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Influence Marketing: A Phony Industry?

There’s never been a better time for a debate about influencer marketing: Google says searches for the term “influencer” are through the roof; there are supposed influencers with millions of followers unable to sell 36...

Killing Unicorns – Startup Valuation in Perspective

We have all seen statements such as "Uber is worth four times more than Hertz, and it doesn't own a single car." While there is a kernel of truth to this statement--Uber's latest round...

How to Spot Technology Trends & Make Them Happen

“The future’s so bright I gotta wear shades.” Pat MacDonald How do we visualize the present to create the future? One way to predict the future is to create it collaboratively guided by Supertrends and...

What I Found when I Simulated the Future Returns of Bitcoin

Disclaimer: This is just for fun, my opinion and not investment advice. Do your due diligence, don’t do stupid things and don’t hold more USD than you can afford to lose. Anyway, in the particular...

The Failure of Google+: What We Should Learn

Pitched internally as an answer to the competitive threat posed by Facebook, project “Emerald Sea” eventually became Google+. I remember Joseph Smarr and Chris Messina writing back in 2011 something to the effect that ‘sharing...

Why Can’t Traditional Banks Adapt to the Internet

Over time, and helped by the fact that in our household, day-to-day finances are handled by my wife, I no longer have any contact with the traditional banks: weeks or months can go by...

Warren Buffett Was Right: Machine Managed Investment Better Than Humans

A recent Bloomberg report reveals that low-cost automated index funds are poised to overtake active asset management in the United States by 2021, disrupting a decades-old system. As a result, many professionals who make...

What Corporations can Learn from Startups

Corporations are struggling to evolve and innovate. That is not news.In many sectors they are being outpaced by smaller companies, startups, new entrants that are not dragged down by legacy systems, outdated business...

What’s the Purpose of Advertising in Tomorrow’s Economy?

In pursuit of the good life over the course of our lives all of us expect our standard of living to materially improve. Can we expect this to continue or will we need to...

Understanding Kazakhstan: The Oily Valley of Opportunities

Kazakhstan, one of the largest countries in the world blessed with natural resources and now tech innovative investments. Kazakhstan has enormous national wealth, about 85% of which falls on the natural resource potential. This...