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.

The Reconnomics Weekend Reads

Each week, I share ten of the most interesting articles from the past seven days. Here is this week’s selection. Enjoy!   1. How an […]

Like It Or Not, We (Almost) All Make Minimum Wage

I recently spent a few days with my best friend who happens to be a very successful surgeon. At dinner one night we got to […]

Recent Read: “Young People Are Suing the Trump Administration Over Climate Change. She’s Their Lawyer.”

Fascinating read in New York Times by Jason Schwarz on Julia Olson, the lead attorney on a long-shot lawsuit by young people against the Federal […]

Organizational Agility: An Optionality Perspective

Few terms generate as much debate in c-suites right now as Agile and agility. It seems that every week I find myself talking about this […]

Recent Read: “Venezuela’s Suicide: Lessons From a Failed State”

Don’t miss the excellent analysis of Venezuela’s long road to chaos in the latest Foreign Affairs by Moisés Naím and Francisco Toro.  It’s an excellent recap […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]