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H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (25 August 2018) – 3M India: “We are essentially a material science company—materials that are used to enhance the performance of other materials or processes” + What Business Leaders Can Learn from Honeybees: How to scale — and protect what’s most important

H.E.R.O.’s Journey in Tech (25 August 2018) – 3M India: “We are essentially a material science company—materials that are used to enhance the performance of other materials or processes” + What Business Leaders Can Learn from Honeybees: How to scale — and protect what’s most important

Companies

  • Trend Micro announces advanced analytics for Deep Discovery (ITWire)
  • CareerIndex joins forces with Joins-Job (AIMS)
  • Sony to launch revamped Aibo robot dog in U.S. (JT)
  • Pegatron will likely get about 60% of the 2018 budget for iPhone orders (Forbes)
  • Afterpay announces UK expansion as sales volume soars (AFR)
  • Scans show the bones of Pro Medicus’ impressive growth story (AFR)
  • Vista Group Signs Multi-year Contract with Cineworld (NZX)
  • 3M India: Dial M for efficiency; “We are essentially a material science company—materials that are used to enhance the performance of other materials or processes” (Forbes)

FAANNMG – Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Nvidia, Netflix, Microsoft, Google

  • Microsoft wants to nudge us to be more productive. Do we want its help? (qz)
  • How Netflix outsmarted everyone else in TV; On Recode Media, Redef CEO Jason Hirschhorn calls it “the greatest land grab in the history of media ever.” (Recode); Netflix Earnings: Where Accounting Meets Showbiz (Barron’s)

Asia Tech & Innovation Trends

  • Top Asian insurers dig deeper into fintech and health tech (Nikkei)
  • China must face its weakness in semiconductors squarely, says head of state-backed fund (SCMP)

Global Tech & Innovation Trends

  • GoDaddy Wants $5 Billion in Sales and 23 Million Customers by 2023 (Barron’s)
  • Starboard Wants to Help Symantec Grow. Symantec is struggling to grow in a growing industry, and is trading near its five-year low in an industry trading near its highs. Operational stumbles have contributed to this, but the biggest reason has been an accounting investigation. Symantec’s consumer businesses (Norton and Lifelock) have low growth but high profitability. But the enterprise business, with low operating margins, is experiencing very little growth. (Barron’s)
  • What’s Waymo Worth? Evercore ISI analysts estimate Waymo’s present value to be as much $100 billion (Barron’s); Waymo, Alphabet’s Self-Driving Unit, Steers Into China (WSJ)
  • The Videogame Industry Reaches for the Cloud (Barron’s)
  • A Cloud Gaming Upstart OnLive That Fell to Earth (Barron’s)

Life

  • How Airbnb Proved That Storytelling is the Most Important Skill in Design: It’s a method that has helped the company design many of its breakthrough innovations. (Inc)
  • What Business Leaders Can Learn from Honeybees: How to scale — and protect what’s most important (Medium)
  • Clockwork: Design Your Business to Run Itself Hardcover – August 21, 2018 (Amazon)
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