Day: March 11, 2020

David Meltzer sits down with the company’s CMO to talk about the transition.


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On this episode of The Playbook, FanDuel’s Chief Marketing Officer Mike Raffensperger shares his insights on:

  • How his experience working at Amazon helped give him an understanding of the digital advertising marketplace [5:06].
  • Why you need to be telling an impactful story with your content that also improves your audience’s experience [8:03].
  • Why he believes that FanDuel is one of the best “second screen” experiences in the world for sports fans [10:35].
  • How the growth of legal sports betting has changed the way that fans consume sports content [13:19].

Related: How We Can Overcome Our Biases About Tech

In November 2017, Francisco de Roux, the former head of the Jesuit order in Colombia and a renowned peacemaker, was appointed to a national leadership position established by the treaty that ended Colombia’s 52-year civil war. That same month, my colleagues and I started working on a development initiative involving politicians, former guerillas, and business and community leaders in the troubled southwest region of the country. I was delighted to see Francisco show up for our first workshop. When I asked him why he had taken time away from his important new responsibilities to participate in this local event, he said he was eager to learn about the methodology we were using to enable constructive dialogue among diverse stakeholders.

The workshop started well. The participants engaged in a structured series of exercises that helped them begin to build a shared understanding of what was happening in the region and what

In these volatile markets, it’s important to remember what your business really is.


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About 20 years ago, I bought some shares of a publicly held company. I will never do so again. Said company, which is still around, sells handheld point-of-sale scanners. They were a “hot pick” back then and caught my attention because of a few very positive articles. I’d never dabbled in individual stocks before, preferring instead to put my money into mutual funds, but this opportunity seemed too enticing to miss.

This was a tech company. My company is a tech company! It sells to mostly small- and medium-sized customers. My company sells to mostly small- and medium-sized customers! I know these guys! They’re loved by the same experts that I love. Most importantly, the people in the know say this company was


The spike in market volatility has prompted mutual fund (MF) investors to lap up units of gold exchange-traded funds (ETFs), with the category seeing highest flows since 2008.


In February, net flows into the schemes stood at Rs 1,483 crore, which was seven-times of flows ETFs received in previous month.



Experts say investors are chasing gold-linked products due to robust trailing returns and because they are seen as a safe haven amid current market volatility.


“Gold has seen sharp rally in prices, which is why investors are pouring into this asset class as it is showing returns. Also, the uncertain conditions globally amid the Coronavirus scare, has prompted investors to look for pockets of safety,” said Vidya Bala, co-founder of primeinvestor.in.


In 2019-2020, the gold prices are up 37 per cent in domestic Since low of