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The WEIRD CEO – How To Lead In A World Dominated By Artificial Intelligence

“When companies do not thrive, despite generating revenue, their failure is usually caused by the CEO not understanding, or not responding to the need for change.” The one quote in the book that stood out the most. The WEIRD CEO . . .

Read articleposted 20th January 2020
Can We Overcome The Last Few Hurdles For Renewable Energy?


Humanity is staring the climate crisis in the face, and we’re only just preparing for the fight.

Read articleposted 4th December 2019
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Why Is Open-Source So Important? Part Two: The Problem With Profit And Property


Profits are the most vital factor of any non-charitable company, especially in the tech world. But the path to proprietary software is often paved by the open-source community, which puts private companies in a tricky position when selling their product.

Read articleposted 4th December 2019
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Why Is Open-Source So Important? Part One: Principles And Parity


The tech world is a strange place; it is egalitarian and exclusive, collaborative and ruthlessly competitive, open and rigidly closed.

Read articleposted 4th December 2019
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Keep The Robot In The Cage—How Effective (And Safe) Are Co-Bots?


Manufacturing robots are breaking free of their cages.

Read articleposted 4th December 2019
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How do Leaders Shape the Future?

Until recently, we believed that the secret of successful leaders was their inherent qualities which include beliefs, values and character. Examples of this include Richard Branson at Virgin and Steve Jobs at Apple (the Trait theory of leadership). As a . . .

Read articleposted 13th November 2019
Impulsiveness, a resource to fuel our creativity?

“Both my best and worst habit is that I’m very impulsive.” Tove Lo How many times have you heard this exclamation; “You’ll never guess what I learned today!”. “As humans, we have an impulse to share what is going on . . .

Read articleposted 4th November 2019
My head tells me to change but my heart resists

“There are two ways of meeting difficulties. You alter the difficulties or you alter yourself to meet them.” Phyllis Bottome Most of us are aware that we should change our habits to adapt to our rapidly changing world. The immediate . . .

Read articleposted 23rd October 2019
Intolerance of Ambiguity is a Sign of an Authoritarian Personality

“Contradictions do not perplex the logician. They arise because there are more rules to an open game than can be known.” Donald Kingsbury  The title of this article is in fact a quote from Theodor Adorno, a German philosopher and . . .

Read articleposted 11th October 2019
Is Cultural Intelligence Enough to Repair Trust?


“Culturally intelligent innovation begins with changing our impulse from Why can’t you see it like I do? Help me see what I might be missing!” David Livermore

Read articleposted 2nd October 2019
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The WEIRD Book


Book by Charles Towers-Clark

In The WEIRD CEO, Charles sets out the technological and societal changes that will take place over the next fifteen years, and explains why companies need to rethink the way they motivate employees. He outlines why CEOs and managers need to encourage Wisdom, Emotional Intelligence, Initiative, Responsibility and Development (WEIRD) to make sure employees feel fulfilment and ownership in their work – and gives a fascinating and sometimes brutally honest record of the change process his company went through.

The WEIRD CEO explains how and why we need to change, in order to deal with a new working world dominated by Artificial Intelligence.

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