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Peter-Armitage

Surviving the digital giants

By Peter Armitage, Anchor Capital’s CEO. Few would deny the benefits of the industrial revolution — increased productivity brought with it rising household income and innovation-enhanced quality of life. But the disruption, displacement and dispossession it entailed meant that, at the time, many would have struggled to recognise its good. So too with the digital revolution. […]

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Surviving the digital giants

AUTHOR: Peter Armitage, CEO, Anchor Capital Few would deny the benefits of the industrial revolution — increased productivity brought with it rising household income and innovation-enhanced quality of life. But the disruption, displacement and dispossession it entailed meant that, at the time, many would have struggled to recognise its good. So too with the digital […]

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Facebook’s valuable lesson on being ‘priced for perfection’

Growth is a slippery and unpredictable beast – not that this stops people trying to forecast it – and when expected growth fails to materialise, the market can be unforgiving.  By Juan Torres Rodriguez, Research Analyst, Equity Value at Schroders. (more…)

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Simon-Colman

Liability insurance important for SA social media users

In South Africa alone, 16 million people use Facebook, 7.7 million are on Twitter and LinkedIn has 6.1 million users, according to the Ornico SA Social Media Landscape report for 2018. By simply using these platforms, all these millions of users unknowingly expose themselves to possible law suits, which could cost them hundreds of thousands […]

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The FANGs have robust balance sheets

The acronym, FANGs – Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Google (now Alphabet) – that refers to just four specific stocks, was popularised by CNBC’s Jim Cramer in early 2013. (more…)

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Simon Colman, Head of Commercial Liability Underwriting at SHA Specialist Underwriters

The impact of social media on liability risks

According to a report released by social media agency We Are Social, the number of active social media accounts in SA grew by 20% to 11.8 million in 2015. Simon Colman, Head of Commercial Liability Underwriting at SHA Specialist Underwriters states that the wide adoption and instantaneous nature of social media platforms means that bad […]

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Don’t dismiss a business that owns zip

Uber, the on-demand transport business, is now the world’s most valuable travel start-up, valued at more than $40 billion. In fact, it has the potential to become the most highly valued private company in the world. All of this with no fleet of its own. (more…)

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