Breaking the Big Four

Once, the Big Four was a term used to describe the biggest accounting firms. Today, it is widely used to describe the biggest firms, overall. The Big Four are Apple, Amazon, Google, and Facebook (sometimes referred to as the Big Five, together with Microsoft) – the four largest companies in the world in terms of market capitalization (well, Microsoft is also there in the middle) but most importantly, in terms of influence, power and success. These companies have something in

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How the gig economy would affect women?

Independent work is on the rise. Using data from the 2016 Global Independent Work Survey, McKinsey says that independent workforce is projected to grow from 68 million to 129 million in the US alone. And a study by Randstad US, an HR service and staffing firm, finds that 70% of workers and 68% of employers believe that a majority of the workforce will be employed in an agile capacity by 2025. Within this so-called ‘gig economy’ women are on track to be

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The Challenges of a Country with no Immigrants – The Story of Japan

Some good friends of mine are currently traveling in Japan. And they are doing what most people are doing in Japan – having fun, eating, instagraming and enjoying this amazing country. Japan used to be a far and expensive destination, and while the distance has not changed dramatically, the Country became much more accessible lately and the flights’ prices to Japan are much lower than they used to be. Also, Tokyo, which was considered once the most expensive city in

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Follow the Money (and the Millennials)

Once there were Baby Boomers and Gen x’s, and they lived happily. They had brands they really liked along with their favorite beers, cereals, and department stores. They also had their particular way of consuming—looking for a specific physical location, buying lots of things they didn’t necessarily need, and essentially really liking certain products. Then came the millennials, who are less of a brick-and-mortar kind of people. Millennials want to buy everything online. They want everything delivered to them very quickly,

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The Eighth Wonder

Compunding

Lacking financial literacy, many people are unaware of what might be the most important factor for increasing your own capital. It’s a term that Albert Einstein referred to as “the greatest mathematical discovery of all time” (and Albert Einstein knew something about math) and “the eighth wonder of the world.” If there is anything you need to know about finance, it’s Compound Interest (Compounding). But compounding is not just math or finance. It’s a more profound idea than it may seem

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Brexit and London—a Change of Course or Only Acceleration?

London. Once the most influential city in the world. The capital of the British empire that ruled the seas but, more importantly, also ruled the financial world. Beginning in the eighteenth century, London experienced a period of rapid growth, reflecting an increasing national population, the early stirrings of the Industrial Revolution, and London’s role at the center of the evolving British Empire. During the nineteenth century, London became the world’s largest city and capital of the British Empire. Its population

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How to Invest in Global Warming

This post will start with a disclaimer. Writing about climate change can be very controversial. In the U.S., some might consider it a political statement, but there is a worldwide consensus that global warming is indeed happening. While liberals usually consider global warming as something influenced by humans, some conservatives agree with the facts regarding climate change but believe it’s a result of other factors and not necessarily caused by humans. It’s one of those debates that will last forever,

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