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Top articles of the week | March 4

Every week, we put together a list of our top 5 articles of the past week. Happy reading!

 

Digital Transformation Requires Enterprise wide Agile Transformation           Forbes

This article basically sums up why we believe in agile and the opportunity for agile to be incorporated at the management level #MustRead

 

Exponential growth devours and corrupts         DHH, Co-founder, Basecamp

In a culture of growth at all costs, it’s refreshing to see a contrarian point of view. The founders of BaseCamp have built an extremely successful business and stay at 50 employees. A great point of view on what has become a growth at all costs culture.

 

YouTube, the world’s biggest video site, wants to sell you TV for $35 a month            Recode

It goes without saying that YouTube is beast. They recently posted the staggering stat of 1 billion hours day of video consumed. YouTube is now planning a TV like subscription service with the major US television networks. When will linear television disappear?

 

JP Morgan Software Does in Seconds What Took Lawyers 360,000 Hours       Bloomberg

If you think this whole white collar jobs will disappear is far into the future, think again. JP Morgan is looking to do away with legal hours using software. JP Morgan is spending a ton in this area.

 

How ‘Going Direct’ Changes Everything: for Brands, Retail, Marketing, and Advertising         a16z

An interesting article that explains the value of brands going direct and the impact on the marketing funnel. Not necessarily ground breaking but a great refresher on these key macro trends.

 

 

Episode 19: Jay Ferst, Managing Partner @ Ferst Capital             PNR Podcast

On this week’s show, I had the pleasure of speaking with Jay Ferst from Ferst Capital. It’s an understatement to say that I am impressed by Jay’s background. He’s very knowledgeable about the FinTech space and he shared some great pearls of wisdom.