An argument that Tesla, Uber, Lyft, and Snap are not like Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google.
"Watch Amazon's mesmerizing 'robot highway' where hundreds of machines rapidly sort packages for delivery"
The second video on the page, near the bottom, features a very brief statement from an impressive-sounding young woman.
Review of Tyler Cowen's new book. This is a point that I don't think can be repeated often enough:
Cowen addresses some common criticisms of big companies—that too many are monopolistic, for example, and that more should be broken up. Monopolies do exist, but many, if you look closely, are in heavily regulated industries where misguided government policies raise the cost of entry and allow a few companies to dominate. Health-insurance firms have consolidated into giants to deal with all the regulation now demanded of them. Cable television offerings were restricted for years thanks to local governments handing out exclusive territorial licenses. Only recently, with the rise of online streaming, has technological innovation created a path around the cable monopoly, decreasing prices. And, of course, housing prices have skyrocketed in certain markets because of inadequate supply caused by government restrictions on building.
Another huge whack at the "America would be so much better off if we just imitated Europe" thesis. Note especially the comments on France's health care system.
With apologies to the The Treasure of Sierra Madre: Economics?! We don't need no economics!
Blink Health sounds good to me.
"Chick-fil-A gets more than 20,000 inquiries from franchisee candidates every year. From those candidates, Chick-fil-A selects between 75 to 80 new franchisees annually . . ."
"A hiring manager for Google and Amazon says she's always wary of candidates with one red-flag personality trait"
Guess. Go ahead, guess.
"I read the 8 best business books of all time (so you don’t have to)—here are the only lessons you need to know"
Easy and a whole lot quicker.
"The Outlandish Story Of Ollie’s: A $5 Billion Retail Empire That Sells Nothing Online (But Is Beating Amazon)"
I'm a sucker for business person with initiative and drive makes good stories.