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An Honest Guide to Silicon Valley Startup Life

Stationed on the West Coast of the United States, flanked by the blue hues of the Pacific Ocean, is a city that’s home to some of the greatest companies in the world....

Lessons of the Coronavirus

The continuing global expansion of the coronavirus, now classified by the World Health Organization as an international health emergency not only means growing numbers of infected people, restrictions on mobility, cancellations of events and a downturn in the global economy:...

China and its A.I. Dream: What We Get Wrong

There’s this assumption that because you have an AI plan, you’ve solved the problem. Whereas actually central forecasting, and planning about complicated, uncertain technological developments is oftentimes flawed and doesn’t solve anything....

Why the Coronavirus is a Great Opportunity to test Remote Working

With the coronavirus epidemic affecting the world economy and impacting negatively on the performance of many businesses, perhaps this is a good moment to test how companies’ business would be affected if the precautionary measures...

The Cashless Situation in Japan

Back in October, I wrote about how Japan’s traditionally cash-centric culture was a barrier to the advent of cashless technologies. At the time, I also noted that the Abe government was seeking to...

7 Definitive Ways to Navigate Office Politics

You might hate office politics — and that is understandable. Still, that perspective might be holding you back. Instead, you could turn office politics into a valuable communication skill. 

Before joining Management Consulting, join a Startup

Many people we advise seem to think that management consulting is the best way to establish their career and gain career capital in their first one or two jobs after their undergraduate degree.

Pharmacies Are About To Be Hit Hard by Disruption

Pharmaceutical distribution vary from country to country, but all of them are subject factors that make genuine competition in the sale of prescription drugs a complex matter. The need to verify that...

The Only Way to Keep our Jobs once Robots Take Over

Imagine for a moment that Uber drivers, rather than Uber stockholders, own Uber. That is one way to understand what a platform cooperative is. Uber is a company built...

The Art of Strategy – Disruption

In memory of Joe Armstrong, one of the inventors of the concurrent, functional programming language Erlang and a friendly disruptor. Sun Tzu There...