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

Harvard Business

stock exchanges has declined by almost 50% from its peak in 1996, despite dramatic increase in aggregate market capitalization. firms gravitate towards digital strategies, firms have less need for elaborate finance, marketing, production, distribution, accounting, and human resource departments. In sum, digital strategies and rapid technological obsolescence increases the mortality rates among existing public firms, but does not correspondingly increase the demand for IPOs.

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

Harvard Business

While it’s clear that CEOs need to consider AI’s business implications, the technology’s nascence in business settings makes it less clear how to profitably employ it. While investment in AI is heating up, corporate adoption of AI technologies is still lagging. We include five categories of AI technology systems: robotics and autonomous vehicles, computer vision, language, virtual agents, and machine learning.). Technology Data Digital Article

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What Investors Need to Know About Zimbabwe After Mugabe

Harvard Business

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.

The Hidden Costs of Initial Coin Offerings

Harvard Business

Blockchain startups raised over $5 billion in 2017 through ICOs and over $12 billion through the first three quarters of 2018. Those benefits fall into three categories: To jumpstart network effects that provide a first-mover advantage: Many of the projects being built using blockchain technology are “protocols” that govern the interactions between users in a decentralized autonomous network. Renee Comet/Getty Images.

How Netflix Expanded to 190 Countries in 7 Years

Harvard Business

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. In France and India, for example, homegrown leaders offer local-language video content, thus depriving Netflix of first-mover advantage. Netflix did not try to enter all markets at once.

How Netflix Expanded to 190 Countries in 8 Years

Harvard Business

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. In France and India, for example, homegrown leaders offer local-language video content, thus depriving Netflix of first-mover advantage. Netflix did not try to enter all markets at once.

Which Nation Has the Best 'Technik'?

Harvard Business Review

Paul Kennedy's seminal Rise and Fall of the Great Powers captures the way technological and economic advances have converted into strategic advantage, and how failure to "lock in" that edge accelerates imperial decline. Over the past three centuries, the spread of industrial technologies gradually weakened Britain while stimulating the United States. Technik , then, is the technological quotient of civilization. Technology belongs on that list as well.