Key Takeaway Apple unveiled its Vision Pro headset, blending VR, AR, and mixed reality. The headset uses 12 cameras and EyeSight to detect and display people in the real world, allowing users to adjust their immersion level. The Vision Pro is expected to revolutionize head-mounted devices and bring immersive technologies to mainstream use. Apple’s Vision […]
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Key Takeaway Wes Anderson’s films often feature a single striking image, leading fans to seek out the Anderson look in life. Instagram page Wes Anderson has gained popularity for its real-life photos, but the Wes Anderson style requires a specific combination of features. Anderson’s unique style involves combining various tableau shots, such as the opening […]
Key Takeaway NASA and DARPA are collaborating on a nuclear rocket engine to accelerate space exploration, reducing transit time and providing higher payload capacity. This technology offers a competitive advantage in military defense, scientific inquiry, and commerce. The US is developing DRACO, a nuclear engine, spacecraft, and launch vehicle by 2027, using high-assay low-enriched uranium […]
Key Takeaway AI black boxes refer to invisible systems with internal workings, such as machine learning. These systems have algorithms, training data, and models, which can be hidden or obscured to protect intellectual property. Explainable AI is working to develop algorithms that can be better understood by humans. Black box machine-learning algorithms and models can […]
Key Takeaway Vernacular art, a self-taught visual art genre, is dominated by African American, Appalachian, and working-class artists. It has gained recognition, with the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, American Visionary Art Museum, Atlanta’s High Museum, and Milwaukee Art Museum building significant collections. Vernacular art emphasizes the artist’s biography, providing meaning and value to collectors […]
Key Takeaway Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe, but can be isolated and used as a fuel to store energy and reduce emissions. It can also be blended with natural gas in existing power plants to reduce emissions. Green H2 is CO2-free, but is costly due to the high energy required to […]
Key Takeaway China’s decision-making calendar is structured with key moments when it makes plans for its economic and political future. These include two sessions, study sessions of the politburo, and the declaration of President Xi Jinping’s third term as general secretary. The Chinese political calendar features seven plenary sessions to establish a unified vision for […]
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Key Takeaway: Barbie is one of America’s most trusted brands, with worldwide sales of US$1.5 billion in 2022 and a brand value of US$590 million. Mattel has used a “multiply” strategy to increase brand visibility and storytelling tactics to sustain interest in the brand. Mattel’s strategy of targeting older consumers through nostalgia and designer and […]
Key Takeaway: Amazon with a market capitalization of over $1.5 trillion and net revenue of $386 billion in 2020. Customer Service and Convenience is one of the key factors that has contributed to its success. Amazon’s focus on customer service and convenience has played a major role in its success. Innovative Business Model is another […]
Key Takeaways: Netflix has released hundreds of Originals and plans to spend $8 billion over the next year on content. Each production is a mountain of operational and logistical challenges that consumes and produces tremendous amounts of data. At Netflix’s scale, this is further amplified to levels seldom encountered before in the history of entertainment. […]
As anybody who has been in a leadership position knows, no single style fits every situation. In my book, Management Lessons from Game of Thrones: Organization Theory and Strategy in Westeros, I examine how characters, organisations and situations in that fictional world have surprising parallels to the way business is done in the real world. I […]
Key Takeaways: Rising inflation and looming recessions are squeezing household finances, but businesses also worry about an economic downturn. With the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock market index down 17% in the year to date, and the Nasdaq 100 tech sector index down 33%, market uncertainties can affect a company’s ability or willingness to spend […]
Key Takeaways: Recent rallies in stocks popularised on social media have attracted increasing numbers of investors looking to these so-called “meme stocks” for quick returns. And with recessions looming around the world, the danger is becoming even more acute. Investors should learn a lesson from the GameStop story. Consumers have learned to be more wary […]
Key Takeaways: Wikipedia posits a handful of contenders for Physiology or Medicine, about 20 different possible winners for the Peace Prize and several dozen potential winners of the Literature Prize. Each stock’s price is tied to a different event happening in the future. Despite using different devices to keep up engagement, such as leader boards […]
Dave Chappelle has a moment in his Netflix special, Equanimity, where he gives the punchline to a joke at the very beginning — and still guarantees a laugh when you finally hear the joke. It got me thinking. Spoilers or not, some stories are so good, even if you know the ending, you’ll still want to […]
Key Takeaways: The influential US venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, commonly known as a16z, which is based in Menlo Park, California, has just announced in a post on its corporate blog written by one of its founders, Ben Horowitz, that it is “moving to the cloud”. Cloud computing has been around for some time. The […]
Outsourcing sometimes gets a bad reputation as it can conjure up images of workers being paid low wages while a company’s profits soar. While that certainly happens in some instances, outsourcing can also be a really savvy way for business owners to take their startup operations to the next level. Below you’ll find a list […]
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Planet Earth. That shiny blue marble that has fascinated humanity since they first began to walk across its surface. And why shouldn’t it fascinate us? In addition to being our home and the place where life as we know it originated, it remains the only planet we know of where life thrives. And over the […]
Key Takeaways: Physicists have long struggled to explain why the universe started out with conditions suitable for life to evolve. But another is that our universe is a computer simulation, with someone (perhaps an advanced alien species) fine-tuning the conditions. This leads to the extraordinary possibility that our entire universe might in fact be computer […]
Key Takeaways: If an alien were to look at Earth, many human technologies – from cell towers to fluorescent light bulbs – could be a beacon signifying the presence of life. It is possible to detect these molecules in the atmospheres of exoplanets with the same method the James Webb Space Telescope is using to […]
