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Professor of Innovation at IE Business School and blogger at enriquedans.com
IMAGE: A bar graph with Tesla’s financial results (net income and adjusted EBITDA) between 4Q-2018 and 3Q-2021.
IMAGE: A bar graph with Tesla’s financial results (net income and adjusted EBITDA) between 4Q-2018 and 3Q-2021.
IMAGE: Tesla results Q3 2021

Tesla’s third quarter earnings for 2021, which as anticipated, reflected record production and sales at a time when the vast majority of traditional manufacturers have been forced to reduce output or even close factories due to an acute global shortage of chips. …


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Entrepreneur magazine asked me for my opinion on Facebook’s plans to create a so-called metaverse, which according to the company would include everything from major investments and hiring thousands of people in Europe, to eventually changing the company’s name to reflect its focus in that area.

A few days ago…


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Every time politicians introduce a bill to try to restrict anonymity on the internet, they are telling the world that they don’t understand the digital age, or the most elementary civil rights. …


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Tuesday was a very special day: the inauguration of IE Tower, one of the tallest vertical campuses in the world and definitely the tallest place where, in the thirty-one years I’ve been with IE University, I’ve seen the institution’s logo permanently installed.

A description of the inauguration, which was frankly…


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A Reuters investigation also published by The Markup into Amazon’s business practices and the use of information from sellers on its platform has exposed the gullibility of several members of the U.S. Congress.

What does the investigation reveal? Basically, things we’ve all known for a long time: that Amazon systematically…


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There is mounting evidence of an unprecedented global supply chain crisis stemming from an uneven economic recovery as demand revives in the wake of a subsiding pandemic, that has hit many countries hard as they struggle to cope with bottlenecks and shortages of workers and goods.

Few of us ever…


IMAGE: Two screenshots of the Tesla app showing the calculation of the premium for insurance using real time driving information

Tesla drivers in Texas, the state where the company has decided to relocate its headquarters, will now be able to buy an exclusive insurance policy, the conditions of which will be based on their driving data.

The idea is not particularly new: there are already lower premium insurance policies for…


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A few months after halting the addition of new users, and citing difficulties in the socio-political environment, LinkedIn is shutting down its operations in China. The Microsoft-owned company becomes the latest US social media platform to leave the Asian giant, further isolating the country.

China is a huge and potentially…


IMAGE: Screen capture of the article “Is 5G Good or Bad for the Environment?” featured on The Wall Street Journal
IMAGE: Screen capture of the article “Is 5G Good or Bad for the Environment?” featured on The Wall Street Journal

Kimberly Chin of the Wall Street Journal contacted me to ask my opinion about the sustainability of global 5G deployment, following my participation in a panel on the topic at Developing Telecoms in December last year, and has included many of my views in her article published on Wednesday, “Is…


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The promise of digital advertising was that unlike traditional media, which is one-directional, it would be possible to use the bidirectionality of the internet to tailor advertisers’ messages to people looking at a screen, thus making them more effective. …

Enrique Dans

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