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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 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

    The Most Hated Man on the Internet, a three-part Netflix docuseries is why we need to get rid of passwords

    The Most Hated Man on the Internet, a three-part Netflix docuseries is why we need to get rid of passwords

    The Netflix documentary The Most Hated Man on the Internet highlights the willingness of some to do anything to make some money and how vulnerable we are to those who are intent at getting access to our accounts. In this case to post naked pictures without permission on a website to get visits and money for ad impressions

    Copyright law could allow you to have the images removed but was a civil lawsuit for personal images at the time, thankfully that has now been changed and there are harsh penalties for publishing this content which is generally referred to as revenge porn.

    In this case the criminal offence was hacking. It is incredible that the sentence was less than three years. It was a plea deal, which is likely why it was less harsh. Although given the seriousness of the offence and how long the site remained live (from 2010 to 2012) and that they knowingly targeted people for the purpose of finding naked images to post them publicly and include their personal information for ad revenue.

    You might think that the risk is much lower now, that the penalties are much greater because there are more laws in place, which while not incorrect, is cold comfort should someone find out that they have been hacked and lost control of their accounts and its contents.

    The hacks then much like now depend on phishing and our limited ability to understand the implications of getting hacked.

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    • 12 min
    Meta: to infinity or not

    Meta: to infinity or not

    The standard plan these days is become a billionaire and then set your sights on going to space. 

    It has been the play for Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson and of course Elon Musk, but Mark Zuckerberg the richest billionaire by age (38 and $67 billion) is looking to go further into cyberspace rather than outer space. He has both the time and the money to do it, but it will not be easy. 

    Audio credit: Adam Mosseri

    Image credit: Meta
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    • 12 min
    Your car as a service - mobile subscriptions of a new kind

    Your car as a service - mobile subscriptions of a new kind

    You may think paying for heated seats as a subscription is a crazy idea, but is likely to be one that becomes more common. 

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    • 8 min
    Will Elon Musk be made to buy Twitter now that he does not want to?

    Will Elon Musk be made to buy Twitter now that he does not want to?

    First Elon Musk was keen and Twitter was not, now Twitter is keen and Elon Musk is not.

    It will be decided in court in October if a settlement is not reached before then, but what was Musk hoping to buy in the first place?

    Audio credit: TED Talks

    Image credit: © Twitter
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    • 13 min
    Duty Free shopping is more interesting that you thought

    Duty Free shopping is more interesting that you thought

    There are many characters in the evolution of duty free shopping, Business Unusual looks at two that have stood out. 
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    • 13 min
    Business Unusual - beyond a minimum wage, to a liveable wage

    Business Unusual - beyond a minimum wage, to a liveable wage

    Guest: Graeme Codrington | Futurist and Partner at TomorrowToday | 
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    • 11 min

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