Key Takeaways: The art of kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery. If a bowl is broken, the fragments are put back together with a glue-like tree sap and the cracks are adorned with gold. There are no attempts to hide the damage, instead, it is highlighted. The practice has come to represent […]
Key Takeaways: In today’s society, being happy and having an optimistic attitude are social expectations that weigh heavily on how we live and the choices we make. This is why if we actually want to live better lives, pessimism is the philosophical system that can help us achieve it. Compassion for living beings And as […]
We all know what emotions feel like, but what exactly are they? What is going on in our brain when we feel them, and why have we evolved to have them? These are all questions that science can’t yet answer, although researchers in many different areas, from neuroscience to AI, are trying to get to […]
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Ray the Scientist, Egon the Engineer, Peter the Charmer and Winston the Muscle. Different competencies putting on matching overalls and embarking on a shared mission: saving NYC from ghosts. Here’s how you can inject the same level of awesome to your Agile organization. As I wrote earlier in The #1 Reason to do Agile, one of […]
When Alex Hague and I first prototyped our satirical party game Pitch Deckwe threw together a spreadsheet of company names next to a list of what we would eventually call “pitch cards” — markets or demographics or just goofy ideas we could pair with the company cards. Next I made another tab that randomly paired companies with […]
I started including digital transformation on my teaching courses just over four years ago, a year later creating a standalone program; although many of the ideas had been there for a long time. Companies were becoming increasingly aware that digitalization and technology were already part of their customers’ lives, and understood that they would have […]
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This article was originally published here: Lindsey Pogue – Founder Roar Press LLC. Being dyslexic has not deterred Lindsey Pogue from becoming an author and publisher. What’s your story? I am a dyslexic history nerd and hopeless romantic turned successful indie author and publishing press owner. I wrote my first manuscript in high school, when […]
This article was originally published here: Sir Angel Redoble – Group Chief Information Security Officer at PLDT Group & Smart Communications Sir Angel Redoble’s determination to make cyberspace a safer place is what has driven him to create an organisation dedicated to that goal. What’s your story? Today, I am the Group Chief Information Security […]
This article was originally published here: Terence Clarke – Founder of CastleCourt, DailyCoach and GrowthHub Terence Clarke believes that everyone has the answers to life’s questions and, as a coach, it is for him to help them find them. What’s your story? Born in Ireland, I grew up in England and I’ve lived and studied […]
This article was originally published here: Sharmin Prince – Founder & Executive Director Eagles Empowered to Soar Sharmin Prince is committed to helping others reach their full potential. What’s your story? I am Sharmin Prince, a woman who has persevered through many hardships, yet still has an optimistic view of the future. I am not […]
This article was originally published here: Colin Thompson – Founder of Oligye Enterprises Realising that the effect of motivational speaking was short-lived, Colin Thompson moved into life coaching to enable him to make a greater difference to clients lives. What’s your story? After several years of practice, I developed the ability to visualize my wiser-elder-self. […]
This article was originally published here: Mohamed Abdullah – CEO of Hobbs Holdings & the Owner of the Canadian 2 For 1 Pizza in Singapore Despite having been serving his particular brand of pizza for 17 years, eating them with friends and family is still Mohamed Abdullah’s favourite way to unwind. What’s your story? My […]
This article was originally published here: Bentley Cheng – Founder of FinStyle app and Infinite Digital Solutions Bentley Cheng enjoys being a disrupter and has created a business where he can do that in the financial sector. What’s your story? I am the founder of FinStyle app and Infinite Digital Solutions. Understanding the stigma that […]
This article was originally published here: Chanequa Strickland – Founder & CEO of Strickland’s House Of Herbs Co A love of farming has given Chenequa Strickland the opportunity to create a herbal business. What’s your story? I’ve always been into farming so I dedicated the last 17 years to farming things such as winter wheat, […]
This article was originally published here: Griffin Graham – Co-Founder & President, Community Nest Foundation Griffin Graham’s commitment to enhancing the quality of life of disenfranchised people has led to the formation of a community resource. What’s your story? I grew up in Brooklyn, New York in an impoverished and abusive home environment and in […]
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Fusion is now – Where is Asia in the fusion race? I spoke with Chris Mowry, CEO of General Fusion at EmTech Asia Singapore 2019, a gathering of the world’s most influential leaders and innovators who are driving the next generation of technological breakthroughs and changing the world. During our interview, I posed three questions: […]
In memory of Joe Armstrong, one of the inventors of the concurrent, functional programming language Erlang and a friendly disruptor. Sun Tzu There are different types of disruption and destruction. Creative destruction tears down and clears away the existing so that a new eco-system can be built. Creative disruption exposes flaws in the current setup to help inspire adaptations for […]
This is a story documenting the observations and learnings from the Fynd team’s week in Shanghai & Beijing in July 2018 The points written here are purely our opinions and observations based on our conversations and experiences from our one week in Beijing and Shanghai. They no way reflect the company’s opinion. It is a […]
Key Takeaways: French philosopher Jacques Derrida invented the term ‘hauntology’ for his 1993 lecture Spectres of Marx. It is that eerie zone where time collapses and our past memories and associations haunt our minds, like a ghost. Hauntology also describes a post-traumatic-like disquiet of those born in the 1960s and ‘70s. English theorist Mark Fisher […]
Corporations are always looking to innovate. A Google search for “corporate innovation” easily returns over 1.5M results; Amazon carries over 10,000 book titles that deal with the topic. And yet, despite all the information, resources, and training available on the topic, corporations are derided for their inability to perform in such a critical area, critical to […]
Yesterday I asked a prominent VC a question: “Why is it that, despite the fact that so many successful startup ideas come from academic research, on the investment side there doesn’t seem to be anyone vetting companies on the basis of whether or not what they’re doing is consistent with the relevant research and best […]
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