O Alcance da Disrupção Digital

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A disrupção é algo a que todas as companhias devem estar atentas, qualquer operação está sujeita a este processo, por mais que pareça absoluta e única…

O mercado está muito mais acessivo a tentativas e erros, não só porque “tentar” está mais barato, mas também, porque “errar” está mais aceitável, o que dá oportunidade para que a criatividade flua fortemente a caminho de geração de valor e processos disruptivos….

Roberto Salomon

Se a necessidade é a mãe da invenção, a destruição criativa é sua parteira. São inúmeras as atividades econômicas que caíram em desuso ou simplesmente desapareceram: A economia em torno da indústria baleeira praticamente desapareceu com o advento da lâmpada elétrica, carroceiros foram obrigados a se adaptar e produzir carrocerias para a nova indústria automobilística enquanto criadores de cavalos tornaram-se provedores de artigos de luxo. A indústria do petróleo começa a sofrer ataques das “energias limpas” graças a todo um contexto desfavorável de mudança climática global. Continue lendo

What Saudi Arabia’s $3.5 Billion investments in Uber could Buy……

Quentin Hardy – NYT

As Mike Isaac and Michael de la Merced report, the desert kingdom has agreed to put $3.5 billion into the ride-sharing service. It is one of the single largest investments in a start-up ever, and Saudi Arabia’s 5 percent stake values Uber at $62.5 billion, making it by far the most valuable pre-I.P.O. company in Silicon Valley.

But the comparisons don’t end there. For example: Continue lendo

Facebook Has Put a Spell on You

Jim Kerstetter – NYT

Dear Facebook addicts: You are a great benefit to Mark Zuckerberg and his growing Facebook empire.

When the social media giant announced the results for its most recent quarter, Wall Street analysts were reasonably impressed by its jump in both total revenue and profitability. Continue lendo

Ferramentas para a qualidade: Six Sigma

Marcelo Toledo

Melhorar a qualidade do produto, do preço, da distribuição e de seu pós-venda são algumas estratégias usadas pelas empresas para sobreviver em mercados cada vez mais competitivos. Mas e quando nada disso é suficiente? As empresas, nesses casos, se vêem obrigadas a investir em outros métodos dentro da organização para que consigam se manter efetivas nesse jogo. Continue lendo

Venture Investing Declined Sharply at the End of 2015

By Katie Benner – NYT – 2 min read
Venture capitalists pulled back from making new bets at the end of last year. The number of deals fell to a nearly two-year low because of worries that there was too much froth in start-up investing.

In the fourth quarter of 2015, the amount of money funding private companies fell by 30 percent to $27.3 billion from the previous quarter, according to a report from the research firm CB Insights. Deal-making dropped 13 percent over the same time period to 1,743 transactions, a level not seen since the first quarter of 2013. Investment activity was also down from the fourth quarter of 2014, during which $27.7 billion was invested in 2,013 deals. Continue lendo

LivingSocial Offers a Cautionary Tale to Today’s Unicorns

The market really seems to be facing digital “startups” in a diferent way…..

By MIKE ISAAC and KATIE BENNERNOV – NYT

WASHINGTON — The first thing you see when walking into the headquarters of LivingSocial is row upon row of mostly empty desks, broken up by small street signs that employees once needed to find one another when the office teemed with people. Continue lendo

Yahoo Pressured to Keep Alibaba Stake and Sell Core Business

By MICHAEL J. de la MERCED – NYT

The activist hedge fund that has pressured Yahoo for more than a year to improve its stock price is now urging the company to forgo a plan to spin off its 15 percent stake in the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group and instead sell its core business. Continue lendo

Breezes Could Become Headwinds in Silicon Valley

BITS/NYT

For months now, the scorching tech industry has shown signs of feeling a slight breeze. As early as September, for example, Nicole Perlroth reported that some security start-ups, used to easily raising new money, were being asked something almost novel: Where are the profits? Continue lendo