Can Amazon’s corporate culture really tie-up with the Whole Foods premium experience?
By: Izabella Kaminska, Alexandra Scaggs
What if we’ve forgotten what productive entrepreneurs are even like?
By: Izabella Kaminska
The more blockchain ventures work to resolve outstanding challenges, the more they realise the challenges are mostly political not technological.
Are there universal rules which dictate how and why systems grow and die? Geoffrey West’s new book Scale implies there might be. Izzy reviews the book and speaks to West about its insights.
Evil robots get bought by Softbank; What Trotsky thought of prices and markets; The makings of Citizen Zuckerberg… plus much more.
What happens if a clearing house fails; The Uber saga just keeps on going; What working in your robocar is really like… and much more.
‘Polybius Bank’ raised $11m in one week with nothing more than a video, a prospectus and a promise to become a legally recognised bank. What we want to know is, what will Basel make of this new type of bank funding?
By Jove, we’ve built a perpetual motion Ponzi machine!
Live markets commentary from FT.com
Beware the brave new world of untouchable decentralised autonomous organisations owned by no-one.
The Bank of Canada will not be adopting blockchain for its settlement infrastructure.
Moreover, it’s unavailable just when you really want to use it to lock in all those delicious profits!
When online “Micro-consulting” becomes a net cost to society.
Traditional valuation measures point to a possible 238 per cent bitcoin over-valuation.
With backlogs of two weeks or more and average fees of over a $2 per transaction, it’s time to ask: where’s the innovation in bitcoin really?
More technology, more problems. At some point we may have to ask: is it worth it?
Why capital costs matter, even if you think you’ve created an asset-light business model.
It’s an expensive and capital intensive business managing car rental fleets, and it won’t be any different for shared mobility.
Why the holy grail in crypto land is finding a legitimate entry point into the conventional banking system.
If you’re going to unofficially leverage the brand of a competitor for your own purposes, perhaps be sure that competitor won’t find out.
We’ve been here before. But this time there’s not even a railway to show for it.
Shared mobility is going to revolutionise public transportation, just the way it was going to during the Soviet Union era.
Don’t forget it’s only hubris if he fails.
It’s increased monopoly, political and brand power — plus epic low rates.
Why, they’re tech companies who want to give you cheap cars, all the better to data capture you with…
Who collects the cash makes a heck of a lot of difference when it comes to employee/contractor status.
The counter-trend to the digital dehumanisation of people is the humanisation of pets and the premiumisation of pet-food.
Uber’s Kalanick will run through a wall to accomplish his goals and that’s the problem; Chelsea Clinton’s political ambitions; Donald Trump and the New York debt crisis, plus much more.