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

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The Silicon Age - How one element has powered most of human innovation

Look around you, wherever you look you will see silicon at work. This is a tribute to the 14th element on the periodic table and its many uses. Silicon is an element that takes its name from the Greek word for flint, it does so because humanity has used flint since the Stone Age to make tools. Flint is a form of quartz which is silicon dioxide. Its the combination of the most abundant element in the Earth’s crust - Oxygen and the second most abundant Silicon.


 2019-08-28  10m

Who gets the biggest cut of the billion dollar hair loss industry?

Stem cells and 3D printing may give hope to those tearing their hair out trying to save theirs.


 2019-08-21  10m

Doomsday weapons

The risks to human survival were once out of our hands. Disease and famine our greatest threat. Industrial revolutions have neutralised many of those threats while creating new potentially more potent and entirely man-made ones. Climate Change and nuclear weapons While global warming has had more coverage in the last few years, you may be forgiven for thinking that nuclear threats are remote or isolated to attempts to create them in nations like North Korea and Iran...


 2019-08-15  11m

It's called the web. Is it any surprise we got caught in it?

The World Wide Web is 25 years old. What was supposed to connect us has become more like a trap and we all helped it happen.


 2019-07-31  11m

Humanity 2.0: Tech is driving our evolution

Technology is becoming the driver of human evolution. It took another step forward this month.


 2019-07-24  8m

Space weather: sunny with a chance of destruction

Solar activity could result in a rare and improbable event which could send civilisation back to the dark ages.


 2019-06-26  7m

Peak disruption - is the internet revolution almost over?

The likelihood of seeing a new Alphabet or Alibaba in the next decade is declining.


 2019-06-19  5m

The world may soon have only one time zone (and a new calender)

You may think that the time and date is unchanging, but it does change, and it might do so again.


 2019-06-12  10m

How to use machine learning

Machines can already do many tasks better than humans, so use them.


 2019-06-05  11m

Netflix is fighting a streaming war and we may get burned

As more streaming services create the impression of more competition, we may find it just means we all pay more for less.


 2019-05-22  11m