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Some very interesting stories and scenarios for the future

More and more companies use science fiction writers to help develop scenarios and strategies for the future. Storytelling helps when you want to engage your staff with thinking about where to go as an organisation. I picked up “Stories from 2045: Artificial intelligence and the future of work – a collection of short stories by the Economic Singularity Club”. What a treat. Should be compulsory reading for every entrepreneur, civil servant and politician.

Some ideas from the book

Allocate voting rights in proportion to the amount of time that residents devoted to civic activities. A circular economy directive A universal respect credit system HELP, Human Elective Leisure Payment. Fiscal Freedom Act encouraged early retirement by abolishing all taxation on property…
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Content breakfast 16 July 2019

Every morning my information dashboard gives me my content breakfast. Here is food for thought for July 16 2019. It might be useful to others and I am happy to share. If this is of interest, drop me a line. My e-mail is ron@ronimmink.com.

Twitter

All these links are also shared on my twitter account, which is @ronimmink

The links

https://www.thedrum.com/news/2019/07/16/private-equity-firms-continue-dominate-marketing-ma-with-usa-most-active https://medium.com/@NDRC_hq/why-crowdfund-a-round-67330c4a542 https://www.humanresourcesonline.net/top-five-future-workplace-trends-and-how-hr-can-adapt/ https://e27.co/does-remote-working-really-work-20190715 https://news.stanford.edu/thedish/2019/07/15/escape-the-heat-with-books-recommended-by-stanford-business-professors/ https://www.thedrum.com/news/2019/07/16/private-equity-firms-continue-dominate-marketing-ma-with-usa-most-active https://www.sprout.nl/artikel/internationaal/deze-ondernemer-zag-zijn-klantenbestand-verdubbelen-door-brexit https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2019/07/15/big-tech-is-machtig-maar-er-is-wat-aan-te-doen-a3967170 https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-07-human-microbiome-treasure-trove.html https://futurism.com/wired-camera-directly-brains-blind-people https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/public-sector/our-insights/unlocking-the-full-potential-of-city-revenues https://www.startups.com/library/expert-advice/why-having-an-exit-strategy-doesnt-mean-i-want-to-sell-my-business https://www.futurity.org/graphene-bacteria-nanomaterials-2102652 https://www.forbes.com/sites/gilpress/2019/07/15/is-ai-going-to-be-a-jobs-killer-new-reports-about-the-future-of-work https://venturebeat.com/2019/07/14/ibm-research-explains-how-quantum-computing-works-and-could-be-the-the-supercomputer-of-the-future https://www.managementtoday.co.uk/japanese-concept-ikigai-help-find-purpose https://www.cmswire.com/customer-experience/customer-service-friction-a-double-edged-sword/ https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2019/7/13/20693064/megvii-chinese-ai-facial-recognition-lost-pets-dogs-cats-surveillance https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/9kx4z8/revealed-this-is-palantirs-top-secret-user-manual-for-cops

Climate

https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-have-genetically-edited-plants-to-better-capture-carbon https://www.livescience.com/65927-has-earth-been-this-hot-before.html https://phys.org/news/2019-07-britain-coastal-towns-villages-cope.html https://www.duurzaambedrijfsleven.nl/circulaire-economie/31957/interface-nora-systems https://phys.org/news/2019-07-recycled-mortars.html https://phys.org/news/2019-07-britain-coastal-towns-villages-cope.htm https://www.environmentalleader.com/2019/07/unilevers-biz-relies-on-cheap-multipurpose-plastic-but-wants-to-change-cpg-says/ https://aeon.co/ideas/how-the-marvel-of-electric-light-became-a-global-blight-to-health
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Content breakfast July 15 2019

Information dashboard

Every morning my information dashboard gives me my content breakfast. Here is food for thought for July 15 2019. It might be useful to others and I am happy to share. If this is of interest, drop me a line. My e-mail is ron@ronimmink.com.

