What We’re Reading

What We Are Reading

The 10 skills you need to thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Five years from now, over one-third of skills (35%) that are considered important in today’s workforce will have changed.By 2020, the Fourth Industrial Revolution will have brought us advanced robotics and autonomous transport, artificial intelligence and machine learning, advanced materials, biotechnology and genomics. Read more: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/01/the-10-skills-you-need-to-thrive-in-the-fourth-industrial-revolution/

Crystal Ball Gazing or Something More?
As Ian Proudfoot, KPMG Global Head of Agribusiness states in this article about future forecasting, “the pace of change is incessant” and many are complacent about preparing for the future.  The status quo is no longer an option, so here are some options: http://tinyurl.com/hvp8mze

How to Make Sense in a World of Uncertainty
Some interesting insights into how to deal with accelerated uncertainly to in the workplace from the Vice Chair at GE. Take a look: http://www.tinyurl.com/zjqoacq

The Future of Computing?
Interesting futuristic short video of how at least Microsoft sees people and computers working together. Take a peek into the future: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-tFdreZB94

Highlights of ECS 2017 
Quick overview from Peter Diamandis about the newest latest and greatest over the horizon technology at the 2017 global consumer electronics and consumer technology tradeshow in Las Vegas. Check it out: http://tinyurl.com/jygnsxg

Good Decision Making – an Organizational Aspect.
The HBR has an interesting article regarding good decision from an organizational aspect. They indicate that a comprehensive framework for achieving quality decision-making throughout an organization is still rare — almost three-quarters of companies have no formal corporate-wide approach to making major, complex decisions. https://hbr.org/2015/05/an-organization-wide-approach-to-good-decision-making

Risks and Decision-Making
The HBR has a very interesting article regarding risk and decision-making. As many of us know organisations often look to risks in the wrong places.  This article focuses on the risks associated with decision-making and how these risks far outweigh  the traditional risks that firms manage for.  https://hbr.org/2015/07/how-to-live-with-risks