technological arbitrageI had the pleasure of collaborating with the brilliant Maria Franzoni┬árecently, and together, we decided to create a series of concise Zoom interviews discussing key future trends. ­čÜÇ

In our fifth discussion topic, we delve into the advantages of early adoption of new technologies, which often provide a temporary competitive edge as others work to catch up. This concept is not new but remains relevant in today’s fast-paced world.

To illustrate this point, the video shares a delightful story about a former business partner of mine who was 30 years my senior. He found himself at the forefront of innovation when Microsoft introduced PowerPoint in the mid-nineties.

Over the past two decades, I have personally experienced being on the cutting edge of technological change at least four times. The fourth (AI era) has yielded GPT-4, which revolutionised my daily work to the extent that it now serves as a (mostly) reliable assistant. Fireflies AI efficiently summarises all my online meetings, while Miro AI offers valuable support in planning client projects. Additionally, at least five other innovative tools have been seamlessly integrated into my daily routines, further highlighting the significance of embracing new technologies.

In the ‘Becoming Superhuman‘ workshop, we explore technological arbitrage and how you can massively increase your own productivity while clawing back time for higher-value activities in your life. ­čÖé