Startups

Is Google About To Re-invent The Phone Call?

Perhaps, like me, you find yourself not only making fewer phone calls, but increasingly disinclined to answer them. One of the reasons for this is that, as a medium, the phone is...

How The Coronavirus Is Driving A Disruption In Healthcare

Digital medicine is increasingly attracting the attention of investors who see the pandemic triggering a sea change in the way we understand and manage our health. We’re talking about mainly about...

This Math Professor Is Worth $700 Million

“Hold on for Mr. Gates,” said his private secretary. Good old Bill spent 45 minutes trying to convince Luis Von Ahn, a 20-something Guatemalan math professor, to come work...

Has China Already Won? According To Former Google CEO, Yes

On Tuesday, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt spoke at the Bipartisan Policy Center about artificial intelligence and global leadership, concluding that China will pretty much be running things from now on. This...

IKEA’s Best Selling Product Is Not Furniture

Dave Chappelle has a moment in his Netflix special, Equanimity, where he gives the punchline to a joke at the very beginning — and still guarantees a laugh when you finally hear the...

Disney Gambles On Price Elasticity With Mulan

After several delays to the release of the live-action adaptation of Mulan due to the pandemic, Disney has finally made a decision: it will release the film on its Disney+ streaming platform worldwide, except in China and markets...

Woke Culture Is The PR Challenge Of Our Time

At a recent marketing meeting, a Red Bull employee showed a world map cartoon making fun of the stereotypical US-centric (and sometimes ignorant about the importance of other nations) world view.Not my...

How A Trip To Japan Turned A Lost Student Into The Founder Of Nike

Phil Knight grew up in a strict, conservative family. His dad, a lawyer, wanted to make a decent man out of his son. “You see, Phil’s dad worshipped at...

Elon Musk Sacrificed His Marriage For Success

At the age of 12, he wrote a computer game called Blastar, which he sold to a computer magazine for $500. At 33, he predicted that the future of space exploration belonged to private corporations....

How To: Validate Your Startup Idea In Just 1 Week

Paul Graham famously said - “No product survives its first interaction with a user”. So it is invaluable that once you feel confident that you have identified a strong need through user...