Consequently, our approach to the world has changed. Where prediction once reigned, speculation now dominates. You can see this at the most literal level in the rise of gig-platform apps like Uber—where the once-simple acts of hailing or driving a cab become adventures in speculation—wagers on …

New Rabbbits Weeekly This weeek: a peek into the TikTok algorithm, how to win at Pinterest, a Google Ads recap, the formula for sponsored videos, tips to sell better, and some headlines.

Where does the value lie in a franchise? Sure, the brand has value. The McDonald’s name and logo would be worth something if it hit the market. But the true value lies in real estate. McD’s is one of the biggest real estate companies in the world. Brand value could go to 0 and the holdings would …

The Gig Work Reckoning

The Biden Labor Department released a proposal Tuesday [Oct 11, 2022] that could pave the way for regulators and courts to reclassify gig workers as employees rather than independent contractors. Lauren Feiner …

One of my concerns about the current trajectory of web3 is the potential financialization of everything. Turns out I needn’t be concerned, modern finance has taken care of that, at least for people in the industry. Goldman Sachs interns are replanning their lives based on the potential recession. …

Rabbbits Weeekly: I Said a Tik Tok: Part 2

I got long winded in today’s Rabbbits Weeekly newsletter…again. I’m putting the rest here for the curious minds who don’t want to miss out. You can read the first part of I Said a Tik Tok (The Tikie to the Tikie, To the Tik, Tik Tok, and you don’t stop, a Tok it.) on Substack. …

Chasing Eyeballs and How The Turntables: Part 2

Today’s Rabbbits Weeekly newsletter was so chock full of images that I ran out of space for some of the usual sections, so I’m putting them here for curious minds who don’t want to miss out. You can read the first part of Chasing Eyeballs and How The Turntables here. Now, onto the …

Fun with the Fed Rate

Bets are the Fed adds another .75% to the interest rate figure later this month. The rate has had 2.25% added to it so far this year, over four raises. Fed Chair Jerome Powell is telegraphing raising rates until they get high enough to restrict economic activity and rein in inflation. Is it all a …

Proof that ESG makes dollars and sense? Or at least proof that being staunchly anti-ESG doesn’t? [_the full study_](https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4123366) And yes, change is hard. The status quo is stubborn, especially if it’s your status that’s in flux.

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