All posts by Carlos Alvarenga

Carlos A. Alvarenga is the Executive Director of World 50 Labs and Adjunct Professor in the Logistics, Business and Public Policy Department at the University of Maryland’s Robert E. Smith School of Business.

Recent read: “Amazon’s Antitrust Antagonist Has a Breakthrough Idea”

Don’t miss this interesting New York Times profile by David Streifield of the young lawyer Lina Khan, who is rethinking anti-trust theory, starting with the likes of Amazon. Some highlights:   […]

On Socialism, Capitalism and the Problem With Red Ferrari’s

I’m a pretty serious car fan, yet sometimes even I am surprised to the extent some people go to in the automotive world. The latest case in point is a […]

Viz of the Week: World’s Biggest Data Breaches

Great dynamic graphic on data breaches over at informationisbeautiful.net. A sample image below:

Recent Read: “The Information War Is On. Are We Ready For It?”

Don’t miss this piece by Renee DiResta (Director of research at New Knowledge, and a Mozilla fellow on media, misinformation and trust) on Wired about the extent of the misinformation problem […]

Corporations Must Take a New Look at Data Privacy

Over the course of the past month or so, I have been interviewing World 50 members and expert advisors on the changing nature of the data privacy issue. After many […]

Recent Read: “Code to Joy”

Don’t miss a great piece in 1843 by Andrew Smith on learning to code in middle age. Some highlights below: Like most people, I have spent my life entirely ignorant […]

Recent read: “Colleges Are No Match for American Poverty”

A fascinating read on Amarillo College in Texas by Marcella Bombardier on Atlantic.com. Some highlights:   The school of 10,000 students has an emergency fund that can cut a check […]

Recent Read: “The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy” by Matthew Stewart

Ask yourself a simple question: what’s a bigger problem in this country (and probably a few others): the 0.01% wealthiest sector or the 9.9% just below it? It’s an interesting […]

Recent Read: “The Cost of Political Connections”

I recently came across an interesting paper in the Review of Finance by Marianne Bertrand, Francis Kramarz, Antoinette Schoar and David Thesmar that explores the connections between CEOs and politicians in France. Though the analysis is […]

How Much Is Your Data Worth?

Someone sent me this infographic and it’s worth sharing: