Weekly Pulse by William Meller | Week 51, 2021

Weekly Pulse by William Meller | Week 51, 2021
Weekly Pulse is a content curation and highlights from readings, books, videos, podcasts, insights, ramblings and other interesting things I discovered and digested during the last week.

So, let's go with some discoveries from the week!

#1 - Preparing Your Business for a Post-Pandemic World
#2 - How Apple is Organized for Innovation
#3 - Why do We Work Too Much
#4 - What Good Leadership Looks Like During This Pandemic
#5 - Why Time Management is Ruining our Lives
#6 - What is the Metaverse
#7 - What Are NTFs


Preparing Your Business for a Post-Pandemic World

Source: Harvard Business Review
Author: Carsten Lund Pedersen and Thomas Ritter
Year: 2020

Summary: The authors suggest executives ask themselves the following five strategic questions: 1. Which position can you achieve during and after the coronavirus pandemic? 2. What is your action plan to bounce back? 3. How will your culture and organizational identity be changed by the crisis? 4. Which new projects do you need to launch, run, and coordinate? 5. How well prepared are you to carry out your plans and projects?



How Apple is Organized for Innovation

Source: Harvard Business Review
Author: Joel M. Podolny and Morten T. Hansen
Year: 2020

Summary: When Steve Jobs returned to Apple, in 1997, it had a conventional structure for a company of its size and scope. It was divided into business units, each with its own P&L responsibilities. In this article the authors discuss the innovation benefits and leadership challenges of Apple’s distinctive and ever-evolving organizational model in the belief that it may be useful for other companies.



Why do We Work Too Much

Source: The New Yorker
Author: Cal Newport
Year: 2021

Summary: The pandemic has created a disruptive moment in which it’s possible to imagine work culture actually changing. But, as evidenced by the persistence of overload—and the ability, more generally, of undirected work systems to evolve in unexpected ways—we can’t redirect the future of work until we can control it in the present.



What Good Leadership Looks Like During This Pandemic

Source: Harvard Business Review
Author: Michaela J. Kerrissey and Amy C. Edmondson
Year: 2020

Summary: When contending with a crisis like the ongoing pandemic, leaders can easily fall into the traps of waiting for the situation to clarify how to act and downplaying the threat in order to reassure people. It turns out that these instincts mean failing the coronavirus leadership test. Passing that test requires leaders to act and recognize that mistakes are inevitable, finally correcting the course.



Why Time Management is Ruining our Lives

Source: The Guardian
Author: Oliver Burkeman
Year: 2016

Summary: All of our efforts to be more productive backfire – and only make us feel even busier and more stressed. You can seek to impose order on your inbox all you like – but eventually you’ll need to confront the fact that the deluge of messages, and the urge you feel to get them all dealt with, aren’t really about technology. They’re manifestations of larger, more personal dilemmas.



What is the Metaverse

Source: William Meller - New Article

Summary: The Metaverse is a combination of multiple elements of technology, including virtual reality, augmented reality and video where users "live" within a digital universe where there is no pause and no end, since the word ‘Metaverse’ means ‘beyond the universe’ and it does not have an owner.



What Are NTFs

Source: William Meller - New Article

Summary: NFT is a digital asset with unique properties, bought and sold online, verifiable via the blockchain ledger. With NFTs, artwork can have a unique token to create a digital certificate of ownership (not changing the author copyright) that can be bought and sold.




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