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Enrique Dans's articles

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  2. ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Theranos was, from the outset, too good to be true: Elizabeth Holmes met every stereotype of the time, a Stanford dropout who set up healthcare technology company Theranos in the early noughties and was able to attract powerful and influential investors, media advisors, and constantly announce major deals. The only problem was that the fundamental premise on which the company was built, […]
  1. BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
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If nothing else, the global chip shortage has exposed the automotive industry’s Groundhog Day: a sector reliant on very old semiconductors that are unprofitable for chipmakers to produce, meaning they have to build special factories with technologies that they no longer use in their cutting-edge processes. So while the consumer electronics industry will soon be over the chip crisis, the automotive […]
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  3. TECHNOLOGY
A number of stories have been circulating for some time now about the “terrible future” awaiting car owners after it was revealed that Toyota plans to offer subscription services for its vehicles that would include charging $8/month for certain connectivity-based services. What’s more, a few months ago, Volkswagen hinted at a similar model for its autonomous capabilities: paying for your […]
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  2. SOCIOLOGY
  3. STRATEGY
UK cosmetics company Lush has announced its decision to leave Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Snapchat, saying its decision reflects concerns about the alleged effects of these social networks on the mental health of their users. The brand will maintain its presence on Twitter and YouTube. Lush has more than 900 stores worldwide, and some 10.6 million followers between Facebook […]
  1. BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
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An interesting article in Fast Company, “More than Joe Rogan: Inside Spotify’s audio revolution”, looks at Spotify’s success with podcasts, a phenomenon that has been growing in popularity since 2005, but has not yet become the next big thing many predicted. In 2005, three young Silicon Valley industry veterans, Ev Williams, Jack Dorsey and Biz Stone, created Odeo to try to […]
  1. BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
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  3. MONEY & FINANCE
  4. TECHNOLOGY
I really enjoyed this article, “Open source is finally coming to financial services”, and the corresponding 25-minute lecture by Angela Strange of Andreessen Horowitz on the future of banking services, in which she predicts a scenario that is very much in line with what I have been envisioning for quite a few years: banks where software developers will have […]
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  2. PSYCHOLOGY & WELLNESS
  3. SOCIOLOGY
  4. TECHNOLOGY
New research into the use of videoconferencing and the increasingly common practice whereby companies oblige employees to keep their cameras on at all times, supposedly to facilitate better communication and team bonding, reveals that instead it often makes people tired and isolated. Needless to say, the research has attracted attention, given the huge number of people working […]

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