Recent Blog Posts
- Hedge fund activism in the US is like hedge fund activism everywhere in the world, right? - Researchers at Cambridge University’s Judge Business School have asked the interesting question: Has hedge fund activism done in Japan what hedge fund activism seems to have done in the US: driven enduring change in US corporate governance (management effectiveness/ managerial decisions/ labour management) as well as in market perception? Surprisingly, analysis of financial data by […]
- Machine Learning: The Economic Impact to 2030 - The Economist Intelligence Unit’s report titled “Risks and Rewards: Scenarios around the economic impact of Machine Learning” examines that impact to the year 2030 in a select group of countries: Australia, Japan, South Korea, the UK, the USA and what it calls “Developing Asia” (no explanation is provided of this term). For these countries, […]
- Is Bitcoin the new religious craze of the 2010s? - A friend draws my attention to the “real belief system behind bitcoin” which becomes apparent when one asks questions such as the following: 1. Why should you allow yourself to be profiled on the basis of what you eat/ wear/ say on the internet? A Bitcoinist believes that buying things from an encrypted wallet […]
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