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23:49
26/01/2022
Natural climate solutions – code for financialisation of nature and profits for capital
I re-read a consulting report from May 2021 – Nature and Net Zero – which was commissioned by the World Economic Forum and prepared by a management consulting company. One of those consulting companies that e...
15:35
26/01/2022
These 12 Innovators Are Transforming The Future Of Education
Access to a quality education is vital not just for children to thrive, but for social and economic development....
12:00
26/01/2022
Stability Begets Instability
    Please don’t forget Hyman Minsky. The past few days, I have been directing your attention to various framing to better understand the recent market volatility. No one goes on TV and declares “It...
10:27
26/01/2022
Who Are The Highest Paid Twitch Streamers? So Much Money!
Twitch streamers have seen a huge rise in popularity in recent years. Many have achieved celebrity status in the eyes of their young audiences. How much do these popular gamers make per hour? There was a recent data leak...
08:50
26/01/2022
10 Wednesday AM Reads
My mid-week morning train WFH reads: • Market Crash Hands Defeat to Traders Who Warred With Wall Street With stocks and crypto tumbling, inflation soaring and the Fed poised to tighten policy, what’s a trading...
00:38
26/01/2022
An Inconvenient (Actuarial) Truth
Insurance companies are reporting an enormous spike in young people dying. If this continues, the second order consequences could reshape markets forever. The post An Inconvenient (Actuarial) Truth appeared first on Capi...
00:09
26/01/2022
Video stream available – The Global Economy after two years of the pandemic
It’s Wednesday and I am flat out finalising writing commitments and my teaching responsibilities at present. I have also been doing a lot of media interviews given the inflation release yesterday. People are believ...
00:00
26/01/2022
Beyond financials: Helping small and medium-size enterprises thrive
Small and medium-size enterprises are facing compounding challenges. Governments and other institutions worldwide are launching programs to provide them the advisory support needed to meet the moment....
00:00
26/01/2022
Author Talks: The made-up words that make our world
Walking through an empty office. Moving out of a childhood home. Struggling to write something original. Experiences like these often lack the perfect word, so John Koenig spent more than a decade writing his own diction...
00:00
26/01/2022
Busting the five biggest B2B e-commerce myths
The leading edge for successful B2B sales growth is digital. Here’s why....
00:00
26/01/2022
The path to net zero: Investing in carbon markets
As the drive to curb global warming gathers pace, carbon markets have become increasingly fundamental to achieving net-zero greenhouse-gas emissions....
00:00
26/01/2022
APIs: The secret ingredient for one company’s massive tech leap
Emirates NBD’s Neeraj Makin and Saud Al Dhawyani discuss how APIs became central to their organization’s IT transformation....
15:11
25/01/2022
Nowsta Raises $41M For Its Gig Economy-Focused Workforce Management Software. Nowsta Competitors In The Hypercompetitive Workforce Scheduling And Time Tracking Space Include Quinyx, Shiftsmart, Fountain, And When I Work, Among Others.
Nowsta, a workforce management software provider, has raised $41M in a Series B that drew participation from GreatPoint Ventures, VMG Catalyst, and Rally Ventures, among others. HOW’S THE COMPANY PERFORMING? New Yo...
15:11
25/01/2022
Gamified Stock Trading App For India StockGro Raises $32M. StockGro Competitors Include Zerodha, Upstox, And Groww.
StockGro, an online trading platform, has raised $32M in a Series A. The round drew participation from Root Ventures, U1 Technologies, General Catalyst, BITKRAFT Esports Ventures, and LGVP Partners, among others. HOW&rsq...
15:11
25/01/2022
OfficeSpace Raises $150M From Vista Equity. OfficeSpace’s Competitors In The Office Management Software Market Include Envoy, OfficeRnD, Condeco, Robin, And SpaceIQ.
OfficeSpace, a workplace management platform, has raised $150M in an extended private equity round from Vista Equity Partners. How’s the company performing? Georgia-based OfficeSpace’s cloud-based platform of...
15:11
25/01/2022
Lendis Raises $91M For Its IT Asset Management Technology Focused On Remote Employees. Lendis Competitors Include Hofy, Zoho ManageEngine, Scalepad, TES, And Cheqroom.
Lendis, a workspace management startup, has raised $34M in Series A funding and $57M in debt. The equity round drew participation from Circularity Capital, Keen Venture Partners, HGDF, and KPN Ventures, among others. The...
