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business models, strategies and technologies

Car restoration – peccadillos of the rich or the “right to repair”?

At its huge facility in the Philippines, Byrnes Motor Trust Restoration Inc. is rethinking the business model for restoring old cars – at scale Restoring classic cars – a strange kettle of fish Classic car collecting and the parallel feeder-vein restoration is a singularly strange phenomenon, with facets reaching out into very different dimensions of human endeavour and ambition. It is a field tugged...

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Business models for identity and uniqueness

Digital unique identifiers – luxury, advantage, prerequisite or opportunity? What do we do with identity? In our current world of branded identity and social media profiling, identity has become an often-artificial construct – something you engineer and use to illude, rather than something innate, immutable and earned. But engineers, techno-geeks and forensic detectives don’t think about identity in the same way as the Kardashians...

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Making financials useful for us mere mortals

Financial planning may be necessary, but for many startups and modern flexi-firms it’s often also a frustrating time-waster The guarded world of financials Financial planning, budgeting and the other related sub-disciplines have long been ensconced in a world of their own, with their own specialist practitioners, their own arcane language and a whole slew of “dark arts” concepts whose main function seems to involve...

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