The theme "be prepared" recurs in so many areas in life, I keep expecting to see it in action. And every once in a while there are some stellar examples of preparation winning the day even if at great cost to the other side that believes in "winging it".
While business is already grappling with the need to deliver greater accountability towards the societal context they operate in, politics in liberal democracies is due an overhaul.
I pick social commentary, business books, quirky books on popularity, a business novel and poetry. Most are not on popular lists. Which is why this list is worth a read.
The cost of implementing some form of AI today is minuscule compared to the opportunity cost of inaction. After all not implementing AI today will not defer the future.
The proposed California state law requiring women on boards of public companies headquartered in the state is a big daring opening gambit in forcing the long overdue conversation on diversity and inclusion.
If their impact is to be real then art and culture need to get out of buildings, and give up their reliance on containment of experience through curation and of access through control.
Protest is a strategic lever which leaders ignore at their peril. And it is here to stay.
The Indian startup ecosystem needs to address the harassment issue as a matter of urgency now. Because time's up.
When I take a painkiller, I trust that a reputed company's product, bought at my local trusted pharmacy, will just make my pain go away, not kill me. My pharmacist in turn believes the company's promise that it is shipping a painkiller - not cyanide - under its brand, and that the currency note I … Continue reading Rebuilding Trust: A Manifesto for 2018
This article is the final one in the Startup Series on FirstPost’s Tech2 section and first appeared on September the 11th, 2017. Even if the widely accepted statistic “8 out of 10 startups fail” is wrong, it is true that a vast proportion of startups are likelier to fail than to succeed. As a result … Continue reading How to prepare for wild success