Weekend Reading, Watching and Listening Recommendations (October 29, 2021)
The Future of Money; The Pentagon just unclassified its Climate report to the National Security Council; Consolidation of the New Chinese Economic Model; Prepare Your Organization for Zero Trust
Read: The Future of Money: An excellent report that examines the forces shaping the global financial landscape and driving the adoption of new financial instruments by major institutions such as central banks, investment banks, and large tech companies as well as individual investors. [via Foreign Policy]
Read: The Pentagon just unclassified its Climate report to the National Security Council. It is a fascinating read.
Listen: Prepare Your Organization for Zero Trust. Instead of assuming everything behind the corporate firewall is safe, the Zero Trust model assumes breach and verifies each request as though it originates from an open network. [via Gartner]
Watch: The Summer of 2021: Consolidation of the New Chinese Economic Model. During the summer of 2021, a “regulatory storm” shook markets in China. While the crackdown had its most immediate effects on private education, internet business, and finance, the government has also rolled out new policies to shape manufacturing and infrastructure, and even household fertility and income distribution. In this talk, Prof. Barry Naughton interprets these actions as an extension of the ongoing Chinese government effort to exercise “grand steerage” of the economy. [via Stanford Libraries]