Business Video Roundup: When to IPO, Building Success from Failure & More

Posted on 31.July.2020 by Mike Winters | @amcomcap

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In this week’s business video roundup, America Online co-founder Steve Case tells the story of how a failed deal with Apple led to a rebrand and incredible success with AOL, WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg discusses how to measure productivity while working remotely, and Forbes asks the question, “When is the right time for your company to IPO?” Plus, CNBC explores how Tyson broke the meat supply chain (and what we can learn from what happened) and noted economist Paul Krugman offers his thoughts on what’s next for the U.S. economy. Agree or disagree, Krugman offers some interesting food for thought.

Forbes: When Your Company Should IPO – Advice from Unicorn Livongo’s Founder

When should your company go public (if at all)? Forbes catches up with the founders of several companies who took the plunge with an IPO and asks them what it took and what they’ve learned from the experience.

Steve Case: How a Business Disaster Helped Create AOL

Did you know that AOL was the result of a deal with Apple falling apart? Some of the most profitable businesses arise from the ashes of failure. In this video from Inc., Steve Case (CEO of Revolution and co-founder of AOL) tells of one such story—the story of AOL.

Inc.: WordPress Co-Founder on How to Measure Productivity While Working Remotely

In this quick two-minute video, WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg talks about why traditional productivity metrics probably aren’t all that accurate. For instance, it’s easy to seem busy in an office environment or workplace, but that doesn’t make it so. He also offers up a few tips on how to measure productivity when your team is work remotely.

CNBC: How Tyson Broke the Meat Supply Chain

Fascinating 18-minute mini-doc from CNBC about how Tyson’s growing pains, rising production costs, and slower productivity in the wake of COVID-19 effectively broke the meat supply chain. Could Tyson have avoided this? There’s a lot to learn in this case study.

Paul Krugman: What’s Next for the U.S. Economy

CNBC multimedia reporter Elizabeth Schulze talks to Nobel laureate Paul Krugman about what’s on the horizon for the U.S. economy. Agree or disagree, but his ideas are worth thinking about.

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