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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...

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they are being outpaced by smaller companies, startups, new entrants that are not dragged down by legacy systems, outdated business...

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...

Lessons from Chinese Companies and Chinese Consumers

This is a story documenting the observations and learnings from the Fynd team’s week in Shanghai & Beijing in July 2018 The points written here are purely our opinions and observations based on our conversations...

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...

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...

Who Benefits from Digital Transformation

Yesterday, while speaking at the opening of a regional trade fair in Spain, I took the opportunity to once again repeat my message that that digital transformation is not a technology problem but...

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...

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...

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...