Tag: FT

FT: Big Tech should hit the reset button

In case you missed it, there is a good piece on FT.com on how tech companies are mis-managing the rising discontent with their power written by Rana Faroohar. Some highlights: The Fangs — Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google — are having a crisis that encompasses the cognitive, the political and the economic. Activists, regulators and even some

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FT: “Winners and losers in the sharing economy”

Good piece by Brooke Masters on FT about the strategic implications of the sharing economy. Some highlights: Streaming is at the forefront of a trend that threatens to upend a much wider range of industries. Technology-based groups are encouraging consumers to rethink their approach to everything from textbooks and party dresses to housing and transportation.

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FT: “Would you pay for an ethical search engine?”

Don’t miss Jonathan Margoli’s short FT piece on whether consumer would pay for a private search engine or e-mail service. I know I would… Some highlights: I asked two of them if this liking was to their liking. The BBC technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones appeared to “like” the New York Times. Is this so, I

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FT: “Stanley Fischer’s departure reveals weakness at the Fed”

There is an excellent analysis of Stanley Fischer’s departure from the Fed on ft.com. Some highlights: The early resignation of Stanley Fischer, the Federal Reserve board vice-chairman, is a reminder that the coming turnover in the Fed’s leadership is unprecedented in speed and scale. For all the attacks on the Fed since 2008 nothing has

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The FT’s Encyclopedia the Corporate-Speak Should Be Required Reading For Every Executive

People who don’t read London’s Financial Times regularly may think of it as a stodgy British newspaper with about as much humor as a Beefeater on a bad day. However, the FT has moments where a bit of classic British humor does come out, and the best example is the new Guffipedia, which is curated by the FT’s management columnist, Lucy Kellaway. For

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NY FED: It’s Time to Rewrite the Rules of Wall Street

Regular readers of this blog know that I strongly believe that the U.S. has so far wasted the opportunity the last financial crisis gave us to reform Wall Street. Despite the chorus of voices saying that it’s time to fix the heart of the capitalist system, regulatory responses have been weak or inconsistent, and that is putting it mildly. So

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Must Read: “Capital in the 21st Century” by Thomas Piketty

Well, I finally finished the most talked-about economics book in the last decade, and my overall opinion is that it is worth all the praise and attention that it has received. Piketty has written a serious, well-researched, and well-argued that needs to be read carefully by anyone who cares about the future of Western democracies

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