Jeffrey M. Stibel: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Jeff Stibel writes about the intersection of science, technology and the complex networks that influence people’s lives. Bob''s blog entries Albert Einstein and Everything Else you Need to Know about Technology Is in Your Brain BrainGate Breakpoint: Why the Web will Implode Brilliant Mistakes Brooke Manville Brown Fast failure is an important discipline Harvard Business Press James O''Toole Jeffrey M.

Dan Pontefract : Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Classroomachev [comma] Tear Down These Walls” “The Connected Leader Attributes” “The Connected Leader Chasm” “The Organization vs. Life Itself” “The Participative Leader Framework” Bill Breen Bill Gates Brilliant Mistakes Brooke Manville Chariots of Fire Collaboration Technologies Collaborative Leader Action Model (CLAM) Dan Pink Dan Pontefract: An interview by Bob Morris Flat Army: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization TELUS the TELUS Leadership Philosophy and the Learning 2.0

Michael Nanfito: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Michael Nanfito is the executive director at the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE). He has a background in networked information resources and technology-related entrepreneurial activity, ranging from the development of large data-driven web environments to consulting for […]. Mr. Nanfito sets the vision and strategic direction for NITLE, working closely the member community.

Keith Sawyer: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

He then worked for six years as a management consultant in Boston and New York, advising large corporations on the strategic use of information technology. Keith Sawyer is one of the world’s leading scientific experts on creativity and innovation. In his first job after graduating from MIT, he designed videogames for Atari. He’s been a [.].

Lina Echeverría: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Lina Echeverría spent twenty-five years inspiring creativity and accelerating innovation at Corning Incorporated, one of America’s leading technology companies, that provided the world with everything from the optical fiber that enabled the Internet to the tough glass used for iPhones.

Todd L. Pittinsky: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Pittinsky is Professor of Technology and Society at SUNY Stony Brook and a senior lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Business. Todd L. He was previously Associate Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, where he served as Research Director for Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership. In 2001, he launched the Allophilia [.].

How to prepare to be an entrepreneur

Rajesh Setty

The journey in simple terms is akin to a “wild” roller coaster ride in the dark. Free eBook: Personal branding for technology professionals. There are fairy tale stories that get reported in the media about the glorious life of an entrepreneur.

Should Your CIO Be Chief Digital Officer?

Harvard Business Review

By helping business leaders to improve their businesses, the CIO becomes an obvious candidate to fill any open role that involves technology, process, or strong governance. Other companies have multiple employee collaboration platforms with different rules and technologies.

CIO 16

The Hidden Biases in Big Data

Harvard Business Review

From wildly popular big data conferences to columns in major newspapers , the business and science worlds are focused on how large datasets can give insight on previously intractable challenges. Information & technologyThis looks to be the year that we reach peak big data hype.

Wilde 16

Six Numbers Reveal the Booming Business of Auto-Analytics

Harvard Business Review

For millennia people have run by feel, an "art of combining our breath and mind and muscles into fluid self-propulsion over wild terrain," says Christopher McDougall in his anthropological study of the topic. Managing yourself Productivity Technology Time management PDF MBWA

The Value of Big Data Isn't the Data

Harvard Business Review

In an effort to move from the Wild West world of shoot-from-the-hip decision making to a more evidence-based model, companies realized that they would need data. Information & technology Technology It is clear that a new age is upon us.

You Can't Just Hack Your Way to Social Change

Harvard Business Review

There's a lot to be said for hackathons: They give the technology community great social opportunities and reward them with money and fame for their solutions, and companies get free access to a community of diligent experts they otherwise wouldn't know how to reach. Wild, right?

Do Apps Have Social Responsibility?

Harvard Business Review

But the Strava case is prescient as we continue to develop digital technologies that influence the emotions and impulses that make us so darned human. Fast-forward 10 years: LinkedIn is a wildly successful social network and publishing platform, and Hoffman is a partner at the very same VC firm that once funded his idea. Technology

Film 12

The Faustian Bargain of Online Services

Harvard Business Review

Yet the complexity of cloud-based technology also helped me catch the perpetrator. Don''t bad-mouth anyone on an online forum, and if you have some photos of your wild youth hidden at the bottom of a drawer, just keep them there. Online marketing Social media Technology Three years after I wrote an article on the Athens 2004 wiretapping case, which involved Greek government officials, I found somebody snooping on my own email as I served the next Greek administration.

