World Wide Web Wednesday #27

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Whether you need some lunch time reads or something to get you past hump day, we’ve curated five links you’ll enjoy!

Taking the Art Industry Online

Buying art pieces has been considered a form of investment, both in money and time. However, technology is changing the way we interact with, buy, and sell art. Online art sales are growing worldwide. Online sales reached an estimated $3.75bn in 2016, up 15% from 2015. This represents an 8.4% share of the overall art market. How are artists and galleries adapting to this change?

The 10,000 Hour Myth

According to author Malcom Gladwell, 10,000 hours of practice makes mastery. But his theory is often misinterpreted, “practice isn’t a sufficient condition for success,” he noted in a Reddit AMA. Adam Grant has devoted his career to investigating the traits and practices of innovators to demystify the nuances of their success. What secret of success has he uncovered?

Leadership Styles as Told by the Women of Wakanda

King T’Challa isn’t the only leader in Wakanda (no we’re not talking about Erik Killmonger either). Bravery, integrity, curiosity and protectiveness all form powerful leadership cornerstones. The four leading ladies of Blank Panther perfectly exemplify the four key leadership styles.

Australia Retailers Taking on RFID Tech

A group of Australian retailers and brands, including Myer, Country Road and Nike, have joined together to form the RFID Coalition. With an aim to bring the benefits of RFID technology to the Australian retail industry, the group will share projects, experiences, solutions and case studies in order to understand how RFID tech can applied for the greatest benefit. Initial areas of interest include improved customer experience, better inventory control and reduced labour costs.

Digitialising Airport Operations

Siemens has offered to digitalise airport operations with their comprehensive portfolio of cloud-based software solutions. This will allow airports and airlines to optimise their resource planning and strengthen their competitive edge. Passengers will also benefit in terms of greater convenience, efficiency, transparency, and plannability.

Bonus: How We’ll Win

Recruiting more women into roles within the technology sector continues to be to a major challenge for employers. At Unleashed, we’ve worked towards gender parity, with a ratio of 41% women to 59% men. Here are a great collection of insights from the world’s most qualified women on the fight for gender equality.

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Article by Melanie Chan in collaboration with our team of Unleashed Software inventory and business specialists. Melanie has been writing about inventory management for the past three years. When not writing about inventory management, you can find her eating her way through Auckland.

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