CSO insights report that in 2016 only 45.8% of forecasted deals closed as predicted. The recent survey of over 270,912 closed won opportunities (making up over $18.1 B in closed revenue ) by InsideSales shows the story continues quite, well, predictably.
Paul Oyer, a labour economist, is deeply interested in the Gig economy and has been analyzing the development from multiple perspectives. He researched income differences between bit workers and full time employees and consulted Upwork the largest freelance website. He also became a Uber certified driver since he ‘didn’t have any skills to sell as a freelancer’ and to better understand how similar platforms work.
January 2020 CCPA kicks in. We need to pay attention as regulation catches up with invasive technology world over.
The ability to make any use of personal data collected will be severely restricted in a similar manner as it is already in place in European Union through the General Data Protection Regulation. GDPR is one of the most comprehensive data protection laws in the world today. CCPA is considered to be one of the most significant legislative privacy laws in the US.
Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler argued in their book ‘Abundance’ that exponential technologies are generating an abundance of everything. We can access world’s information, take unlimited photos and stream videos at near zero cost. Soon we will have abundance of water, energy and most commodities that function within the business models built around the principle of ‘scarcity’.
Apparently in a lot of places. FastCompany recently released their top 50 innovative companies list. These companies were chosen from a list of 410 nominated across 41 categories and countries. The list includes the obvious suspects like Square, Twitch, Shopify, Alibaba, Grab (Singapore, 1bn revenue, Ride hailing + Food delivery+ Finance) and, well, Apple!
Larry Susskind, MIT professor and co founder of the Program on Negotiation and Consensus Building Institute, made an appearance in the ‘Negotiations Ninja’ podcast hosted by Mark Raffan to talk about his book – Good for you, Great for Me.
“…..No more drudgery, no more toil. This gives us the chance to imagine an entirely different kind of society, … where creators, discoverers, performers and innovators come together with their patrons and financiers to talk about issues, entertain, enlighten, provoke each other.”
As always, the Blissfully Annual SAAS report has a wealth of interesting findings. App turnover is common (I get that – with so many me too products with little differentiation chasing the same market) – typical mid sized companies changed 39% of their stack last year. 71% of companies has at leas one SaaS subscription with no billing owner.
I found some gems in a dated piece by Victor Belfor post a few years back in TechCrunch. Talking about new market disruptions lead by major technological shifts (like PC, Mobile, Cloud computing etc.) A large opportunity exists for startups who can deliver to the large companies who have been slow in the uptake of mobility and cloud computing . According to a RightScale study 92% of the large enterprises with 1000 employees or more have applications on the cloud now.
44.6% of calls to mobile phones will be scam calls in 2019 up 400% from 2017
A First Orion report calls out the alarming growth in scam calls – 3.7% in Q2 2017 to a whopping 44.6% projected for Q2 2019. 42.1% of all calls will be Scam or nuisance, that is nearly half of all calls. 9 of 10 calls will use area code spoofing.