Don't Let Paper Paradigms Drive Your Digital Strategy

Harvard Business Review

Wearable devices, like internet watches or Google Glass, offer wildly different interfaces for interacting with digital content. We don''t even need to predict which one of these new technologies will capture the public''s imagination. Communication Internet Technology

What Will You Create to Make the World Awesome?

Harvard Business Review

Ben had an idea to work with Stanford's Peace Innovation initiative, in connection with Stanford's Persuasive Technology Lab, to start peace.facebook.com , which in turn sparked a conversation around the world about whether people believed we would reach peace in the next 50 years.

Wilde 16

The Dell Deal Explained: What a Successful Turnaround Looks Like

Harvard Business Review

This simple strategy proved wildly successful. As Lerner summed it up for me in an interview, "There seemed to be a pretty positive track record in terms of technology companies after buyouts.".

How to Compete Like the World’s Most Innovative Leaders

Skip Prichard

Whether you have invented an amazing new technology or product, you could still fail. Why is it that Thomas Edison succeeded wildly while Nikola Tesla died penniless? and Musk’s approach works well when there is a lot of technological uncertainty (can we build it?). “I

Apple's Trojan Horse

Harvard Business Review

As I''ve written in my previous two blog posts, our first inclination is usually to play down the potential impact of a new technology. But this is not a " wild card " — something too large to ignore but so improbable that it is not worth thinking about.

Crowdfunding’s Big-Bang Moment

Harvard Business Review

In a recent HBR article, Paul Nunes and I introduced the term Big Bang Disruption to signify innovations that, thanks to rapidly advancing technology, come out of the box both better and cheaper than alternative solutions already in the marketplace. Tapping the power of the Internet, crowdfunding has proven wildly successful. The crowdfunding service Kickstarter reached an important milestone last week.

We Need a Better Definition of "Native Advertising"

Harvard Business Review

If you're looking for marketing jargon in 2013, look no further than "native advertising." The Wild West that was the web back in the nineties would be equally wild for advertising. For example, The Atlantic also ran an editorial piece titled " Where Design Meets Technology " that was sponsored by Porsche.

Today, Just Be Average

Harvard Business Review

Burns shares the wild example of an attorney who became obsessed with getting his hair “just right.” This happened to me recently when I was asked to teach a workshop to the leaders of a prominent technology company. Do you ever “ back door brag ” about being a perfectionist? Unlike other obsessions and addictions, perfectionism is something a lot of people celebrate, believing it’s an asset. But true perfectionism can actually get in the way of productivity and happiness.

Wilde 12

Just Make a Decision Already

Harvard Business Review

The excellent leaders in Kevin Wilde’s study have simply learned how to make “decisive” their default setting. In 2006 Agilent Technologies CEO, Bill Sullivan decided that his managers’ decisions were not keeping pace with the rapid industry changes. Strategic decisiveness is one of the most vital success attributes for leaders in every position and every industry, but few leaders understand where it comes from or how to find more of it.

The Dinosaurs of Cannes

Harvard Business Review

It''s a sight to behold, with 11,000 agency folk, clients and technology companies from every corner of the earth coming together in one place. But, while the industry is partying, all on the client''s dime, the world around us is radically changing as digital technology evolves the way we all communicate.

Five Years After Lehman’s Collapse, Bankers Still Haven’t Confronted Their Biases

Harvard Business Review

Instead of recognizing and confronting this problem, financial market participants are following Oscar Wilde’s advice about how to overcome temptation: they are yielding to it, in droves. Today’s super-fast technology cues traders’ fight-or-flight responses, leading them to make snap decisions that do not account for the probability of disastrous future events. In 2005, four dozen senior executives at Lehman Brothers took a decision-making course.

