The Thought Cycle

Last week, Apple hosted their annual iPhone event where they revealed their latest addition, the iPhone 7. This device has been rumored about for quite some time and one of the most pervasive rumors was that Apple would be doing away with the headphone jack. Well,...

The “giant sucking sound” you’re hearing isn’t our jobs being taken away by foreigners.  It’s the sound of our jobs being taken away by robots.  Or Artificial Intelligence.  Or powerful algorithms.  Or any number of technological tools designed to make the workplace more efficient. In a provocative think piece published last week, investment...

It’s a law of physics and politics at the same time:  every action results in an equal and opposite reaction.  In the case of the 2008 financial crisis, the reaction came in the form of the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which was signed...

Governments are the best technology customers to have.  When they jump into a technology, they go all in.  They tend to buy entire systems rather than single pieces of hardware and software, usually because they want to control every piece of the data chain.  While the trend in...

Today’s Chief Financial Officers have a complicated relationship with technology.  At first glance, advances in tech appear to be well outside the CFO’s realm.  This is why most companies today have a CTO, after all – to take care of technology decisions so the CFO can focus...