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We’re back again 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 email@example.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!
Ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt on Wednesday predicted that the internet will split in two in the next decade. Speaking at a private event in San Francisco, Schmidt said that he believes China will effectively split away and create its own internet.
He stated that the most likely scenario is not going to be a splintering, but rather a bifurcation into a Chinese-led internet and a non-Chinese internet led by America. Schmidt has flagged up Chinese technological advancement before. In November of last year, he warned the US that it would have to step up its game if it didn’t want to be outgunned by China on AI, predicting that it would be a world leader in the industry by 2030.
How do we all feel about this?
Every job contains some unglamorous grunt work. While we all want to find a level of meaning and purpose in our work, often, some fraction of our time has to be spent doing tasks that have no intrinsic meaning and serve no deeper purpose than helping to keep the workplace trains running.
This can be especially tough for early-career professionals to accept, especially those in entry-level positions. College life is often flexible, challenging, and engaging, and after four years of that, it can be hard to sit still in an office for hours. But it’s not just recent graduates who struggle with grunt work. Anyone of any age can think their role should only entail tasks that are exciting or fulfilling and that the drudge work is beneath them and should be someone else’s problem.
What’s the best way to deal with this?
Everyone’s favorite trillion-dollar retailer hosted a private event today where they continued to exercise their highly strategic approach to hardware, which has them throwing everything at the wall and waiting to see what sticks.
We got some new Amazon Echo devices, sure, but there was also an amp, a camera, a clock, and a microwave…? There’s a lot to take a look at, including some product refreshes and entirely new verticals, so let’s check them out here!
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