Building trust is as essential to the success of your brand as air is to all who breathe it.
What’s the fuss about workplace happiness?
In a recent post on Forbes.com, HR expert (and founder of Bersin by Deloitte) Josh Bersin appropriately sums up the results of Deloitte’s 2014 Global Human Capital Trends report in a single sentence:
Companies are struggling to engage our modern, 21st century workforce.
George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago.
This really is not a simple question to answer. There are so many nuances that go into assessing the right answer:
What is going on with the economy?
How liquid is the fundraising climate?
Are you B2B or B2C?
Are you the first mover?
How defensible is your business, with patents, product complexity or otherwise?
What are your competitors doing?
Facebook recently made news when it acquired WhatsApp for $19 billion. That’s a lot of money. It left many wondering how Facebook could justify spending that much for a messaging-app startup.
How did Google manage to come out of nowhere? And how did it grow to reach $58 billion in annual revenues in 2013 — all in under two decades?
There are many explanations for the company’s phenomenal growth. But one technique small businesses can learn from is the ability to think big, yet take small steps. Here’s how it works.
When will the global and UK economies recover? Crucially, when will it feel like it and how sustainable is it? I decided to find out for The Editors, a programme that sets out to ask challenging questions.
SYDNEY (AP) — Finance chiefs from the 20 largest economies agreed Sunday to implement policies that will boost world GDP by more than $2 trillion over the coming five years.
Tesla is adding another few billion dollars to its market cap this morning on news it will sell 35,000 cars this year. Ford, meanwhile, sold 45,000 F-150s in January. Tesla’s $30 billion enterprise value implies their having the entire electric car business to themselves forever. Okay sure
Expectations are everything, and Twitter (TWTR) has the rotten luck of having its expectations set by Facebook (FB), its much-larger cousin atop the social media world. Twitter reported its first-ever quarterly earnings as a company on Wednesday, and by some measures they were quite good.
BRUSSELS (AP) — Economic growth across the eurozone was stronger than expected at the end of 2013, according to official figures released Friday, raising hopes the recovery is gaining a foothold. Gross domestic product grew by 0.3 percent in the
Twitter’s first earnings report shows that growth is slowing. Could it be a sign it’s meant to be a niche network?
Apple’s recent earnings report failed to meet expectations set by Wall Street analysts, and while the company is doing just fine financially, growth was a major pain point during the last quarter.
James Pethokoukis points us to a new working paper about economic growth released by the San Francisco Fed this month. Here’s a piece:
Even more speculatively, artificial intelligence and machine learning could allow computers and robots to increasingly replace labor in the production function for goods….In standard growth models, it is quite easy to show that this can lead to a rising capital share — which we intriguingly already see in many countries since around 1980 (Karabarbounis and Neiman, 2013) — and to rising growth rates. In the limit, if capital can replace labor entirely, growth rates could explode, with incomes becoming inﬁnite in ﬁnite time.
The following is an update to graphnd analysis that I started posting in 2005. In 2005 I was bearish on residential investment, and I used these graphs to argue that the then coming housing bust would lead the economy into a recession.
Bank of England governor pledges that ‘path of interest rates will be consistent with sustained recovery’
Skype may never completely replace public switched telephone networks (i.e, traditional phone lines). But Skype-to-Skype calls have made stunning growth. And that growth has accelerated in the past two years, since 2011. Not only that, but …
Leveraged loan arrangers in the U.S. believe issuance is more likely to recede than advance in 2014. At least, if the forward calendar of all-important M&A loans is any indication. The M&A calendar at the end of 2013 was relatively thin, …
Indonesia is home to a growing consuming class, with five million Indonesians–a population the size of Singapore–entering the urban consuming class each year.…
The good news for the information technology business is that in 2014 it should start growing at a significant rate again. The bad news? It may be less profitable. That is according to a close read of information in Gartner’s forecast of…
Note: Near the beginning of each year, I find it useful to jot down a few thoughts on how I expect the economy to perform. This isn’t to test my forecasting skills – sometimes I learn more when I miss a forecast (As an example, I’ve spent a …