going green

The Many Benefits of Going Green

Selling the benefits of green energy is reassuringly easy. Following President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement, the leaders of France, Germany and Italy refused his assertion that the deal could be ‘renegotiated’, pushing through the original deal in spite of American withdrawal. Undeterred, Merkel’s spokesman Steffan Seibert tweeted: “now more…

bitcoin

Bitcoin: Should more businesses adapt?

In 2016, over $26.7 billion was lost to credit card fraud, with up to 46% of Americans affected in the past 5 years. Not only this, but more than 976 million data records were lost or stolen during data breaches last year, with the business sector accounting for 45% of this figure. With statistics like…

business landscape

How AI will reshape the business landscape

In a recent article by The Guardian, a study was cited examining the jobs most at risk of automation. Conducted by Drs. Carl Frey and Michael Osborne, the paper concluded that jobs such as loan officers, taxi drivers and telemarketers were most at risk of automation, whilst musicians, physicians and psychologists were the least at…

clickbait

How to avoid Clickbait

(Number 4 will shock you!) In my last post I explored some of the key faults in Uber’s business strategy and its relationship with the company’s scandalous reputation (clickbait translation: How one student single-handedly brought down Uber’s Empire). Having done that, I thought I’d turn my attention to the more frivolous but no less contentious…

meritocracy

The Problem with Meritocracy

How to avoid Uber’s ‘Hobbesian’ business model. Despite modern connotations, the term meritocracy was first coined by Michael Young in his satirical essay ‘The Rise of Meritocracy’, depicting a dystopian future society in which the brightest and best have risen to the top and hardened into a new ruling class. As a supporter of the…

internship

Internships: A student’s perspective

– Why it’s good for us and why it’s good for you Like most students who aren’t in a vocational degree, I’m constantly thinking about my career and what direction it will take. It will come as no surprise to anyone that the employment model ‘good grades = good job’ isn’t as stable as it…