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

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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. Such acquisitions become more lucrative with rising first-mover advantages, pace of technological development, and network externality. The aggregate market capitalization of listed companies keeps increasing , unemployment remains manageable, and U.S. westend61/Getty Images.

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

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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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The Hidden Costs of Initial Coin Offerings

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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

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In the second quarter of 2018, its international streaming revenues exceeded domestic streaming revenues for the first time. In France and India, for example, homegrown leaders offer local-language video content, thus depriving Netflix of first-mover advantage. and Netflix has managed to make inroads into even those markets where Prime arrived first. Fernando Trabanco Fotografía/Getty Images.

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. In France and India, for example, homegrown leaders offer local-language video content, thus depriving Netflix of first-mover advantage. and Netflix has managed to make inroads into even those markets where Prime arrived first. Fernando Trabanco Fotografía/Getty Images.

What Investors Need to Know About Zimbabwe After Mugabe

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In this environment, multinationals that are willing to accept some risk and invest in the country could benefit from first-mover advantages – but only if the new administration follows through with much-needed economic reforms. Mnangagwa’s first actions in office underscore how important he views economic recovery. For example, after opening its first store in 2014, fast-food chain KFC recently opened its fifth branch in the country.

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.