Business Unusual

The best disruptors are focused on customers, not products, they use technology rather than fear it, they create new opportunities often where regulations don't exist and they are backed by those with deep pockets and an appetite for risk. Colin Cullis presents stories of Business Unusual - those people and companies driving the next industrial revolution. The associated articles and videos are available here

https://www.702.co.za/features/110/business-unusual

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 11m. Bisher sind 295 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 2 days 7 hours 15 minutes

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Immortal voices and the technology that made it


The most recent additions to our historic records are sound and video, but advances in how we work will both may allow us to make them last forever. 

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Artificially intelligent art - but is it?


AI has improved significantly over the last few years and is central to what is at the heart of the much talked about 4th Industrial Revolution.

But for all the problems it may solve, it raises as many new ones especially around how to classify it and whether deserves its own copyright or patent or even Nobel Prize...


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Business Unusual - Merge, splurge or purge - what's next for Ethereum


Guest: Colin Cullis 

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The Ethereum merge, the next step to make the blockchain more sustainable


The Bitcoin network still uses this method while the Ethereum network has recently switched to a revised system called proof-of-stake. 

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A vaccine for Malaria


First identified almost 5 000 years ago, Malaria’s name comes from the Italian for bad air from when it was believed that illness was carried by the air. It was first identified as a parasite in 1880, a doctor in Cuba the following year noted the connection between mosquitoes and the transmission of yellow fever and allowed for the parasite to be tracked to being spread by certain mosquitoes.

The work resulted in Noble prizes for medicine being awarded in 1902 and 1907...


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Business Unusual - The information regulator is ready to flex some privacy law muscle


Guest: Colin Cullis 

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Business Unusual - refining productivity for remote work


Guest: Colin Cullis 

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 2022-08-31  13m
 
 

Three entrepreneurs and what they reflect about tech innovation


Two of the entrepreneurs might not be well known to most in South Africa, and the third might be best known only thanks to a recent TV series about his impressive rise and spectacular fall. 

Their stories mirror the mix of character, vision, timing and a good bit of luck to make something a success. There are thousands who are doing the same each day but because the timing or luck is not aligned...


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 2022-08-24  12m
 
 

Dihydrogen monoxide batteries are the past and very likely the future


You would never consider visiting or staying next to a lithium-ion battery plant but you may well spend a relaxing weekend at a pumped storage facility.

The thumbnail is a display of potential pump water storage locations.

Image credit: data.gov.au

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 2022-08-17  12m
 
 
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 2022-08-10  12m