Long before texting and email were the go-to for instant communication, Princess Leia was sending holograms like it was no big deal. The hologram message she sent to Obi-Wan of course set in motion a rather large chain of events resulting in one of the most popular film franchises of all time. (read more)
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New Zealand companies have a chance to better what firms around the globe are struggling with – promoting technology leaders like CIOs into strategic roles.
University of Auckland Adjunct Associate Professor Daniel Vidal says companies around the world risk becoming “digital casualties” if they do not employ their best IT brains – like chief information officers – at a strategic level, helping to shape their company’s direction instead of just providing IT infrastructure and service.
The CIO should be seen as a designer or a strategiser, feeding technology into the overall strategy and creating “true business transformation”, he says.
“Look how Domino’s Pizza has woven digital through its business model, and Netflix and Spotify have transformed the model of how people engage with music, film and television. That’s where CIOs can play a big role.”
Read more at the New Zealand Herald.
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The Incredible Power of Concentration. One must watch it one of the most amazing videos ever
Posted by JO-G on Sunday, 27 July 2014
This video gives a practical example of growth mindset and demonstrates neural plasticity.
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