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Rishi Taparia - Issue #57

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This week we look at how Alibaba manages its business differently, Coca Cola big bet on coffee, Berks
 

Rishi Taparia

September 2 · Issue #57 · View online
Links and posts largely on fintech, commerce, climate and energy with a few random tidbits here and there

This week we look at how Alibaba manages its business differently, Coca Cola big bet on coffee, Berkshire’s investment in Paytm, India’s pushback on international tech, Joel Embiid’s path to the NBA, John McCain through the eyes of David Foster Wallace and more. Enjoy, and for those if you in the US, have a great Labor Day!

Commerce
Everything Alibaba Does Differently — and Better
Coke Makes $5.1 Billion Bet on Coffee Market With Costa Deal
Lululemon plans 40 more stores by year's end
FinTech
Google and Mastercard Cut a Secret Ad Deal to Track Retail Sales
Berkshire Hathaway confirms investment in Paytm parent One97 Communications
Amazon Pay acquires personal assistant platform Tapzo
Airlines Cash In on Loyalty Credit Cards
Counterfeit fraud at U.S. chip-enabled merchants down 75%
Technology
Left for your enjoyment.
India Pushes Back Against Tech ‘Colonization’ by Internet Giants
Microsoft to Require Its Suppliers, Contractors to Give Paid Family Leave
Random Tidbits
It's Story Time
“The Wind Cave”
David Foster Wallace on John McCain: ‘The Weasel, Twelve Monkeys and the Shrub’
Quote I’m Thinking About: Facts that challenge such basic assumptions—and thereby threaten people’s livelihood and self-esteem—are simply not absorbed. - Daniel Kahneman
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