News from the Front Desk

On Strongbuild and prefab pioneering

On Strongbuild and prefab pioneering

NEWS FROM THE FRONT DESK ISSUE NO 413–  UPDATED 9.28 PM: The prefab industry is strong despite Strongbuild falling into voluntary administration. But the industry has big challenges.

On what China is doing with its tech and why we should care

China has technology that can scan a billion faces in one second. It’s using that level of technology to plan its cities and transport. It knows that cities are the powerhouses of the economy it wants.

On why the Wentworth by-election is so wild

The Wentworth by-election on 20 October is an election like no other. Perhaps a chance to unseat a potentially minority government on the climate agenda, many hope.


On what we discover on the way to Tomorrowland

You pick up some great insights doing the briefings with speakers and panel members for an event like Tomorrowland. These people are a cross section of the best in the industry and they’re really tapped in. When they tell you something it’s for reason. We think some of them exemplify exactly what T’land is about.

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On the climate bus heading our way

News from the front desk – Issue No 400: It’s four weeks to go before Tomorrowland. Our signature event is a point in time. A time to measure what we won and…

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On why it’s time to give up our massive risk taking appetite

News from the front desk – Issue No 399: We appear to have a gambling problem that extends way beyond poker machine habits and flutters on the fillies. It’s a runaway risk appetite for maintaining things as close to the status quo as possible in the face of the reality of climate change and its impacts on all humans.