Beyond borders

Posted by Mike Walsh

3/16/17 5:59 PM

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It feels like the last twelve months has been all about borders. Keeping people out, in the case of immigrants - or keeping people in, in the case of jobs. And yet, strangely, when it comes to the truly rich, globalization is not a curse at all. It is an invitation to be borderless.

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CATEGORY: Global

Where was your ecosystem made?

Posted by Mike Walsh

3/8/17 5:12 PM

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In this curious time of trade wars, border disputes and national insecurity where something is made has become more important than how it is used. Pity the poor iPhone. Merely 'Designed in California', its actual provenance will soon be subject to greater scrutiny. But what if the most valuable part of a company is not where it makes its products, but rather the ecosystem it is a part of?

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CATEGORY: Global

Why humans will always play better chess, even when we lose

Posted by Mike Walsh

3/2/17 9:02 AM

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We live in a time of exponentially improving machines. First chess, then Space Invaders, go and most recently poker - our games now seem mere taunts in a struggle for supremacy between humanity and AI. Even in losing, however, we may learn something about what makes us special.

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CATEGORY: Leadership

The search for digital reinvention

Posted by Mike Walsh

2/23/17 12:07 AM

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For many companies the Cloud has changed the way they use software. For a fortunate few, it has completely changed the way they do business.

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CATEGORY: Innovation

The retro-tech revival

Posted by Mike Walsh

2/14/17 10:09 PM

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I still can't quite get my head around it, but for some consumers, it seems that the future of technology lies in its past. Ancient feature phones, 8-bit video game consoles and even cassette players are all making a comeback. So is the retro-tech trend just sad Gen X'ers trying to relive the glories of their youth, or something more interesting?

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CATEGORY: Innovation

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