The following infographic provides a valuable illustration of trends in the business world as companies go up and down.
Thomas Piketty’s book Capital in the Twenty-First Century has raised some important questions in terms of income inequality. The following graph suggests flattening income growth for the majority of Western consumers although the counterbalance to this is the emergence of the middle class in many emerging markets.
Whilst on the subject of income, NPR in the US has looked at what professions are likely to put you above (or below) the incomes of your parents.
Nemo looks at the winners and losers when services like Uber disrupt markets and how regulators can maximise benefits for consumers.
Jason Jacobs from Runkeeper argues that dedicated fitness trackers are likely to go the way of many other devices that have been subsumed within the smartphone.
Steven Sinofsky looks at how many digital services start with a focused offering but see their functionality expand sprawl over time and argues that this shouldn’t necessarily be seen as a bad thing.
JWT Intelligence identify what they see as the ten key mobile trends for 2014.
Felix Salmon argues eloquently for salaries being public, arguing that it is likely to lead to fairer compensation and avoids fueling some of the nastier aspects of organisational politics.
Harvard Institute of Politics research points to Facebook’s penetration growing among young adults in the US but usage is declining.
Research from the e-tailing group points to social media as only providing a limited contribution towards sales when compared to other digital channels…That’s not to say it doesn’t provide valuable support to other valuable business metrics.
A valuable overview of how Facebook is positioning its digital offering can be found in Facebook for Direct Response Marketing presentation produced following recent announcements at the F8 Developers Conference.
Facebook has launched Context Cards on their redesigned iOS app which will look to serve more contextual information based on user location and activities.
Research from RJMetrics points to women dominating among active Pinterest users with 84% staying active after four years.
Moz looks at how events can be leveraged to grow an organisation’s digital profile.
Are you running low on ideas? Mark Johnstone looks at ways of kickstarting your creative thinking.