In Monday’s Financial Times (13th May) there are two stories which, taken together, demonstrate the current failure of our capital markets and their potential to become a force for good. First the failure (Fingerpointing begins after Uber IPO Misstep). This is illustrated by the telling … Continue readingUber IPO trivia and serious lessons from Volkswagen
In 1994, just as the Tomorrow’s Company Inquiry was getting into full swing, I undertook a fascinating study tour of Silicon Valley. I met some of the young companies, like Intuit, that were breaking through, and some of the venture capitalists, like Sequoia Capital that … Continue readingUnicorns or Monsters?
A few months ago I argued in a blog that the FANGS are too dominant and regulators should break them up. In its feature this week on competition The Economist agrees about the problem -and says it goes wider than the tech giants – but … Continue readingBreaking up the FANG should not be hard to do
Here’s a company boss telling regulators worldwide that his business is a threat to competitive markets! (Uber chief says workplace culture needs improvement). So Dara Khosrowshahi wants to make Uber into the Amazon of transportation. He says his ‘aha!’ moment came when he saw … Continue readingUber: don’t be surprised when regulators bite back