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Why Tesla? Evaluating the Electric Craze

by Zachary Elfman

Tesla shares are up 60% over the past 12 months—performing relatively well even with the impacts of the coronavirus on the broader stock market (S&P 500 down ~11% over the same period). We dissect the drivers and unpack what the market is building into TSLA’s valuation.

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Brands Still Matter – Brandless Boom to Bust

by Micah Bowers

The future of branding was no brand at all, and Brandless represented the best the movement had to offer. Until it didn’t. What happened? We share takeaways that no designer or business should ignore.

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Well-structured Logic: A Golang OOP Tutorial

by Leonhard Holz

Can Golang be object-oriented? Go is post-OOP but can still leverage concepts like binding functions to types (aka classes), constructors, subtyping, polymorphism, dependency injection, and testing with mocks.

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The Commercial Real Estate Market in 2020

by Martin Schwarzburg, MBA

Where are we now in the commercial real estate cycle? We analyze current market dynamics, risks, yield expectations, and trends to determine potential well-positioned commercial real estate investments in 2020.

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Beyond “Faster, Better, Cheaper”: Vertical Integration Strategy for Startups

by Harish Natarahjan

Startups need to think about vertical integration and identify the areas to focus on in-house versus partnering or outsourcing.

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Pixels of Influence – Breaking Down Persuasive Design Principles

by Michael Craig

There’s a lot for people to consider when making decisions. Used properly, persuasive design principles are a powerful tool for building meaningful products that help people make better decisions.

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Fitter, Happier, More Productive – An Artificial Intelligence Case Study

by Toptal Research

There's a wealth of practical applications for powerful technology like AI, like creating health and wellbeing resources for a new generation of college students. Here, we offer an inside glimpse into how the University of Southern California accomplished just that with the help of on-demand talent.

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The Price Is Right – A Pricing Strategy Overview for Consumer Companies

by Natasha Ketabchi

Pricing your products appropriately is one of the keys to the success of your company. So why do entrepreneurs often treat it as an afterthought? What are some of the available pricing strategies and how should they be applied by startup entrepreneurs?

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Unlocking the Power of a Multigenerational Workforce, Part 1: Does Age Matter?

by Toptal Research

From the Greatest Generation to Gen Z, our modern workforce spans decades of time, culture, and experience. This series explores the challenges and potential of this new world of work. This installment looks at why skills matter more than age and how employers are looking beyond birthdates and geography to find talent.

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