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Google and PA put pressure on local journalists with ‘robot reporters’

Google yesterday announced an $800,000 project with the UK’s Press Association news agency, in which PA will develop ‘robot reporters’ that will write 30,000 articles a month for local newspapers. That Orwellian piece of news got me thinking about local … Continue reading

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‘Human error’ blamed for BA’s server crash. But which human and what error?

When there’s an accident at work, it’s often the worker involved who is blamed. Sometimes – after lengthy and thorough investigations – the multiple causes of accidents are revealed to be much broader than ‘someone doing something stupid’ and the hope … Continue reading

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The theme of Business Continuity Awareness Week is Cyber Security. No, really…

If businesses and public organizations needed a kick in the backside over their cyber crisis preparedness, then many got it over the weekend as the ransomware ‘Wanna Decryptor’ paralysed hundreds of thousands of users and systems in more than 100 … Continue reading

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Creating a company culture that drives business priorities – the Bezos way

Jeff Bezos of Amazon bought the Washington Post three years ago. Prior to that, journalists there had variable compensation based on one thing – operating income. Now it’s different, as described by Shailesh Prakash, the Post’s chief information officer: ‘When … Continue reading

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Northern Powerhouse: a new pub or an economic policy?

Northern Powerhouse – they serve a good pint there, I believe…
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Peter’s message

Peter should address a wider audience…. Click: here

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What should tomorrow’s leaders know about sustainability?

Theo Hacking is Programme Director for the University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership (CPSL), which currently deliver two part-time Master’s level sustainability programmes. They are exploring new accredited programmes that will address gaps in the sustainability-related qualifications currently available at Cambridge … Continue reading

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Sustainability leadership

Big problems probably need a range of people with a range of skills and perspectives to solve them. Take climate change… or have we given up and are we really talking about ‘the effects of climate change’? So who are … Continue reading

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