Monday = bad dataviz day
Been a while since we've featured bad dataviz.
And you all have been sending us lots of them.
So we'll start the week off with some #uglydataviz including this one.
First rule of pie charts: try not to use them
Second rule of pie charts: if you use them, slice them like you slice pie
AI and 10 million unemployed
Artificial intelligence is coming after jobs, from retail workers to restaurant servers.
Our report highlights 10 million jobs at high risk of automation in the coming years.
And that's just in the US alone.
Food service jobs are at the highest risk, but as the report reveals, the risks are broad-based.
The societal unrest this will unleash will be massive. How will we handle this?
Not only does this pie chart add up to 381% but all the slices are blue. Lovely.
One of the fastest-growing fintech startups in the US today is Stash Invest, or Stash. Stash has had early success targeting millennials, who are typically skeptical of investing.
We analyze Stash's approach and how it's growing users in our full Stash report.
The impacts of AI will not just be felt by those in blue collar jobs.
A new class of Expert Automation & Augmentation Software (EaaS pronounced /ēz/) is on track to replace white collar jobs in areas like law (automatic document analysis and auditing), media (AI-based news curation and summaries), software development (early development phase and debugging), and even consulting.
In our AI job displacement report, we also discuss the growing wave of EaaS software applications targeting experts including some of those targeting the legal industry.
A consultant framework or roller coaster?
We're not sure where to begin on this.
Lots of iterating going on. And the best part is there no end to this ride. You just keep going round and round.
When a consultant throws some of this nonsense in front of you, end the engagement immediately.
Cheetos lip balm sounds amazing
Product innovation is one way that large corporations stay competitive in a rapidly changing marketplace, but it doesn’t always work out when big brands attempt innovation.
From the Facebook Phone to the Ford Pinto to Cheetos lip balm, we've rounded up 110 corporate innovations that should never have seen the light of day.
The Industry Standard
CB Insights data is the most trusted by those in the industry and the media. A few recent hits.
CoinTelegraph. Ben Dickson (@bendee983) on how big data and AI are changing online lending, with a reference to the CB Insights AI in fintech market map.
MedCity News. A look at blockchain companies with a reference to CB Insights research on industries that blockchain could transform.
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