Featured Article
Featured Article
Applying Social Intelligence to Repair Trust

“Trust is given to you by other people. You have to give them the basis for giving you their trust.” Onora O’Neill Trust is fragile and easily broken.  If, for example, a manager tries but fails to deliver the promised . . .

Read articleposted 20th June 2019
CEO: AI AS BIG A PROBLEM AS CLIMATE CHANGE

CEO: AI AS BIG A PROBLEM AS CLIMATE CHANGE

If we don’t move fast to prepare for a future dominated by artificial intelligence it will be too late. That is the view of CEO Charles Towers-Clark, who has implemented strategies at Internet of Things company Pod Group to prepare staff . . .

Read articleposted 25th March 2019
Link to Article
‘I Thought About Suicide So Much Today It’s Scaring Me’: Should AI Intervene On Suicidal Texts?

'I Thought About Suicide So Much Today It's Scaring Me': Should AI Intervene On Suicidal Texts?

Technology is often seen as the exact opposite of emotion. Robots in the movies are portrayed as unfeeling killers or incapable of experiencing an emotion without exploding – with the implication that human feelings are too complex for computers to . . .

Read articleposted 25th March 2019
Link to Article
AI WARNING: Robots will destroy a HUGE number of jobs claims expert

AI WARNING: Robots will destroy a HUGE number of jobs claims expert

The expert highlighted the unintended effects of artificial intelligence (AI) on the human race. Charles Towers-Clark, CEO of Internet of Things (IoT) company Pod Group, pointed out heightened unemployment will increase depression among workers. He went on to suggest depression . . .

Read articleposted 18th March 2019
Link to Article
Will AI cause mental health problems in humans? Fears for ‘depressed’ workforce

Will AI cause mental health problems in humans? Fears for ‘depressed’ workforce

The world of AI and automatons is rapidly developing as industries use to emerging technologies to gain the competitive edge, such as in the automobile industry.

Read articleposted 18th March 2019
Link to Article
Bringing joy back to the office

“When work is a pleasure, life is joy. When work is a duty, life is slavery”. Maxim Gorky It’s Monday morning, 8h00am, you are in the lift going up to your office, are you more likely to whistle, smile or . . .

Read articleposted 12th March 2019
Article
Best Books in AI in business for World Book Day

Best Books in AI in business for World Book Day

Everybody and their dog are talking about how AI and automation will change the way businesses operate, but very few businesses are actually taking meaningful action on the subject. Charles Towers-Clark, CEO of Pod Group, is different. Not only does . . .

Read articleposted 7th March 2019
Link to Article
The W.E.I.R.D. CEO, book review: Leadership in the AI age

The W.E.I.R.D. CEO, book review: Leadership in the AI age

Employment contracts haven’t changed much since ancient Roman times: they’re all about showing up and doing the job, not about whether the job will be satisfying or whether the employee will get the tools and authority they need to do . . .

Read articleposted 7th March 2019
Link to Article
Quickfire Interview with IoT Now

Quickfire Interview with IoT Now on WEIRD CEO

Interview with Jeremy Cowan from IoT Now talking about WEIRD CEO and why we need to change, in order to deal with a new working world dominated by Artificial Intelligence.    

Read articleposted 6th March 2019
Link to Article
Unlimited Vacation Time: Why No Holiday Policy Is The Best Holiday Policy

Forbes.com

Wandering through the office one day, I overheard a conversation about our holiday policy between two developers and couldn’t help but smirk to myself: A: ‘I don’t know what to do about my holidays.’ B: ‘What’s the problem?’ A: ‘I . . .

Read articleposted 6th March 2019
Link to Article
12345610

The WEIRD Book

The WEIRD CEO

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.

Click on the book to get the introduction and first chapter for free!

Buy the book

Leave your details for WEIRD updates.

Sign up and get updates from the WEIRD team and unqiue content about the WEIRD philosophy





Hey Weirdo!

Sign up to our newsletter