Industry Updates

Weekend Reading 25.11

There are lots of other people doing interesting work around the world. Here’s a selection of the stop-and-pay-attention ideas I have come across this week. Find yourself a coffee or tea, pull out your digital reading device of choice, and go exploring.

  • More on the Uber Data Breach (Paul Smith) … “Revelations that Uber covered up a hack of its systems that led to 57 million customer and driver records being exposed has demonstrated once again the darling of the disruptor crowd cannot be trusted, and puts its commercial concerns ahead of the community it purports to serve. The news is also an early taster of the flood of stories to come in Australia next year, when companies are finally forced to disclose their own breaches, and tough new EU rules come in that could see global operators here slugged with huge fines.” More
  • How Evil is Tech? (David Brooks) … “Not long ago, tech was the coolest industry. Everybody wanted to work at Google, Facebook and Apple. But over the past year the mood has shifted. Some now believe tech is like the tobacco industry — corporations that make billions of dollars peddling a destructive addiction. Some believe it is like the N.F.L. — something millions of people love, but which everybody knows leaves a trail of human wreckage in its wake.” More
  • Electronic Flight Bag at Pegasus … “Turkish low-cost airline, Pegasus Airlines, has enjoyed dramatic savings of €135,000 per aircraft, per year thanks to its partnership with Panasonic. The relationship, which has seen Pegasus Airlines’ flight crews equipped with fully rugged Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 tablets, coupled with Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) software, has resulted in annual savings of €11m thanks to reductions in paper, printing and copying costs as well as the crew’s ability to work in a faster, more dynamic and cost effective manner.” More / Video
  • Response to Drowning in Business and Life (Curtis McHale) … Three strategies when you feel like you are drowning in business and life: [1] get some support, [2] some exercise, and [3] just start again. “None of these ideas are magic. You’ve likely still got a bit of a road to walk until you can break out of the funk you’re in.” More

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