Reading List: 28th December 2015

It’s been a few weeks since my last reading list. December has been pretty busy in my home and work life, so I’ve got a few weeks reading to catch up on.

This time I look at how to make tough decisions; an ongoing debate about whether programmers can call themselves engineers; what really makes a startup work; the algorithms behind data analytics and the 100 best podcasts according to Inc magazine.  As usual leave me any thoughts or comments below.

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Dream a Little… Intelligent Virtual Assistants

I was recently asked to present a our yearly management conference in a segment called “Dream a Little…”. The segment saw 15, 2-5 minute segments where a number of us had to present a vision of the future and potentially how this would affect our company and the employee benefits sector in general.

I did two segments and for the first one I decided to show the future of Intelligent Virtual Assistants i.e Apple Siri, Google Now, Microsoft Cortana or Facebook ‘M’. I thought I would share it and see what people think. The first section was performed with a Siri ‘voiceover’ followed by a speech to the delegates.

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