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Capitalism without capital : the rise of the intangible economy (book)

Authors: Jonathan Haskel and Stian Westlake Early in the twenty-first century, a quiet revolution occurred. For the first time, the major developed economies began to invest more in intangible assets, like design, branding, R&D, and software, than in tangible assets, like machinery, buildings, and computers. For all sorts of businesses, from tech firms and pharma … Read more

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

How to build an online business : Australia’s top digital disruptors reveal their secrets for launching and growing an online business (book)

Author: Bernadette Schwerdt The Internet of Things. Machine-learning. Artificial intelligence. Augmented reality. Advanced robotics. What do they all mean and more importantly, what do they mean for you and your start-up or small business? As we become an increasingly ‘connected’ society, the way we work, play, buy, learn and communicate will change. Dramatically. Are you … Read more

The Future of Work : Robots, AI, and Automation (ebook)

Author: Darrell M. West Robots, artificial intelligence, and driverless cars are no longer things of the distant future. They are with us today and will become increasingly common in coming years, along with virtual reality and digital personal assistants. As these tools advance deeper into everyday use, they raise the question—how will they transform society, … Read more

Digital disruptor wins Brisbane Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2018

Ben Bradshaw is shaking up the very meaning of digital marketing1 as we know it, and with a solid track record promising bright prospects at home and abroad he has now received Brisbane’s top prize for young entrepreneurs. In a hotly contested competition between the city’s enterprising elites, Bradshaw was crowned Brisbane Young Entrepreneur of the … Read more

Superforecasting : the art and science of prediction (book)

Authors: Philip Tetlock, Dan Gardner Everyone would benefit from seeing further into the future, whether buying stocks, crafting policy, launching a new product, or simply planning the week’s meals. Unfortunately, people tend to be terrible forecasters. As Wharton professor Philip Tetlock showed in a landmark 2005 study, even experts’ predictions are only slightly better than … Read more

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