CN&CO Fin-blog recap for the week ending 24 February 2017

Team CN&CO love financial services (among other things) and we enjoy reading about what’s happening in various quarters of the industry. Here are our favourite fin-blog picks of the week:

Kurt’s pick:

From rejecting the iPod to turning down Google: The biggest mistakes in tech history
Biggest mistakes in Tech history…like Kodak turning down the digital camera and Ron Wayne, selling his 10% share in apple back in the day (value today $50billion). That and more!

Colin’s pick:

Digital transformation scenarios
Jock Pleiter, CEO and Co-Founder of Backbase, shared his vision with 500+ decision makers in the insurance industry at DIA Barcelona, the first global InsurTech conference.

Rob’s Pick:

The Future of Not Working
As automation reduces the need for human labor, some Silicon Valley executives think a universal income will be the answer — and the beta test is happening in Kenya.

Neo’s pick:

How ‘evolving’ technology leads to fewer choices and creates mountains of waste
“Are you periodically forced to buy a new laptop because the technology – hardware or software – in your current laptop is no longer supported even though it’s fully functional?”

Josie’s pick:

How much you would need to save every month to retire a millionaire in South Africa
“One of the biggest concerns facing South African households today is saving up enough money for retirement.”

The Telegram
The New York Times