Streaming issues? Report here
kenny-show-picjpg kenny-show-picjpg
702 Music with Kenny Maistry
10:00 - 14:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: 702 Music with Nonn Botha
See full line-up
702 Music with Kenny Maistry
10:00 - 14:00
Home
arrow_forward
Business

The world of business is changing, here is what you need to know.

9 August 2017 7:15 PM
Tags:
Digital technology
BusinessUnusual

Companies, institutions and principles, nothing is safe from the impact of the 4th industrial revolution.

After 2 years and almost 100 editions of Business Unusual some of the disruptive technologies that have been profiled have either become mainstream like Uber, Facebook and Amazon or hit the skids, Theranos and Fitbit.

We have looked at people like Jack Ma, Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg and companies like GoPro and MailChimp.

We have covered business principles like publically disclosed salaries and working from home.

Economic principles like patent protection, the new definition of a job and how to get one.

Psychological principles like bias, the half-life of facts, social protests and our use of language. Should we say please to machines and the end of the keyboard and significant changes to how we communicate.

Innovation like editing our own genes and defying death.

We have questioned the future of paper money and even money itself with the rise of cryptocurrencies.

We have pondered if the 4th industrial revolution will see unemployment skyrocket or if there will be so much wealth we can afford a universal basic income.

We looked into the future and our return to space, how cities will be affected by automation and the spectre of cyberwar or robots with the ability to use lethal force or perhaps it will be digital weapons that keep us safe.

We looked at the factors that make disruptive business succeed and looked at how they can fail.

We looked at the crazy history of measurement and how the light bulb became outdated as our symbol for innovation.

We wondered who should have access to our information and why we are so bad at looking after it.

How will we shop in the future, assuming we may still need to.

Will the robots only do the boring jobs or will cyber CEO’s be our boss.

How would government change and would we still need them as companies become bigger and span the globe. If Facebook was a country it would be the largest on Earth.

And we have only just begun. The future may seem uncertain and issues like climate change suggest that not only can we not continue with business as usual, we need to explore and embrace business unusual.


9 August 2017 7:15 PM
Tags:
Digital technology
BusinessUnusual

More from Business Unusual

Crisis just ahead dark clouds thunderstorm 123rf 123rfbusiness

A warning for the future, we do not think enough about our actions

5 August 2020 7:15 PM

Despite being one of the few animals that think about the future, we don’t think far enough

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Dumpster Fire Bill Ward Flickr

How social media became a dumpster fire and what to do about it

29 July 2020 7:15 PM

While it may feel things are getting worse they are starting to get better

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

twitter-logo-transparent

What the Twitter hack says about us

22 July 2020 7:15 PM

We are curious, innovative and greedy.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Flag of Hong Kong

When business, technology and politics collide

8 July 2020 7:15 PM

The most recent example is China’s new security law introduced into Hong Kong.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

medicine pills drugs

Drug profits - a necessary evil or something that needs to change

1 July 2020 7:15 PM

Using profit to solve health issues does not work in a pandemic, perhaps at all.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Mobile phone screen social apps

Social Media - mass mobilisation and the modern mob

24 June 2020 7:15 PM

What happens when everyone has access to such powerful tools

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Death & Taxes - 123rf.;com

How the dead can solve South Africa's inequality

17 June 2020 7:56 PM

Deceased estates could help more than just surviving family members

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Petase - plastic eating enzyme

Something found in a dump may save the oceans

10 June 2020 7:15 PM

By 2050 there might be more plastic than fish in the sea

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

123rf A pile of two hundred rand notes, South African currency money

How long before everyone has access to financial services

3 June 2020 7:15 PM

Only 54% of South Africans had a bank account in 2004, the goal is to make that 90% by 2030, where are we now.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Nasa Artemis logo

The Artemis program to put a woman on the Moon

27 May 2020 7:15 PM

One of six women chosen earlier this year may be the first to walk on the moon.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward