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Uber Now Valued at More Than $41 Billion - WSJ
By DOUGLAS MACMILLAN, SAM SCHECHNER and LISA FLEISHER
Updated Dec. 5, 2014

the five-year-old company must prove it can turn a mobile app for hailing a ride into a significant and profitable global business. Its app, which lets people hail a car from professional or nonprofessional drivers with a few clicks and a credit card, has become a part of daily life in cities from Anchorage to Shenzhen, China....Uber also is exploring using its fleet of drivers to transport goods and services in addition to people. The company has tested deliveries of items including ice cream, flu shots and fresh meals and recently poached the head of Google ’s same-day delivery business.....Uber profits by keeping 20% of the fare paid on most rides on its service and gives the rest to its drivers, who work as independent contractors....by the end of 2015, Uber expects to be operating at an about $2 billion net annual revenue rate, which excludes driver pay, according to the person familiar with the company’s financials. Such growth is coming from a cookie-cutter global expansion, where the company moves quickly to open up shop, splashes out incentives to sign up drivers and then hires lobbyists and lawyers to gird for legal challenges from taxi companies and regulators...Uber’s strategy has been to get a foothold in a market in any way possible, whether it offers a way to hail traditional metered taxis, livery cabs or drivers without professional licenses through its ride-sharing services. The key is to get potential customers to download the app and then expand the range of services.
Uber  valuations  start_ups  sharing_economy  same-day  ride_sharing  international_marketing  Asia_Pacific  expansions 
december 2014 by jerryking
Managing Your Career: Composure - WSJ.com
November 30, 2004

How Well You Handle Not Knowing Answers Is Key in Job Interviews

By JOANN S. LUBLIN
job_search  Joann_S._Lublin  interviews  international_marketing 
september 2012 by jerryking
Homegrown designers plant global roots
August 25, 2011 | | RICHARD FOOT,Special to The Globe and Mail
Send to Kellie
international_marketing  globalization  landscapes  architecture 
november 2011 by jerryking
Canada’s trade vision shifts beyond the United States - The Globe and Mail
BARRIE MCKENNA
OTTAWA— From Monday's Globe and Mail
Published Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011 9:18PM EST
Last updated Monday, Nov. 14, 201
Canada  international_marketing  international_trade  internationally_minded  diversification  pipelines  Keystone_XL  beyondtheU.S. 
november 2011 by jerryking
South America: Canada’s forgotten continent - The Globe and Mail
KEVIN CARMICHAEL AND TAVIA GRANT
WASHINGTON AND TORONTO— From Saturday's Globe and Mail
Published Friday, Mar. 25, 2011
South_America  Canada  Tavia_Grant  international_marketing  ScotiaBank  Kevin_Carmichael 
march 2011 by jerryking
Martinrea gears up for big drive into Europe
Jun. 09, 2010 | The Globe and Mail | GREG KEENAN Auto Industry Reporter
Martinrea  automotive_industry  international_marketing 
june 2010 by jerryking
Evangelist in sheep's clothing
Jun 2, 2010 | FT | by Anna Fifield.

Ideas for JCK

Do
* Hold onto your brand's core msg. "Having a strong identity from the
beginning helps shape the org. as it evolves."
* Use retail to create a deeper customer connection "There's nothing
like being able to tell your full story in 3 dimensions."
* Hire a specialist team of retail advisers when opening in new mkts
"We've been successful over the yrs. because when we do something new,
we find people who can teach us."
* Connect with the local community to create local advocates "It's all
about repeat business & people talking to people."

Don't
* See wholesale and retail as substitutes - they should be complementary
"If we take the eye off our wholesale business then our cash cow dries
up & we can no longer fund our retail expansion."
* Be afraid to be anti-fashion "We're about longevity, not [about being]
disposable."
* Forget that great brands grow through word of mouth "Our most
important question is: 'Would U recommend Icebreaker to others?'"
brand_identity  ProQuest  New_Zealand  entrepreneur  clothing  international_marketing  lifestyles  branding  outdoors  apparel  storytelling  Communicating_&_Connecting  WoM  longevity  3-D  customer_intimacy  think_threes  retailers  wholesalers  cash_cows  disposability  brands 
june 2010 by jerryking
Small-Business Guide - How to Increase Your Export Sales - NYTimes.com
April 21, 2010 | New York Times | By IAN MOUNT. Fewer than 1
percent of America’s 30 million companies export, a significantly
smaller percentage than those of other developed countries. Of the
companies that do export, those with fewer than 20 employees, like Mr.
Siegel’s, represent 72 percent of the exporters and 14.2 percent of the
value of goods exported.
Here are some ways to take advantage of the opportunity: CHOOSE A
MARKET; BUILD RELATIONSHIPS; CUSTOMIZE YOUR PRODUCTS; REMEMBER TO MAKE A
PROFIT.
international_marketing  international_trade  small_business  exporting  relationships 
april 2010 by jerryking
Canadians must think beyond the U.S. market
Mar. 06, 2010 | Globe and Mail | Jeffrey Simpson. The U.S.
is burdening itself with debt, postponing days of fiscal reckoning. Huge
structural changes, meanwhile, are occurring in the world economy. The
challenge for Canadian business, Mr. Carney argued, is to move beyond
the cocoon of the North American economy.

He put the challenge squarely: “Canadian business will need to develop
new markets as the traditional advantage of relatively open access to
U.S. markets becomes less valuable. To seize new opportunities, our
productivity levels must improve."At issue is whether Canadian
businesses can think beyond the U.S. market. If not, Canada will be
missing most of the new economic action. It's a hard challenge for a
country with so many branch plants, so few head offices, so much
self-satisfaction, and a long tradition of looking only south.
crossborder  productivity  economic_development  growth  head_offices  Jeffrey_Simpson  international_marketing  international_trade  complacency  beyondtheU.S.  Mark_Carney  structural_change  internationally_minded 
april 2010 by jerryking
Diaspora - The Globe and Mail
Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2006 | Globe & Mail | YUEN PAU WOO AND
KENNY ZHANG. Recent research by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
puts the number of Canadians overseas at about 2.7 million. At 9 per
cent of the population, the share of Canadians residing overseas is
larger than similar overseas populations of Australia, China, the United
States or India. Canadians overseas can be a key element of
international business strategies and public diplomacy, but there has
been little thought given to how these human capital assets can be
identified, cultivated, and mobilized.
Diaspora  Canadian  international_marketing  expatriates  talent_flows 
october 2009 by jerryking
A way in the world - The Globe and Mail
November 2007 | REPORT ON [SMALL] BUSINESS | by Andrea
Mandel-Campbell. (1) DON'T DO IT THE MATTEL WAY (2) GO THERE, AT LEAST
TWICE (3) THIS WILL COST YOU WAY MORE THAN YOU THINK (4) MAKE FRIENDS
WITH EVERYONE (5) BUT DON'T NECESSARILY TRUST YOUR FRIENDS
small_business  international_marketing  strategy 
june 2009 by jerryking
U.S. Start-Ups Set Sights on India - WSJ.com
SEPTEMBER 18, 2007 | Wall Street Journal | by REBECCA BUCKMAN.
An increasing number of high-tech start-ups are basing their operations
in the U.S. but setting their sights on Indian customers.
Rebecca_Buckman  start_ups  India  globalization  BRIC  international_marketing  Indians 
may 2009 by jerryking

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