Twitter

All these links are also shared on my twitter account, which is @ronimmink

The links

https://phys.org/news/2019-07-physicists-revolutionize-transmission.html https://www.ptc.com/en/resources/iiot/ebook/digital-twin-technology-digital-transformation https://gizmodo.com/superhuman-ai-crushes-poker-pros-at-six-player-texas-1836257695 https://venturebeat.com/2019/07/08/ibm-patents-watch-that-implausibly-transforms-into-an-8-panel-tablet https://www.axios.com/personal-data-big-tech-companies-privacy-capitalism-726faf86-0c65-48a4-9894-62bd746ba447.html https://www.irishtimes.com/business/agribusiness-and-food/ideas-are-great-but-money-is-what-keeps-them-alive-1.3953992 https://venturebeat.com/2019/07/14/how-to-start-marketing-your-hypergrowth-startup/ https://www.sprout.nl/artikel/podcast/kelly-weekers-ons-brein-niet-gemaakt-om-ons-gelukkig-te-maken https://blogs.worldbank.org/voices/five-facts-fintech https://e27.co/the-importance-of-failure-7-reaons-why-it-make-us-better-entrepreneurs-20190712 https://www.cmswire.com/digital-workplace/avoid-digital-workplace-failure-with-5-change-management-principles https://www.ozy.com/fast-forward/universities-drive-lifesaving-research-but-industry-has-monopolized-patents https://techonomy.com/2019/07/who-will-unlock-technologys-potential/ https://www.theverge.com/interface/2019/7/9/20686955/facebook-groups-border-patrol-anti-vaxx-misogyny https://www.digitaltonto.com/2019/true-transformation-isnt-top-down-or-bottom-up-but-side-to-side/ https://www.newscientist.com/article/2208975-ai-made-from-a-sheet-of-glass-can-recognise-numbers-just-by-looking/ https://www.sciencenews.org/article/gut-microbes-elite-athletes-physical-performance-enhancement https://interestingengineering.com/the-emerging-industry-of-3d-printed-organs-will-become-a-billion-dollar-industry-in-10-years https://agfundernews.com/plant-based-meat-startups-have-cracked-beef-but-what-about-chicken.html https://www.huffpost.com/entry/vegetarian-tuna-canned-tuno_l_5d13918de4b0e4556036430b https://www.huffpost.com/entry/vegetarian-tuna-canned-tuno_l_5d13918de4b0e4556036430b

Climate

https://www.truthdig.com/articles/we-are-entering-a-world-without-ice/ https://www.duurzaambedrijfsleven.nl/energie/31937/energiebesparing-mkb https://phys.org/news/2019-07-breaching-carbon-threshold-mass-extinction.html https://singularityhub.com/2019/07/07/how-the-us-will-get-to-a-50-percent-renewable-electric-economy-by-2030

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Leadership in a world of platforms, networks and ecosystems

Movements, ecosystems, platforms, networks, hypes are all indeed hypes at the moment. That changes leadership. A shift from hierarchies to networks. From rigid to loose. From command and control to self-organising. From cogs in a machine or outputs and inputs to relationships as part of a network. From moving pieces on the board to shaping the ecosystem. Conventional notions of strategy, planning, and execution are gone. You don’t have the time.

Too slow

Conventional hierarchies are often too slow and cumbersome to function in the world today. In order to compete with networks, they need to become networks themselves. Armies, religions, and even charities are being thwarted by far smaller adversaries who, in turn, later face similarly disruptive …

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Content breakfast July 13 2019

Information dashboard

Every morning my information dashboard gives me my content breakfast. Here is food for thought for July 13 2019. It might be useful to others and I am happy to share. If this is of interest, drop me a line. My e-mail is ron@ronimmink.com.

