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The top-ranking large language models of 2024

Large language models (LLMs) are sophisticated artificial intelligence (AI) systems that are revolutionizing text processing across various applications. Although LLMs have been incubating in research laboratories since the late 2010s, their proliferation accelerated following the emergence of ChatGPT. This article outlines the top-ranking large language models of 2024.   Understanding LLMs A large language model… Continue reading The top-ranking large language models of 2024

Cultural Integration: A Key Factor for Successful Mergers and Acquisitions

Effectively managing culture holds chief importance in the process of successful mergers and acquisitions (M&A). When approached with the right strategies, cultural integration can significantly enhance returns on investment. Many companies view successful M&A as a crucial element of their broader long-term plans, a direct path to accelerated growth. Over the past decade, M&A activities… Continue reading Cultural Integration: A Key Factor for Successful Mergers and Acquisitions

The Evolution of AI and Its Economic Implications

The arrival of ChatGPT and similar large language models (LLMs) signals a significant milestone in the evolution of AI. These developments are poised to trigger a notable shift in the economy. Over the past few decades, we have witnessed gradual progress in automated information systems. However, the latest generation of tools is distinctive, indicating a… Continue reading The Evolution of AI and Its Economic Implications

Six Methods for Business Valuation

Assessing the appropriate market value of a business can pose a multifaceted challenge. Numerous elements come into play at a business valuation. Yet, it remains a crucial financial capacity for the success of business leaders. Now, let’s delve into an examination of several prevalent financial methods for business valuation to determine the value of companies.… Continue reading Six Methods for Business Valuation

EIC 2024 Work Programme: €1.2 Billion in Funding for Innovation

The European Commission 2024 work programme of the European Innovation Council is now on. The programme focuses on strategic technologies and scaling up companies. The emphasis, specifically, is on empowering SMEs and start-ups to foster the development and scaling up of ‘deep tech’ innovations. Critical sectors include generative artificial intelligence (AI), space, critical raw materials,… Continue reading EIC 2024 Work Programme: €1.2 Billion in Funding for Innovation

Investment Screening for Sensitive Tech in the Netherlands

In May 2023, the Dutch government announced the enforcement of a newly passed law. This law empowers them to scrutinize foreign technology investments and prevent takeovers on national security grounds. The government’s focus is particularly on sensitive tech. Micky Adriaansens, Minister of Economic Affairs, will oversee the newly established Investment Review Office. She announced the… Continue reading Investment Screening for Sensitive Tech in the Netherlands

The Power of Dissonance: Why Conflicting Ideas Reinforce Business Strategies

In an ever-changing and unpredictable world, successful strategies are those that embrace a portfolio of options, rather than rigid roadmaps. A recent Harvard Business Review (HBR) article emphasized the importance for companies to adopt strategies based on radical optionality. The article argues that conflicting ideas reinforce business strategies. This is particularly applicable to our current… Continue reading The Power of Dissonance: Why Conflicting Ideas Reinforce Business Strategies

Setting the stage for success: 10 tips to kickstart your business

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Have you decided to board on your own entrepreneurial journey? If so, it is very important to be ready for a demanding period of acquainting yourself with the market, exploring funding options, and acquiring new skills. Here is a list of 10 tips to help you kickstart your business on a positive note.   Think… Continue reading Setting the stage for success: 10 tips to kickstart your business

Hospital Acquisitions by Private Equity Firms

Hospital Acquisitions by Private Equity Firms

During the years before the Covid-19 pandemic, health systems and hospital acquisitions by private equity (PE) firms increased significantly. This increase triggered discussions on how the growing influence of private equity in the U.S. healthcare sector would impact costs, quality, and accessibility. We however may consider tailoring recommendations and concentrating on certain strategies before labeling… Continue reading Hospital Acquisitions by Private Equity Firms

Horizon Europe: a €34 billion funding gap

A recent European Commission report examined Horizon Europe. The €95.5 billion program backs research together with innovation in Europe. It requires an extra €34 billion to fully fund all high-quality proposals from 2021-2022. Of those high proposals, 71% did not receive funding. That shows a slight improvement over Horizon 2020. In that program, 74% of… Continue reading Horizon Europe: a €34 billion funding gap