Every week, we put together a list of our top 5 articles of the past week. Happy reading!
This is a scary read. Kevin Drum’s argues that mass joblessness is a possibility but will definitely occur within the next 50 years. He takes a larger time horizon to map out what is going to happen to the workforce this century. He also provide a few interesting solutions, some well known ones like universal basic income and other new ones. I feel that I’ve heard this story many times, it’s still a wake up call to what is happening with automation.
This is a good dive in what is occurring in the retail industry. It is not simply the Amazon effect but also chains overloaded with debt and changing consumer tastes particularly among younger demos. What’s worse is that much of this debt is coming due in the next 5 years. “A pall has been cast on retail. A day of reckoning is coming.”
This is an extremely interesting interview of the NY Times’s CEO Mark Thompson. He discusses the focus on subscription model as the core focus of the NYT. Revenue from print will also disappear and the nature of publishing is changing quite rapidly according to Mr. Thompson. He also talks about the elephant in the room, should Google be treated as a utility?
This is a special podcast. On top of it being our 50th episode, we go deep in a topic that I find extremely interesting: the blockchain. Fred Dionne CEO @ IVEP helps us understand the basics of the blockchain. We also dive into his new startup that is focused on disrupting the online advertising model.
This article is a good summary one of the biggest problems we try to tackle at PNR: how to bridge the strategy and execution gap. The article provides some guidelines on how to achieve this, Build the strategy, Translate the strategy into the everyday and Execute Strategy