Every week, we put together a list of our top 5 articles of the past week. Happy reading!
The Decline of the Baronial C.E.O. NY Times
CEOs that has 10 or 20 years in their job is over. The recent ownership change at General Electric is part of a bigger trend. This fascinating Times piece covers how the board and executive suite at bigger corporations are adapting.
Amazon’s new customer Stratechery
You might have heard about Amazon’s small acquisition last week. Ben Thompson brilliantly argues how Amazon’s masterful move fits in with their strategy. In essence, Amazon is a services company that is trying to tax every single purchase in the world. With Whole Foods, they just bought their biggest customer in the grocery business.
Google’s purchase of YouTube is probably the best media acquisition this century. This in depth FastCompany article covers YouTube’s CEO, Susan Wojcicki. It provides fascinating insight into YouTube’s strategy and how it’s adjusted throughout the years.
Articles with Elon Musk in the headline probably garner a higher click through rate. That being said, this is an interesting perspective on Tesla’s acquisition of Solar City. The backstory is incredibly interesting with a host of entrepreneurs that have been involved with growing SolarCity.
I had never heard of Geoffrey Everest Hinton before. This is interesting story about the man responsible for growing Toronto’s tech scene and one of the pioneers in artificial intelligence.