Winners & Losers October 5, 2017

The Most Overlooked Tech Giant



Winner: Ikea, for buying online gig marketplace TaskRabbit. This makes a lot of sense.

Loser: Societies engaging in the gross idolatry of youth. While today's rash of young CEOs are more creative than older peers, they also lack historical context.

Winner: Microsoft - the tech company everyone forgot about. Its stock hit an all-time high in September, boosted by savvy cloud computing and LinkedIn investments.

(0:16) IKEA.
(0:27) “IKEA Opens More Click-and-Collect Stores as Customers Move Online,” The Wall Street Journal, September 2017.
(0:33) “IKEA Jumps Into ‘Gig Economy’ With Deal for TaskRabbit,” The Wall Street Journal, September 2017.
(0:50) “The Pager,” The Wire: Season 1, June 2002.
(1:01) “Major League Baseball Rosters By Average Player Age In 2017 (In Years)*,” Statista, 2017.
(1:01) “2017-18 CLEVELAND CAVALIERS: Roster,” Fox Sports, 2017.
(1:04) “The Average Age Of Employees At All The Top Tech Companies, In One Chart,” Business Insider, September 2017.
(1:08) “Kraft Heinz Shakes Up Leadership,” The Wall Street Journal, September 2017.
(1:22) “When You Can Expect to Be Most Creative,” Econlife, September 2014.
(1:29) “News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2017,” Pew Research Center, September 2017.
(2:15) “Global Top 100 Brands 2017,” BrandZ, 2017.
(2:29) Yahoo Finance.
(2:33) “Chart: Here’s How 5 Tech Giants Make Their Billions,” Visual Capitalist, May 2017.
(2:33) “Why Microsoft Stock Is At An All-Time, 31-Year High,” recode, July 2017.
(2:43) “LinkedIn Brings In Nearly $1 Billion For Microsoft,” CNN Tech, April 2017.
(3:04) “Town Hall Series: Snap’s Imran Khan with HBO’s Richard Plepler in Conversation,” Advertising Week, September 2017.
(3:04) “Video Viewability and Sales Lift Research Report,” Oracle, September 2017.

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Scott Galloway Founder, L2 inc; Professor of Marketing, NYU Stern

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