15:00
25/01/2022
Market Rorschach Test
  Intraday reversals like the one we witnessed yesterday, January 24 — down 4% before recovering to close up 1% — or its near mirror image last Wednesday, January 19 — up a few percent before rever...
14:32
25/01/2022
What Redistricting Looks Like in Every State
What Redistricting Looks Like in Every State is an updating tracker of proposed congressional maps. This is going to be a popular topic all year, and the interactive map by FiveThirtyEight shows how redistricting benefit...
10:20
25/01/2022
How to Make Your Plants Grow… You Need These Nutrients
Plants need nutrients to grow and survive. These nutrients are divided into different groups like macronutrients and micronutrients. Macronutrients are the main groups like nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. Micronutrie...
08:45
25/01/2022
10 Tuesday AM Reads
My Two-for-Tuesday morning train WFH reads: • Nasdaq Days Like This Once Were Common. During the Dot-Com Crash Nasdaq Index hasn’t wiped out loss of almost 5% since early 2001; Late-day rally latest lurch in v...
00:00
25/01/2022
The net-zero challenge: Accelerating decarbonization worldwide
Net-zero emissions can be achieved only through a universal transformation of seven energy and land-use systems. Here, we look at actions to accelerate decarbonization....
00:00
25/01/2022
The economic transformation: What would change in the net-zero transition
A net-zero transition would entail a significant and often front-loaded shift in demand, capital allocation, costs, and jobs....
00:00
25/01/2022
Six characteristics define the net-zero transition
Our analysis of the net-zero transition suggests that it would be universal, significant, and front-loaded, with uneven effects on sectors, geographies, and communities, even as it creates growth opportunities....
00:00
25/01/2022
Managing the net-zero transition: Actions for stakeholders
Stakeholders would need to act with unity, resolve, and ingenuity, and toward equitable long-term outcomes to support the economic transformation a net-zero transition entails....
00:00
25/01/2022
How the net-zero transition would play out in countries and regions
All 69 countries we looked at in depth face some exposure to the transition. Lower-income and fossil fuel resource-producing countries would need to spend more relative to GDP to build a low-emissions economy and support...
00:00
25/01/2022
Sectors are unevenly exposed in the net-zero transition
Economic sectors with high-emissions products or operations would face substantial effects on demand, production costs, and employment....
00:00
25/01/2022
High coking coal prices provide glimpse into steelmaking’s future
Changes to coking coal and coke markets could lead to higher steel prices, an acceleration of the steel industry’s green transition, and wider price differentials for low-grade iron ore....
00:00
25/01/2022
Charting global shipping’s path to zero carbon
A knowledge partnership between the Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping and McKinsey explores what it will take for the maritime industry to decarbonize....
00:00
25/01/2022
The rise of commerce media
Commerce media is transforming advertising by using data to close the transaction loop....
22:41
24/01/2022
Australia – inflation mania is alive and well but running on fumes!
There is an increasing frequency of articles appearing in the financial press in Australia about how inflation is back and that the RBA had better start hiking rates and stop buying government debt. Warnings to home buye...
19:52
24/01/2022
Gale Healthcare, A Marketplace Connecting Nurses With Healthcare Facilities, Raises $60M — Its Competitors Include Trusted Health, ShiftMed, Nomad Health, CareRev, And Incredible Health
Gale Healthcare Solutions, a temporary healthcare staffing platform, has raised $60M in growth equity funding from FTV Capital. HOW’S THE COMPANY PERFORMING? Florida-based Gale Healthcare Solutions connects nurses ...
19:52
24/01/2022
White-Label Telehealth Platform Wheel Raises $150M — Its Competitors In The Virtual Care Platform Market Include Kareo, Healee, Klara, And Doxy.me
Wheel, a white-label telehealth platform, has raised $150M in a Series C that drew participation from Lightspeed Venture Partners, Coatue Management, and Tiger Global Management, among others. How’s the company per...
19:52
24/01/2022
Plaid Acquires Identity Verification Technology Firm Cognito For $250M — Cognito’s Competitors Include Veriff, Jumio, Onfido, And Persona
Plaid, an open banking fintech unicorn, has acquired Cognito, an identity verification startup, for $250M in cash and stock. WHO ARE THE PARTIES TO THE DEAL? Cognito: California-based Cognito provides business and consum...
