Twitter’s product innovation hurdle

 

Since its founding, Twitter has made a religion of listening to users. After all, they came up with some of the company’s best ideas — including the hashtag, reply and retweet. After the flow of good ideas from users stopped, Twitter was hard-pressed to come up with its own.

Bloomberg: Why Twitter Can’t Pull the Trigger on New Products

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British tax rises: 1975 vs 2016

These days, governments prefer to raise money by stealth. In the Healey budget of 1975, there were eight big tax measures. In George Osborne’s budget in 2016 there were 86 crafty little ones, including higher taxes on landfills

The Economist: Britain’s long-standing opposition to tax-rises is slowly softening

Business startup 101 – financing & profit

…most businesses start out in the red: it usually takes financing, often in the form of a loan, to buy everything necessary to even open the business in the first place; a company is not truly profitable until that financing is retired.

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Brexit: a bleak glimpse ahead

Locals worry about who will care for the elderly and wait on tables in restaurants if migrants continue to leave. Moia Wood, a primary-school teacher who specialises in working with minority groups, says many people in Harrogate don’t realise how much migrants do for them.

The Economist: A northern English town offers a glimpse of life when migrants leave

They are beginning to find out—and soon the rest of Britain will, too.