Farfetch: anatomy of a fall

Farfetch anatomy of a fall

Farfetch was a lovely entrepreneurial adventure launched 16 years’ ago by thirty-something Jose Neves, but will probably not pass the test of time, in its current iteration. Let’s analyse what and who drove Farfetch, and how Farfetch was driven, into the ground, in less than 5 years. We all need to hear cautionary tales, and…

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Film distribution media: what’s next to retain customers?

Film distribution media

Film distribution remains inefficient and not user-friendly enough, despite the many disruptions caused by online piracy and the advent of film streaming. Is the outcome of the streaming wars going to bring more consolidation in film distribution? What about aggregating film streaming services together, to make them more affordable to end-users? Let’s explore. To access…

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Microsoft & Activision Blizzard: competition authorities move towards merger control

Microsoft & Activision Blizzard

Since Microsoft announced its acquisition of Activision Blizzard, the largest independent video games’ developer and publisher worldwide, competitors and national competition authorities alike have been busy, around the world, in assessing the potential substantial lessening of competition that such a large deal may entail. Let’s dive in, and assess where this acquisition is at, in…

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How to sell your US fashion products in Europe, at high margins?

sell your US fashion products in Europe

In the globalisation age, fashion and luxury brands aspire to doing business everywhere, servicing their retail clients on each continent. Yet, trade and geographical barriers are still in place, and even increased during the inward-looking Trump era, in the US, and Brexit transition, in the UK, making smooth and seamless fashion and luxury purchase transactions…

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