19:52
24/01/2022
6sense Valuation Climbs To $5.2B — Its Competitors In The Account-Based Marketing Software Market Include Terminus, Metadata, Demandbase, And N.Rich
6sense, an account engagement platform, has raised $200M in a Series E. The round drew participation from Blue Owl Capital, MSD Partners, Tiger Global Management, and SoftBank Group, among others. How’s the company...
18:33
24/01/2022
Analyzing Danone’s Growth Strategy: How The CPG Giant Is Creating A More Sustainable Food Supply Chain
CPG giant Danone has honed its strategy for supporting a more sustainable food system with investments and partnerships ranging from consumer products to production energy optimization.  In 2017, the company refresh...
17:30
24/01/2022
What is the Market Up To?
    I am prepping some charts for our quarterly conference call for clients, but really, the only questions on anybody’s mind now are “What is the Market Up To?” and “Why?” Don&rsq...
15:00
24/01/2022
The New Retail & Consumer Unicorns Of 2021: What They Tell Us About The Direction Ahead
Modern-day retail is at an inflection point. Brands have faced struggling physical storefronts, massive debt, and inefficient operations for years, but these issues have been exacerbated by the pandemic, causing many ret...
10:23
24/01/2022
27 Ongoing Conflicts Around the World Today
No matter how peaceful the world seems, there is always some level of conflict going on. This is a visual representation of the active conflicts going on across the globe… Who is America in Conflict With? The two ...
10:03
24/01/2022
Why Henry III's gold penny failed
English gold penny minted by Henry III in 1257A lucky metal detectorist just discovered a Henry III gold penny, one of the first English gold coins ever minted, on a farm in Devon in the southwest part of the U.K. My fav...
08:45
24/01/2022
10 Monday AM Reads
My back to work morning train WFH reads: • Billionaire Mark Cuban Opens Online Pharmacy To Provide Affordable Generic Drugs The company is a registered pharmaceutical wholesaler and purchases drugs directly from man...
00:00
24/01/2022
Sporting goods 2022: The new normal is here
The sporting-goods industry continues to evolve amid increased health awareness, shifting channel preferences, and rising sustainability concerns. Sporting-goods players need to adapt to five trends shaping the industry ...
00:00
24/01/2022
CIO perspectives on leading agile change
As agility gains ground, CIOs from the banking and telecom industries came together to discuss challenges and lessons learned from leading agile transformations....
23:39
23/01/2022
Euro area inflation is not accelerating out of control
Last week (January 20, 2022), Eurostat released the latest inflation data – Annual inflation up to 5.0% in the euro area – which followed the release from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics data (January 12, 2...
14:00
23/01/2022
Transcript: Tina Vandersteel
     The transcript from this week’s, MiB: Tina Vandersteel, GMO head of Emerging-Country Debt, is below. You can stream and download our full conversation, including the podcast extras on iTunes,...
13:00
23/01/2022
Meat Loaf
  Bob Lefsetz:   Dead is dead. Two days ago, nobody was talking about Meat Loaf. Two days from now they won’t be either, unless it’s to say he was an anti-vaxxer. “Bat Out of Hell” was s...
10:20
23/01/2022
28 Hacks For Effective Organization
Organizational culture is the personality of a business, the essence of how employees work and interact with each other. Just like the personality of any person, organizational culture determines how a business reacts to...
08:30
23/01/2022
10 Sunday Reads
Avert your eyes! My Sunday morning look at incompetency, corruption and policy failures: • Police in this tiny Alabama town suck drivers into legal ‘black hole: Months of research and dozens of inter...
11:45
22/01/2022
MiB: Tina Vandersteel, GMO head of Emerging-Country Debt
    This week, we speak with Tina Vandersteel, who is the head of GMO’s Emerging-Country Debt team. Prior to joining GMO in 2004, she worked at J.P. Morgan in fixed-income research developing quantit...
10:20
22/01/2022
Defeat Illness With Plants You Probably Have At Home
Are you feeling a bit under the weather? Worry no more. Here are some simple remedies you can use with plants you probably already own. Check them out! For centuries and before the rise of doctors, surgeries and vaccines...
08:50
22/01/2022
10 Weekend Reads
The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Danish blend coffee, grab a seat by the fire, and get ready for our longer-form weekend reads: • Can We Really Be Friends with an Octopus? When octopuses are social, are t...
03:00
22/01/2022
The Weekend Quiz – January 22-23, 2022 – answers and discussion
Here are the answers with discussion for this Weekend’s Quiz. The information provided should help you work out why you missed a question or three! If you haven’t already done the Quiz from yesterday then hav...
