Survive and Thrive in The Digital World

Pascal is the Co-Founder of be radical, EY’s wavespace Advisory Board Chair, and a member of Pearson’s Digital Advisory Board.
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Podcast: Survive and Thrive in The Digital World

Pascal is the Co-Founder of be radical, EY’s wavespace Advisory Board Chair, and a member of Pearson’s Digital Advisory Board. Previously he held leadership positions at Google.org, Mozilla, and eBay, built technology startups, and launched a Venture Capital firm. He is the posse leader at TheHeretic.org, and is a general upstart when it comes to creating meaningful change.

Key Highlights

[00:01 – 11:42] Do Not Fear Where Technology is Headed

  • The Law of Accelerating Returns is the rate of change itself is accelerating
  • It is hard to make predictions of the future
  • Technology can be truly transformative when we understand the underlying premise of why things happen

[11:34 – 23:20] Investment Decisions Amidst Changing Times

  • Your next move, whether in business or investment, is guided by your understanding of the fundamentals
  • Strong leadership requires discernment and flexibility to shift the business toward the market demand
  • You’re either at the top or bottom. If you stay in the middle, you’ll completely disappear. 

[23:21 – 38:48] Technological Progress and Future Risks

  • The digitalization of business is inevitable
  • With the market data being readily available, you need to differentiate yourself from your competitor by being better at what you do
  • Education is now shifting from the traditional approach to an inquiry-based where knowing how to navigate the system and ask the right questions are much more essential
  • The best thing we can leave our children is the curiosity
  • There will always be jobs for people in the future even when technology takes over. We simply need to redirect our resources to where there’s an actual need.

[38:49 – 41:15] Closing Segment

  • Interested in how you could rewire yourself or your employees for future readiness? Connect with Pascal with the links below!

Links Mentioned:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/pfinette 

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pfinette 

Website: https://finette.com/ 

Brian’s Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-c-adams/ 

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