Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin We spend a whopping one-third of our lives at work. If this statistic is shocking to you, I get it… but there’s no reason to let it stress you out or upset you. Instead, focus on maximizing the quality of your professional life so that the one-third of your days that you spend on the job is as good as it can possibly be. It definitely doesn’t hurt if you’re doing work that aligns with your values and interests. This is all possible when you think of yourself as a product and design your life and career accordingly. You are the single most important creative product that you’ll ever work on. With that in mind, consider the other products you handle every day. Whether you’re responsible for tangible products, events, marketing campaigns, non-profit causes or something else, it’s safe to say that you’re not leaving the development of any of those products to chance. You need to be equally strategic and intentional about … [Read more...] about Why You Should Treat Your Career As A Product & How To Design It
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin With an ever-growing list of similar-sounding mutual funds to choose from, finding the best is an increasingly difficult task. How can investors change the game to shift the odds in their favor? Don’t Trust Mutual Fund Labels There are at least 979 different All Cap Value mutual funds and at least 6,025 mutual funds across twelve styles. Do investors need 502+ choices on average per style? How different can the mutual funds be? Those 979 All Cap Value mutual funds are very different from one another. With anywhere from 16 to 862 holdings, many of these All Cap Value mutual funds have drastically different portfolios with differing risk profiles and performance outlooks. The same is true for the mutual funds in any other style, as each offers a very distinct mix of good and bad stocks. Large Cap Value ranks first for stock selection. Small Cap Growth ranks last. Avoiding Analysis Paralysis I think the … [Read more...] about How To Find The Best Style Mutual Funds 4Q22
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin GoodRx qualified as a unicorn prior to its IPO , but its story and ambition is rare enough that it may warrant a new mythological creature dedication. Founded in 2011, the nine year-old digital health company went public last September with $388 million in 2019 revenue and, more surprisingly, $139 million in operating profit. GoodRx is best known for making prescription drug pricing transparent and offering discount coupons to consumers, allowing consumers to shop for which pharmacy provides the best combination of price and convenience. The company earns revenue only only when it saves people money. Thus far, the company estimates it has helped Americans realize $20 billion in savings. Doing good is going well for GoodRx and its investors, as suggested by the company’s $18 billion market capitalization (as of the publish date). While GoodRx’s growth has been impressive, it also begs questions: How does … [Read more...] about What Could A Healthcare Marketplace Look Like? GoodRx Is Trying To Show Us
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin With thanksgiving in the rear-view window, the last thing most of us want to do is think about food, not to mention what those calories did to our waistlines. From deep-fried turkey to loaded mashed potatoes to freshly baked apple pie, there is no doubt that fat had a starring role at dinner tables across America. Now, in the sobering light of post-thanksgiving food comas, we continue our series on the science behind overeating. In the first installment, we delved into Dr. David Kessler’s Bestseller, The End of Overeating, in which he frames fat, sugar, and salt as the main driver behind overeating. The food industry, as he argues, profits from the dissonance between logical restraint and a carnal drive to continue eating beyond the point of satiation. The second and most recent installment explored the genetic influences that predispose some people to being thin, regardless of exercise, diet, and other lifestyle factors. … [Read more...] about The Fat Truth: You Feel It In Your Gut
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Beyond Meat’s (NASDAQ NDAQ : BYND) most recent earnings call released on November 9, 2022 undoubtedly disappointed its shareholders. Its net revenue dipped 22.5% to $82.5 million, compared to last year, and its gross profit showed a loss of $14.8 million. And its stock price has dipped around 80% in the past year, and it has downsized 19% of its staff. Its president and CEO Ethan Brown tried to put a positive spin on the numbers and said he expected a turnaround in by the second half of 2023. He described a multi-pronged approach to boost results including reducing expenses, intensifying its focus on cash flow, and striking the right balance between short-term and long-term growth. Introducing a new product can also jumpstart revenue. On October 24, 2022 Beyond Meat’s BYND introduced Beyond Steak at supermarkets Kroger KR , Walmart WMT , Albertsons and Ahold nationwide. Moreover, it will be rolling out at … [Read more...] about Beyond Meat Is Looking For Beyond Steak To Boost Revenue
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Key Takeaways Volvo is shifting to an all-electric lineup by 2030. The new EX90 is the company’s flagship SUV, available in the Fall of 2023. Volvo has struggled recently with higher costs and sourcing of semiconductors. For decades, Volvo has been a brand known for safety. Now, the Swedish car manufacturer wants to be known as an all-electric vehicle company too. Volvo has faced obstacles like the semiconductor shortage and price increases, but all car manufacturers have encountered these issues. Here is what the future holds for Volvo, including the EX90. Volvo committed to all electric Volvo has decided to turn its automobile production into an all-electric or hybrid powertrain for each of its models. The carmaker, once known for its cutting-edge safety features and crash ratings, is looking to lead the automotive industry in terms of innovation. It announced this decision in 2019 and aims to … [Read more...] about Volvo EV: Will A Volvo EV Drive Volvo Stock Upward?