17:55
21/01/2022
OKR Software Maker Lattice Hits $3B Valuation — Its Competitors In The Hyper Competitive Employee Engagement And Performance Management Space Include Gtmhub, Fellow, Ally, CultureAmp, TINYpulse, Peakon, And 15Five
Lattice, an employee engagement and performance management platform, has raised $175M in a Series F round that drew participation from Thrive Capital, Tiger Global Management, and Dragoneer Investment Group, among others...
17:55
21/01/2022
Indonesian E-Commerce Enablement And Bookkeeping Technology Firm Lummo, Formerly BukuKas, Raises $80M From Sequoia And Tiger Global — Lummo’s Competitors Include Bukalapak, BukuWarung, And Tokopedia
Lummo, an e-commerce enablement and bookkeeping services provider, has raised $80M in a Series C. The round drew participation from Sequoia Capital India, Tiger Global Management, and CapitalG, among others. HOW’S ...
17:55
21/01/2022
Personetics Raises $85M For Its Banking Personalization And Customer Engagement Technology — Its Competitors Include 10x And Meniga
Personetics, an AI-powered customer engagement platform, has raised $85M in growth equity funding from Thoma Bravo, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Sequoia Capital, among others. How’s the company performing? Isra...
17:55
21/01/2022
Handshake, A Recruiting Platform For Gen Z, Hits $3.5B Valuation — Its Competitors Include Symplicity, WayUp, LinkedIn, And Indeed
Handshake, an early career community and recruitment platform, has raised $200M in a Series F. The round drew participation from Base10 Partners, Coatue Management, and Valiant Capital Partners, among others. HOW’S...
17:55
21/01/2022
Walnut Raises $35M For Its No-Code Sales And Product Demo Creation Tool — Its Competitors Include Reprise, Navattic, And DemoStack
Walnut, a no-code product demo platform, has raised $35M in a Series B. This round drew participation from A.Capital and Eight Roads Ventures, among others. How’s the company performing? New York-based Walnut enabl...
16:18
21/01/2022
Three Things I Think I Think – When Things Crash
Here are some things I think I am thinking about: 1) Grantham calls for a market crash.  Here’s a provocative piece from Jeremy Grantham saying we’re in the 4th “superbubble” [ … ...
14:28
21/01/2022
Its the Estimates, Not the Earnings, That Are Wrong
Barry Ritholtz, Bloomberg Opinion Columnist and Ritholtz Wealth Management Chairman and CIO says we’ve had an amazing run on the S&P in the past decade. He speaks on “Bloomberg Surveillance”.  ...
10:20
21/01/2022
The BEST TV Show Finale Ever… (Final Episodes Ranked)
This chart shows 100 popular TV shows ranked by how well received their final episode was. The rankings used are IMDB, an online movie database that sources rankings and reviews from it’s community. Let’s see...
09:55
21/01/2022
Don’t Write Off Gold Just Yet – OWTW
  R.I.P. OIL? The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated. To riff off of this popular quote, reports about the (imminent) “death” of oil in the mainstream press have been greatly exaggera...
08:45
21/01/2022
10 Friday AM Reads
My end of week morning train WFH reads: • ‘It’s All Just Wild’: Tech Start-Ups Reach a New Peak of Froth How crazy is the money sloshing around in start-up land right now? It’s so crazy that ...
08:00
21/01/2022
1936 Cord 810 Westchester
Time and again, I keep coming back to these beautiful cars. (See this 1936 810 Cabriolet, 1937 812 Super-Charged Beverly, 1937 812 Super-Charged Westchester, and this 1937 812). If I had room in my ga...
03:00
21/01/2022
The Weekend Quiz – January 22-23, 2022
Welcome to The Weekend Quiz. The quiz tests whether you have been paying attention or not to the blog posts that I post. See how you go with the following questions. Your results are only known to you and no…...
00:00
21/01/2022
From speech to insights: The value of the human voice
In a digital age, live voice contacts matter even more in providing a high-quality customer experience. New technologies make voice-data analysis easier to achieve, for lasting results....
00:00
21/01/2022
Bold moves to boost European rail freight
Europe’s big aspiration to reverse the decline of its rail freight industry will require significant effort, with substantial investment and smart thinking. Governments and industry players can help to achieve this...
