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Fat Cats under Global Turmoil: Investment Bankers

There is a quote in American TV show Suits between a lawyer and an investment banker, it tells a lot why we call them the fat cat. 知名美劇影集訴訟雙雄(Suits)中有這麼一段商務律師和投資銀行家間的言詞交鋒,從以下這句台詞可以就可以理解,為什麼我們說這些投資銀行家是所謂「當代貴族」了。(影片連結) “We’re not lawyers. We’re investment bankers. We call you for the paperwork.
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Digital Media Business Model : Advertising or Patronage ?

A well-written, 3000 words new report with a unique point of view versus a fluff shared fanatically on social media, which has a higher value?
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Glut of GMO Crop Seeds

The prices for genetic modified crop seeds have skyrocketed during the past 20 years, however, it has kidded lower for three years. 20年來基改種子價格飛漲,收成價近三年卻日漸低迷;今年,一堆農民要等著虧錢了。 Spending on crop seeds has nearly quadrupled since 1996, when Monsanto Co. became the first of the
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Alphabet Drones to Deliver Burritos

Starting from this month, Google has started to test out sending meals using its droves to Virginia Tech. Without a e-commerce sector in its business, what is Google planning to do with this test? 這個月,Google開始小規模的嘗試用無人機配送餐點到Virginia Tech這所大學。Google沒有Amazon的電商佈局,跳下來玩這個,圖的是什麼? 我們認為,像Foodpanda這種模式,是做不起來的。線下吃重,不是問題;但是,到了每天餐期、負載最高、交通也更繁忙的時段,線下能否確保這一件事? 「服務品質與速度,不受需求爆量影響」 線上要auto-scaling,線下亦然。O2O的生意,如果offline那部分的科技含量太低,一定淪為血汗工廠。所以,如果Lab X的無人機,能直接把客戶的點餐拎進公寓的窗戶(當然啦,玻璃帷幕大樓恐怕就得上樓頂去取了)的話…..
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Privacy Shield – U.S., EU Struck Deal to Protect Data Privacy

The data privacy agreement signed by U.S and E.U has been announced invalid by the European Court of Justice because of the lack of protection. 華爾街日報報導了有關歐盟與美國間的「資料隱私協議」之相關新聞: U.S., EU Reach Deal on New Data-Transfer Framework U.S. makes binding assurances on Europeans’
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Class-Action Suit Against Uber

To many, Uber is sleek and convenient, but this is not about the service itself. We would like to discuss its “class”. 對很多人來說,Uber的服務很方便也很新潮,但本文並不打算評價Uber服務本身好壞,我們想要談談這世上最有錢(當然是創投砸的)新創公司的「格調」。 目前,Uber的司機數已達三十萬人。在他們的簽訂的工作合約中,Uber規定: 1. 不准去法院告Uber,有問題只准提仲裁 2. 不准聯手其他司機對Uber提出集體訴訟 Technicality Ties Up Uber Technologies In the agreement all Uber drivers must
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The 4 Skills Every Super Manager Should Have: English, Law, Finance and Taxation

Amazon is profitable, Facebook is not, not in the financial report in recent years. Amazon有獲利,FB沒有, 這幾年財報上可不是這麼說的! 財務報表,是依據一堆會計師、律師和政客,在壓力團體遊說下,遍經詭算而設計出來之遊戲規則所編製的。這些規則的演化,當然有其成因,要是對其來龍去脈不瞭解,絕對沒辦法參透大人世界裡的生意經。 Amazon Is Profitable, Facebook Is Not GAAP accounting can sometimes wrongly favor acquisitions over internal development. Comparing Amazon to Facebook provides a compelling
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