You’ve probably heard plenty of people champion the ideas of “growth” and “growth hacking”. But we’ve reached a point where companies are so focused on that idea of “growth” that it’s lost all meaning, so we have to ask:
Is growth hacking played out?
The true brilliance of the conversational chatbot interface is that it can reside anywhere, not just on your phone. Someday, we will converse by text and voice with our cars, our homes, and anything else we own.
Solar power is on pace for the first time this year to contribute more new electricity to the grid than will any other form of energy. The cost of electricity from large-scale solar installations now is comparable to and sometimes cheaper than natural gas-fired power.
Things have changed with the way big business deals with Africa. Previously a destination for CSR-related activities such as building schools and planting trees, the continent is now very much the investment destination of choice, especially for US tech giants.
China has been on a mission to build the world’s biggest city by combining a number of large cities into one giant megacity. By 2030, China hopes to unite into an all-powerful megacity with an economic output around $2 trillion and more than 60 million inhabitants.
A new paradigm of economic cooperation is underway – a digital democratization of business. “The DAO” is a corporation whose bylaws are written entirely in code. It, as of the time of writing, controls more than $100 million in assets. Investment decisions are made autonomously.
This reimagined wheelbarrow called the Hippo Water Roller is used to gather water in developing countries. It was designed by two South Africans who grew up in rural areas. How small innovations can change the life of millions.