Twitter

All these links are also shared on my twitter account, which is @ronimmink

https://phys.org/news/2019-07-carbon-nanotube-device-channels.html

https://phys.org/news/2019-07-red-wine-key-next-gen-wearable.html

https://www.fastcompany.com/90371851/walmart-is-using-vr-to-help-decide-who-should-get-promotions

https://phys.org/news/2019-07-food-sustainable.html

https://www.cell.com/trends/pharmacological-sciences/fulltext/S0165-6147%2819%2930114-2

https://www.defense.gov/explore/story/Article/1903478/national-military-strategy-addresses-changing-character-of-war/

https://newatlas.com/most-solar-window-film/60477

https://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/South-Korean-Tech-Breakthrough-Could-Change-Biofuels-Forever.html

https://news.umich.edu/an-epipen-for-spinal-cord-injuries/

https://medium.com/@TheBeamMag/how-are-we-dealing-with-the-great-pacific-garbage-patch-390fc4427c48

https://onezero.medium.com/the-hidden-history-of-how-the-government-kick-started-silicon-valley-24e2bafa9697

https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/how-sustainable-etfs-let-small-investors-make-a-social-impact

https://www.managementtoday.co.uk/advice-top-bosses-give/leadership-lessons/article/1590812

https://tibor.nl/slaapzak-marketing-hoe-mensen-voor-merken-in-de-rij-gaan-staan/

https://singularityhub.com/2019/07/12/so-far-cultured-meat-has-been-burgers-the-next-big-challenge-is-animal-free-steaks

https://futurism.com/the-byte/gene-therapy-vision-blind-mice

https://futurism.com/the-byte/elon-musk-brain-computer-neuralink-breaks-silence

https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2019/07/12/aftakeling-van-een-rotterdams-prestigeproject-a3966978

https://bigthink.com/surprising-science/tough-bacteria

https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/7/8/18772467/nootropics-silicon-valley-brain-fitness-goop-smart-drugs

https://techcrunch.com/2019/07/12/naval-veteran-aluminum-air-metalectrique

https://troymedia.com/2019/07/12/business-book-change-life/

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/336544

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Content breakfast July 12 2019

Information dashboard

Every morning my information dashboard gives me my content breakfast. Here is food for thought for July 12 2019. It might be useful to others and I am happy to share. If this is of interest, drop me a line. My e-mail is ron@ronimmink.com.

Twitter

All these links are also shared on my twitter account, which is @ronimmink.

The links

https://www.ft.com/content/4625d9b8-9c16-11e9-b8ce-8b459ed04726?

https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/digital-colonialism-threatening-global-south-190129140828809.html

https://www.wired.com/story/ambitious-plan-behind-facebooks-cryptocurrency-libra/

https://medium.com/@chrisronzio/make-your-idea-happen-f826b9377830

https://www.quantamagazine.org/cell-death-anastasis-and-resurrection-20190708/

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/4-habits-that-self-made-billionaires-practice-nearly-every-day-2019-07-11

https://www.forbes.com/sites/elissasangster/2019/07/11/the-ultimate-summer-reading-list-for-women-in-power/#6fab84c7908d

https://www.sprout.nl/artikel/startup-van-de-week/zo-wil-wedoido-de-markt-voor-bruiloften-openbreken

https://sifted.eu/articles/arrogance-corporate-innovation-startups/

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/11/france-passes-digital-tax-on-us-tech-firms-despite-trade-threat.html

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/11/france-passes-digital-tax-on-us-tech-firms-despite-trade-threat.html

https://www.ptc.com/en/resources/iiot/ebook/digital-twin-technology-digital-transformation

https://interestingengineering.com/developing-treatments-for-blindness-gene-therapy-shown-to-restructure-retinas

https://www.quantamagazine.org/hod-lipson-is-building-self-aware-robots-20190711

https://www.statnews.com/2019/07/11/childhood-malnutrition-microbiome

https://singularityhub.com/2019/07/11/the-pentagons-new-laser-based-tool-uses-your-heartbeat-to-track-you

https://www.cmswire.com/customer-experience/top-10-reasons-to-join-a-customer-advisory-board

