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The Station: The startups edition

  • The new product, called RadMission Electric Motor Bike, comes with a 500-watt motor that provides 50 pound feet of torque, a twist grip throttle, an integrated brake light that is powered using the main battery pack, 48-volt battery pack that can travel between 25 to 45-mile range.
  • Zoov, a French electric bike-sharing platform, unveiled this week a new charging station that it says improves upon traditional docking systems.
  • The company has launched a new product that it calls “ad shield.” The idea is to protect ride-share drivers and passengers, while generating revenue.
  • London is the first city in Europe to see Jump bikes return since Uber offloaded the company to Lime in a complex deal that unfolded in May. Lime raised $170 million in a funding round led by Uber, along with other existing investors Alphabet, Bain Capital Ventures and GV.

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Building an Investing Model with Python

  • During this post, we are going to build an investment model to find out attractive stocks based on financial ratios using Python.
  • Finally, based on a custom ranking criteria, we will build a model to find the most attractive stocks.
  • As already covered in one of my previous posts (i.e. see how to find high dividend paying stocks), we will extract and append each of the company tickers trading in NASDAQ into a Python list.
  • As we can see in the above picture, our investment models predict that CSCO will be the best stock to invest in as per our selected criteria with a ranking of 48 points.
  • We have created an investment model based on key financial ratios and a customized ranking factor.
  • For example, we could analyse some of the financial ratios more in deep for some of our best ranked companies.

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History of Egghead Software Stores

  • For most of its history, the company operated a chain of specialty retail stores under the name Egghead, Inc. However, increased competition from mass merchandisers and consumer electronics 'superstores' eroded Egghead's sales and profits during the 1990s and forced the company to re-evaluate its strategy.
  • In addition to running its eponymous web site--Egghead.com--the company also operates an Internet auction site (www .surplusauction.com) and re-sells computer hardware, software, and accessories at its off-price web warehouse (www.surplusdirect .com).
  • With its unique approach to software retailing, Egghead's sales rose quickly, and it soon was adding new stores.
  • In addition to opening the new stores, Egghead added 60 salespeople to the direct sales staff of 132.
  • This tumult lead to two straight years of losses for Egghead, and the company was forced to close 29 stores to cut costs.

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Retail Traders Continue Their Insanity With Office Depot

  • Retail traders continue making some unusual moves in the market.
  • As with most reverse splits, like the one Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK) did earlier this year, the move was designed to bring the price per share high enough to continue trading on the exchange.
  • The fact that these companies have declined so much that they need the reverse split is usually a huge warning sign to investors.
  • On the day of the reverse split, ODP was the most popular stock on Robinhood.
  • In an interview on Yahoo Finance, Gundlach had several things to say about retail traders dominating the market right now.
  • Gundlach knows the truth: the economy will likely throw curve balls that retail investors won’t be able to knock out of the park.
  • Until that happens, retail traders will continue to move individual stock in unusual ways.

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Building an Investing Model with Python

  • During this post, we are going to build an investment model to find out attractive stocks based on financial ratios using Python.
  • Finally, based on a custom ranking criteria, we will build a model to find the most attractive stocks.
  • As already covered in one of my previous posts (i.e. see how to find high dividend paying stocks), we will extract and append each of the company tickers trading in NASDAQ into a Python list.
  • As we can see in the above picture, our investment models predict that CSCO will be the best stock to invest in as per our selected criteria with a ranking of 48 points.
  • We have created an investment model based on key financial ratios and a customized ranking factor.
  • For example, we could analyse some of the financial ratios more in deep for some of our best ranked companies.

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The dev career ladder needs reassessing — not all senior developers should be managers

  • There is a mistaken assumption among people in leadership that those who develop a high level of expertise in their field will naturally be good at managing.
  • Good managers can see the big picture, and thrive on solving problems at the organizational level that require negotiating with, compromising, and sometimes confronting other people.
  • Luckily, some companies have moved away from promoting all of their software engineers to managers.
  • The best part about having this three track system for promoting software engineers is that there is wiggle room to switch between tracks if a developer decides they want to try something different or if it turns out they are not well suited for the track they are on.
  • Certainly there are potential problems that could be introduced by a trade organization, but right now the software engineering industry is basically the wild west when it comes to promotions.

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Building an Investing Model with Python

  • During this post, we are going to build an investment model to find out attractive stocks based on financial ratios using Python.
  • Finally, based on a custom ranking criteria, we will build a model to find the most attractive stocks.
  • As already covered in one of my previous posts (i.e. see how to find high dividend paying stocks), we will extract and append each of the company tickers trading in NASDAQ into a Python list.
  • As we can see in the above picture, our investment models predict that CSCO will be the best stock to invest in as per our selected criteria with a ranking of 48 points.
  • We have created an investment model based on key financial ratios and a customized ranking factor.
  • For example, we could analyse some of the financial ratios more in deep for some of our best ranked companies.

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Andrew Wilkinson and Tiny Capital Operating Manual

  • Tiny is a long term holding company for internet businesses started by Andrew Wilkinson and Chris Sparling.
  • There isn’t much info on how holding companies or micro-PEs like Tiny actually operate.
  • After rapid growth, he used the profits to diversify into a variety of businesses, which today form Tiny, a holding company he owns fully with his business partner Chris Sparling.
  • Tiny started buying businesses in 2013 when MetaLab was doing $7M/year in profit.
  • When Andrew does start a new business now, he delegates almost all aspects of it.
  • Andrew deals with this by paying up and hiring CEOs that have managed similar businesses at larger scales already before instead of trying to find underpriced less-experienced talent.
  • Months before closing on a deal Andrew works to identify opportunities for the business and a new leader to come in.

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McKinsey Helps Companies Avoid Responsibility

  • Over the course of its history, McKinsey has advised downsizing for so many different companies that, according to Duff McDonald, the firm may well be “the single greatest legitimizer of mass layoffs [of] anyone, anywhere, at any time in modern history.” The wave of layoffs that tore through the economy from the ’70s through the ’90s changed the shape of the American corporation.
  • According to ProPublica and the New York Times, when the Trump administration in 2017 directed U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to ramp up detentions, McKinsey consultants allegedly suggested that the agency save money by cutting spending on food and medical care for detainees.
  • Before Bower died in 2003, according to Duff McDonald’s book, he told a friend the firm had become “greedy fucks.” McKinsey started as a business that sold candid, dispassionate advice to corporate managers, but selling advice and building a brand around it also sets up a mechanism for diffusing responsibility.

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Solving the US Data Center Renewable Energy Puzzle

  • So last year, when Digital Realty offered to power Criteo’s US data center operations with solar energy, the company jumped at the chance.
  • Criteo doesn’t have a formal global environmental policy in place, but it does have a goal to power its data centers with 100 percent renewable energy, Matthieu Blumberg, Criteo’s VP of engineering infrastructure, told us.
  • As customers increasingly focus on sustainability, data center providers can differentiate themselves by lowering their Power Usage Effectiveness and procuring renewable energy, such as wind, solar, and hydro, to offset their carbon usage, said Todd Traver, VP of IT optimization and strategy at the Uptime Institute.
  • The San Francisco-based company has a broad sustainability strategy that includes building energy efficient data centers that are LEED and Energy Star certified and powering them with wind, solar, and hydro facilities, he said.

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