Predicting the future seems like an impossible task, but there is a trick to it. It’s less about guessing what’s next, and more about piecing together what’s already here. A veritable mash up of tools,... [ READ POST ]
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Ten years ago I used to get offered equity to work for free, now I get offered tokens in upcoming ICO’s. I used to say yes to many equity offers if: (A) I liked the... [ READ POST ]
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In a largely information-based work society, it’s easy to forget the important role unions have played in creating a civilised society. Things we take for granted like reasonable work hours, fair wages, workplace health and... [ READ POST ]
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Turning up is way more important for our future than we’d imagine. Maybe it’s 50% of success, maybe much, much more. But showing up isn’t just about attending that event, the gym or night school,... [ READ POST ]
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“Hey kids, get out inside out of that fresh air, stop exercising and start playing some video games why don’t you!” – Said no parent ever, maybe they should? On my weekly radio spot this week... [ READ POST ]
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In life and in business I believe in a few guiding principles. Two I like in particular are very common across cultures: Create more value than you extract. Treat people the way you’d like to... [ READ POST ]
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This week one of my favourite fiction books ever got released as a movie – Ready Player One. While I haven’t seen it yet, I already know the book was better. It always is. “The movie was better” – said no one ever. If you’ve ever read a book that got turned into a movie, you... Continue reading →
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In 2013 Dr Mark Post made the world’s first lab burger. It came in at a cost of $330,000. Now this isn’t wasn’t some kind of meat substitute, but actual meat, grown from cell cultures, extracted from the animal itself. The way it is done is by harmless extraction of stem cells muscle tissue from the... Continue reading →...
After a keynote speech, I was asked again today what will happen to all the people who will lose their jobs due to Automation and Artificial Intelligence. The example cited was people who drive for a living. While I’ve written about this before, as well as the shift off farms to the cities in the... Continue reading →...
I recently tweeted that I expect to see Facebook scramble and launch a physical device to capture verbal interactions in the home, as per Google, Apple and Amazon: And just today rumours started surfacing at CES one is on its way called Facebook Portal. I promise I had no insider knowledge! The tweet generated quite... Continue reading →...
I’ve always believed the technology shifts we ought focus on shouldn’t be the abrupt, but changes in the tide of consumer behaviour and the economy. The reasons shifts are more important than definitive events is that we have time to react to them, build around the movement and benefit from the change. Disruptive events are... Continue reading →...
There’s lots of predictions every year of what will happen. But before we do that, it’s worth considering some things that won’t change in 2018. People will continue to use Facebook, and hand over the almanac of their lives, despite its lack of responsibility, and refusal to invest in stopping inappropriate use of their platform.... Continue reading →...