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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 11 Posts

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

Donald Trump is No Political Disruptor

Every time a pundit labels Donald Trump a disruptor, I have to roll my eyes. The Donald is a lot of things – billionaire businessman, brand-maker extraordinaire, and master showman, just to name a few. But candidates have been tapping into angry electorates since the beginning of our Republic, if not the beginning of time. […]

Posted on September 21, 2015

Every company is a tech company

Technology is part of the fabric of every industry, every company, and every organization. Either you use the technology to disrupt yourselves and your industry, or you might just get left behind. Don’t believe me? Let me ask you a question: what is John Deere? I used to think it was a tractor company. In […]

Posted on September 15, 2015
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