The world of commerce is dominated by a handful of big brands. In the fashion industry alone, 20 major companies control 97% of global retail profit. And five familiar names account for more than 20% of the value of the entire S&P 500 stock market index. You can probably guess what those five names are. […]
“I try to learn a word a day,” boasts Vice President Selina Meyer’s (highly successful) personal trainer in Season 3 of Veep. “I love words very Ardently.” Schoolkids, businesspeople, and politicians alike are praised for their knowledge of a vast number of words. But are there any benefits to a big vocabulary besides sounding like […]
A few decades ago, the ‘videophone’ was a sci-fi dream of the future. Video meetings seemed about as likely as human miniaturization and robot housekeepers. But over the past few months, Zooming and Skyping have become painful necessities: slow, awkward, tough to schedule. So how can you take the pain out of virtual business meetings […]
Financial technology is literally where the money is in today’s startup landscape. Known in startup circles as FinTech, the industry’s service ranges from crowdfunding to cryptocurrency, from mobile payments to the motor insurance ‘black box’ recorder. An entrepreneur who can pin a killer app to the international flow of money is always a welcome guest […]
In an ideal world, female start-up founders would not need to prove their value compared to their male counterparts. But research shows that women face negative attitudes during pitches. Investors ask women more about risk and losses, while men are asked about ambitions and achievements. That’s tough luck for prejudiced investors. Female founders deliver higher […]
To survive in the big bad world of business, you need staying power. We wanted to know which businesses around the world have stood the test of time and were the oldest in their respective countries. Behind the dates and finances, we found fascinating stories that illuminate the histories of each continent. Click here […]
Amazon is not just the biggest shop in the world – it is also one of the most important consumer portals online. More than half of all shoppers visit Amazon before they look anywhere else for their products, with 206 million consumers walking through Amazon’s virtual door every month. What does this mean for small […]
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