technology


What to do when you can't please everyone

Tips for being effective at work while also not needing to make everyone happy, and other top takeaways from the EmTech Next summit.

What to do when you can't please everyone

Book Briefing

'Whole Earth' by John Markoff: How to identify a coming tectonic shift in culture, business, or technology

A biography of Stewart Brand by John Markoff permits reflection on where good ideas come from, and how one individual spotted generation-defining developments before others latched on to them.

'Whole Earth' by John Markoff: How to identify a coming tectonic shift in culture, business, or technology

Book Briefing

'The Cold Start Problem' by Andrew Chen: The path to launching a successful product

A clear analysis of how to approach building a network product—and of what distinguishes some of the most successful companies of our time from competitors that collapsed.

'The Cold Start Problem' by Andrew Chen: The path to launching a successful product

Interview

What Slack means for meetings and workplaces

CEO and co-founder Stewart Butterfield on what's ahead for Slack and for workplaces, and how he responds to employers who regret using the service.

What Slack means for meetings and workplaces

Book Briefing

'Play Nice But Win': Michael Dell’s insider take on building and saving his company

The new book 'Play Nice But Win' is an entertaining behind-the-scenes chronicle of Michael Dell’s sparring with Carl Icahn and other competitive battles en route to building and transforming his company.

'Play Nice But Win': Michael Dell’s insider take on building and saving his company

Book Briefing

'The Exponential Age' by Azeem Azhar: The misunderstood dynamic behind tech’s impact on business and society

In his new book, Azhar argues that there’s an “exponential gap” between changes to society and the responses of institutions, such as governments, which tend to evolve in a slower, linear fashion.

'The Exponential Age' by Azeem Azhar: The misunderstood dynamic behind tech’s impact on business and society

Book Briefing

'Futureproof' by Kevin Roose: How to avoid being made obsolete by automation

New York Times tech columnist Kevin Roose explores what humans can do better than even the most advanced AI in his book 'Futureproof.'

'Futureproof' by Kevin Roose: How to avoid being made obsolete by automation