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Published: 2016-09-26T16:29:06+02:00


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The Digital Gilded Age: Warren Buffett, Kendall the $1bn Chimp and the Loch Ness Monster


Every year, Warren Buffett, the Sage from Omaha, delivers his Annual Letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. What is so special about it? After all, tens of thousands of companies do the same. Each one produces an annual report with a...

The Digital Gilded Age: On Purple Cows and Dead Dwarfs


According to best-seller author, Seth Godin, you're either a Purple Cow or you're not. You're either remarkable or invisible. Make your choice. Cows are boring. Purple Cows are not. Purple Cow is a metaphor for something very special, not another...

The Digital Gilded Age: Entrepreneurship Without Knowing The Odds


Daniel Kahneman is a faculty member at Princeton University and a fellow at Hebrew University. He is the winner of the 2002 Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel (erroneously known as the Nobel Prize...

The Digital Gilded Age: How To Peel a Banana: When Attitude Beats Latitude


Did you know that monkeys peel bananas from the bottom up (well to make things even more confusing this is the other way round since bananas grow upside down)? Anyway! If you assume that monkeys are banana experts (not a...

The Digital Gilded Age: All or Nothing


I once heard on the radio that Swiss students went on strike because they wanted more scholarships and less student loans. Who indeed would pay interest charges when you can find legal ways to avoid them ? A scholarship is...

The Digital Gilded Age: To Play Hooky Or Not To Play Hooky


"Our fine arts were developed, their types and usages were established, in times very different from the present, by men whose power of action upon things was insignificant in comparison with ours... In all the arts there is a physical...

The Digital Gilded Age: The Elusive Quest for the Catch-All Corporate Metric


Management, these days, is full of corporate metrics that managers are urged to follow, to maximize or to minimize, in any case to outperform: EVA, CFROI, shareholder value, etc... to name a few. The theory underlying these catch-all metrics boils...

The Digital Gilded Age: Digital Obliquity


The objectives we reach are rarely those we had set at the start. British economist and columnist John Kay,(, calls this salutary deviation "obliquity". The zeitgeist seems anything but oblique. Businesses and managers are asked to focus all their efforts...