Top articles of the week | October 20th

October 20, 2018

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

Artificial Intelligence Special Report NY Times

This is a compelling report on artificial intelligence by the NY Times. There are few articles that cover ethical use of AI but also a few interesting explorations of the possibilities the technology offers.

Lululemon, the brand that invented athleisure, plans its second act FastCompany

How do well known brands continue to innovate? Lululemon has shown that by doubling down on product research, they can continue to beat the market and gain customers. They’ve invested an enormous amount in technology; both at the product level and on online platforms. It’s amazing to see a Canadian company continue to push the boundaries and be a global leader.

How Netflix Expanded to 190 Countries in 7 Years Harvard Business Review

Netflix has had massive international success by any conventional standard. Its success can be attributed to two strategic moves — a three-stage expansion process into new markets and the ways it worked with those markets. This is a great read on the complex challenges that Netflix faces internationally and how it tackled them with aplomb.

The Evolution of Digital Cash Fidelity

Money has been going digital ever since we’ve had an internet to use it on and traditional financial institutions are taking notice. This blog pot by Fidelity provides a good & quick recap on the evolution of digital cash.

21 Lessons From Jeff Bezos’ Annual Letters To Shareholders CB Insights

Each year, Jeff Bezos writes an open letter to Amazon’s shareholders. Over the last two decades, these letters have become an unparalleled source of insight into how the world’s richest man — and his company — think about customers, innovation, building products, and more. This article from CB Insights provides some great tidbits of Bezonian wisdom.