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Why We Shouldn’t Worry About the Declining Number of Public Companies

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stock exchanges has declined by almost 50% from its peak in 1996, despite dramatic increase in aggregate market capitalization. They operate as lean organizations, using cloud and internet-based infrastructure, and launch and distribute products more quickly than did firms that competed with factories, warehouses, inventories, and suppliers. Such acquisitions become more lucrative with rising first-mover advantages, pace of technological development, and network externality.

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What Investors Need to Know About Zimbabwe After Mugabe

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This is promising for a market formerly dubbed the “breadbasket of Africa.” ” Once one of Africa’s most developed markets – with a solid education system, good infrastructure, and a relatively large middle class – decades of mismanagement have cost Zimbabwe. Mnangagwa’s first actions in office underscore how important he views economic recovery. ALEXANDER JOE/Getty Images.

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How Netflix Expanded to 190 Countries in 7 Years

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By 2017 it was operating in over 190 countries, and today close to 73 million of its some 130 million subscribers are outside the U.S. In the second quarter of 2018, its international streaming revenues exceeded domestic streaming revenues for the first time. It also must face a diverse set of national regulatory restrictions, such as those that limit what content can be made available in local markets. Netflix did not try to enter all markets at once.

How Netflix Expanded to 190 Countries in 8 Years

Harvard Business

It operates in over 190 countries, and close to 73 million of its some 130 million subscribers are outside the U.S. In the second quarter of 2018, its international streaming revenues exceeded domestic streaming revenues for the first time. It also must face a diverse set of national regulatory restrictions, such as those that limit what content can be made available in local markets. and Netflix has managed to make inroads into even those markets where Prime arrived first.

A Survey of 3,000 Executives Reveals How Businesses Succeed with AI

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And AI success stories are becoming more numerous and diverse, from Amazon reaping operational efficiencies using its AI-powered Kiva warehouse robots, to GE keeping its industrial equipment running by leveraging AI for predictive maintenance. Thirty percent of early AI adopters in our survey — those using AI at scale or in core processes — say they’ve achieved revenue increases, leveraging AI in efforts to gain market share or expand their products and services.

The Health Care Industry Needs to Start Taking Women Seriously

Harvard Business Review

According to our report The Power of the Purse: Engaging Women Decision Makers for Healthy Outcomes , which was based on a multi-market survey of 9,218 respondents in the U.S., Women account for a significant chunk of the market. Fifty-nine percent of women in our multi-market sample are making health care decisions for others. The good news: By engaging this market segment and rebuilding trust, health care companies can have a first-mover advantage.