The internet cuts out middlemen. Book shops, real estate agents, print shops, publishers, travel agents and music stores are just a few examples of middlemen that are being challenged by their online counterparts.
Any new business idea that disintermdiates traditional middlemen by taking advantage of the internet is bound to be successful, or so it seems?
(For rapid growth, take advantage of network effects by adding conversation/feedback channels that build collective intelligence.)
— Dries Buytaert