https://qz.com/africa/1660709/nigeria-health-startups-54gene-mdaas-global-raise-big-funding

https://www.fastcompany.com/90372204/a-hospital-introduced-a-robot-to-help-nurses-they-didnt-expect-it-to-be-so-popular

https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/capital-projects-and-infrastructure/our-insights/fine-tuning-the-growth-engine-m-and-a-in-engineering-and-construction

https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/07/motion-is-just-a-hop-skip-and-a-jump-for-a-minuscule-robot

https://thenextweb.com/google/2019/07/10/google-contractors-are-secretly-listening-to-your-assistant-recordings/

https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/10/20687434/amazon-sellers-nomad-merchants-products-malls-walmart

https://www.fastcompany.com/90372204/a-hospital-introduced-a-robot-to-help-nurses-they-didnt-expect-it-to-be-so-popular

Agriculture

https://modernfarmer.com/2019/07/how-to-do-farm-to-table-in-a-desert

https://agfundernews.com/porter-road-founders-talk-consumer-consciousness-and-the-future-butcher.html

https://agfundernews.com/regenerative-agriculture-investing.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/17/science/food-agriculture-genetics.html

https://agfundernews.com/regenerative-agriculture-investing.html

https://agfundernews.com/quest-sustainable-seaweed.html

https://newfoodeconomy.org/perfect-day-lab-dairy-plant-based-paul-shapiro/

https://agfundernews.com/the-road-to-automated-agriculture-begins-in-brazil.html

https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2019/07/09/promoting-lab-grown-meat-as-high-tech-innovation-could-fuel-consumer-fear-of-alternative-protein/

Climate

https://www.moodysanalytics.com/-/media/article/2019/economic-implications-of-climate-change.pdf

https://www.latimes.com/projects/la-me-sea-level-rise-california-coast/

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/07/the-growing-list-of-countries-committing-to-a-net-zero-emissions-goal/

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2018/07/news-internet-underwater-sea-level-rise/

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/07/reforest-an-area-the-size-of-the-us-to-help-avert-climate-breakdown/

https://www.duurzaambedrijfsleven.nl/energie/31975/aquathermie?

https://time.com/5622632/thwaites-glacier-antarctica-melting/

https://www.axios.com/china-leads-a-global-clean-energy-spending-stall-61bbd75c-8c12-47c1-b3e9-2501a8fc840b.html

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Content breakfast 11 July 2019

Information dashboard

Every morning my information dashboard gives me my content breakfast. This is the food for thought for July 11 2019. It might be useful to others and I am happy to share. If this is of interest, drop me a line. My e-mail is ron@ronimmink.com.

Twitter

All these links are also shared on my twitter account, which is @ronimmink.

