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The Sad End Of Jack Ma Inc.

Source: Forbes

Beijing’s protracted dismemberment of Jack Ma Inc. continues. “Bridle on the horse” hardly describes this orgy of value destruction. This “horse” has suffered multiple amputations, performed without finesse by the Chinese government. The Ma empire is worth half what it was 9 months ago. The process is not over. Beijing is now doling out some…

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Which Countries Have the Most Trade Agreements?

Source: Statista

According to an analysis of data from the WTO the EU-27 countries are – by some margin – the countries with the most trade agreements in the world.The U.S. was only part of 14 trade agreements as of May 2021, twelve being bilateral agreements mainly with countries in Latin America and the Middle East. After its exit from the…

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Procrastination is Contagious

Source: Time Management

Well, maybe it is not a newsflash.  I think we all know that you become like those that you hang out with. (Remember when your parents were concerned about you hanging out with a certain crowd in school?  Makes sense, doesn’t it?) It has been shown time and again that people adapt their habits and…

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The new digital edge: Rethinking strategy for the postpandemic era

Source: Mckinsey

One year into the COVID-19 crisis, our newest McKinsey Global Survey on digital strategy1 indicates that the pandemic has increased the pace of business and that technology capabilities will be critical to companies’ COVID-19 exit strategies as well as to what comes next. After seeing how the pandemic had sped up the adoption of digital technologies by several…

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What the cyber-attack on the US oil and gas pipeline means and how to increase security

Source: World Economic Forum

The recent cyber-attack on the US major oil and gas pipeline could become one of the most expensive attacks to an economy. The increasing digitalization of critical infrastructure sectors such as oil and gas, and the associated industrial systems, is changing the nature of cyber risks. The World Economic Forum recently ran a survey among…

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