Asking for directions can get you lost

Thanks to GPS we seldom get lost these days. This is a good thing. Occasionally we discover that roads are closed or no longer exist, or perhaps they exist but are not on the GPS service you are using. In short, sometimes technology fails us. But it is not the fault of technology –it is…

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Thoughts about change

It’s hard to write about political changes without talking about politics. It’s said that if you do not accept change yourself, you will be rendered irrelevant and eventually perish. Change is one of the hardest processes to swallow, both as an individual and as a society that flourishes on the idea that what exists is…

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Do what makes you happy!

“From the moment I could speak I was ordered  to listen…” Cat Stevens, or Yusuf Islam as he is now known, wrote those sad yet perceptive words a long time ago in his unforgettable ballad, Father & Son.  These words are sad because they are true. We have been conditioned to perform, to serve and to…

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Digital elevators

There is an old chart that shows the penetration of new technologies and how long it took the telephone, radio, TV, Internet, Facebook, and Angry Birds to reach to 50 million users. It’s not the speed that bothers me, the comparison is not a real one as it’s more a question of infrastructure than anything…

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Water is Critical for Business, and AI is Critical in Managing It

First published by Techonomy, June 2020 Access to water is one of the greatest challenges to business continuity and growth. Businesses across a range of sectors – from energy to agriculture to food and beverage – are discovering the importance of water use across their value chain. They are investing in access to water supplies…

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Who should decide the future

Much of today’s world is designed around the width of two horses’ arses. Why so? Well, all of our roads and railways and everything that travels on them follows more or less the same dimensions as the original means of transport in Ancient Rome – a chariot, for which some of the first roads were…

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