Technology can trip up even blue-chip companies

Recent setbacks for WPP and Provident Financial are useful case studies from which investors can learn

3rd September, 2017
Airbnb may soon pose a threat to parts of the hotel industry

Technological disruption of business models is not new, but the pace of disruption appears to be accelerating – sometimes in the most unexpected places. One of the most obvious places at the outset was the newspaper industry. One of the least obvious, but one which hit the headlines in recent days, was a doorstep lender listed (until last week) on the Ftse 100.

Airbnb, the online accommodation rental portal, may soon pose a threat to particular...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly



Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

Private rental sector remains strong despite Covid-19

How the programme for government will shape housing

Insight Niall Byrne 6 months ago

Comment: US must defuse Covid-19’s ticking time bomb of debt

Insight Todd G Buchholz 6 months ago

Comment: The recovery will be more U than V-shaped

Insight Larry Hatheway 6 months ago