Monthly Archives: September 2018 Back

Unscaled : how AI and a new generation of upstarts are creating the economy of the future (book)

Author: Hemant Taneja with Kevin Maney An innovative trend combining technology with economics is unraveling behemoth industries–including corporations, banks, farms, media conglomerates, energy systems, governments, and schools-that have long dominated business and society. Size and scale have become a liability. A new generation of upstarts is using artificial intelligence to automate tasks that once required … Read more

Team mates to entrepreneurs: Travello co-founder Mark Cantoni on being a non-tech tech founder and running a business with your buddy

As old sports buddies and travel nuts, Travello founders Mark Cantoni and Ryan Hanly got into business together almost accidentally. But three years later, they’re raising millions to develop their social media travel app, and their friendship is alive and well. It’s even been a key ingredient in a culture of trust that has developed … Read more

Three pieces of advice from Australian businesses that started out during the GFC

Just like the people who run them, Australian businesses have been notoriously hardy in the face of adversity, including during the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) over 10 years ago when numerous Aussie SMEs fought through the economic hardship and created strong businesses that are still around today. One such business started at the precipice of … Read more

Quirky : the remarkable story of the traits, foibles, and genius of breakthrough innovators who changed the world (book)

Author: Melissa A. Schilling What really distinguishes the people who literally change the world–those creative geniuses who give us one breakthrough after another? What differentiates Marie Curie or Elon Musk from the merely creative, the many one-hit wonders among us? Melissa Schilling, one of the world’s leading experts on innovation, invites us into the lives … Read more