Author Ashkan Karbasfrooshan

YouTube is Worth $500 Billion

Google is valued at $1.6 trillion dollars in market capitalization. YouTube accounts for at least a third of that. I’ve certainly been a YouTube bull since day 1. Back in 2006, right before Google plunked down $1.65 billion for the… Continue Reading →

Can Snowflake Become the Next Salesforce?

Sometimes it’s better to get in early on a company, even if it means the stock will fall in price early on… than getting in after a stock’s meteoric rise, risking you being left holding the bag. Today we look… Continue Reading →

Amazon’s Ad Business Would Command a $250B Market Cap

Long Seen as King of Commerce, Amazon is now the Prince of Content, as well. Amazon is gobbling everything in sight, growing through a mix of organic and inorganic moves When I launched WatchMojo, rights holders had no economic incentive… Continue Reading →

Finesse meets Force: The legend of the Gordian Knot

The fine line between management, motivation and mendacity is coming under scrutiny. That’s a welcome dynamic, but let’s not forget that adversity and tough behavior creates the resilience needed to persevere, and succeed. Everywhere you look, people are no longer… Continue Reading →

Burnout & Resignations Are Reflections of Human’s Few Needs but Unlimited Wants

Nothing like a pandemic to make people realize they have different wants and need very few things. Last year when no one knew how long lockdowns would remain in force and employees worked from home, WatchMojo “encouraged” employees to start… Continue Reading →

The Odd Couple: Media and Telco Firms are like Oil & Water

Telecommunications firms have bought media assets but most hookups have not fared well. Why? It’s complicated. Apparently, AT&T will be spinning off its Warner Media assets into a NewCo with Discovery. Here’s a flashback to my breakdown on why telecommunications… Continue Reading →

Depositions & The Discovery Process

Hope you enjoyed part 8 on the Statute of Limitations in our series on Idea Theft . Welcome to Part 9 on depositions and the discovery process. Recall that copying involves the factual issue of whether the defendant actually used the plaintiff’s work in… Continue Reading →

The Statute of Limitations (aka Prescription)

Hope you enjoyed part 7 on damages in our series on Idea Theft . Welcome to Part 8 on Prescription or the Statue of Limitations. A statute of limitations, known in civil law systems such as Quebec as a prescriptive period, is a law… Continue Reading →

Lessons from Alexander the Great’s Siege of Tyre (332 BC)

Tyre was a fortress island off the coast of modern day Lebanon. The city was a strategic coastal base on the Mediterranean Sea. Alexander was so enraged at the Tyrians’ defence of their city and the loss of his men that… Continue Reading →

The Paradox of Damages in Legal Cases

Hope you enjoyed part 6 on copyright infringement precedents featuring the concept of implied contracts, and the expectation of good faith dealing in our series on Idea Theft . Welcome to Part 7 on Damages. Estimating Damages in an Injunction When I wrote… Continue Reading →

The Market Transfers Wealth from Impatient to Patient

Three of my best performing bets started off as duds, until they broke through and outperformed the market. In the previous article, we looked at the main difference between the 1990 dot com bubble and today’s market. Fast Forward to… Continue Reading →

Irrational Exuberance or a Market That Makes Sense?

The Biggest Variable Affecting Growth Stock Prices in Year(s) to Come is whether or not we will experience multiple compression. Earlier this week, I came across this graph of Yahoo’s revenues and experienced a bit of PTSD. Once upon a… Continue Reading →

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