Blog Posts

Platform Strategies for Business in the Digital Age

04/09/2019 |
Platform Strategies for Business in the Digital Age

The world’s 6 most valuable companies by market capitalization (Amazon, Apple, Alibaba, Microsoft, Alphabet, Facebook) and 70% of the $1 billion+ unicorn startups (Didi, Airbnb, Uber) operate digital ecosystems that match buyers & sellers, and gain enormous market share from network effects. Yet, only 3% of established companies have adopted active platform strategies. But things […]

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5 Secrets to Launching Your Side Hustle in College

28/08/2019 |
5 Secrets to Launching Your Side Hustle in College

If you’re a college student with a big idea, there’s no reason to wait until graduation to start. Starting a business in college will not only help you get a head start in your industry, but it’s also a way to earn some extra cash. A lot of students take part-time jobs bartending or working […]

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The WorkerTech Ecosystem

19/08/2019 |
The WorkerTech Ecosystem

This is an abstract of a presentation on WorkerTech I’ve delivered at the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health on August 9, 2019 in Helsinki. What is WorkerTech? Digital service offerings that harness technology to provide the self-employed with personalized benefits and greater access to protections and rights. They combine the flexibility of self-employment with the […]

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A Freelancer’s Guide to Creating a Better Proposal

19/08/2019 |
A Freelancer’s Guide to Creating a Better Proposal

Freelancers will regularly need to pitch ideas or projects to potential clients. The best way to do this is by making up an excellent business proposal that could make your idea easier to sell. How do you create a better proposal that has a higher chance of success? The key is to focus on your […]

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What Countries Around the World are Doing to Facilitate Blockchain Tech Development

12/07/2019 |
What Countries Around the World are Doing to Facilitate Blockchain Tech Development

If there is anything that doesn’t change in this world, it’s the change itself. That’s why no matter how hard it can be, we should always find a way to accept and live with any change. This is what is happening with new technologies like blockchain. Other than being the technology behind different digital currencies, […]

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How to Thrive in the Platformization of Everything

06/06/2019 |
How to Thrive in the Platformization of Everything

Xamk’s international Summer Term takes place for the first time this year in Kouvola and Mikkeli campuses. In Kouvola it consists of 5 courses, and runs from May 6 to August 23. The general theme of all the courses is Artificial Intelligence and I had the chance to interview one of the lecturers, Marco Torregrossa, […]

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