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Guest Blogger Nathan Zeldes: Why and How to Communicate Across Company Lines

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Better yet, in some cases this allowed me to strike alliances and mount joint projects with like-minded engineers and managers – to the benefit of all our organizations. You can start with near-competitors – companies that use similar technologies but make different product lines. If you’re truly fearless, negotiate collaborations with a number of other companies (and, possibly, academic research groups) where you will all cooperate to develop new insight.

Do You Have the IT For the Coming Digital Wave?

Harvard Business Review

With a tsunami of new digital technologies all converging simultaneously — social, mobile, cloud, analytics and embedded devices — there has been, once again, a cry for corporate IT to radically change to enable the digital transformation of businesses. Technology innovation is not slowing down or leveling off, but ramping up — and businesses will soon face a barrage of new digital possibilities. IT management Information & technology Operations

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Rethinking Security for the Internet of Things

Harvard Business Review

From connected cars, iPhone-controlled locks (versions of which here, here, and here are in or close to production), to the hypothetical "smart fridge" that will one day order milk for me when I''ve run out, these technologies bring with them the promise of energy efficiency, convenience, and flexibility. These technologies also isolate different parts of the system from one another in the event of a security breach. The Public/Private Cooperation We Need on Cyber Security.

Beware Trading Privacy for Convenience

Harvard Business Review

This democratization of technology impacts all races, incomes, cultures, and geographies. National Security Agency has been conducting in cooperation with telephone and Internet companies has raised the awareness level a bit. Doc Searls and the Project VRM community have been advocating Personal Data Stores for quite some time. Customers Information & technology Social media We pay for things with the swipe of a finger. We ask Siri how to get to a restaurant.

Accountants Will Save the World

Harvard Business Review

For every robust, time-tested measure of return on financial capital, we need another for social capital — the economic benefits that derive from cooperation among groups, and yet another for natural capital — the supply of natural ecosystems (think forests, oceans, mineral deposits) that we turn into valuable goods or services future. Using Technology and Data for Social Impact.

Crowdfunding’s Big-Bang Moment

Harvard Business Review

The company’s website reported that Kickstarter has now funded over 50,000 projects , with pledges coming from over 5,000,000 individual backers. Since its founding in 2009, Kickstarter has helped fledgling projects raise nearly $1 billion in donations. Organizers determine a minimal level of funding they need to bring the project to fruition, and establish premiums associated with different levels of contribution.

The End of Banks as We Know Them?

Harvard Business Review

Although he remained ultimately responsible for paying back the loan, the project was able to go ahead because he enjoyed the support of individuals within the community who wanted the shop. For example, new technologies have made it possible to develop crowd sourcing lending platforms, such as Kickstarter in the USA, or or Goteo in Spain , for peer-to-peer financial services.

The End of Banks as We Know Them?

Harvard Business Review

Although he remained ultimately responsible for paying back the loan, the project was able to go ahead because he enjoyed the support of individuals within the community who wanted the shop. For example, new technologies have made it possible to develop crowd sourcing lending platforms, such as Kickstarter in the USA, or or Goteo in Spain , for peer-to-peer financial services.

The Comprehensive Business Case for Sustainability

Harvard Business

Today’s executives are dealing with a complex and unprecedented brew of social, environmental, market, and technological trends. When firms fail to establish good relationships with their stakeholders, it can lead to increased conflict and reduced stakeholder cooperation. billion in mining projects since 2010. Wal-Mart, for example, aimed to double fleet efficiency between 2005 and 2015 through better routing, truck loading, driver training, and advanced technologies.

Research: Arab Inventors Make the U.S. More Innovative

Harvard Business

Zerhouni, the 15th director of the National Institutes of Health, Arab immigrants have made major contributions to American science and technology. innovation system, we ran an exercise matching Arabic first names with international patent applications filed under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). In the five-year period from 2009 to 2013, there were 8,786 U.S. Arab inventors show some technological specialization in information and communication technologies.

People Are Angry About Globalization. Here’s What to Do About It.

Harvard Business

A 2013 Pew Research survey found that business executives ranked ninth out of 10 professions in terms of social contribution, only placing ahead of lawyers. According to a recent IMF report , technological progress and the decline of unions have both contributed to the increase in inequality, with globalization playing a smaller but reinforcing role. Pollutants that cross national borders to a significant extent — usually airborne ones — require cross-border cooperation.