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Top articles of the week | March 31st

Every week, we put together a list of our top 5 articles of the past week. Happy reading!

 

Planning for the Future of Work     MIT Sloan Review

Maturing technologies will disrupt work – it’s pretty clear this trend has arrived. What are the implications for work? What are the right questions to ask? This article is a good high level read on what how organizations can adapt and stay ahead of the curve.

 

L’avenir de l’écosystème technologique de Montréal s’annonce brilliant                      Real Ventures

This is great deep dive (in French) about the tech ecosystem in Montreal. Sylvain Carle partner at Real Ventures interviews Tom Birch from CDPQ and Jacques Perreault from Desjardins. They discuss the history of the sector, how it’s been growing (partly due to investors) and why they’re bullish about the future of the city.

 

Say goodbye to the information age: it’s all about reputation now        Aeon

We are experiencing a fundamental paradigm shift in our relationship to knowledge. From the ‘information age’, we are moving towards the ‘reputation age’, in which information will have value only if it is already filtered, evaluated and commented upon by others. Gloria Origgi, an Italian philosopher argues that we have moved to a time in which the reputation of the news source matters the most. She provides an interesting set of questions to ask ourselves for understanding the reliability of information

 

The Enterprise Strikes Back            Hackernoon

With all the attention B2C tech companies are getting, it’s the enterprise ones that are capturing all the gains. Enterprise investor Ed Sim talks about the recent developments in the enterprise space. What’s interesting is that we’re only at the beginning of digital transformation for the Fortune 1000.

 

A Cyberattack Hobbles Atlanta, and Security Experts Shudder              NY Times

I don’t usually post news items but this one is haunting, an entire city under assault by hackers. Atlanta’s municipal government has been brought to its knees since Thursday morning by a ransomware attack — one of the most sustained and consequential cyberattacks ever mounted against a major American city.

In terms of the possibility of a dystopian future, it doesn’t get more frightening than this.