval ratings that floated above those of the rest of corporate America. Americans were proud that tech was driving innovation and job creation […]

Posted on June 14, 2018

Views from the Vrge

February 9, 2018 Ten days ago, President Donald J. Trump gave a very effective State of the Union address that identified the strong economy as a metaphor for a strong America. This message, if laid out in a drumbeat campaign over the next 9 months, could be the framework that the GOP needs to avoid […]

Posted on February 12, 2018

Snow Day Disruption

When I first moved to Washington, DC, as a 20-something deputy press secretary in the late 1990s, the Snow Day was a godsend. The District ground to a halt, and Congressional staffers could take part in impromptu snowball fights in DuPont Circle, or pick up take n bake pizza from Vace, or walk to a […]

Posted on March 14, 2017

How tech industry should respond in the age of Trump

Technology companies, and their CEOs, investors and founders, are faced with a quandary now that Donald Trump is our president — how to respond to the latest Trump outrage that defies political norms and, in some cases, runs counter to the values of our digital culture. Should you fire off a tweet or blog post […]

Posted on February 10, 2017

The Disruptor is Now the Disrupted

There was an earthquake in the content delivery market last month. If you weren’t paying attention, you might have missed it. But Amazon announced a subtle change to its video delivery service. It will now offer a standalone service in direct competition to Netflix, and it will undercut Netflix’s price by a buck a month. […]

Posted on May 9, 2016

Confessions of a Hillary Clinton Supporter

As a proud supporter of Hillary Clinton, I have to confess that I’ve spent the better part of the last 6 months a bit baffled by the twin candidacies of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. Who would support those clowns, I’d say. They’re living in a different world. Their plans (assuming they have any) have […]

Posted on February 24, 2016

Apple and Peer-to-Peer Payments

It’s become a cliché to suggest that Apple is playing a different game from everyone else in the Tech industry, but their new foray into peer-to-peer digital payments is an indication of how they continue to enter into – and disrupt – new markets. My colleague, Charlie Schoenthaler, last week wrote about how Venmo has […]

Posted on November 18, 2015

Walmart: The Disruptor is now the Disrupted

Walmart has been the favorite bogeyman of many in this country because it used size, scale, and supply chain efficiencies to disrupt main street and undercut prices of mom and pop stores and local retail chains alike. Like it or not, Walmart achieved unparalleled success, changed the retailing business model for good, and brought savings […]

Posted on October 23, 2015

Congress Has Discovered the Sharing Economy

It’s official: the House of Representatives has discovered the sharing economy. And the verdict from Capitol Hill? Sharing is good (mostly.) But that won’t stop policymakers of all stripes from continuing to look for ways to handcuff and hamstring entrepreneurs seeking to create new business models. As these things go, it was a pretty good […]

Posted on October 1, 2015
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