How Covid-19 is reshaping the corporate world
Disruptive companies want to change the way in which the world does business by subverting existing business models. But now these companies are faced with a far greater disrupter in Covid-19
It was an oddly Nixonian moment. When Richard Nixon announced his resignation in the Oval Office at the White House in August 1974, he told the American people: “This is the thirty seventh time I have spoken to you from this office.” When the boss of Airbnb delivered bad news to his staff earlier this month, he said: “This is my seventh time talking to you from my house.”
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