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Who said it?: “Bitcoin is nothing more than a ‘lottery ticket'”

The former chief economist of the IMF and current professor of economics and public policy at Harvard University, Kenneth Rogoff, believes that bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies currently represent little more than “lottery tickets” at this time. Writing in The Guardian on Monday, Rogoff said that while some believe that cryptocurrencies…

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The keys to the revolution of small vehicles in cities. Is the boom coming to LatAm cities?

The revolution of small vehicles in cities aims to solve in a sustainable way the problem of circulation. In various academic investigations, in books and even in a TED talk, the economist Sendhil Mullainathan popularized the concept of the “last mile problem” years ago. Mullainathan currently teaches in Chicago, went…

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“Revolutions do not happen overnight”: Why does not Mike Novogratz give up on Bitcoin?

The Bitcoin bull, Mike Novogratz, the CEO of the cryptocurrency commercial bank Galaxy Digital, is not affected by the recent bear market, and says that bitcoin is “digital gold” that will survive and prosper in the long term. Novogratz admitted that he lost money during the fall of 2018 due…

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Blitzscaling and the secret of Reid Hoffman (Linkedin founder)

After helping to found PayPal, he founded LinkedIn in 2002, which made him a billionaire. He was one of Facebook’s initial investors and is currently a partner in Greylock, a venture capital firm. He wrote two books, “The Start-Up of You” (with Ben Casnocha) and “The Alliance: Managing Talent in…

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Do not fake to be a start-up! Why “copy paste” is the wrong way to more agility

This week, the 18th Swiss Economic Forum takes place on the highly relevant topic of “Agility – Success Factor in Times of Change”. The term was rarely used a few years ago except in dog sports, it suddenly appears everywhere from nowhere. Even companies that saw the light of day…

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