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The Great Decoupling: An Interview with Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee

The Great Decoupling: An Interview with Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfeeMachines, it seems, can do almost anything human beings can. Now cars are even starting to drive themselves. What does that mean for business and employment? Will any jobs be left for people? Will machines take over not just low-skilled tasks but high-skilled ones too? If […]

 

BORGES’ MAP Navigating a World of Digital Disruption

spot-01Digital disruption is not a new phenomenon. But the opportunities and risks it presents shift over time. Competitive advantage flows to the businesses that see and act on those shifts first. We are entering the third, and most consequential, wave of digital disruption. It has profound implications not only for strategy but also for the structures of companies and industries. Business leaders need a new map to guide them. This article explains the factors underlying these disruptive waves, outlines the new strategic issues they raise, and describes a portfolio of new strategic moves that business leaders need to master.

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Beyond Automation

Beyond AutomationAfter hearing of a recent Oxford University study on advancing automation and its potential to displace workers, Yuh-Mei Hutt, of Tallahassee, Florida, wrote, “The idea that half of today’s jobs may vanish has changed my view of my children’s future.” Hutt was reacting not only as […]

 

Ray Kurzweil: Humans will be hybrids by 2030

Ray Kurzweil: Humans will be hybrids by 2030In the future, humans are going to be artificially intelligent . That’s the prediction of Ray Kurzweil, director of engineering at Google ( GOOGL , Tech30 ), who spoke Wednesday at the Exponential Finance conference in New York. Kurzweil predicts that humans will become hybrids in the 2030s. That […]

 

How to Make Money Off the Singularity

How to Make Money Off the SingularityWhen the new Terminator flick hits the big screen this summer, movie goers will once again be confronted by a question that has confounded Joe and Jane Average ever since 1984, when we first saw Arnold Schwarzenegger as a wise-cracking cyborg assassin. Now, we are not talking about why […]

 

Blue Cross Marries Uber – in 2030

Blue Cross Marries Uber - in 2030Fifteen years from today, can you imagine Uber or Amazon running U.S. healthcare systems? That is exactly the kind of story collectively spun for me by over 40 millennials I surveyed last week on Boston’s Greenway , a strip of parkland and popular lunchtime […]

 

Exponential Finance: Our Children Won’t Know a Bank Teller from a Chimney Sweep

Exponential Finance: Our Children Won’t Know a Bank Teller from a Chimney SweepWe’re in New York this week to bring you coverage of Singularity University and CNBC’s Exponential Finance conference. Bitcoin, blockchain, mobile banking, peer-to-peer lending, AI financial advisors, insurance and driverless cars, and more: The financial world will undergo significant change in the coming years. Come here for […]

 

Why the Millennials Are the Most Important Generation Yet

Why the Millennials Are the Most Important Generation YetMillennials are those born between 1980-2000, today between the ages of 15-35. This post is about millennials – why they are changing the game, how to hire them, and how to keep them motivated. The data presented below comes from Mary Meeker’s “Internet Trends Report” – one […]

 

Singularity’s Salim Ismail on Exponentials

Singularity’s Salim Ismail on ExponentialsSingularity University has a lofty mission: to educate, inspire, and empower leaders to apply exponentials to address humanity’s grand challenges. Exponentials are accelerating technologies for which performance relative to cost and size is doubling every one to two years—a rate similar to Moore’s Law. In fact, Singularity has […]

 

Exponential Finance: Cost of Living in the Future Will Be Substantially Reduced

Exponential Finance: Cost of Living in the Future Will Be Substantially ReducedIt’s not every day that someone goes on a morning TV show and talks about the technological disruption of Fortune 500 companies and their subsequent failing as a sign of good things to come. But that’s exactly what went down on CNBC’s pre-market show Squawk Box today as Peter Diamandis delivered the sobering message.  […]

 
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