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In an interview between David Graeber, an anthropologist at the London School of Economics (LSE) and the Economist Graeber shares his views on pointless jobs like “one that even the person doing it secretly believes need not, or should not, exist.

EQ and bot proof skills

Further on the report on skills that humans have and robot / bots not, much is being written and discussed re job security on the future, skills for the future, and how robots will impact on current jobs.

Trendwatching reports that Emirates Group will open the world’s largest indoor vertical farm to produce better airplane food by investing USD40 million in the 900-acre establishment.

Airbnb Zen

Terahaku (www.terahaku.jp) , a website allowing tourists to book stays in Japanese temples, debuted in July 2018. The platform’s launch coincides with Japan’s new minpaku law, which lowers legal barriers to renting out properties as short-term lodgings.

Amanda Ciccatelli, a leading Content Marketing & Social Media Strategy in the Insights Marketing & Innovation Division of Informa posted the following on LinkedIn regarding the top innovations we can expect in 2018:

Bloomberg News carried a report on 5 march 2019 of a KFC owner in China who is continuing his expansion plans, opening two stores a day in China, the world’s biggest consumer market while looking at technology to keep costs low.

A report by Sarah O'Connor published on ozy.com on 19 February 2019 says the soft skills that women typically have are bot-proofing them. “As machines become better at many cognitive tasks, it is likely that the skills they are relatively bad at will become more valuable,” she says.

Consumers are creating the future of retail driven by the need for greater convenience and bang for their buck value and chasing aspects such as excitement, meaning, status, relevance, authenticity, social connection and more.

Renowned Competitive Intelligence Consultant Babette Bensoussan has compiled a document containing tips from her career as business consultant.  It makes for interesting and enlightening reading.

By Ben Gilad (LinkedIn) https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/can-one-war-game-change-companys-path-ben-gilad In a 2010 book, Seizing the White Space: Business Model Innovation for Growth and Renewal (Harvard Business Press), author Mark Johnson describes a path changing event for Dow Corning- the creation of Xiameter, a low-touch, self-service and standardized operation aimed at capturing the low end of the silicone market which was almost diametrically opposed to the model that governed Dow Corning’s core operating mode (high end, high price, bundled product and services).

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