Future of Work: Rewriting Learning Rules for the Digital Age

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Premise: There is a lot of buzz around the very concept of the “Future of Work” and what it will entail. Deloitte released their fifth annual Global Human Capital Trends report and survey. This year’s report takes stock of the challenges ahead for business and HR leaders in a dramatically changing digital, economic, demographic, and social landscape. In an age of disruption, business and HR leaders are being pressed to rewrite the rules for how they organise, recruit, develop, manage, and engage the 21st-century workforce. They have identified 10 trends that are playing out in the market, based on the […]

Learning to Deal with Artificial Intelligence

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In an MIT Review post, Liesl Yearsley a serial entrepreneur who has developed AI bots, shares her first hand experience of how we are susceptible to influences by Artificial Intelligence. Every one of us needs to read this post and understand how susceptible we are to the powers of AI and more so to the influences of those who control these AI bots. With persuasive technologies and the combination of the fact that as humans we do crave for deep relationships (as it turns out, it doesn’t matter if the other partner is a human or an AI bot), we are […]

Ideas about Building a Great Company and Being a Great Leader from the book – The Republic of Tea

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Philosophical & BusinessWisdom from The Republic of Tea by Mukesh Gupta I picked up and started reading the book “The Republic of Tea“, based on a recommendation by Seth Godin as a must read book. I am an avid Tea lover and so reading a book about Tea and a business around tea was an interesting proposition by itself. The book is a collection of fax messages that were exchanged between the people discussing the idea of starting a business selling Tea in the US with little commentary by the players giving some context when needed. I read the book as […]

Superconsumers – A Simple, Speedy, and Sustainable Path to Superior Growth

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Everyone wants to grow their business – irrespective of the current size or the level of competition. This also means that growth is not easy. So, any strategy that can help grow our business is a welcome addition to all the material that we already have. So, when I got my hands on the book – Superconsumers by Eddie Yoon, I was eager to read and understand the strategy. I must say, that on the face of it, it doesn’t seem like much different from what all the literature around managing your most profitable customers and growing from there. However, […]

Strategies for Employee Engagement in a Gig Economy

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EY recently announced the results of a Contingent Workforce Study that unearths key insights into the nature of the freelance or contingent workforce (the “gig economy”). Some of the key insights from the study regarding the future state of the Gig economy that they quote are as below: By 2020, 25% of organizations expect to use 30% or more contingent workers and the proportion using less than 10% will fall from 35% in 2016 to 22% in 2020. The gig economy is going to continue to grow, by 2020 almost one in five workers will be contingent workers. Two in […]