Mary Meeker's 2018 Internet Trends

Data scientists are specialists. Because of that, there is a tendency among those in the field to go ever-deeper into existing areas of expertise rather than going wide. This is suboptimal, in my opinion: data scientists are ultimately problem-solvers, and most solutions to hard problems are combinatorial, involving insights from many domains.

This slide deck is the authoritative source of the "state of the internet". Every year, it is read throughout tech, from VCs to startup founders to CEOs of F500 companies. There are ~300 slides in it, containing lots of primary research on the state of the internet today. It provides the backdrop for, the context of, many of the problems you are trying to solve today.

Zooming out is important.


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