20:09
20/01/2022
User Onboarding Software Provider Appcues Raises At Multi-Hundred Million Dollar Valuation — Its Competitors Include Pendo, CommandBar, WalkMe, WhatFix, And Stonly
Appcues, a user onboarding software provider, has raised $32.1M in a Series B. The round drew participation from NewSpring Capital, Sierra Ventures, Columbia Partners Private Capital, and Accomplice. How’s the comp...
20:09
20/01/2022
Payroll API Provider Pinwheel Raises $50M At A Valuation Of $500M — Its Competitors Include Atomic, Citadel, Check, And Finch
Pinwheel, a payroll API provider, has raised $50M in a Series B. The round drew participation from GGV Capital, American Express Ventures, Coatue Management, and Franklin Templeton, among others. HOW’S THE COMPANY ...
20:08
20/01/2022
7bridges Raises $17M From Fidelity’s Venture Arm — 7bridges’ Competitors In The Supply Chain Management Space Include Tealbook And Altana AI
7bridges, an intelligent logistics platform, has raised $17M in a Series A. The round drew participation from Crane Venture Partners, Eight Roads Ventures, LocalGlobe, and Maersk Growth. HOW’S THE COMPANY PERFORMIN...
20:08
20/01/2022
Autonomous Vehicle Software Maker Wayve Raises $200M From Microsoft — Wayve’s Competitors Include Applied Intuition, Algolux, Almotive, And FiveAI
Wayve, a provider of autonomous vehicle software, has raised $200M in a Series B round that drew participation from Microsoft, Eclipse Ventures, and Balderton Capital, among others. HOW’S THE COMPANY PERFORMING? UK...
20:08
20/01/2022
Juro, A Provider Of Contract Management Software For Sales, Raises $23M — Its Competitors In The Broader Contract Automation Space Include Ontra, Malbek, Contractbook, And Ironclad
Juro, a contract automation platform developer, has raised $23M in a Series B. The round drew participation from Eight Roads Ventures, Seedcamp, Union Square Ventures, and Point Nine Capital, among others. HOW’S TH...
14:30
20/01/2022
Long-Term Economic Consequences of Pandemics
  I was speaking with my fishing buddy David Kotok recently about a research project he has been working on: “What are the long-term economic consequences of pandemics?” His research goes back to the anc...
10:41
20/01/2022
Who Rules the Internet? Largest Digital Media Properties in the World
The pace of innovation on the internet seems to be increasing with each passing day. The fact that over the past 20 years the top digital media companies has changed so much is no surprise. What might be surprising is th...
08:55
20/01/2022
10 Thursday AM Reads
My morning train WFH reads: • Day Traders as ‘Dumb Money’? The Pros Are Now Paying Attention Last year, an army of day traders turned markets upside down. This year, professional fund managers are findin...
00:00
20/01/2022
How to prepare for a sustainable future along the value chain
Consumer-goods companies are setting ambitious sustainability targets for themselves. To reach those targets, however, changes are required along the entire value chain—with a concrete road map....
00:00
20/01/2022
Nurses and the great attrition
A recent McKinsey survey found that more than 30 percent of nurses are thinking of leaving direct patient care. What can be done to inspire them to stay?...
00:00
20/01/2022
Want to drive inclusive economic growth? Start with manufacturing
The decline of the US manufacturing industry has contributed to rising inequality and hurt the country’s global competitiveness—a revitalization could contribute to sustainable and inclusive growth....
00:00
20/01/2022
Risk and resilience in consumer-goods supply chains
Consumer-goods makers’ supply chains are weathering enormous strain. Here’s a quick look at how to strengthen them for the future....
23:13
19/01/2022
Australian labour market continues to improve but Omicron overshadows all
The Australian Bureau of Statistics released the latest labour force data today (January 20, 2022) – Labour Force, Australia – for December 2021. The situation is this: most states have now abandoned Covid re...
19:57
19/01/2022
Data Update 2 for 2022: US Stocks kept winning in 2021, but…
Leading into 2021, the big questions facing investors were about how quickly economies would recover from COVID, with the assumption that the virus would fade during the year, and the pressures that the resulting growth ...
19:47
19/01/2022
Account-Based Marketing Technology Firm Ocean.io Raised Seed Funding — Its Competitors In The Sales Intelligence Space Include ZoomInfo, Apollo, UserGems, Bombora, And Clearbit
Ocean.io, an account-based marketing data platform, has raised $6.9M in seed funding from Peak Capital. How’s the company performing? Denmark-based Ocean.io leverages AI and data extracted from over 300M public dat...
