Technology

3 Contrarian Strategies For Better Remote Work

Many organisations have difficulties with getting remote work to work. The typical strategy is to focus on technical solutions. However, there are better ways to make remote work — work.

Nobody Will Use Cash After Coronavirus

Depending on your line of work, thinking about the road map out of the lockdown phase of the pandemic and what our lives will be like as long as we live with...

Microsoft’s Powerful Opportunity During The Coronavirus

After Amazon, which has become an essential part of lockdown life, Microsoft has emerged as one of the major beneficiaries of the coronavirus pandemic. With millions of workers around the...

Could The Coronavirus Be The Start Of A Business Revolution?

The lockdown imposed to avoid the spread of COVID-19 should make us think about our interface with the world, and the opportunities to redefine them when these measures end. For the vast...

How the Coronavirus Is Going To Change the Food Sector Forever

The coronavirus pandemic will radically accelerate automated self-service in the food sector. At the time of writing this, I was sequestered at home with my wife and boys...

Learning about Asia’s FinTech Boom

After reading Alibaba: The House that Jack Ma Built with a friend, we decided to get together for a discussion with the old #StartupCoffeeKL group to go over some of our learnings. For me, the biggest...

Lessons of the Coronavirus

The continuing global expansion of the coronavirus, now classified by the World Health Organization as an international health emergency not only means growing numbers of infected people, restrictions on mobility, cancellations of events and a downturn in the global economy:...

China and its A.I. Dream: What We Get Wrong

There’s this assumption that because you have an AI plan, you’ve solved the problem. Whereas actually central forecasting, and planning about complicated, uncertain technological developments is oftentimes flawed and doesn’t solve anything....

Why the Coronavirus is a Great Opportunity to test Remote Working

With the coronavirus epidemic affecting the world economy and impacting negatively on the performance of many businesses, perhaps this is a good moment to test how companies’ business would be affected if the precautionary measures...

The Cashless Situation in Japan

Back in October, I wrote about how Japan’s traditionally cash-centric culture was a barrier to the advent of cashless technologies. At the time, I also noted that the Abe government was seeking to...