How will the way we work evolve in the coming years? This is a much-debated topic as business leaders observe the current pace of technological change and consider its impact on the future of their organisations.
The factors that influence the way we work are diverse: they include technology, politics, society the environment and more besides. Any serious attempt to predict the future of work must therefore draw on many disciplines and incorporate many points of view.
Forbes: Tech Women Triumph: CEOs' Winning Strategies, Most Powerful Are Listed, Positivity From Adversity
It has been a stunning month for women in the technology industry. Here, in a new regular roundup, we share the biggest news and features.
Among the news: how women are beating the bias for victory and how tech founders succeed, the most powerful ladies in the industry are listed, and there are two inspirational stories of survival in adversity.
Twitter TWTR +3.46% has made a major but somewhat secretive step into the world of artificial intelligence and machine learning, pitching it head to head in a new area with Google GOOGL +0.21% and Facebook.
Its acquisition of Cambridge, Massachusetts-based business Whetlab brings the social network right into the AI sphere, though Twitter is remaining pretty mysterious and avoiding revealing any real detail (including what it spent or what it wants to do – never mind, we know what!).
Aaargh!! There is that person at work or living next door, with whom you just cannot get on – no matter how hard you try. Why can’t it be easy? Most of the rest of your team or your neighbours, no matter how diverse their outlook on life, are so much more relatable.
This is a classic problem for people at work, in social or sports clubs, and in many different walks of life. But in spite of its repetitive appearance in our lives, the issue boils down to a relatively simple concept: people tend to be one essential type within a range of personalities.
Jamie xx has delivered his debut solo album, and it is a trippy, late-night treat.
The Putney born beats man from The xx - Mercury prize winners with their now fabled debut - seems to delight in taking the music wherever he wants on his first full length solo foray. Having spent recent years making waves with his remixes for Gil Scott Heron, Adele and Florence & The Machine, and producing for Alicia Keys and Drake, Jamie xx can now do as he pleases.
How good is your poker face? There are some incredible skills from card games that can be brought into business life for great success. We take a look at what they are, and how you can implement them.
Chellie Campbell, poker player and author of From Worry to Wealthy, tells A Winning Personality that poker is crucial to developing a range of business skills – including “strategy, negotiating, reading people, how to be selectively aggressive, patience, how to judge the competition, surrender or win gracefully, probability theory, how to calculate odds, how to master fear, recover from disaster, and gratitude”.
Having the right data is essential to maximising marketing campaigns. We hear from Romain Bertrand, UK marketing director at dating business eHarmony, about exactly how the cross-channel consumer journey can be fully understood in order to inform campaigns.
Technology enables marketers to really understand the impact of their decisions, and to test ideas before running them. Gavin Sheppard, marketing director at Smart Energy GB, which is promoting the huge roll out of smart meters across the country, explains how important this measurement is.
A selection of my writing.