12/10/17

Working together for a better tomorrow


Nowadays, the generation of Millennials has the opportunity to develop and exploit valuable skills that are essential for surviving in such an automated, fast-changing and innovative world.

According to the World Economic Forum, the essential competences in 2020 are going to be, for instance, problem solving, critical thinking and creativity.

Will the human resources be able to change themselves in consideration of the rapid development of the machines?




06/10/17

It’s always a matter of strategy

Even when you decide to disinvest, it's important to evaluate which type of buyer will acquire your assets.

Especially, you could find two kinds of buyers; the financial one is more focused on profits and future returns of the investment, while the strategic one considers “your business based on what it is worth in their hands”, according to John Warrillow, author of Forbes.

The real challenge is discovering how much your business value can be increased.


05/10/17

The importance of investing on coffee for aficionados

Acquiring a majority stake in Blue Bottle Coffee Company means for Nestlé capturing younger customers who have a premium profile and who are interested in higher-quality and higher-priced coffee.
Thanks to the deal, the ambition of Nestlé is to strengthen its position in the US coffee market – the biggest one – and to expand its business into a new upmarket segment.

After all, “Nestlé lacked in its portfolio something with this kind of unique profile, which is premium and for aficionados”, according to the global head of consumer investment banking at JPMorgan Chase.




04/10/17

The unconscious bias of the Artificial Intelligence used for the recruiting

The adoption of new technologies is becoming massive in diverse sectors and activities.
For instance, some companies are considering the possibility to use the Artificial Intelligence for recruiting candidates in order to recognize skills that are ignored by the employers.

But the question is: can be these innovative recruitment technologies considered “neutral” in terms of human resources evaluation?
Maybe, we should take into consideration that even who designs the machines has his own biases that the Artificial Intelligence could replicate.

02/10/17

Which startup will win? A software can reveal it!

In 2009, according to the software created by Quid AI's CEO Bob Goodson startups like Evernote, Spotify, Palantir, Cloudera and Ibibo would be successful in few years and … incredibly, it really happened.

The growing path of the Artificial Intelligence is influencing the global economy and it is transforming the traditional way of running business.

Moreover, this raises many questions about the possibility to integrate machines and humans or – in some cases – even substitute the individuals.

26/09/17

Privacy concerns in the digital era

The current technological revolution has already started to create personal and business opportunities.
For instance, the digitalization reduces geographic constraints so that the sharing economy is encouraged. In addition, the huge amount of information – the so called big data – is now available; thus, the business offering is better customized.

Though, the same innovative revolution “come at a cost in terms of economic disruption, mass distraction and the erosion of privacy”, according to the Innovation Editor John Thornhill.
So, how can these issues be managed, considering for example that the digital development is crucial like the customers protection? Can the personal information be secured?




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