End of Week Roundup! [Issue #47]

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End of Week Roundup! [Issue #47]

Happy Friday from Beem!

We’re back with our Weekly roundup to ensure you guys know what’s been shaking the Tech, Comms and HR world this week. Before we dive in, don’t forget to send us an email to hey@wearebeem.com if you have a story you want to share! Whether it’s about leadership, HR, innovation, company culture or communications or even your own story, we’re keen to learn, so share it with us and we may feature your post in our upcoming issue.

Right, what’s been making waves this week? Check this out and join the discussion below!




From taking on Netflix to learning from China, this is how Apple can change the world again



Apple is still a hardware company. Despite the success of the App Store and iTunes, it’s always been driven by hardware and our relationship with hardware. It’s had two significant waves – the computing wave, and the mobile wave. With that in mind, the three obvious places for Apple to put itself are going to be transport, health, and this pervasive computing layer that lives within our homes. As personal computing becomes embedded in our environment, it’s hard to believe that Apple is going to sit on the sidelines!

How is Apple going to face the next era of digital transformation? Will be it shaped by the San Bernardino company? And how will this complex and future changing dynamic impact the companies we work for and the world we live in? Check this out!



Google Kubeflow, machine learning for Kubernetes, begins to take shape



Ever since Google createdKubernetes as an open source container orchestration tool, it has seen it blossom in ways it might never have imagined. As the project gains in popularity, we are seeing many adjunct programs develop. Today, Google announced the release of version 0.1 of the Kubeflow open source tool, which is designed to bring machine learning to Kubernetes containers.

In just over 4 months since the original announcement, the community has grown quickly with over 70 contributors, over 20 contributing organizations along with over 700 commits in 15 repositories: exciting times ahead!



The London Startup Scene: How Can It Rival Silicon Valley?



Much to the frustration of former prime minister David Cameron and chancellor George Osborne, the UK is yet to produce a tech giant in the same league as Apple, Google or Facebook.

Although London’s so-called “Silicon Roundabout” – the area surrounding Old Street – has gained traction among the startup community in recent years, there is a multiplicity of reasons for why the UK is lagging behind both China, the US and, increasingly, various South-East Asian nations. 

On the other hand,  London is also a global financial hub, where dozens of the world’s top financial institutions are headquartered. The UK capital essentially has the potential to become an amalgamation of both Wall Street and Silicon Valley, provided it can continue to attract startup talent. Will this be the case in the near future? We certainly think so!



Performance management: the new triple bottom line



Today’s assessments are about more than just the classic financial measurements – although these are still relevant. The new ‘triple bottom line’ also contains two more human-oriented descriptions of success. The triple bottom line encompasses social capital, value creation, and economic health.

Why has this approach been adopted in the first place by many big companies? And how managers can embrace this new triple bottom line into daily work? The challenge is how to make all of this operational in the real world. Existing norms, behavior and mechanisms cannot be replaced overnight. The shift towards this modern form of leadership is about understanding what the parameters are, how to use them and when.


Did we miss something? Let us know in the comments section below and we’ll feature your article in next week’s Roundup!

Also, let us know what type of content you guys want more or less of, we’re all ears!

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