As the pace of technological progress intensifies, agile businesses and entrepreneurs are discovering new applications that take advantage of faster and cheaper computer processing power.
The status quo is being upended across all industries, and in some cases totally new industries are being created. Fast Forward is a book that filters this chaotic landscape and identifies the areas that will have the greatest impact to our lives, highlighting investment opportunities along the way. These disruptive technologies span the fields of robotics, transportation, the changing internet, life sciences, 3D printing and energy, all of which are experiencing tremendous growth.
With their previous books published over the past 9 years, Mellon and Chalabi have established an excellent track record of recognizing investment opportunities before they become mainstream, starting with forecasting the Great Recession in 2005, and identifying gold as an excellent hedge. More recently, they have written about life sciences, and their recommended stocks in "Cracking the Code" have outperformed every major market in the world.
- The Precision Agriculture Revolution By Jess Lowenberg-DeBoer Thousands of years ago, agriculture began as a highly site-specific activity. The first farmers were gardeners who nurtured individual plants, and they sought out the microclimates and patches of soil that favored those plants. But as farmers acquired scientific knowledge and mechanical expertise, they enlarged their plots, using […]
- After quirky retailer adopted no-titles ‘self-management’ system, more than 200 workers decided it wasn’t for them From the WSJ Brironni Alex was so good at answering telephone calls and emails from customers at Zappos.com Inc. that the company promoted her to customer-service manager. But when the online retailer adopted a management philosophy called Holacracy, she lost her job title […]
- As news organisations sign up to publish straight to Facebook with Instant Articles, Trinity Mirror’s decision to cull new formats teams shows how social media is changing publishers’ priorities Asked what are my favourite pieces of digital journalism to emerge from newsrooms over the past few years, I find myself coming back to a rather […]