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Will e-scooters change micro-mobility as we know it?

Will e-scooters change micro-mobility as we know it?

I love gadgets, and spend a disproportionate amount of time and money on acquiring new ones, so when the e-scooters I have been arguing with my financial conscience over when to get and try one out. Six months ago I gave into myself and bought the Ninebot by Segway...

Do we need a Chief Digital Officer?

Do we need a Chief Digital Officer?

To answer the question I am going to need to pull out two tools from the consultant's toolbox: the cliché quote and the trusted 2x2 matrix. The Quote Every organisation is perfectly designed to get the results they get.Arthur Wayne Jones Arthur Jones is essentially...

The challenges of having data

The challenges of having data

"Data" is entering just about any discussion these days - including football (known in very few countries as 'soccer'). Most football clubs have seen Moneyball, and are well aware that you cannot solely base your decisions on what you see and the result of a game....

Am I asking the right question?

Am I asking the right question?

Understanding of statistics and probability is one of the most undervalued skills. Obviously in business, but equally in your private life. Why? Well, firstly it can help you to ask the right question, and then secondly answer them. Einstein is (incorrectly) credited...

Can we trust brand valuations?

Can we trust brand valuations?

We are beyond the point where anybody questions whether your brand actually means anything. However, assessing exactly how much is an altogether different matter, and few are bold enough to try. Brand Finance is one of them, and they have recently published their...

How VCs help shaping industries

How VCs help shaping industries

Shipping (and logistics in general) has not been used to Venture Capitalist backed investments. There has been a lot of tax based investments in vessels, containers and other "hard assets", but these have all been low risk. For "normal" investors every investment is...

Flexport – is it actually that fluffy?

Flexport – is it actually that fluffy?

With its latest funding round, Flexport officially entered the unicorn territory and, according to Agnes from Despicable Me, just became "so fluffy" - an opinion shared by many industry insiders. The lead investor, Softbank, may have been grabbing headlines for its...

The year in (e-thomsen) music

The year in (e-thomsen) music

2018 was the first full year for e-thomsen music, and although it isn't exactly Universal or Sony Music it has actually started to get close to break even. The most popular artist was Soundtrack Your Life with 25.000 streams of the context dependent tracks. What does...

What to read during the holiday season

What to read during the holiday season

The holiday season is a great time to recharge, spend time with the people you should have spent more time with all year, recharge and get inspired. However, breakthrough innovation and inspiration rarely comes from the sources we always use, but rather ones we...