Month: March 2018

Thinking Through Opportunity Cost & Corporate Strategy as EPS Season Approaches<span class="badge-status" style="background:red">Premium</span> 

Thinking Through Opportunity Cost & Corporate Strategy as EPS Season ApproachesPremium 

Making Numbers Is Not Enough The hallmark of a great company is not one that simply meets or beats consensus estimates with some regularity. Imagine if Reed Hastings and Netflix chose not to pursue the company’s over-the-top (“OTT”) strategy when investors where hungry for DVD profits. Imagine if Jeff Bezos and Amazon scaled back their … Continue reading Thinking Through Opportunity Cost & Corporate Strategy as EPS Season ApproachesPremium 

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The Facebook, Cambridge Analytica Uproar – Nothing New Here

The Facebook, Cambridge Analytica Uproar – Nothing New Here

The Facebook uproar - wow! I’m shocked that people are shocked. We put our lives online for the world to see – the temptation for nefarious actors to act is there. We can’t be surprised at the result. What happened? Facebook and UK-based Cambridge Analytica (“CA”) are at the eye of the storm. What occurred … Continue reading The Facebook, Cambridge Analytica Uproar – Nothing New Here

How to Communicate CEO Succession Plans to Investors<span class="badge-status" style="background:red">Premium</span> 

How to Communicate CEO Succession Plans to InvestorsPremium 

Transparent CEO Succession Plans Are Best Communicating CEO succession plans to institutional investors does not have to be complicated. Generally speaking, transparency around your CEO succession process is a good thing. This should not be confused with providing investors with a play-by-play update (I would not recommend the latter). Here’s a high-level outline that may … Continue reading How to Communicate CEO Succession Plans to InvestorsPremium 

Crowdsourcing Levels the Playing Field for Prospective Job Seekers

Crowdsourcing Levels the Playing Field for Prospective Job Seekers

Crowdsourcing is more prevalent in society than one may initially think. Many are familiar with Amazon product reviews and Yelp restaurant reviews – both a form of crowdsourcing. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are platforms where members may quickly assess which subjects are trending amongst friend groups and follower networks – also a form of crowdsourcing. Crowdsourcing … Continue reading Crowdsourcing Levels the Playing Field for Prospective Job Seekers

The Three Rings of Amazon (AMZN)

The Three Rings of Amazon (AMZN)

Amazon's 1st Ring Amazon's Core Services Portfolio drives the company's macro strategy. AMZN's more recent product and service offerings (both organic and acquired offerings) are covered in the "2nd Ring" and "3rd Ring" sections and serve to strengthen the Core portfolio.  Amazon.com: Amazon's crown jewel. The world's broadest and deepest ecommerce platform.  Amazon Web Services (AWS): … Continue reading The Three Rings of Amazon (AMZN)