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How tech CEOs became “thrill seeking bros”



Right now the news is dominated by headlines featuring tech titans indulging in extreme hobbies or eccentric behaviors.

Now there’s a growing call for a different breed of leader in the tech industry.

From Mark Zuckerberg’s foray into combat sports to Elon Musk’s controversial tweets and public antics, the archetype of the risk-taking, thrill-seeking CEO seems to be in vogue.

Meta boss Mark Zuckerberg.

However, amidst the spectacle, there’s a clamor for a return to a more grounded and mature leadership style.

The tech industry has long been associated with innovation, disruption, and the celebration of the unconventional.

Indeed, many of the most successful companies have been founded and led by individuals who embody these qualities.

However, as the industry matures and faces increasing scrutiny from regulators, investors, and the public, there’s a growing recognition of the need for a different kind of leadership.

Personal pursuits

Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Meta Platforms Inc. (formerly Facebook), has garnered attention not just for his company’s groundbreaking technologies, but also for his personal pursuits outside the boardroom.

From participating in high-intensity combat sports to embarking on cross-country listening tours, Zuckerberg’s actions have often raised eyebrows and invited criticism.

While some argue that his willingness to embrace risk and push boundaries is emblematic of the entrepreneurial spirit, others question whether such behavior is appropriate for the leader of a multi-billion dollar corporation with significant societal impact.

Similarly, Elon Musk, the enigmatic CEO of Tesla Inc. and SpaceX, has cultivated a reputation for his eccentricities and unconventional antics.

Twitter spats

Whether it’s smoking marijuana during a podcast interview or engaging in Twitter spats with critics and regulators, Musk’s behavior has sometimes overshadowed his company’s technological achievements.

While his fans laud him as a visionary and a maverick, skeptics worry that his unpredictable behavior could undermine investor confidence and tarnish the reputation of the companies he leads.

Critics argue that the cult of personality surrounding figures like Zuckerberg and Musk has created a distorted image of what it means to be a successful tech CEO.

Instead of valuing prudence, integrity, and long-term strategic thinking, the focus has shifted to spectacle, bravado, and short-term gains.

Ahron Young is an award winning journalist who has covered major news events around the world. Ahron is the Managing Editor and Founder of TICKER NEWS.

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The ‘invisible killers’ causing concern



Companies and Governments are looking to turn awareness into action

The natural world is home to a diverse range of species that live in harmony with each other. However, the increasing use of pesticides, microplastics, and air pollution has been causing concerns about the impact on the environment and its inhabitants. These “silent killers” are threatening the delicate balance of the natural world, and the consequences could be catastrophic.

The concerns surrounding these “silent killers” highlight the need for greater awareness and action. Governments and industries are encouraged to take responsibility for their actions and work towards reducing their impact on the environment. Individuals can also play a role by making conscious decisions to reduce their use of pesticides, plastic products, and contributing to air pollution. Simple actions such as using organic products, reducing plastic use, and utilising alternative transportation can make a significant difference.

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How small businesses are using AI to fight back against big business



AI demonstrates efficacy in capital acquisition within Australian startups.

One of the most impactful technology trends of 2024 is the proliferation of Artificial Intelligence tools.

One company is using AI to help founders raise capital for the next generation of game-changing innovation without the need for external human intervention.

To find out how it works, we’re joined by VentureCrowd CEO Steve Maarbani. #FUNDING FUTURES

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Why somatic therapists are the missing piece in workplace wellbeing



As organisations strive to enhance employee wellbeing, the emergence of somatic therapy presents a novel approach often overlooked.

Somatic therapy, a holistic approach that emphasises the connection between the mind and body, is gaining recognition for its profound impact on individual wellness.

Somatic therapists work with individuals to address physical sensations and emotions, promoting self-awareness and resilience.

Workplace wellbeing initiatives have often focused solely on physical health or mental wellness programs, overlooking the intricate interplay between the two.

This oversight is where somatic therapy steps in, bridging the gap by addressing both physical and psychological aspects concurrently.

Amanda Goodfellow, Director of Agile Mind, shares her personal insights on the benefits of somatic therapy. #business #health #workplace #therapy

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