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EQ is the 21st century superpower

From Cleopatra to New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern, leadership styles have changed dramatically through the centuries. Ankle deep in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, today’s leaders face a constant need for reinvention to navigate the trove of managerial trends in the corporate world. Automation is outstripping manufacturing jobs faster than you can say ‘Tesla’, machine learning is reorganising traditional processes, and workforces are being unbundled and reassigned. But what if AI fundamentally changed the role of a leader?

Tomorrow’s engineers need to look up… literally

In 1968, American ecologist Garrett Hardin coined the famous term: ‘Tragedy of the Commons’. It was the idea that mankind is essentially unable to meet the challenge of upholding a world in healthy balance when it depends on some form of altruistic behaviour that would favour the common good. Unfortunately, Hardin has been proved right – over 50 years later with global warming breathing hot on the backs of our hard-pressed humanity in concert with dwindling resources, the Marxist principle of “to each according to his own needs” has proved dangerously subjective.

Africa’s Revival: Foretelling or fairy tale?

It’s the year 2050. The sun bleeds red across the African sky and then plunges the little town into darkness all too soon. A mother and child sit at the kitchen table to work through the homework of the day. They swipe through online worksheets and watch a tutorial for supplementary learning – all part of government’s recent and highly successful campaign to provide ‘outstanding education for all’. Further in the distance, a high-speed train with high-speed internet is whizzing past. The city streets that its commuter passengers walked on today, once derelict and dangerous, are now safe and interconnected corridors thriving with healthy nightlife and culture. In the morning, industry leaders and politicians from different nations will meet to strategise and co-craft policy to shape the new Africa – an amalgamation of 54 countries operating in one unique, self-sustaining rhythm.

The gift that Aurecon gave me

Former CEO Giam Swiegers reflects on the best gift that he received from Aurecon and its employees over the past four years.

Gambling on VR: Wanna bet?

VR offers possibilities that can transform the customer experience in the future. Are casino and gaming industry willing to gamble in this technology?

Welcome to the Anthropocene

We are now in the Anthropocene and we no longer have the luxury to delay any climate or environmental problem for later as it will be too late.

Spoiler alert! The future is…

Predicting the future does not seem so far-fetched anymore. But, do you want to know everything that lies ahead? No spoilers please!

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