Power Ledger raises $34 million in one of Australia’s first successful initial coin offerings – SmartCompany

 

Perth-based energy trading startup Power Ledger has secured $34 million via an initial coin offering (ICO) in one of the largest successful raises by an Australian startup for this alternative mode of financing.Power Ledger provides a blockchain-based peer-to-peer trading platform that allows households to trade excess solar power in the hopes of making energy more distributed and sustainable for consumers now and in the future.

Source: Power Ledger raises $34 million in one of Australia’s first successful initial coin offerings – SmartCompany

Deloitte – The Millennial Mindset Work styles and aspirations of millennials

New research from Deloitte Greenhouse (TM) Business Chemistry® reveals potentially noteworthy differences between millennials, Gen X, and baby boomers in their preferred work styles. Our study reveals that roughly 60 percent of millennials are characterized by two particular work styles that are in contrast to the work styles of other generations. Improving generational intelligence by understanding the work preferences of millennials—the largest share of the labor force today—may be the key to unlocking their commitment and engagement.

  1. Be a coach first, manager second
  2. Hail the Passion Project
  3. Recalibrate leadership development programs
  4. Communicate, and then communicate some more
  5. Loosen the tether

These strategies—along with a little empath can forge a better bond between employers and millennials. Engaging in inquiry with millennials via straightforward, open-ended questioning can help activate their commitment and integrate them with other generations at work. This approach guards against assumptions and is likely to prove more e ective than contrivances like pingpong tables and bullpen seating. As the workplace evolves into one that is more transient, flat, and virtual, creating a sense of a liation without job permanence will likely be a looming challenge for employers.

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‘Our minds can be hijacked’: the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia | Technology | The Guardian

Interesting article on the addiction of Facebook, twitter and social media…

The Google, Apple and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks who worry the race for human attention has created a world of perpetual distraction that could ultimately end in disaster

Source: ‘Our minds can be hijacked’: the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia | Technology | The Guardian

Future shock: Faster we get there the better, says Tesla’s Musk : RenewEconomy

And, Musk noted – ominously enough for the fossil fuel interests looking on from afar – this is just the start of what he expects will be a rapid transition to renewables.

“The vast majority of the world is still fossil fuel powered and this is really just the beginning. But what this serves as is a great example to the rest of the world of what can be done.Talking to some of the energy market officials, developers and investors at the event, it seems clear that battery storage installations like this will mushroom across Australia in coming years.

Source: Future shock: Faster we get there the better, says Tesla’s Musk : RenewEconomy