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Future-Ready Leadership: Strategies for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (ebook)

Author: Chris R. Groscurth The technological and economic forces of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) are shifting organizations in radical new directions. Automation is taking place not only in factories but in retail environments, and it is not just powerful or precise: it is intelligent, and it learns. Leaders must learn to rely on new … Read more

Aussie bricklaying robot takes on tradies, building three-bed house in 72 hours

An Australian robot is set to take on tradies the world over, after building a three-bed, two-bath, 180-square-metre home in less than three days. Built by ASX-listed Perth company Fastbrick Robotics (FBR), the Hadrian X machine recently successfully completed a series of tests, proving it was capable of complying with various building requirements. Once these … Read more

The sentient machine : the coming age of artificial intelligence (book)

Author: Amir Husain Whether it is self-driving cars, advancements in search engine technology, or the latest in voice-recognition software, AI, or artificial “machine” intelligence, is playing an ever-greater role in our daily lives. Yet the discussion around these recent advancements is largely polarised; some experts think that machines will solve most of humanity’s problems, while … Read more

Psychologists, dieticians and mindfulness: The startups behind Australia’s esports push

The team at Order esports is on the hunt for a state-of-the art facility for athlete development. “We want it so we can provide at the highest level, with psychologists, dieticians, mindfulness sessions. All to provide that elite sporting environment,” says Order chairman Adrian Giles. The startup manages ten teams in nine sports. All are … Read more

Smart Business : What Alibaba’s Success Reveals about the Future of Strategy (ebook)

Author: Ming Zeng Leaders already know that the classic approach to strategy–analyze, plan, execute–is losing relevance. But they don’t yet know what replaces it. As everyone and everything becomes more interconnected and digitized, how do you operate, compete, and win? Ming Zeng, the former Chief of Staff and strategy adviser to Alibaba Group’s founder Jack … Read more

50 business classics : your shortcut to the most important ideas on innovation, management, and strategy (book)

Author: Tom Butler-Bowdon With insightful commentaries on the landmark writings of old and new, 50 Business Classics presents the great entrepreneur stories, the best management thinking and the proven ideas on strategy, innovation and marketing – in one volume. 50 Business Classics presents the key ideas from classic texts such as My Years with General … Read more

The space barons : Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the quest to colonize the cosmos (book)

Author: Christian Davenport The Space Barons is the story of a group of billionaire entrepreneurs who are pouring their fortunes into the epic resurrection of the American space program. Nearly a half-century after Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, the Space Barons–most notably Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, along with Richard Branson and Paul Allen–are … Read more

The 4th Industrial Revolution : responding to the impact of artificial intelligence on business (book)

Author: Mark Skilton and Felix Hovsepian. This book helps decision makers grasp the importance, and applicability to business, of the new technologies and extended connectivity of systems that underlie what is becoming known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution: technologies and systems such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, 3D printing, the internet of things, virtual and … Read more