The Future of Business Travel in Asia Is the Future of Business Travel Period – Skift

One such newcomer is Travelstop, a software-as-a-service travel management platform that launched in Singapore in August 2018. While Asia’s travel market is booming, as many as nine in 10 business trips booked in the region are still totally unmanaged, meaning “not bound by preferred suppliers, and tools, formal policies, and compliance,” as Skift recently reported. (By contrast, about seven in 10 trips are unmanaged in the United States.) The few individuals that do undertake managed trips don’t always follow policy, according to a McKinsey survey on Asian business travel habits, which found that about one in three “business travelers do not always strictly adhere to their company policy.” Such situations raise both cost-overrun and risk management concerns for employers and make life more complicated for travelers.

The Future of Business Travel in Asia Is the Future of Business Travel Period – Skift

‘The secret sauce is in making things simpler’ – The Hindu BusinessLine

I had the pleasure of working with Bryan at Yahoo – awesome guy and such a great mentor.

Interesting article about Adobe and India.

‘The secret sauce is in making things simpler’ – The Hindu BusinessLine

Side note – many people may not know but in the while Koprol story – Bryan was the one in Sunnyvale helping us get through it all.

In case anyone wants to dig into that :: https://seedvc.blog/2014/02/28/koprol-the-inside-story-part-1/

Elizabeth Warren Wants To Break Up Amazon, Google And Facebook; But Does Her Plan Make Any Sense? | Techdirt

The whole thing is a good read. I don’t have the answers but I think competing with these big companies gets harder and harder with each passing year. That’s a problem – maybe breaking them up would help but I think the process to do so is too convoluted and costly.

I think fighting anti-competitive behaviour has to be the first line of attack and even on the record America isn’t doing well at all.

Elizabeth Warren Wants To Break Up Amazon, Google And Facebook; But Does Her Plan Make Any Sense? | Techdirt:

And, again, none of this is to say we shouldn’t be concerned about big internet companies with too much power. It’s a perfectly reasonable concern, but just because you want to “do something” and “this is something,” doesn’t mean that it’s the something we should do. The way to attack the positions of these big internet companies is to enable more competition — and you do that by encouraging alternatives in the marketplace. This is why I’m actually hopeful that some of these companies will actually start to explore an idea of moving to protocols, rather than owning the whole platform themselves, or that we’ll see new protocols springing up.

Meanwhile, if Warren were truly concerned about “monopolies” and a lack of competition, why isn’t her plan looking at the lack of competition in the broadband and mobile markets — cases where we have legitimate competition problems due to bad regulatory policies going back decades?