It somehow feels like the tech industry values respect for the competition, rather than: “don’t speak, don’t look, don’t share” attitude. Continue reading It is OK to appreciate competition.
The gig-economy was just a warning shot. Say good bye to recruitment agencies! Did you know that in 2016 1 in 6 of the UK workforce was registered as self-employed? That’s 4.79 million people. It’s rising too, between March and May last year there were around 300,000 people registered as self-employed. The reason for this? Two words: Gig. Economy. Proceeded by what is known as … Continue reading The gig-economy
As a founder of a start-up there are certain things you must do, things you need to have: Demand for your product or service. What is it that you can provide, that someone will actually pay for? Competition indicating a market. Namely, indication of market inefficiency. The best start-ups tend to target a market that has not yet sufficiently met the need or desire for … Continue reading What you must and what you need.
Should you bother to even start with the rule book in the first place? I recently had the great pleasure of attending Tech Crunch’s London meet up & pitch off during the London 2017 Unbound Festival. A fast paced and eminently engaging experience wherein we witnessed a series of promising start-ups give concise one-minute elevator pitches to a panel of judges. Listening to the pitches … Continue reading Throw away the rule book.
I believe in 10 years times there won’t be any need for high street recruitment agencies and I bet by the end of reading this you’ll agree with me. You’re probably thinking, “Doubt it. There are hundreds of recruitment agencies, thousands maybe, there’s just too much demand”. Well you’re not wrong, according to Companies’ House as of January there are 27,788 recruitment agencies registered in … Continue reading Why recruitment agencies are living on borrowed time.
One can imagine such technology outsmarting financial markets, out-inventing human researchers, out-manipulating human leaders, and developing weapons we cannot even understand. Whereas the short-term impact of AI depends on who controls it, the long-term impact depends on whether it can be controlled at all. — Stephen Hawking, Stuart Russell, Max Tegmark, and Frank Wilczek wrote in the Independent Continue reading On AI
“Big data is not a fad. We are just at the beginning of a revolution that will touch every business and every life on this planet.” -Bernard Marr, Forbes Continue reading BIG DATA
Last week alone, over $4.35B has been spent on 5 acquisitions As reported by Crunchbase, over $4.35B was spent last week alone on some of the most sizable acquisitions in the tech world. The biggest one of those, the WebMD, was sold to Internet Brands by a whooping $2.8B yesterday. Another one, Bambora, founded only in 2015 was acquired by Ingenico Group for €1.5B. Bambora’s … Continue reading Recent acquisitions in a big tech world