Blockchain has the potential to improve the functionality of labour markets and address some of the major challenges in the world of work. Blockchain is to Bitcoin what the internet is to emails, that is, Bitcoin is just one outcome made possible by the existence of Blockchain technology. But there are so many more. Continue reading “Blockchain and the Future of Work”
If you want to understand why so many startups become infected with unhealthy work habits, or outright workaholism, a good place to start your examination is in the attitudes of their venture capital investors. Continue reading “Trickle-down Workaholism in Startups”
S.I. Newhouse Jr. was a self-effacing executive who somehow managed to serve as the public face of a brash, glitzy magazine company. How, exactly, will Condé Nast go on without him? Continue reading “A Media Empire Loses Its King. What Now?”
According to Kissmetrics, around 70% of customers of a business leave because they received poor treatment, while only 14% do so because of dissatisfaction with the product or service. Continue reading “Guiding Principles to Maximize Chatbot Retention & Engagement”
When it comes to payments in the B2B world, customers are looking for more convenient ways to pay their bills. With the latest technological advancements, their options are expanding. As with any new technology, however, new challenges arrive that can slow down the invoice-to-cash process. But if a supplier has the right A/R process in place, new technology doesn’t have to mean that there will be new challenges to overcome.
The rate of productivity growth in advanced economies has been falling. Optimists hope for a fourth industrial revolution, while pessimists lament that most potential productivity growth has already occurred. This column argues that data on the research effort across all industries shows the costs of extracting ideas have increased sharply over time. This suggests that unless research inputs are continuously raised, economic growth will continue to slow in advanced nations. Continue reading “Ideas aren’t Running Out, but They are Getting More Expensive to Find”
The so-called “retail apocalypse” may have been debunked, but there’s still no question that the industry is in the midst of profound change. Retailers aren’t just looking for ways to tweak the shopping experience; many seek to reimagine every aspect of how they will interact with consumers.