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Not just a marketing gimmick. This phenomenon reflects the changes in how people consume and interact with brands, and the “nature” of marketing as a function itself. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said in an internal memo describing the change:”It’s increasingly clear that it’s crucial for us to have a consistent, unified narrative to consumers, partners, the press, and policymakers.”
False news is not fake news, today’s byword for news one doesn’t like. So how to combat false news? According to Newmark: more fact-checking; avoid giving airtime or space to people who routinely disinform; and avoid amplifying disinformation. Easier said than done when Ads Rule Everything Around Me.
It would be interesting to see how Substack will build an ecosystem around the content creators and their communities. So far it looks like a good bilateral platform to connect with the audience directly, but I believe the opportunities to expand and growth are manifold.
Hackers took USD 1 billion last year from exchanges alone. Good to see more blockchain companies in security and risk management.
It is a tough business environment. For every Shake Shack/Union Square Hospitality Group or Five Guys or Nobu, there are probably a dozen of flops. Kudos to the last maître d’ standing.
Will I try these new products? No, not my cuppa. But I like how they're experimenting with new ideas and directions, particularly the new Peter Saville-designed TB monogram. You can still get the classics, i.e. trench coats, though. Not that they've gone kamikaze for millennials' and Gen Z's attention.
Social media = a glass of __(your drinks of choice)__.
Peter Thiel-backed, six-year old neobank N26 has a waiting list of 100,000 applicants in the US. Vorsprung durch Technik.
Hate to compare. But contrary to popular belief, China is leading the way in financial literacy with nationwide programme, courtesy of the securities regulator and central government. The country also tops the most recent PISA ranking in financial literacy. The pilots are being rolled out in major cities such as Shanghai, Chengdu and Shenzhen. And they’re also innovating the method of delivering the education.
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