A new Growth Weekly, the best growth reads we found on the web this week. In this edition: Choosing digital marketing channels for growth, market cap Tesla > Ford, how to win with automation, industries to be disrupted by drones in 2017, delivery robots, electric airplanes and a new record for solar panel efficiency.
Tesla is trading up, sending its market cap to $47.46 billion. And then there’s Ford, the blue chip automaker that’s exactly 100 years older than Tesla, which is trading down, causing its market cap to dip to $44.89 billion.
Automation creates a dilemma for leaders. Managers need to continue to motivate employees who fear their jobs being replaced by robots. And in this new era of automation, leaders will need to identify new sources of value creation.
Amazon announced Amazon Cash, a new service that allows consumers to add cash to their Amazon.com balance by showing a barcode at a participating retailer, then having the cash applied immediately to their online Amazon account.