1. Lessons From the World's Most Ruthless Competitor

    Lessons From the World's Most Ruthless Competitor
    Copycatters used to knock off designer shoes. Now they knock off online shoe sellers, daily-deal sites, and any other Internet-based business you can name. Is this just a fact of business in a connected world? The Billion-Dollar Idea came to Arne Bleckwenn suddenly and all at once: What if travelers could use the Internet to book rooms in apartments just as easily as they could book rooms in hotels? What if there were a website that let people anywhere in the world rent out an apartment, a spare bedroom—hell, even an air mattress? Travelers would get a good deal, cash-strapped people with extra space could make a few extra ...
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