“Work on Things That Matter” is a quote from a keynote speech by Tim O’Reilly some 15 years ago. It stuck. So simple, direct and obvious, yet so easily forgotten. What if we make this our motto every day?
Some people thrive in chaos. They all have something in common: Instincts. But everyone has instincts, right? So why don’t the rest of us thrive in chaos?
Going all electric – in a hurry – is the solution to our climate challenge, according to both experts and pundits. It sounds reasonable, the goal and the arguments are convincing. They also ignore reality. The climate challenge is not just about energy.
Humans don’t really like robots and certainly not robots that look like us – unless they’re in a movie or TV show. In short – we don’t like competition. That’s why we don’t want autonomous cars.
It’s truly amazing what’s going on on Mars these days. Smart people, great planning and incredible technology is moving cargo from Earth to Mars more or less automatically. Then conducting experiments, even having a helicopter working autonomously – in totally unknown terrain. While here on Earth even the simplest emergency planning seems to be a big challenge – and controversial. Why?
Finally. The EU has made its decision. USB-C chargers will be mandatory by 2024. Time to rejoice, right? Good for the climate, good for the users, great for the economy? Not so fast…
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.
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.