Category Archives: automation

As Robots Take Over We Will Need More Innovators

The Hadrian X robot is made by Fastbrick Robotics from Australia. It can lay 1000 house bricks in an hour (video below). The average bricklayer lays around 500 bricks a day. We will soon see robots doing much of the standard work in building assembly with a small number of skilled craftsmen supervising them, applying finishing touches or...

How Experian Built a Disruptive Data Business

When Eric Haller graduated with a degree in finance from San Diego State University in 1990, he didn’t have any clear idea of what he wanted to do. If he was on the east coast, he probably would have gone to work at an investment bank, but he ended up taking a job as a statistical analyst at Visa in Foster City, and would later say that it was a case of being in the right place at the right time.

How Experian Built a Disruptive Data Business

When Eric Haller graduated with a degree in finance from San Diego State University in 1990, he didn’t have any clear idea of what he wanted to do. If he was on the east coast, he probably would have gone to work at an investment bank, but he ended up taking a job as a statistical analyst at Visa in Foster City, and would later say that it was a case of being in the right place at the right time.

Welcome to the New Era of Automation

When Netflix put the Video Rental Retail stores in their coffins, there was still a sizable segment of people who missed the convenience, were suspect of a mail-order or streaming subscription service, or simply didn’t have the connectivity to enjoy it. Enter, RedBox. A new smart-automated adaptation of the Blockbuster model, scaled down to be ...