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Decrypted: Uber’s First Unicorn and its Pricing Strategy

The ride-hailing giant is using data science to engineer a more sustainable business model, but it’s cutting drivers out from some gains: Uber drivers have been complaining that the gap between the fare a rider pays and what the driver receives is getting wider. Show More Summary

Worrying Too Much About Valuations? Marc Andreessen Thinks You Are

Marc Andreessen Answers the Tech Valuation Question The venture capitalist says many investors don’t grasp what’s changed     Are you a venture capitalist, angel investor or start-up entrepreneur? Do you seed new technology firms, or...Show More Summary

How 5 Tech Giants Make Their Billions

Fascinating:   click for ginormous inforgraphic Source: Visual Capitalist   The post How 5 Tech Giants Make Their Billions appeared first on The Big Picture.

10 Monday AM Reads

Back to work with our morning train reads: • The Quants Run Wall Street Now: For decades, investors imagined a time when data-driven traders would dominate financial markets. That day has arrived. (Wall Street Journal) • This bull market...Show More Summary

Is Tech Driving Markets Higher?

The “Fast Money Halftime Report” traders discuss the technology sector which is up 17% this year. Karen Firestone, Aureus Asset Management CEO, talks about the connection between world markets and technology. Can tech continue to lead the market higher? Source: CNBC The post Is Tech Driving Markets Higher? appeared first on The Big Picture.

The Evolution of OTC Derivatives Markets

At the N.Y. Fed: The Evolution of OTC Derivatives Markets Nina Boyarchenko, Or Shachar, and Jacqueline Yen Liberty Street Economics, May 12, 2017       The 2007-09 financial crisis highlighted weaknesses in the over?the?counter (OTC)...Show More Summary

Legal Advice for Trump

Michael Smerconish offers legal advice to President Trump amidst a swirl of controversial stories.   Smerconish to Trump: Here’s some advice Source: CNN     The post Legal Advice for Trump appeared first on The Big Picture.

10 Sunday Reads

My Easy Like Sunday morning reads: • Uber vs AirBnB: do you have to be an asshole to found a brilliant start-up? (New Statesman) • What We Saw Is What We Got: Disorganized dishonesty is the hallmark of the Trump administration’s response...Show More Summary

MIB: Marc Andreessen, Venture Capitalist at A16Z

This week on our Masters in Business radio podcast, we sit down with venture capitalist Marc Andreessen of Andreessen Horowitz. Andreessen has embraced blogs, Twitter and podcasts to educate entrepreneurs about their industry. This is de rigeur among venture investing, but no firms seems to have embraced it as aggressively as A16Z. Show More Summary

BMW R1200R

Weather is nice out — this looks like it could be a fun ride on a day like today:   Source: Classic Driver The post BMW R1200R appeared first on The Big Picture.

50th Anniversary Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

I am not sure if I need the “Super Deluxe Edition,” but this set of 4 Audio CDs, a Blu-Ray/DVD and a 144-page hardback book looks pretty cool. This set gets released on May 26, 2017; videos after the jump: Previously: Sgt Pepper at 40 Years   Click for full Amazon info   Sgt. Show More Summary

Succinct Summation of Weeks Events 5.19.17

Succinct Summations for the week ending May 19th, 2017.   Positives: 1. The index of leading indicators rose 0.3%. 2. Initial jobless claims fell to 232k, the 4-week moving average fell to 240.75k. 3. Industrial production rose 1% m/o/m, above the 0.4% expected increase. Show More Summary

Ultimate Cognitive Bias Survival Guide

Click for the full list. Source: GeekWrapped The post Ultimate Cognitive Bias Survival Guide appeared first on The Big Picture.

10 Friday AM Reads

The week that felt like a month, morning train working from home reads: • Riding Shotgun With Uber CEO Travis Kalanick (Fortune) • Why We Lie: The Science Behind Our Deceptive Ways (National Geographic) • The Giddy Messages Citi Traders...Show More Summary

If America Were a Company, Would You Keep Trump as CEO?

Businessweek asks the ultimate business question about a businessman who became “CEO president” promising to run the country like a business, as he did with all of his personal businesses: Would You Let Trump Run Your Company? Of all...Show More Summary

1970 Maserati Ghibli Spyder

I was never a big Maserati fan, but this Ghibli Spyder is quite lovely. Not $1 million dollar lovely, which is what this is expected to fetch at auction: This stunning Maserati Ghibli Spyder was delivered to its original owner, an airline pilot, in Rome, Italy. Show More Summary

Walmart and Banking: It’s Time to Reconsider

Walmart and Banking: It’s Time to Reconsider Money & Banking May 15, 2017 Lawrence J. White     Guest post by Professor Lawrence J. White, NYU Stern School of Business   Overshadowed by the media attention to the proposed repeal of Obamacare, the House Financial Services Committee recently approved substantial changes in financial regulation. Show More Summary

Peak Debt? Not Really…

  Yes, household borrowing has topped the old record reached right before the financial crisis. But that doesn’t mean a meltdown is coming.   For the first time since the financial crisis, household debt levels in the U.S. have surged past old records. Show More Summary

Household Debt

Of all the charts I have seen recently on “peak debt,” this one provides some basis for evaluating the context as to what the debt components look like. (More on this shortly…)   U.S. Household Debt – 2008-2017Source: Wall Street Journal   The post Household Debt appeared first on The Big Picture.

Bad Investment Results? Your Birth Year May Be to Blame

Source: Of Dollars and Data The post Bad Investment Results? Your Birth Year May Be to Blame appeared first on The Big Picture.

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