19:47
19/01/2022
Exotec, Which Develops Autonomous Picking Robots For Retailers, Hits $2B Valuation — Competitors Include AutoStore, Caja Robotics, And Geek+
Exotec, a developer of autonomous industrial robots, has raised $335M in a Series D. The round drew participation from Bpifrance, Dell Technologies Capital, and GS Growth, among others. HOW’S THE COMPANY PERFORMING...
19:47
19/01/2022
Rooter, An India-Based Game Streaming And E-Sports Platform, Raises $25M — Its Competitors Include Loco And Turnip
Rooter, a game streaming and e-sports platform, has raised $25M in Series A funding from Goal Ventures, Lightbox Ventures, and 9Unicorns, among others. It also facilitated a secondary sale for a few shareholders and an e...
19:47
19/01/2022
Verana Health Raises $150M from J&J And Novo Nordisk For Its Real-World Data Insights For Medical Research Technology — Its Competitors Include Verantos, Curebase, And PointClickCare
Verana Health, a digital health company, has raised $150M in a Series E. The round drew participation from Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Google Ventures, and Novo Growth, among others. How’s the company perform...
19:47
19/01/2022
Highspot Valuation Hits $3.5B For Its Sales Enablement Software — Its Competitors Include Second Nature AI, Seismic, Showell, Showpad, Data Dwell, And Paperflite
Highspot, a sales enablement software provider, has raised $248M in a Series F. The round drew participation from Tiger Global Management, ICONIQ Capital, B Capital Group, Sapphire Ventures, and Salesforce Ventures, amon...
11:30
19/01/2022
Inflation & the Elephant
      To hear an audio spoken word version of this post, click here.   Every discussion I hear about inflation reminds me of the parable of the six blind men and the elephant.1 Having never encountere...
10:20
19/01/2022
7 Times Technology Almost Destroyed The World
Technology has provided mankind with countless benefits. It has helped us research diseases, work more efficiently, and it allows us to communicate with people all over the world.  However, technology can be catastr...
08:45
19/01/2022
10 Wednesday AM Reads
My mid-week morning train WFH reads: • Market Crash Hands Defeat to Traders Who Warred With Wall Street With stocks and crypto tumbling, inflation soaring and the Fed poised to tighten policy, what’s a trading...
03:18
19/01/2022
Research on vaccine certificates finds positive outcomes
It’s Wednesday and so some short discussion and news then some jazz, the latter being the highlight. I read an interesting research paper yesterday from the – Conseil d’Analyse Économique (CAE) &...
00:00
19/01/2022
What the future holds for Medicare beneficiaries
Medicare patients are at the forefront of much of the change sweeping the healthcare industry, including shifts to virtual care delivery, more home care, and the adoption of value-based care models....
00:00
19/01/2022
Six practical actions for building the cloud talent you need
Despite a shortage of cloud talent, top companies are finding ways to get past table stakes and build the capabilities needed....
00:00
19/01/2022
Author Talks: How to gain a competitive edge with organizational culture
James Heskett examined leading companies around the world and found that organizational culture makes employees more loyal, more productive, and more creative....
00:00
19/01/2022
The powerful role financial incentives can play in a transformation
Generous and specific financial incentives can help drive and sustain a rapid performance improvement. Seven principles can assist in delivering the maximum benefit during a transformation....
00:00
19/01/2022
Building 21st century companies in Asia
Asia’s corporate landscape is changing rapidly and the role and priorities of CEOs may need to evolve....
19:30
18/01/2022
Fake It Til You Make It
    “And I know I’m fakin’ it, I’m not really makin’ it.” –Simon & Garfunkle   I purposefully waited a few weeks after the Elizabeth Holmes verdict before weig...
19:12
18/01/2022
Virtana Raises $73M For Its Hybrid Cloud Management Software — Its Competitors Are Kubecost, Alluxio, Kion, Cast AI, Striim, And Quali
Virtana, a hybrid cloud cost management software provider, has raised $73M in additional venture capital funding from Atalaya Capital Management, Benhamou Global Ventures, HighBar Partners, and Elm Park Capital Managemen...