Links

https://www.statnews.com/2019/07/10/5-questions-voice-recognition-technology/ https://www.shareable.net/how-co-op-accelerators-and-incubators-are-supercharging-a-worker-owned-economy/ https://www.cmswire.com/digital-workplace/why-human-behavior-is-key-to-successful-change-management https://singularityhub.com/2019/07/10/cancer-killing-living-drug-is-made-safer-with-a-simple-off-switch https://www.fastcompany.com/90372829/im-a-hacker-and-heres-how-your-social-media-posts-help-me-break-into-your-company https://www.ozy.com/acumen/chinese-startups-are-beating-silicon-valley-at-hopefulness/ https://futurism.com/the-byte/adversarial-objects-confuse-robots https://e27.co/mentorship-critical-startup-founders-succeed-20180913 https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2019/02/08/de-zonneauto-ziet-in-helmond-het-licht-a3653466? https://futurism.com/the-byte/transfers-nerves-paralyzed-patients-use-hands https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/334097 https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2019/07/10/jong-en-strijdvaardig-tegen-sociaal-onrecht-a3966684? https://www.sprout.nl/artikel/startups/deze-25-nederlandse-investeerders-eisen-meer-vrouwen-bij-startups-hopen-op-gesel? https://www.futurity.org/data-storage-music-2100762/ https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/08/technology/tech-companies-union-organizing.html https://aeon.co/essays/the-lessons-of-nissho-inoue-and-his-cell-of-zen-terrorists? https://www.retaildive.com/news/wear-it-out-how-smart-tech-and-data-collection-will-impact-retail https://www.ronimmink.com/23-tips-and-24-books-to-a-better-life/ https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2019/07/china-tackles-malaria-kenya/592414/ https://www.thedrum.com/news/2019/07/10/amazon-pushes-further-healthcare-with-nhs-alexa-deal https://blog.hootsuite.com/minimalist-social-strategy/ https://www.marketwatch.com/story/a-venture-capitalist-spills-the-secrets-of-an-ipo-2019-06-05 https://www.thisisgoingtobebig.com/blog/2019/7/8/social-media-and-thought-leadership-for-founders https://postfunnel.com/neuromarketing-hacks-sell-more https://baremetrics.com/blog/customer-research https://firstround.com/review/the-inside-story-of-how-this-startup-turned-a-216-word-pitch-email-into-a-2-6-billion-acquisition/ https://hackernoon.com/today-i-shut-down-our-servers-d2de9dfed5ac https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/operations/our-insights/do-you-know-where-your-budget-is?

Climate

https://truthout.org/articles/current-investigation-of-exxonmobil-could-spur-broader-climate-action/ https://www.sciencealert.com/new-kind-of-solar-technology-could-provide-electricity-and-clean-water-to-millions? https://www.duurzaambedrijfsleven.nl/circulaire-economie/31941/green-leader-jan-jonker-radboud-universiteit https://www.fastcompany.com/90373326/billions-of-new-trees-could-help-stop-climate-change-heres-how-we-get-them?

Nano:

https://nano-magazine.com/news/2019/7/9/vitamin-c-is-key-to-protection-of-exciting-new-nanomaterial https://nano-magazine.com/news/2019/7/5/black-nano-gold-to-combat-climate-change https://nano-magazine.com/news/2019/7/8/antigravity-water-transport-system-inspired-by-trees https://nano-magazine.com/news/2019/7/10/engineers-develop-chip-that-converts-wasted-heat-to-usable-energy
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23 tips and 24 books to a better life

I am a huge fan of Brian Solis. His thinking on social media and customer experience is second to none. He recently published “Lifescale: How to Live a More Creative, Productive, and Happy Life”. A book that has nothing to do with social media. It is nearly an antidote to social media addiction.

Zombie Apocalypse

We started consuming more than we were creating. We traded expression and imagination for scrolls and swipes. We were intoxicated by the blurring of life between physical and digital. A sort of Zombie Apocalypse has quietly crept up to our doorsteps. China now has designated cell phone lanes.

Cost

All of our toggling between apps, networks, email, and texts comes at a tremendous cost to …

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Ron on radio, the thank you economy

Listen to Ron talk about the books that have interested him on Newstalk Radio over the years.

The thank you economy

Customer relationship is everything. Social media cannot be ignored. Word of mouth on steroids. You need to go online. Happy staff means happy clients. Culture is your new marketing. Authenticity is everything. Spend your marketing budget on staff.

Newstalk

Newstalk 106 – 108fm is Ireland’s national independent talk radio broadcaster

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Control is an illusion

You are not in control

I am working with a client company on writing a book. They have come up with a fascinating concept, combining system thinking, biology, AI, execution, silo busting, culture, collective leadership with a toolset to help CEOs manage their business much more effectively.

The beast

Managing the ghost in the machine, the beast, the fourth dimension, the worm, the parasite, the WTF!?, the unintended consequences, the lack of full overview, dealing with the symptoms instead of tackling the root cause.

Illusion

Tackling the illusion of accuracy and control. How you can improve efficiency by 30% in a heartbeat. How 50% of what you are doing is a waste of time. How you completely misunderstand cause and …

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