3 Ways Network Effects Suck (Tech Strategy – Podcast 41)

In this podcast, Jeffrey Towson discusses three ways that network effects can “suck.” These include critical mass and chicken-and-egg problems, interaction failure at scale, and lock-in. Towson argues that network effects are not always the silver bullet that they are often made out to be, and that businesses should be aware of the potential downsides before relying on them.