Aug 15, 2018

These are the top 10 American cities with the youngest business founders by Sarah Berger


        While Silicon Valley might seem like a mecca for young entrepreneurs, the city with the highest percentage of millennial business founders is actually nowhere near there — it's Louisville, Kentucky, according to a new study from LendingTree.For its study, LendingTree, looked at anonymized data from 35,000 business owners in the 50 largest U.S. cities who were seeking funding thro...

Aug 06, 2018

The cashless society myth: PayPal, Square, and bitcoin have not stopped cash from being a growth business by Eric Rosenbaum


        If you listen to the way mobile payments executives talk about cash, the> Percentage using cash Percentage of US households in income level$125,000 and greater 24% 19%$100,000 to $124,999 25% 9%$75,000 to $99,999 26% 12%$50,000 to $74,999 27% 17%$25,000 to $49,999 35% 22%Less than $25,000 43% 21%Federal Reserve Bank, US CensusFor all the experimenting with cashless kiosks, some i...

Aug 03, 2018

12 Things Learned About MMA Business From Executives Under Oath by Paul Gift


        Here are 12 things about the business of MMA pulled from the sworn deposition testimony of key industry players while under oath.The exact purchase price of the UFC was $4.025 billion.When asked how much the UFC sold for in 2016 (to WME-IMG at the time, now Endeavor), then-CEO Lorenzo Fertitta replied, “The total closing value in debt plus equity was $4,025,000,000.”In terms of f...

Aug 02, 2018

IT'S OFFICIAL: Apple is the first US company worth $1 trillion (AAPL) by Graham Rapier


         The company on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings that topped Wall Street's expectations, sending shares surging by more than 5% into Wednesday. The rally continued on Thursday, propelling shares to the magic number of $207.05.That price translates to a $1 trillion market cap, based on the current estimated number of outstanding shares.In the more than four decades sin...

Aug 01, 2018

Voice Tech Will Kill The Keyboard - The 3 Ways Your Business Can Survive by Matt Lynch


        Three ways your business can survive the mass consumer migration from typing to talkingVoice technology may be relatively new, but as the global popularity of Siri, Cortana, Google Assistant and Alexa shows, consumers are more than ready to move on from their keyboards. As technology improves on smartphones and speakers, the concept of physically using a device will soon become a...

Jul 31, 2018

Unlocking value from risk and finance data by Aris Kossoras


        For banks facing squeezed margins and increasingly agile competitors, a lack of consistent data quality and insight is a significant hurdle for risk and finance teams trying to transform the organisation. Innovative banks have brought the two functions much closer together, says KPMG’s Aris KossorasSince the financial crisis, banks have discussed the need for better alignment bet...

Jul 30, 2018

The business challenge of our time is creating meaningful work by


        There are a lot of challenges facing CEOs and leadership teams today. There’s the fact that a minority of millennials believe in capitalism; there’s the pressure to innovate to compete with low-cost disrupters; pressure to improve environmental and social practices; pressure to improve stagnant productivity; pressure from regulatory upheaval. And on and on. A multiplicity of thre...

Jul 27, 2018

3 lessons from Facebook's massive sell-off by Nicholas Colas and Jessica Rabe


      We have been thinking a lot today about what Facebook’s 19% one-day drop means to markets and their valuation of disruptive technologies. After many conversations and lots of crossed-out items on a list, we came up with these three points:#1. Even in widely followed names, markets can get things spectacularly wrong. Consider that Facebook closed the regular Wednesday trading session at a...

Jul 26, 2018

Microsoft health unit is a 'multi-billion dollar business,' medical chief says Arjun Kharpal


        The health unit at Microsoft is a multi-billion dollar business, the company's chief medical officer said on CNBC's new "Beyond The Valley" podcast.Simon Kos, who is a doctor by training, joined Microsoft in 2010, and his role is to give guidance on the U.S. company's work in the health care industry. Microsoft has 1,100 people working in its health unit, and the business claims ...

Jul 24, 2018

How Family Business Owners Should Bring the Next Generation into the Company by Sam Bruehl and Rob Lachenauer


       “Go find your passion,’’ Henry directed his children when they reached their late teens and early twenties. “Find your interests outside our family business and pursue them.’’ As inspiring as those words may have been, Henry, the patriarch of a successful automotive parts business, wasn’t simply freeing his children to follow their dreams. He was requiring it.Having watched too many ot...




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