Business, Commerce and Trade Articles

Lyft’s Leaders Show Us The Future of Business

I was sorting through articles about unicorn companies the other day and I came across this podcast interview with Lyft CEO Logan Green on Stitcher. By the end of it I had deleted my Uber account, downloaded the Lyft app, and texted my friend about

4 Ways Improv Can Improve All Aspects of Your Life

I know this is a bit of a departure from your average post about business or the future, but it’s actually quite valid, so stay with me. If you’ve ever seen an improvisation skit, you may wonder how those principles could apply to your business.

The Future of Work: An EIU study

Automated, creative and dispersed: The future of work in the 21st century is a study by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), commissioned by Ricoh Europe. The report seeks to identify the key trends that will influence the nature of work and working life over the

The Fuzzy Math That Creates Unicorns – via Bloomberg

The numbers are sort of made-up. For the most mature startups, investors agree to grant higher valuations, which help the companies with recruitment and building credibility, in exchange for guarantees that they’ll get their money back first if the company goes public or sells. They can also

How Automation Will Change Marketers

Most marketers won’t be able to handle this shift toward digital, analytics, and automation by themselves. Therefore, they must develop a highly capable services ecosystem to help them address all these issues… Read more from Wall Street Journal via Pocket

What are these “unicorn” companies you speak of?

For those of you not yet exposed to the relatively new term “unicorn company,” here are a few notes to help cover the basics: 1) Apparently some people use the term in a derogatory manner. e.g. DevOps Dictionary defines a Unicorn Company as “a company

From Directors to Connectors

When asked about one of the main characteristics that leaders will need to have in the Disruption Economy, Gerd Leonhard, likes to answer: “They should evolve from directors to connectors”. A “connecting leader” gives their team time and space to collaborate. That way everyone has

Health-Minded Global Consumers Put Their Money Where Their Mouths Are

A willingness to pay a premium for health benefits is higher in developing markets than elsewhere. More than nine-in-10 respondents in Latin America (94%), Asia-Pacific (93%) and Africa/Middle East (92%) say they’re willing to pay more for foods with health attributes to some degree, compared