Got a subscription for your TV, your music, what about your car?

You’ve got a subscription for your television, your music, what about your car? Melbourne startup Carbar has raised $5.75 million to launch a car subscription service where customers own a car on a month-to-month basis with all costs including insurance and services paid for. Co-founder Desmond Hang started Carbar three years ago with university friends … Read more

Troublemakers : how a generation of Silicon Valley upstarts invented the future (book)

Author: Leslie Berlin Between 1968 and 1976, five landmark industries that shaped the modern world were launched within 30 miles of each other: personal computing, video games, biotechnology, modern venture capital and advanced semi-conductor logic. The dominant players in many of those industries – firms like Apple and Intel – had also been launched at … Read more

The four : the hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google (book)

Author: Scott Galloway Business professor Scott Galloway asks fundamental questions about Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google. How did those four infiltrate our lives so completely that they’re almost impossible to avoid (or boycott)? Why does the stock market forgive them for sins that would destroy other firms? And as they race to become the world’s … Read more

Power Ledger to bring blockchain-based renewable energy trading to a whole apartment block for the first time

Blockchain-enable renewable energy trading startup Power Ledger is applying its network technology to a whole apartment block for the first time, through a partnership with Yolk Property Group. The Yolk Evermore development is located within White Gum Valley, about three kilometres from Fremantle city centre in Western Australia. Part of the government-funded Australian Renewable Energy … Read more

Human + Machine : Reimagining Work in the Age of AI (ebook)

Authors: Paul R. Daugherty and H. James Wilson AI is radically transforming business. Are you ready? Look around you. Artificial intelligence is no longer just a futuristic notion. It’s here right now–in software that senses what we need, supply chains that “think” in real time, and robots that respond to changes in their environment. Twenty-first-century … Read more

How to go digital : practical wisdom to help drive your organization’s digital transformation (book)

Author: MIT Sloan Management Review The most important skills a leader needs to succeed in a digital environment are not technical in nature but managerial — strategic vision, forward-looking perspective, change-oriented mindset. A company’s digital transformation does not involve abandoning widget-making for app developing or pursuing “disruption” at the cost of stability. Rather, it is … Read more

A tech startup disrupting Australia’s building industry has launched an equity crowdfunding raise

PT Blink, which aims to disrupt the $356 billion Australian construction industry, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign.   The company’s technology claims to be able to put up a multi-storey building in up to half the normal time.   The $2 million raise is via OnMarket, the Australian equity crowdfunding platform. PT Blink Limited, a … Read more

Prediction Machines : The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence (ebook)

Authors: Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans, and Avi Goldfarb Artificial intelligence does the seemingly impossible, magically bringing machines to life–driving cars, trading stocks, and teaching children. But facing the sea change that AI will bring can be paralyzing. How should companies set strategies, governments design policies, and people plan their lives for a world so different … Read more