Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Think...

I am not here to think but to be, feel, live............Johann Gotfried Von Herder (1744---1803) German critic and philosopher

As we enter a new decade, we must cultivate our culture and go forward with agility, creativity and a beginner’s mind  




Hope these Nuggets will help you Cultivate a New Normal and keep you Thinking:


  • An immersive workspace is no longer limited to a desk in our Offices; the 9-to-5 workday and the employee experience of meeting rooms and snacks.


  • In a matter of weeks, technologies that once seemed futuristic became part of our everyday lives. The pandemic turned the entire tech jargon into a catalog of solutions that would keep families and friends connected, businesses operational and health care running for patients. 


  • Nations should launch a digital currency – and back it with digital gold. More broadly, champion decentralized cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum to attract international capital, strengthen monetary policy, deter financial fraud, accelerate technological development


  • Technology capitals and financial centers like Switzerland and Singapore have taken positions that are highly favorable to cryptocurrency. The right crypto policy would not cause capital flight but capital landing.

 

  • The World Bank: “Cryptocurrencies and blockchain protocols are part of a tidal wave of new technologies that is changing the way production and commerce are organized.”


  • US Treasury Secretary: “Bitcoin is here to stay” and the “financial industry will adopt the technology underpinning bitcoin.”


  • China is quickly closing the once formidable lead the U.S. maintained on AI research. Chinese researchers now publish more papers on AI and secure more patents than U.S. researchers do. 


  • Any computer brings with it the risk of hacking. This is true of our computers and phones, and it’s also true about all of the Internet-of-Things devices, social media that are increasingly part of our lives. Unconnected options are increasingly hard to find including cars. 


  • We must nurture our freedom every day, and defend our institutions against the corrosive power of hate speech, of disinformation, fake news and incitement to violence. In a world where polarizing opinions are the loudest, it is a short step from crude conspiracy theories


  • While any form of exercise has been shown to activate the brain, when you weigh what activity you can do almost every day, with little preparation, minimal effort, no special equipment, and that can contract or expand to fit the exact amount of time you have available, it’s walking. It is a proven creativity booster


Charles Darwin, Friedrich Nietzsche, William Wordsworth, and Aristotle were all obsessive walkers, using the rhythm of walking to help them generate ideas. 

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Thriving Thru Challenges

Coughs and Sneezes spread Diseases, Trap the Germs in your Handkerchief ....... World War 2 Health Slogan (1942)
Collaborations are increasingly between humans and machines while most assets and devices are now located outside the old “walls” of the organization. The cybersecurity mesh should enable any person or thing to securely access and use their digital asset, no matter where it is located. 

  A key question for your growth plan: 
• If you were a direct competitor to yourself, what would you do to steal market share? 

  Key Decisions around your Collective Organizational debt: 
• Social debt — Suboptimal activity or a sustained negative impact on the organization’s ability to address social, societal and community issues. 
• Process debt — Suboptimal activity or process that might have some benefits, but generates a sustained negative impact on cycle time, error rates, quality, consistency, complexity or customer experience. 
• Data debt — Lack of, or suboptimal access to, current or accurate data within the demand latency period. 
• Talent debt — Lack of talent (human workers, augmented humans or virtual workers) in either the quantity, quality or ability to scale to fuel optimization or growth. 
• Architecture debt — Suboptimal solutions from an optimized architectural construct. This may lead to security issues, latency and redundancy (in applications, infrastructure, instances, APIs, licensing or subscription costs). 
• Technical debt — Deviation of an application from any nonfunctional requirement. 

  Key information for your investment plan: 
 • London’s population is expected to decline for the first time in the 21st century; there could be fewer babies born in 2021 than in any year since records began. 
• Chip backlog/shortage for technology related industry, Taiwan and South Korea are the global leaders in computer chip production. 
• The Central Bank of Iran was the first central bank to publicly announce bitcoin purchases, In addition to institutional investors, other central banks may begin buying bitcoin 

 Organizations should resolve challenges around integration, security and privacy issues that prevent them from efficiently moving their AI practices from prototypes to production. 

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