19:12
18/01/2022
AmazeVR Raises $15M For Its Virtual Reality Concert Provider Technology — Its Competitors Include FlyMachine, Wave, And Supersphere. Microsoft And Apple Have Both Acquired Companies In The Space Previously
AmazeVR, a virtual reality concert platform, has raised $15M in an extended Series B round that drew participation from ABC Partners, Bass Investment, and Mirae Asset Capital, among others. How’s the company perfor...
19:12
18/01/2022
DeepScribe Raises $30M From Index Ventures For Its Clinical Documentation Software — Its Competitors Include Augmedix, DOUB, Iodine Software, And Suki
DeepScribe, an AI-powered medical transcription platform, has raised $30M in a Series A. The round drew participation from Index Ventures, Bee Partners, Stage 2 Capital, and 1984 Ventures, among others. HOW’S THE C...
19:12
18/01/2022
TravelPerk Valuation Hits $1.3B — Its Competitors In The Corporate Travel Management Space Include TravelBank, Egencia, Comtravo, And TripActions
TravelPerk, a business travel management platform, has raised $115M in an extended Series D. The round drew participation from General Catalyst and Kinnevik, among others. How’s the company performing? Spain-based ...
19:12
18/01/2022
BigPanda Valuation Hits $1.2B — Its Competitors In The IT Incident Management Software Space Include xMatters, PagerDuty, OpsGenie, VictorOps, And Moogsoft
BigPanda, an autonomous operations platform, has raised $190M in a Series D. The round drew participation from Advent International and Insight Partners, among others. HOW’S THE COMPANY PERFORMING? California-based...
11:00
18/01/2022
Analyzing Amazon’s Growth Strategy: How The Tech Giant Is Shaping The Future Of Transportation And Logistics
Online retail and tech giant Amazon expects to be the largest package delivery carrier in the US by early 2022, eclipsing UPS, FedEx, and the United States Postal Service. Amazon has been investing and partnering heavily...
10:33
18/01/2022
Actions Companies Can Take To Become Climate Leaders
Deloitte’s 2022 CxO Sustainability Report reveals that, despite a flurry of climate-related activity, C-level business leaders are struggling to fully embed sustainability into their core business strategies, opera...
10:20
18/01/2022
What Happened to These Old Fast Food Chains?
Fast food restaurants have been around for about 100 years now. In that time many establishments have came and went. The fast food business is highly competitive and only the very best survive. Here’s a bunch of ol...
08:45
18/01/2022
10 Tuesday AM Reads
My Two-for-Tuesday morning train WFH reads: • Nasdaq Days Like This Once Were Common. During the Dot-Com Crash Nasdaq Index hasn’t wiped out loss of almost 5% since early 2001; Late-day rally latest lurch in v...
04:29
18/01/2022
The European conservatives are organising while the progressives fight among themselves
I read an article in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) yesterday (January 16, 2022) – Ich hoffe auf Deutschland – which made me laugh really. Comedy in absurdity. It also told me that the forces in Eur...
00:00
18/01/2022
Road freight global pathways report
Freight transport is responsible for a high percentage of vehicle emissions. Substantial reductions will require a greater focus on medium- and heavy-duty trucks....
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18/01/2022
Insights to impact: Creating and sustaining data-driven commercial growth
How B2B sales pioneers empower their sellers and drive sustained growth with data and analytics....
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18/01/2022
Prioritizing customer experience in government
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the necessity to center customer experience in dealings with government agencies. This benefits customers, government employees, and agencies’ reputations alike....
19:54
17/01/2022
How Much Do Boosters Increase Immunity?
You should be vaxxed and boosted. But should you get a 2nd booster?   Should We Get a Second Booster Vaccine? What the Science Says Source: WSJ     The post How Much Do Boosters Increase Immunity? appeared...
10:15
17/01/2022
Visual Guide to Sushi – What Did I Just Order?
Sushi migrated to America some time in the late 196o’s and has slowly become one of our favorite foods. We love it as takeout, we love it for a romantic dinner, we even like the cheap stuff from the supermarket. He...
09:41
17/01/2022
Yemen's bifurcated monetary system
Over the last five years Yemen has stumbled into a unique monetary situation. I initially wrote about Yemen's odd currency status two years ago. Here is a quick update.In brief, Yemen has split into two warring sides: th...
08:30
17/01/2022
10 MLK Day AM Reads
My back to work morning train WFH reads: • Protecting voting rights isn’t enough to save democracy Election law expert Richard L. Hasen on the problem of election subversion — and what can be done to sto...


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