The Futility of Mere Forecasting
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by Flavio Aliberti
1w ago
Explore how businesses can thrive by adapting strategies based on predictive insights to navigate market changes and technological disruptions In the ancient city of Troy, the god Apollo granted a powerful gift to Cassandra: the ability to see the future.  However, her gift came with a harsh curse—nobody would believe her. This story from Greek mythology mirrors a modern challenge in business and technology: the Cassandra Syndrome. Today, many companies can predict changes and trends, from shifts in remote work dynamics to transformations in supply chain managemen ..read more
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Understanding Non-Compete Agreements: What Every Professional Should Know
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by Adam Ludwin
2w ago
Importance of Understanding Non-Compete Agreements Several states, including Florida, recognize and enforce what are known as non-compete agreements. Ideally, a non-compete agreement is something that should protect both employer and employee, but that is not always the case. Before working for a company that requires a non-compete agreement, you should be aware of what exactly that is and what it can entail. Otherwise, you may find yourself in an extremely limited position when looking for work after leaving a company.  Overview of Non-Compete Agreements in Employment Law There are no se ..read more
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Why We Invested In Handl — Healthcare Price Transparency
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by Amit Garg
3w ago
Excited to be investing in the $2.5M seed of Handl Health alongside Mucker and Everywhere, their official announcement is here. Tau Ventures is an AI-first fund in Silicon Valley investing primarily in mature seed, typically when there is a pipeline of customers. We found Handl intriguing in several areas: (1) strong need (2) an entrepreneurial team, and (3) a product with significant expansion potential. 1) The Need Ever gone for an MRI and got charged double the price than another place? Or gone into a knee surgery without knowing the exact cost, and afterwards being surprised with a huge in ..read more
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Why Optimism Is Dangerous for Your Financial Well-Being
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by Olegs Jemeljanovs, PhD, CFA
3w ago
Optimism has become a cult these days. Both mainstream and social media outlets strongly encourage their readers, viewers, and listeners to keep believing that everything will be fine no matter what. This largely happens because optimism is easy to “sell”. It gives you hope in almost all situations even when objective and unbiased analysis and data often show that there is no hope whatsoever. So what? The thing is that a recent major study demonstrates that optimism is actually dangerous for your financial well-being (“Looking on the (B)right Side of Life: Cognitive Ability and Miscalibrated F ..read more
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What the Instrumental Level of Marketing Includes
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by Valentin Vasilevskiy
3w ago
Marketing is a multifaceted process that operates on three main levels: semantic, communication, and instrumental. This model helps structure the marketing strategy and effectively work on each aspect of product promotion. The semantic level addresses the core ideas and values of the brand, aiming to create an emotional connection with the audience and emphasize how the product or service can improve customers’ lives. The communication level focuses on selecting channels for interacting with the audience to effectively disseminate the brand’s meanings. It includes advertising, PR, social media ..read more
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What signs indicate that it’s time to change the direction of your business?
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by Alex Visotsky
1M ago
I believe that from time to time, every entrepreneur wonders whether to continue the business they are doing or if it makes sense to change direction. Such thoughts come to the minds of both newcomers and very successful entrepreneurs who have extensive experience in a certain business and have been working for decades. Our business accelerator has seen hundreds of companies, so I have a certain level of expertise. I see many companies that are well-organized and operate quite effectively. The team is focused and puts in great effort. For many, this is a special object of desire. However, they ..read more
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The Dichotomy With AI for Climate Change
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by Deepa Ramachandra
1M ago
UN Secretary-General António Guterres We need a race to develop AI for good:  to develop AI that… supercharge climate action [ and ] an AI that propels us towards the Sustainable Development Goals. Today, the climate crisis is so dire that a rush to find any solution that “supercharges” climate action is inevitable. The latest hysteria of artificial intelligence has propelled it as the go-to tech for solving all the world problems, including climate change. Though AI could transmogrify as a potent solution for all climate problems, one should not discount its environmental costs. To addre ..read more
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Will Unexpected Inflation in the West Pave the Way for a Metals CFD Revival?
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by Dmytro Spilka
1M ago
So far, 2024 is shaping up to be a year that’s anything but predictable as confounding inflation data continues to challenge US markets. Could a stubborn Consumer Price Index (CPI) push more investors towards a metals revival?  With February 2024 CPI data reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics showing a 3.2% year-on-year increase that outpaces both forecasts and the 3.1% recorded in January, it’s clear that expectations of a dovish Federal Reserve monetary policy in the first half of this year have all but evaporated.  Worryingly, month-on-month inflation rose 0.4%, representing ..read more
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Play the Game or Get Played: The Race to Innovate Is On
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by Flavio Aliberti
1M ago
Embrace AI and lead innovation with a game-changing strategy. Transform your organization, enhance value, and stay ahead. Act now, the future is here The world is rapidly embracing AI. Those who do not will remain behind. Many who rush to join the line, claiming stakes in the future, are far from leading the race. The AI revolution is not just about joining the bandwagon. It is about pioneering new paths and transforming organizations from the inside out. It is about walking the AI walk, not just talking the talk. So the real question becomes how to build a hands-on approach, a ..read more
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Where Is Healthcare Today And What Role Can Startups Play? A Story In 10 Pictures
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by Amit Garg
1M ago
At Tau Ventures we invest in AI in digital health and AI in enterprise and have written extensively about both topics. This article is a bit different. If a picture is worth a thousand words, this article will attempt telling a story in 10 pictures. It is in many ways adding to the narrative from many previous articles especially the ones below: 1) Healthcare AI — Where Are We? 2) The Accelerating Rate Of Healthcare Innovation 3) What’s Driving Healthcare Changes? Trends, Instigators, And The Future Figure 1 In 1980 the US was still in line with other developed countries... […] The post Where ..read more
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