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The Road to $1 Trillion in Market Cap

Monday's Musings: Crypto FOMO and Bitcoin's Rise Into the $1 Trillion Club

Crypto FOMO Drives Capital Flows Out Of Big Tech (For Now) Retail investors have taken money out of the equity market and rotated into crypto to catch the wave. With all crypto's now worth more than $2 Trillion in market cap and Bitcoin standing out at $1 trillion, this poses a risk to the US dollar dominance as the reserve currency.
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American Airlines OneWorld

Big Idea: Prioritize Long Term Invesmtent Mindset Over Short Term Profits

Short Term Thinking Crushes Traditional Companies In Fight Against Digital Giants If legacy companies want to compete with data giants in the age of extreme capitalism, spending capital on innovation needs to STOP being sacrificed for short-term profits.
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Everybody Wants To Rule The World July 13, 2021

Big Idea: It took 50 years for markets to consolidate down to a few dominant players. Now it takes ten.

It took 50 years for markets to consolidate down to a few dominant players. Now it takes ten. Countless industries went through gradual reorganization from hundreds or thousands of small players down to a couple of giants. But until very recently, the keyword was “gradual.” There’s no longer going to be a monopoly in each industry. In the next ten years, I expect to see about 100 dominant players in 50 distinct markets worldwide, in most cases with a duopoly of two giants per market.
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Long Term Loyalty Is Gone

Monday's Musings: Long Term Loyalty Is Gone!

Long-term loyalty is gone. Your customers will trade loyalty for convenience, value, or status. Consider Domino's. Even though they managed an A+ digital transformation in the 2010s, the company now faces a new existential threat. The enemy is no longer Pizza Hut; it's the new wave of food delivery companies like Uber Eats and DoorDash moving into its sector.
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News Analysis: Digital Giant Coinbase Breaks Past $100 Billion Valuation In Direct Listing

Coinbase Debut Legitimizes Cryptocurrency Trading Coinbase is the NASDAQ of Cryptocurrencies. They generate 96% of revenue from transaction fees and earned more in Q1 than all of 2020. The digital giant debuted as a profitable company on April 14th, 2021. At the time of direct listing, Coinbase shares opened at $381 and almost broke $429.54 throughout a volatile trading day.
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Google Cloud Industries Leadership

Event Report: Google Cloud Industries Analyst Day

On March 31st, 2021, Google Cloud hosted an industry vertical analyst roundtable. Google Cloud CEO, Thomas Kurian, opened up the day with a warm introduction on the role industries will play in the growth of Google Cloud. Lori Mitchell-Keller, VP of Industry Solutions shared how Google Cloud differentiates its approach to Industries with customers.
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Digital Hand

Monday's Musings: The Rise Of The Digital Executives

Digital Leaders and Their Efforts Take a Front Seat in the Post-Pandemic Era When the pandemic impacted businesses a year ago, most brands and enterprises scrambled to accelerate digital transformation efforts. These “digital” efforts ranged from rekindling digital channel projects to doubling down on digital channels to even accelerating subscription business models.
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Wall Street

Digital Giants Market Analysis: Part 2 - Inside 11 Digital Giants Headed For IPO, DPO, or SPAC

Emerging Digital Giants Are Set For Some Big Debuts - Part 2 Established digital giants such as the FAANGs + Microsoft have shown the power in dominating markets and moving beyond digital transformation. Emerging digital giants such as AirBnB, DoorDash, Disney, Etsy, Grubhub, Lyft, Spotify, Uber, and Walmart have shown the most growth in the winner takes all, post-pandemic markets. Successful digital giants have applied digital business models, built new digital monetization models, and improved their digital channels.
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The Wall Street Bull

Digital Giants Market Analysis: Part 1 - Inside 11 Digital Giants Headed For IPO, DPO, or SPAC

Emerging Digital Giants Are Set For Some Big Debuts Established digital giants such as the FAANGs + Microsoft have shown the power in dominating markets and moving beyond digital transformation. Emerging digital giants such as AirBnB, DoorDash, Disney, Etsy, Grubhub, Lyft, Spotify, Uber, and Walmart have shown the most growth in the winner takes all, post-pandemic markets. Successful digital giants have applied digital business models, built new digital monetization models, and improved their digital channels.
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Coupang 쿠팡

News Analysis: Coupang, South Korea's Digital Giant, Set For A $60 Billion+ Debut (3/10/2021)

Digital Giant Seeks $4.55 Billion Raise (3/10/2021) Harvard Business School drop-out Bom Suk Kim is set for one of the biggest tech IPO's for the year. Founded in 2010, Coupang started out as a Groupon copy-cat, focusing on daily deals and has emerged into an eCommerce digital giant.
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Wipro Buys Capco $1.45 B

News Analysis: Wipro Doubles Down On BFSI With $1.45 Billion Capco Acquisition

The Battle For The Hearts And Minds Of BFSI Clients Just Got Interesting On March 4th, Bengaluru headquartered, global IT services giant, Wipro, signed an agreement to acquire UK-based Capco, technology and management consulting firm in an all cash transaction for $1.45 billion.
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Mainframes 2021

Monday's Musings: Inside Why The Mainframe Is Alive And Thriving

Mainframes Still Going Strong After 70 Years Mainframes entered the market in the early 1950's when IBM and the seven dwarfs (Burroughs, Unisys, NCR, Control Data, Honeywell, GE, and RCA) created the computing age and competed for critical applications, sophisticated modeling, and large-scale transactions and workloads among the largest of organizations.
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