Sound bites got us where we are today. Shallow memes with harmful side effects that do nothing to create a shared understanding in politics, work, or life. Time is lost and opinion fragmented in superficial circular arguments that cause damage and add little value.

Now we see the rise of long-form mediums — podcasts, YouTube channels, and opinion articles demanding time investment. Popular content, hours long, challenging preconceived ideas, some bordering on offensive. Still, useful topic explorations regardless if the audience agrees or disagrees with its conclusions. Time to think, to explore, to test, to understand.

Similarly, in the corporate…

Stories from the frontlines of Agile and Digital Transformations

Business agility is the ability of an organisation to sense changes internally or externally and respond accordingly in order to deliver value to its customers. Business agility is not a specific methodology or even a general framework.

Agile Alliance

Prologue.

Today, Agile is the darling of the corporate world, and what we have gained in amplification, we have lost in vision and ambition.

Digital assistants are here to stay, and no one will be able to outcompete the top tech companies in the world when it comes to delivering horizontal value at scale.

The good news is that these same giants, the likes of Google, Amazon and Tencent, are building the world’s AI infrastructure, and making it available for your business to leverage in your own AI initiatives.

These building blocks — chips, cloud platforms, algorithms, enterprise and industry solutions — are now available to reduce effort, friction and time to market. …

In 2017, I spoke at SXSW about how Blockchain technology was going to disintermediate the advertising industry, a much-needed shake-up that is still nascent, but inevitable. Privacy, security and freedom have been at the centre of my interest in this topic, and the latest developments continue to validate my initial instincts.

The Sorry State of Privacy

It’s difficult to point out when my first interest in this topic began. Perhaps it all started in 2012 when I first read Eli Pariser’s The Filter Bubble. He was undoubtedly one of the earliest voices to raise the alarm about the broader impact of online advertising business models.

Illustrated by Jim Kay for A Monster Calls

WGSN’s future consumer trends report talks of the rise of new consumer tribes — the Imperfectionists & Localtivists.

They buy and live locally. Engage in local activism, not in clicktivism. They believe in community and sustainability and distrust large institutions.

They value context over content. They are over “brand stories” and demand authentic action from businesses.

They practice wealth care. They are not about discounts; they are looking for brands which stand for and believe in something.

“You do not write your life with words…You write it with actions. What you think is not important. It is only important what…

Inês Almeida

Living in my own simulated reality

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