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Twisting the news – 45th edition

In cappuccino on February 5, 2016 at 12:49 pm

Here’s the season to be jolly. Or not. Depends on what you did last year, depends on the numbers. Let’s take a look at what Daimler did last year: it achieved new records, the sales went up by 12%, the revenue climbed up by 15% while the operating profit was up 36%.  As I mentioned a few days ago when analyzing Renault’s decision to invest in a Chinese manufacturing unit, China is a good market to Daimler and its competitors. Which is only to demonstrate that China, even stagnant, is a better market for luxury goods than for mass consumption. Sales in China were increased by 41%, which is where Daimler’s records are probably based. Daimler was not affected by the emissions scandal at Volkswagen.

Uber became a statement with many startups positioning themselves as “uber for x”. Besides the power of example and an analogy needed when pitching a new idea, Uber is an example of contemporary, a bit avant-garde success. With Uber being valued more than traditional automakers, it makes sense to offer the leader as example. Read the rest of this entry »

Twisting the news 3rd edition

In cappuccino on October 13, 2015 at 7:13 am

Amazon Readies Kindle Fire Update to Keep Up With Apple, GoogleSteve Jobs wasn’t the only leader lacking empathy. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos may be even worse, or better. Amazon managed to be on the 828th position out of 907 in terms of environmental, social and governance factors, which is usually hard for a service company. Only that they might be doing something about it: Amazon is reported to survey corporate staffers everyday about their job satisfaction. Amazon needs its reputation, more as a service company than a manufacturer.

In the competition for the next Steve Jobs, we also have Elon Musk, the Iron Man. Probably closer in terms of vision and compulsive obsessive behavior to Jobs, than Bezos, Elon Musk has a vision. Read the rest of this entry »

IBM + Facebook = ?

In Uncategorized on May 7, 2015 at 6:06 am

facebook-ibm-188_6XogE4FYesterday Facebook and IBM announced their partnership which will enable marketers deliver more personalized campaigns. Could this be the much awaited use of the huge amount of data Facebook posses on its users? Could this be the beginning of a beautiful love hate relationship?

In the announced partnership Facebook and IBM will bring together their ad capabilities and analytics to create more relevant experience for their customers, which will translate into more personalized advertising. Read the rest of this entry »