Month: March 2019

Zoom: An IPO Done Right?

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Current affairs

On March 22nd 2019, Zoom filed their S-1, the registration form in anticipation of their initial public offering (IPO). An IPO is the first time that the shares of a company are able to be traded on a public stock market. This allows companies to raise more funding through selling its shares and also allows investors and option-holding employees to cash out. More interestingly, since public companies have to report on their profit and loss, […]

Is software literally eating the world?

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Current affairs

Recently it was revealed that Coca Cola produces 3m tonnes of plastic packaging a year, which is equivalent to 200,000 bottles a minute. This revelation was part of a global commitment led by the New Plastics Economy to raise awareness of the sheer scale of single-use waste that we are creating. After decades of relentless production of materials that end up in landfills, we are beginning to take notice of our waste problem. This spans […]

Surely we’re more than our jobs

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Growth

So what do you do? There is a house for sale two doors down from where we live. At the weekend, I was working outside of our garage, filling the car with scrap wood from an internal wall that we had demolished. A man, who I would place somewhere in his forties, left his parked car and approached me. He had seen the listing online and had come for an initial drive by. After telling […]