Tag: Business

Making Sense of Indian Unicorns

Making Sense of Indian Unicorns

FO° Live makes sense of India’s unicorns — not mythical creatures but very real companies valued at $1 billion or more. India is now home to over 80 unicorn startups.

Justice in the US Is an Art Form

Justice in the US Is an Art Form

On any given day, US media will offer an abundance of reports on the sometimes strange workings of its justice system. This first week of January has proved to be rich in examples, with the high-profile cases of Ghislaine Maxwell and Elizabeth Holmes complemented by a host of stories about smaller...

Whatever Happened to Elon Musk?

Whatever Happened to Elon Musk?

Elon Musk has of course been getting richer by the hour. His net worth was quoted this past week at a figure north of $300 billion. Not bad for someone who had to eke out an existence less than two years ago on a net worth estimated at a mere $20 billion. Yes, he’s brazenly touted some things...

Regional Clouds Could Be the Answer

Regional Clouds Could Be the Answer

Regionally organized clouds (ROCs) can be the answer to a series of problems public policy is currently struggling with. Global cloud companies, including Google, Amazon and Microsoft, provide valuable services. But societal concerns are being raised about the control of data and the concentration...

Does Working From Home Work?

Does Working From Home Work?

As the pandemic progressed, more and more workers shifted to working remotely. At the height of lockdown, more than 70% of the US workforce was toiling from home. It began to look as if remote working arrangements would become the new normal. Headlines proclaimed that COVID-19 would result in the...

Cults Have Conquered Wall Street

Cults Have Conquered Wall Street

Some followers of technology news may remember the year 2018 when the media occasionally featured embarrassing headlines about Elon Musk, a small-time billionaire at that point of his history, weighing in at around a paltry $20 billion. Musk managed to get himself into trouble on more than one...

Is Free Shipping Sustainable for Retailers?

Is Free Shipping Sustainable for Retailers?

Shoppers who ventured into stores on Black Friday, November 29, may have noticed significantly less frenzy than in previous years, when the traditional start of the holiday retail season made headlines for stampeding crowds racing in for doorbusters and desperate parents fighting over the last...

When Politics Affects Business

When Politics Affects Business

How well-oiled are our democracies? Maybe they’ve had too much unsaturated fat for their own health. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary explains.  Though it has happened before, confusion appears to be greater than ever in the global oil markets, with its usual exaggerated effects in the Middle...

Christmas without Toys R Us: Who Will Fill Its Stockings?

Christmas without Toys R Us: Who Will Fill Its Stockings?

With no more Toys R Us, Amazon seems poised to fill the void this Christmas. This year will mark the first holiday shopping season in decades without Toys R Us, the venerated toy store that shuttered after mounting financial problems and sliding sales. Amazon has already made steps toward...

The Cult of Politics and Business

The Cult of Politics and Business

When things become dire, it’s tempting to look for cults to provide the solution in politics, just like in business. The Daily Devil's Dictionary explains. Secular Western society has demonstrated its ingenuity by producing new types of cults that have little to do with religious belief. The...

The Checklist for Entrepreneurs in MENA

The Checklist for Entrepreneurs in MENA

In this vlog, Moroccan national Yassine Maghnouj, the marketing director of Evaptainers — a US-based startup that produces low-cost, electricity-free refrigerators — presents a quick checklist for entrepreneurs in the MENA region.

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