Voluntary hostages – a contradiction in terms and yet perfectly normal. This is the situation most businesses are in – all the time. With their data. A ransomware situation if we ever saw one.
We’ve heard it for years. From climate change deniers in particular and from politicians, business people and (almost) everyone else. While denying reality, many claim tech will fix it anyway. Wishful thinking indeed, but the premise is correct. Tech won’t fix it, but tech may actually save us.
My previous post, AI’s notorious lack of intelligence, raised quite a few eyebrows – judging from the (inspiring) feedback. The distance between hype and reality is huge, the misunderstandings and disappointments plentiful while big money seems to be pouring in from salivating investors. What are we missing?
You’ll recognize the feeling. You’ve had this itch, this foreboding, maybe an important idea or the like, for a long time. Then you’re suddenly reading about it. Big relief. The ‘I’m not alone’ relief.
Sometimes reality beats Hollywood by orders of magnitude. Here’s one such case: Your cybersecurity sucks. Seriously. It’s embarassing. We’ve been pouring billions into cyber defence and cyber security for years. We’ve become good at it. Or so we thought. Then the war came. With the war came the truth. We’ve…
Fast paced change means that nothing lasts. Not solutions or products, not business relations or partnerships, not requirements, not even competence. The ‘life cycle’ of just about everything is shorter than ever – and shrinking. Even businesses have shorter lifespan than they used to. There is a good reason for that: They fail to adjust.
War is obviously good for some businesses. But is it good for society? ‘Of course not’ is most likely your immediate response. And certainly mine. But not so fast. It’s complicated …
Creativity is fascinating. And creativity is usually triggered by something. A problem, an opportunity, a situation, a crisis, a need – or just an idea. Which turns into an itch, a desire to fix, alleviate, improve, invent …
We’ve been in it for quite some time. But do we realize how much it has changed us? And how different it turned out compared to expectations?
I was upset. Joe Rogan was promoting dangerous lies and Spotify was supporting him. So I broke it off. To send a message. Inspired by Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and many other artists I highly respect. It didn’t last–and the reason is interesting.