FIR ZoomChat 1: The post-pandemic Future of Work

Updated on April 25, 2020 While many of us are under jurisdictional orders to remain in our homes, we can still get together socially. That’s just what Neville, Shel, and more than a dozen FIR listeners did on Thursday, March 26, using Zoom. This roughly 30-minute discussion focused mainly on how work will change in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. We are planning to host conversations via Zoom every Thursday at 1pm EDT / 6pm BST / 7pm CET.…

FIR 193: Zoombombing and other Coronavirus Tales

The March episode of “The Hobson & Holtz Report,” aka FIR 193, is a coronavirus communications special with Neville and Shel discussing these topics: How Shel and Neville’s respective organizations are communicating during the outbreak A study finds employers are the most credible source of coronavirus information for employees Snapchat, AI, VR, and LinkedIn are all playing their part Shelter-in-place orders could make work-from-home the new normal How brands are navigating marketing and social media during the crisis Zoombombing is…

SDF 33: Convolvulus, Coronavirus & the Thomas theorem

Coronavirus, COVID-19 and the great mis-infodemic are centre stage in this episode 33 of the Small Data Forum podcast. The global pandemic provides Thomas Stoeckle, Sam Knowles and I with an array of topics to dissect and discuss as we take solace from the wisdom of the superforecasting capabilities of Asterix and his indomitable Gauls. “If men define situations as real, they are real in their consequence,” writes Thomas in the show notes. This little known sociological formula from the…

Hybrid stepping stone

Updated on April 2, 2021 Report: Just days after the UK’s ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars was brought forward to 2035 from 2040, there has now been a suggestion that it could be brought forward even further to 2032 – just 12 years from now. …The move would also ban the sale of hybrid vehicles, which sold more than 13,000 units last month. All-electric cars meanwhile accounted for 4,054 UK sales in the first month of…

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