The Internet is the model of a competitive market particularly because our referees have a narrowly defined and limited role. Let's keep it that way. We enjoy watching the competitors, not the referees.
While Uber's technology connects people with cars to people who need rides, it's not the technology per se that's driving the customer satisfaction that's in turn fueling trial, adoption and loyalty. Rather, it's the customer experience that the technology facilitates and delivers on reliably.
Without a change in course, hospital executives are danger of going the way of the railroads -- this industry held an unquestioned monopoly... until it didn't. If executives don't adapt to the new realities of health care, they too could wake up one day to find that they've become obsolete.
If you plan to study abroad this year, relying strictly on cash and debit cards can be a gamble. Cash can easily be stolen. Debit cards can charge foreign transaction fees and don't have the same protections as credit cards. Rather than relying on cash, consider using credit cards responsibly for your overseas spending.
I continue to believe that this grand Keynesian experiment will end in tears. Furthermore, when it ends badly, future generations will not be able to believe our stupidity.
It's often said that clothes make an individual, but this old adage isn't always true -- as there are many talented individuals who don't dress as expected and still have a lot to offer. The reality is that sometimes individuals who appear to be different don't always get a chance to prove their worth.
In order to successfully address climate change as a market failure, the oil and gas industry must internalize social and environmental costs involved with producing carbon dioxide -- not be given tax breaks and subsidies for continuing this economically inefficient and environmentally devastating behavior.
The problem with the "own-it-all" logic is that it forces your company to develop in slow, incremental, uncertain stages. Unless something like an inheritance graced you with a bottomless pit of resources and capital that you can sit on, this simply isn't practical.
It might seem like a contradiction that an executive and celebrity with a huge public persona would be blazing trails for online privacy, but billionaire Mark Cuban is doing just that.
The July/August 2014 issue of Politico Magazine sports a special report decrying excessive economic inequality, written by plutocrat extraordinare, Nick Hanauer.
Yes, the IRS does allow penalty-free withdrawals of a limited amount of IRA funds for first-time homebuyers. However, as enticing as it appears, taking that withdrawal comes with certain caveats that you need to carefully consider.
I believe that women are hardwired to see teamwork as byproduct of change. I also believe that women make a real effort to present their authentic selves when trying to balance work/life, humanity/technology, and Me/We.
Despite their conflicting views on various issues, Julian Assange and Eric Schmidt share a blind adoration of technology and the belief that technological solutions will cure society of its ills and woes, of rampant inequality in different contexts and the brutal denial of various rights.
It is the skill we all possess that has the ability to guide us to greater business success, greater career satisfaction and more sustainable levels of innovation and service.
Become an opportunity maker who enables others to use best talents together, more often, and you will become increasingly sought-after. Here are four proven methods to adapt to your situation.
Leaders need to listen carefully to their staff. While staff members may have come to a different conclusion than you would have given the facts involved, their advice should be followed unless you feel strongly they are wrong.
How can colleges increase engagement among graduates in such a tough financial environment? Obviously, ending tuition and paying off the student loans of all alumni is probably not feasible. One answer is to create or connect with investment funds such.