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Have You Lost Your App-etite?

by Sasha Qadri
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With all this talk about app based, digital only banks, my interest was piqued. In the UK, Atom Bank launched in April and last week, I decided to sign up, so I could write about what it’s truly like to use an app based bank. Well, I signed up and surprisingly, I now have to ...

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Lessons for disruptive leadership: stop ignoring the elephant

by Ben Thompson
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Business speak is a zoologist’s dream – from the disruptive 800lb gorilla (“Where does he sit? Wherever the hell he wants”) to the shark tanks and dragon’s dens of the pitching world; from the dog-and-pony shows of corporate presentations, to the sacred cows that provide every organisation with its own incontrovertible truths and doctrines. But no ...

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This story’s got your number

by Carla Curtsinger
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If you’ve ever had the pleasure of teaching a class, you’ve also witnessed at least one moment when your students’ eyes glaze over. Sure, some of the blame might be yours – speaking too much, too fast, not asking questions, not taking enough breaks. But chances are, your audience is probably daydreaming. A recent Harvard ...

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The digital future: are you in or out?

by Adam Burns
A digitally disrupted business future: are you in or out?

Regardless of your politics, there is one clear lesson for business from the UK’s referendum decision to leave the European Union: when the people making decisions are furthest from the point of impact, the status quo is in trouble. Welcome to the age of disruption. The opportunities are endless. I’d like to correct something I ...

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What does cyberinsurance insure?

by Carla Curtsinger
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NFL commissioner Roger Goddell is dead. Or he was on June 7th, according to the NFL Twitter account. NFL spokesperson Brian McCarthy quickly responded from his own account that the announcement was the work of hackers, later identified as a group called Peggle Crew. “We got into a social media employee’s email and found the account ...

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Security Intelligence: an analyst’s view

by Derek Brink
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How can organizations manage cyber risk effectively and ensure protection from cyber-attacks? Data governance, keeping up with threat intelligence, information sharing, third-party risk, and incident detection and response need to be top of mind for information security executives. The Next Generation Security Summit, hosted at the Omni Barton Creek, Austin on May 18-20, 2016, generated ...

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Blockchain: A Matter of Trust

by Carla Curtsinger
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“The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog.” – Mark Twain Sounds like Mr. Twain had some trust issues. But don’t we all? A lack of trust in people. Business. Government and its elected officials. Even using non-partisan technologies to remove layers of distrust doesn’t always do the trick. Take bitcoin, ...

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Kevin Harrington: a shark’s tale

by Adam Burns
Kevin Harrington, inventor of the Infomercial and 'As Seen On TV' pioneer.

One of the original sharks on ABC’s Emmy winning TV show, “Shark Tank”, Kevin Harrington has built a career on getting decisions right. What did he learn when he got one wrong? I spoke with Kevin Harrington, successful entrepreneur, an original shark on ABC’s Emmy winning TV show, “Shark Tank”, and inventor of the Infomercial, ...

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Digital or die: why 1-in-3 Global 2000 firms will disappear

by Ben Thompson
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“We’re at a major inflection point; probably as big – if not bigger – than the advent of the internet.” If you’re looking for dramatic pronouncements, then look no further: Thomas Meyer’s prediction, made on a recent roundtable hosted by MeetTheBoss TV, reflects a growing belief that digital disruption will be the major game-changer for businesses ...

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The Man With No Money

by Sasha Qadri
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The title of this blog aptly describes my husband. Gone are the days he carried cash in his wallet. Now he – like many others – is a fan of the contactless payment. No hassle, no receipts, no queuing at the cash point at lunchtime. No cash. Not that it’s a race, but apparently the ...

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