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The 5 Phases of Cash Flow

Something that we find true for almost all the businesses we work with is that it costs their owners twice as much and takes twice as long as they'd envisioned to make those businessses profitable.

Everyone loves a deal. Realizing this, businesses have long used print-based discount offers such as coupons in newspapers to sell products. But, as consumers have increasingly obtained information online, businesses have seen an increase in consumers' demand that these businesses shift all their marketing strategies to digital.

6 Life-Hacking Apps for Digital Nomads

Digital Nomads rely heavily on technology nowadays. Not only to earn a living, but also to stay organized and productive. The easiest and most efficient way they do this is by using apps that help them with their everyday needs while running their businesses on the road. There are tons of apps out there so trying to decide which ones to use can be tough.

Chatbots are artificially intelligent platforms that interact and communicate with customers on behalf of a business entity. They are making a difference, developing a different user experience and raising customer retention and loyalty.

Activist investors sometimes purchase large numbers of a company’s shares and try to obtain seats on its board in order to effect a major change within a company. The majority of these activists take a “go big or go home” approach. They invest a lot of time and money, effectively taking a financial gamble that their recommendation has merits and will yield returns. Brianna Murphy of Trillium Asset Management, Natasha Lamb of Arjuna Capital, and Jesse Cohn of Elliott Management have all seen success with this strategy.

Ever since the mobile revolution began, we have been able to collect huge amounts of data. In fact, in just a single minute, there are 4,166,667 Facebook likes, 347,222 tweets, and 284,722 Snapchat snaps generated. In a full day, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data is produced.

Say you get served a burger at a restaurant, and something about it isn’t quite right. Do you know what went wrong? Does your server? Does the restaurant? The suppliers? Hard to know. Each part of the sandwich – the beef, lettuce, tomato, bun, condiments, cheese – came together on the plate from separate long and intricate supply chains that go all the way back to a farm.

In what comes as a surprising announcement from one of the most powerful industrial scions of the world, Cyrus Mistry has been removed as the Chairman on Tata Sons Ltd and the industrial magnate Ratan Tata himself has decided to step in as interim chairman for four months.

In the last twelve months, we’ve witnessed a huge surge in the development and adoption of chatbots, artificial intelligence (A.I.), and machine learning. Many startups, including my own (ReplyYes), are utilizing A.I. and chatbots to help consumers engage with brands through their mobile devices in interesting and creative ways. Examples include the Domino’s chatbot, which enables customers to order a pizza through Facebook Messenger; the Burberry chatbot for London Fashion Week, which helps customers order products they see on the runway; and Lowercase Alpha, which helps founders and friends of Chris Sacca’s venture capital firm Lowercase discover some of the best new apps in the world.

Failure is almost a rite of passage in the startup space, with nine out of 10 new businesses crashing and burning. Tellingly, 42 percent fail because they created a product no one wanted to buy.