Alex F

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On December 8, 2015, Alex F commented on YouTube: Struggling to Monetize Cat Videos :

I am surprised that Youtube is still on the red. Although it is common for internet start-ups to be unprofitable in their early days, Youtube is way past this phase. I found it even more astonishing as I know several Youtubers (yes, this is a real thing, a new profession) that make a fat pay uploading videos as a full-time job. What are they hoping to achieve? More scale? Now I am puzzled…

On December 8, 2015, Alex F commented on Brazilian Feedlots: More Beef with Less Resources :

Very interesting analysis. As the price of land rises in Brazil, agribusiness get more sophisticated and seek a higher return on the land. Feedlots are inspired on Brazilian integrated poultry production chain and can really increase land productivity. Sustainability and long-term effects of this “artificial” method for feeding cattle are the main concerns towards feedlots, but I feel there is no coming back.

On December 8, 2015, Alex F commented on The Islamic State :

Thoughtful choice for the TOM Challenge. I found both your analysis and the comments above extremely insightful. I can’t prevent myself from tracing a parallel with organized crime in Brazil and more broadly in Latin America (Medellin Cartel portrayed in Netflix’s original Narcos being a fine example). I am sure that local authorities would be more successful fighting organized crime if they had a deep understanding of how their business model is supported and reinforced by their operating model.

On December 8, 2015, Alex F commented on The NCAA: It was fun while it lasted! :

Excellent analysis on how NCAA business model is not fully supported by its operating model which leaves several important stakeholders worse-off. I hope NCAA is able to quickly adapt and transform operating model to make its business more sustainable. For the sake of March Madness!