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Corporate Travel Management, Business Travel Company - TripActions
Interesting spin on improving corporate travel. Certainly needs it.
travel  business  agent 
4 weeks ago by traggett
Fireflies and algorithms — the coming explosion of companies
Company formation has, so far, been relatively unaltered by the data revolution. But change is coming, and will likely create a massive increase in the speed, number and complexity of companies, all powered by automation of company formation, and driven by demand from new technologies. via Pocket

Great ideas on what algorithmic companies would look like.

Take anything and make it a computer or make it computable.
Pocket  comapnies  business  algorithms 
6 weeks ago by traggett
Artificial intelligence and machine learning for executives | McKinsey
Some early pointers to using AI in business. Worth a second read.
AI  business  science  management 
9 weeks ago by traggett
Building diversity by putting women on boards | McKinsey
Gender diversity on boards. But bringing skills rather than direct industry experience is an even better message.
management  business  board 
9 weeks ago by traggett
The Top 20 Reasons Startups Fail
Some expected but very clear explanations of what happens as you fail.
startup  failure  business  management 
9 weeks ago by traggett
Amazon’s Antitrust Antagonist Has a Breakthrough Idea - The New York Times
Why Amazon could still be regulated under anti-trust laws. e.g. it may have low prices / happy customers but that doesn't mean it isn't killing other players.
amazon  antitrust  business  regulation 
9 weeks ago by traggett
Remote Only
Great list of things that make remote working work better.
career  culture  remote  work  business  management 
9 weeks ago by traggett
The AI-first startup playbook | VentureBeat
Test your model first.

Test the data for predictiveness
Test for model-market fit, and
Test for data and model shelf life
ai  startup  management  business 
10 weeks ago by traggett
Models Will Run the World « Föhrenbergkreis Finanzwirtschaft
You need a self-reinforcing model powered by closed-loop data to build sustainable scale businesses.
business  managment  data  learning 
10 weeks ago by traggett
The Science of Decision Fatigue - Erin Wildermuth
1. Limit unnecessary or unimportant decision making

The most straightforward way to avoid decision fatigue is to make fewer unimportant decisions. Many successful men and women, for example, wear the same outfits each day. Eliminating or automating some decisions will help you save mental energy for other decisions.
2. Make important decisions first thing in the morning

Make important decisions in the morning. When possible, sleep on those decisions that pop up unexpectedly. A good...
decision  choice  business  management 
10 weeks ago by traggett
Sunset for Liberal Democracy http://www.monbiot.com/2018/06/18/sunset-for-liberal-democracy/
Fascinating view of how bad Nafta is: allowing companies greater sway over nation states than the states themselves in some cases. But should this be how all these agreements work?
trumpxit  nafta  business 
june 2018 by traggett
Invisible asymptotes — Remains of the Day
Brilliant article. Prime = up front shipping payment. Find your limitations and excise them.
business  fit  management  product 
may 2018 by traggett
Failure of Pixel 2 exposed a larger problem: Google's ads don't work
Interesting: if Google can't sell its own products then does its own advertising work?
google  business 
march 2018 by traggett
How to Rands
Great managerial info / welcome doc.
management  business 
march 2018 by traggett
Predicate companies
Nice term (maybe) for the companies that make other companies' able to come into a market. Here SoulCycle and Peloton. Same for tappit and Playpass?
tappit  business  strategy 
march 2018 by traggett
Indiez: Build software like a Silicon Valley company
New version of elance, etc.

Interesting model and structure.
business  development  code  freelancer 
march 2018 by traggett
Interview Questions for the 6 Types of Product Managers
Six types of product manager

Growth hacker
Workflow warrior
Community connector
Platform
Data (AI)
Mobile
management  business  recruiting 
january 2018 by traggett
The Economist | The digital proletariat
Data labourers. Really interesting positive approach to the decline in jobs that automation will bring.
business  policy  work 
january 2018 by traggett
The Three-Body Problem - Epsilon Theory
Very important article about chaos and investing. Minimise maximum regret is a good plan.
investment  business  future 
january 2018 by traggett
From Territorial to Functional Sovereignty: The Case of Amazon « Law and Political Economy
Amazon etc will outpace any government except the Chinese, maybe as they have a data advantage.
tech  business  future  government 
january 2018 by traggett
The Gambler’s Ruin of Small Cities (Wonkish) - The New York Times
Small cities can’t run their luck forever. Helps to have a college there to provide education in new technologies to provide alternatives.
government  education  business 
january 2018 by traggett
How to Make Wealth
Compress your working life into developing new technology.
business  economics  startup 
december 2017 by traggett
How AI Could Change Amazon: A Thought Experiment
Ship then shop is the Amazon AI fuelled strategy. What's your own.
strategy  ai  business 
november 2017 by traggett
Why a Flat Organizational Structure will Fail as You Grow
Flat structures have power relationships, its just that they are hidden and therefore dangerous.
management  business 
november 2017 by traggett
The challenge of Xi Jinping’s Leninist autocracy
The West needs to look to China's reinvigoration. There is something we can do.
China  business  economics  government 
november 2017 by traggett
The Modern Marketing Model (M3) - The modern marketing model (M3)
Interesting review of what it means to be a marketeer in the modern world.
marketing  business  management 
october 2017 by traggett
To Understand Rising Inequality, Consider the Janitors at Two Top Companies, Then and Now - The New York Times
This is why firms use outsourcing as much as possible.

Firms in the United States are legally required to offer the same health insurance options and 401(k) match to all employees — meaning if those programs are made extra generous to attract top engineers, a company that doesn’t outsource will have to pay them for everyone.
notnews  outsourcing  economics  business 
september 2017 by traggett
Locus Online Perspectives » Cory Doctorow: Demon-Haunted World
This is veery bad.

In the 21st century, we have come full circle. Non-human life forms – limited liability corpo­rations – are infecting the underpinnings of our ‘‘smart’’ homes and cities with devices that obey a different physics depending on who is using them and what they believe to be true about their surroundings.
cheating  business  law  notnews 
september 2017 by traggett
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