Happy Friday everyone, another exciting week is almost over!
Here is our Weekly roundup to keep you wonderful lot updated on what’s been shaking the Tech, Comms and HR world this week. But before we jump into it, don’t forget to send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a story you want to share! Whether it’s about leadership, HR, innovation, company culture or communications, share it with us and we’ll feature your post in our upcoming issue.
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Apple’s September 12 event premiering the iPhone 8, iPhone X, Apple TV 4k, and an LTE-enabled Apple Watch was the most exciting new iPhone launch event in years, thanks largely to the strategic risk the world’s leading smartphone maker is taking by shaking up the price structure of its world-conquering iPhone line.
But even though the iPhone X will inevitably dominate the news and the iPhone 8 will inevitably dominate Apple’s short-term profit and loss line, the undercard product launches are significant too. The Apple TV product, though fairly insignificant on its own terms, matters strategically as a gateway into both Apple’s services ecosystem and its longer-term ambitions to use HomeKit to become a dominant player in smart home technology. The Watch, meanwhile, appears to be Apple’s most significant near-term growth opportunity as it’s already established itself as a leader in a growing product category — one that just happens to be a relatively small category for now. It’s the place where incremental improvements in computing power and performance probably do the company the most good, and they continue to deliver them.
How’s Apple going to perform over the next year then? Let’s take a look at this iPhone7-vs-iPhone8-vs-iPhoneX guide to better understand what’s at stake here!
When companies evolve at a rapid pace, often people cannot keep up. Some individuals who fit their companies in their infancy became a weaker fit over time. They may have had difficulty keeping up with their company’s growth rate and the requirements of their evolving roles.
Much of the dialogue around company fit assumes that it’s a concrete concept: Round pegs go in round holes and, once they’ve found the right spot, stay there. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. What if a round peg develops sharp corners, or a round hole expands over time?
People and the needs they fulfill evolve constantly, especially in small companies that grow very quickly. A good fit isn’t just about putting the right person in the right seat, but about putting them there at the right time. One of the things that separate good leaders from great ones is the ability to recognize when those three factors are out of alignment and to act upon that information, particularly in the case of a loyal, long-term employee. How’s your company dealing with this situation?
Unilever Foundry, a global platform for start-ups and innovators to engage and collaborate, predicts corporates and startups will form the ultimate partnership, working side by side in the same physical space by 2025, seeking greater proximity for innovation as they evolve to meet changing consumer needs.
As the pace of change increases, corporations know that to meet evolving consumer needs they need to look for the right partners to innovate and build relationships with. The result? Start-ups and corporates to work side by side in the same office by 2025!
Exciting times ahead, full of amazing opportunities!
Marking a first for News UK, the newspaper publisher has announced its entry into the startup market with an accelerator program targeted at helping start-ups develop revenue streams – and theirs.
Based at video advertising firm Unruly’s London headquarters, the Startup Lab will take on six early-stage businesses and will support them over a month-long period – October 9 to November 3 – to generate “new ways of thinking”.
Specifically, the publisher, which owns brands such as The Sun, The Sunday Times and The Times, is looking for start-ups that will create value, and benefit, from its industry knowledge and have a product or service that can be “supercharged by its journalism, analytics and reach”.
It could be a great opportunity for a business in its early phase, check out the link above!
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