Tag: fintech

The Hummingbird Effect

If I were to tell you that Johannes Gutenberg’s idea to develop the printing press in the early 1400’s would turn out to be one of the biggest turning points in human history, would you believe me? To be honest, I don’t even think he would! How could the printing press be considered such a big turning point? Well, before the printing press, Europeans were generally unaware that they were ...

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How to Catch a Millenial

With 30 Trillion dollars changing hands in the next 30 years how do you ensure you don't miss you!

Did you know that in the next 30 years an estimated $30 trillion dollars (I’m not even going to convert that in to rands because the number’s so big) will be changing hands from Baby Boomers to Gen Xers and Millenials? This will be the largest transfer of wealth in recorded history. Not to mention there’s a lot of wealth being independently generated in the meantime. So how exactly do you go...

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The Gathering Swarm

In Some Way, Shape or Swarm.

Have you ever wondered how ants build superhighways for carrying food, how bees never get lost, how wasps build nests or how birds flock? If you’re anything like me you’ve likely given credit where its due and attributed it to some innate intelligence that these little creatures possess. But you’re wrong, they have you fooled! You see, there is no individual ant which knows the bigger pictur...

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AQscuse me? Where are all the lawyers?

Where are all the Lawyers?

He looks out the window at the harsh African sun reflecting off Nairobi’s skyscrapers and thinks to himself “Man, I did it! The hard work has finally paid off. I’m working at the world’s LARGEST law firm!” Following in the footsteps of the four other employees at the firm, Michael was headhunted after finishing top in the University of Gabarone Read more

Intro to AI

Artificial Intelligence

Mentioning artificial intelligence in a boardroom just a decade ago would’ve labeled you the village idiot. Today, AI is causing unprecedented change. The current and future potential capabilities of AI could ignite profound societal change, whether it will be for better or for worse, we still don’t know. Despite this many of us are still clueless on how AI actually works and how it is being us...

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Mind the (Communication) Gap

"I have too many clients to regularly meet with them, I spend too much time travelling as it is"

As the technological world hurtles forward at an ever-increasing speed, your ability to remain on top of all recent developments, as well as figuring out which best suit your needs, will be tested. For many who are unable to sustain their relentless pursuit toward technological liberation, and find themselves staring deep in to the abyss, the bridging of the knowledge gap seems about as simple ...

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“Things are getting Interesting”

The Rise of the Internet of Things

In a world where technology and humans become more and more entwined, the scope for the application of tech to our everyday lives increases exponentially. Distilled to its simplest form, technology has two main functions - to augment or replace and, in its short existence, these functions have been revealed and portrayed in the most amazing and devastating fashions. From artificial intelligence...

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Work Smarter, Not Harder

So, where do Smart Contracts fit in?

Most people see Blockchain and Bitcoin as interchangeable concepts, whereas the former is actually the incredible platform which allows the latter to exist. Think of the relationship as so – what Blockchain is to Bitcoin, the internet is to email. Blockchain is the enabler of these exciting new technological developments, and we are starting to get pretty excited about another up and comer, Sma...

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The King is dead, long live the King!

Are the new kids on the ‘block’ out to dethrone cash as we know it?

Yes, there has been some excitement around digital currencies for a few years now, but we all know that no one announces the arrival of something new and worthwhile like the supreme leaders of China do (that’s right, time to sit up in your seat and really take notice!). The hype around digital currencies has recently been taken to a glorious new high after officials at the People’s Bank of Chin...

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The times, they are a changin’

The Lunatics Run the Asylum

A lot was going on in the 60’s (I do wish I had been there to see some of it!). Hippies were making their pilgrimage to Woodstock, Neil Armstrong was preparing for his moonwalk and the very first information technologies were being developed and refined. Just a few years earlier the Standard and Poor’s 500 index was amalgamated. An American stock market index based on the market capitalizati...

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