The hottest Business Substack posts right now

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Points And Figures • 586 implied HN points • 22 Feb 24
  1. The emphasis on transgender issues has shifted from other social issues due to the potential financial incentives and long-term profit from transgender-related treatments and services.
  2. Businesses analyze customer acquisition costs and cash flows to understand why certain decisions are made regarding transgenderism and abortion, showing that transgender-related treatments offer a more sustainable revenue stream compared to abortion services.
  3. The transgender industry presents a significant financial opportunity, with ongoing cash flows from hormone treatments, surgeries, and other related services, highlighting the motivations behind the push for transgenderism acceptance and coverage by insurance companies.
Slow Boring • 5051 implied HN points • 25 Jan 24
  1. Biden administration announced new regulatory caps on overdraft fees to protect consumers from financial exploitation.
  2. CEOs like Jamie Dimon are more concerned with business-friendly regulations for profit than political ideologies.
  3. The Biden administration's stance on bank regulation highlights a shift in priorities from the Trump era.
Read Max • 1059 implied HN points • 09 Feb 24
  1. A Chevy dealership's A.I. chatbot predicted both the Chiefs and Niners to win the Super Bowl.
  2. The chatbot's analysis included inaccuracies like thinking Brock Purdy still plays for Iowa State and Jimmy Garoppolo is still with the Niners.
  3. Despite limitations, Quirk Chevrolet's chatbot predicted the Chiefs to win 31-27 in one conversation.
Richard Lewis • 1906 implied HN points • 31 Jan 24
  1. The games and esports industry has experienced a significant number of layoffs due to unsustainable practices and behavior.
  2. Many individuals in the industry exhibit toxic behavior, including forming secret blacklists and engaging in power plays for personal gain.
  3. Esports industry executives have mismanaged funds and made poor decisions, leading to financial instability and a negative impact on the industry as a whole.
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Huddle Up • 16 implied HN points • 23 Feb 24
  1. EA Sports is paying college football players $600 to use their name, image, and likeness in the new video game, sparking debate over the adequacy of the compensation compared to NFL players.
  2. Amazon secured rights to stream an exclusive NFL playoff game by paying a hefty $150 million, highlighting the competitive landscape for sports broadcasting among tech giants.
  3. Apple is making strides in the sports industry with its new Sports app, underlining the company's expansion into the realm of sports entertainment beyond its traditional tech offerings.
Huddle Up • 27 implied HN points • 21 Feb 24
  1. The NBA's All-Star Game had issues with lack of defense and high scoring, but this highlights broader problems like declining viewership and owners selling stakes.
  2. Adam Silver is a unique NBA commissioner loved by many for his approach balancing on-court and off-court business, though the league faces challenges on the court with lack of defense and player engagement.
  3. The NBA's decline in viewership, financial-savvy owners selling stakes, and upcoming retirements of key players like LeBron James and Stephen Curry pose challenges for the league's future success.
Wordloaf • 353 implied HN points • 07 Feb 24
  1. The Bread Bakers Guild of America has been connecting bakers since 1993, emphasizing natural leavening and handwork.
  2. BBGA offers resources and a network for bakers at all skill levels, from home bakers to professionals.
  3. Camp Bread event by BBGA provides hands-on sessions, workshops, and resources for learning and growth in the baking industry.
Unmasking Russia • 334 implied HN points • 04 Feb 24
  1. The son of Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev managed to cope with sanctions by receiving help from the family of the Norwegian ambassador, who provided ships for his work on the Arctic shelf.
  2. Nikolai Patrushev, a former FSB director and influential figure in Russia, has family members involved in important business dealings related to offshore projects in the Arctic.
  3. Connections between the son of the Norwegian ambassador to Russia and Andrey Patrushev are revealed in business transactions involving companies related to the Arctic shelf and oil and gas fields.
Erick Erickson's Confessions of a Political Junkie • 1218 implied HN points • 12 Jan 24
  1. The coldest NFL game in history could be the Dolphins at Chiefs playoff game.
  2. The US and its allies conducted a significant attack on Yemen's Houthi rebels after they ignored demands to cease attacks on merchant ships.
  3. Remote workers are being promoted less frequently than office workers and also receive less mentorship.
The Swiss Ramble • 373 implied HN points • 22 Jan 24
  1. Manchester United announced financial results for Q1 2023/24, showing a pre-tax loss but increased revenue and profit on player sales.
  2. Revenue streams for Manchester United increased, particularly in match day, broadcasting, and commercial aspects.
  3. United's profit from player sales rose from £17m to £29m, attributed to the departure of certain players.
Value Investing World • 373 implied HN points • 16 Jan 24
  1. Investors need a margin of safety when investing in securities to account for human error and market volatility.
  2. Various podcasts and videos are available covering topics like top stocks for 2024, business strategies, and lessons from investors.
  3. Continuously learning and staying informed is crucial in making wise decisions, as wisdom doesn't come by chance.
The Dossier • 4677 implied HN points • 07 Sep 23
  1. Liberty Safe, portrayed as liberty advocates, was actually the opposite.
  2. The private equity firm that owns Liberty Safe conforms to government agendas.
  3. Liberty Safe's exposure of compliance with federal authorities contradicted their advertised values.
First principles trivia • 19 implied HN points • 17 Feb 24
  1. The Wright brothers funded their aviation experiments largely out of their own pocket, showing dedication and perseverance.
  2. Despite receiving offers for funding, the Wright brothers chose to maintain full control over their research, emphasizing the importance of independence and vision.
  3. Through meticulous work, including building their own wind tunnel and conducting extensive test flights, the Wright brothers achieved their goal of creating a successful airplane, highlighting the value of thoroughness and persistence.
High ROI Data Science • 314 implied HN points • 15 Jan 24
  1. CEOs face challenges with limited skills and expertise in implementing AI initiatives.
  2. Businesses struggle with data complexity and ethical concerns when it comes to utilizing AI.
  3. Companies need to align AI opportunities with business goals, estimate costs upfront, and prioritize continuous reskilling for successful AI implementation.
Chamath Palihapitiya • 1159 implied HN points • 02 Dec 23
  1. Anduril's new autonomous fighter jet has significant advantages over legacy missile systems.
  2. Novo Nordisk paid U.S. doctors to promote its obesity drugs to tackle the global obesity epidemic.
  3. Huawei supports smaller companies in the semiconductor supply chain to build a self-sufficient chip network in China.
moontower: a stoner dad explains options trading to his kids • 137 implied HN points • 28 Jan 24
  1. Moontower.ai is gearing up for private demos with professionals before opening the beta to the waitlist.
  2. Hosting financial literacy sessions for kids can be engaging and informative, like a 'Kiyosaki without the brainworms' approach.
  3. Exploring the history and challenges of mean-variance analysis provides insights into investment strategies and decision-making processes.
The Generalist • 2922 implied HN points • 16 Jul 23
  1. Stablecoins solve real problems like moving value across borders quickly and cheaply.
  2. Stablecoins have signs of product-market fit with $125 billion in circulation and 1 million daily active wallets.
  3. Stablecoins are viewed as a financial infrastructure layer, serving as a platform for open, cheap, and programmable global payments system.
Rough Cuts • 157 implied HN points • 07 Jan 24
  1. The movie delves into the rise and fall of BlackBerry as a product, focusing on the competition between different visions for its future.
  2. The film is distinct from 'The Social Network' in style and tone, offering an entertaining take on corporate stories.
  3. Contrary to common interpretation, 'BlackBerry' presents a nuanced perspective on corporate influence, success, and the impact of competition from superior products.