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BIG data science leading to BIG financial success
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It is BIG news, when an outlier, underdog and iconoclast brand becomes successful in the beady discerning eyes of accountants. However one derivative lesson of Spotify's success in turning a profit, is not being widely discussed - that it took...
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Pretty gets you in the door but Useful sells again and again
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Here is a great line in this article when it comes to Dashboards - ‘Pretty gets you in the door but Useful sells again and again.’ CXOs today are crazy about dashboards and visualisations, but only a few really understand...
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“Research shows that sugar can be even more addicting than cocaine,” - Cassie Bjork, founder of Healthy Simple Life.
“Research shows that sugar can be even more addicting than cocaine,” – Cassie Bjork, founder of Healthy Simple Life.
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Pause for a minute and think about that. Those ice-cream binges, afternoon cookies and that dessert buffet at someone's wedding seemed so innocuous. Sugar and sweetness are deeply ingrained in cultures and culinary traditions. Sugar is a taste & it...
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Video Games | The Worlds Most Dominent Entertainment Format
Video Games | The Worlds Most Dominent Entertainment Format
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First, the numbers. $180 Billion - Projected market size for video games in 2021 90% - Video game owners are below 40 60:40 - Male to Female ratio of frequent buyers 50% - Of total sales are in Asia-Pacific No.1...
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240 million records. 130 Million Guests details. 3,800 hotels. 382 cities. Price? - $56,776 (8 Bitcoin)
240 million records. 130 Million Guests details. 3,800 hotels. 382 cities. Price? – $56,776 (8 Bitcoin)
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It is important to note how the dynamics of cryptocurrency play out in this 'hack'. While the perpetrators may have had bad intentions and criminal motivations, how exactly did cryptocurrency allow them to find value in doing the deed? Imagine...
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Deciphering Data Monetization
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'Only 1 in 12 companies monetize data to it's fullest extent'. The underlying implication of this article in the MIT Sloan Management Review, is that organizations today are sitting on billions of dollars of legitimate but unrealised revenue. In my...
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‘Listicles’ are to ‘Long form writing’ what Pizza is to Italian Cuisine!
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I am not a fan of listicles. To me, they are representative of aggressive laziness, a focused lack of inspiration and cocktail party intellectualism. And yet, we fall for them... over and over and over. 'Listicles' are to 'Long form...
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Human Trafficking and Slavery - ZIGRAM
Human Trafficking and Slavery
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Slavery is as old as the human civilization itself. Most of us have been educated about the evils of forced labour and servitude. And yet, it exists around us in alarming yet invisible numbers. The last decade has seen a...
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Data is now critical to the gainful functioning of individuals and organizations.
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The SEC has stepped into a critical fight, to regulate or at least relook at the price of data, between powerful buyers (Banks, FIs, Brokers and HFTs) and sellers (Financial Market Exchanges). The fundamental driver for this is similar to...
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“Gambling is a principle inherent in human nature” – Edmund Burke.
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For decades, governments have tried to control gambling, first as a measure for social order and lately, to fill government coffers. Many national and regional governments continue to monopolize gambling, lotteries, horse betting etc. Fundamentally, the idea that an individual...
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