Facebook's Scramble-and-Shake Strategy

Harvard Business Review

For the foreseeable future, it looks like Facebook will be an important, profitable company that''s constantly struggling to reinvent itself as technology, users'' tastes, and the competitive landscape shift. Her interactions with Walt Mossberg, Kara Swisher, and various audience members were notable chiefly as a textbook lesson in how to stay on message without being boring and/or wildly irritating.

IPO 12

What the Marketing Agency of the Future Will Do Differently

Harvard Business Review

Everyone is curious about how big data is going to play out, what's in store for wearable technology and just what, exactly, the screen of the future will look like — and how consumers will interact with it. Service-based companies selling products has not been a wildly successful endeavor for the majority of marketing agencies. The world — because of technology and connectedness — is forcing marketing agencies back to the entire sphere that encompasses marketing.

Case Study: A Short-Seller Crashes the Party

Harvard Business Review

So although the company makes almost no money on the machines, it earns a profit of about 15 cents on each pod, not to mention additional licensing fees from food brands, such as Kellogg’s and Nature’s Promise, that are keen to be associated with a wildly popular product. ExSolv claimed to have a technology for extracting oil from sand.

Case Study: In Search of a Second Act

Harvard Business Review

It looked like a stuffed animal — a cartoonish plush bird with a beetling brow and goofy eyes — but it contained a microphone, tiny speaker, headphone jack, computer chip, and enough speech-recognition and voice-generation technology to engage in sassy banter in Mandarin. For a while it had been wildly popular, especially with students and young professionals trying to learn a little conversational Mandarin before their first trips to Shanghai or Guangzhou.

Scan for the 3 key ingredients of trends to survive in the Expectation Economy

Strategy Driven

The good news is that you don’t need a PHD in anthropology to spot trends in the wild. Change – environmental, political, social, cultural, technological, economic – is occurring constantly.

Trends 111

Some Companies Are Banning Email and Getting More Done

Harvard Business Review

In fact, that exact conclusion is one that Thierry Breton, CEO of the France-based information technology services firm Atos Origin, arrived at several years ago. percent in 2013, earnings per share rose by more than 50 percent, and administrative costs declined from 13 percent to 10 percent.

What the CEO of the “New” Google Needs to Do Next

Harvard Business Review

And third, his belief that technology is an equalizing force. Here four things I think he should focus on as he takes the helm: Signal his commitment to serving at technology’s cutting edge. He has a chance to hit the reboot button on a wildly successful technology company.

The Right and Wrong Ways to Regulate Self-Driving Cars

Harvard Business Review

Startups and major tech companies, notably Alphabet’s Google X division , are investing heavily in smart car technology, as are network ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft. This means self-driving cars have shifted from a period of wild experimentation directly to market adoption — what Paul Nunes and I describe in our 2013 HBR article as “big bang” disruption. Harnessing the power of machine learning and other technologies.

What Initial Coin Offerings Are, and Why VC Firms Care

Harvard Business Review

Also known as “token sales,” this new fundraising phenomenon is being fueled by a convergence of blockchain technology, new wealth, clever entrepreneurs, and crypto-investors who are backing blockchain-fueled ideas. How technology is transforming transactions. ICOs are the Wild West of financing — they sit in a grey zone where the U.S. How Blockchain Works Here are five basic principles underlying the technology.

Why Social Ventures Need Systems Thinking

Harvard Business Review

Thanks to the pace of change in information technology over the last quarter century, we have been conditioned to believe that a single innovative company driven by a visionary entrepreneur can change the world. And since 2013, the share of U.S.

What the Death of Topsy Tells Us About Today’s Social Web

Harvard Business Review

But for a while, one online service seemed to hold conversation and campaigning in balance: Topsy, acquired by Apple in 2013 and shuttered abruptly by the Cupertino behemoth last week. For several years now, conversation on social media has been locked in mortal battle with campaigning.

Google’s Strategy vs. Glass’s Potential

Harvard Business Review

But we knew that by putting prototypes into the wild, we’d start to learn how this radical new technology— something that sits on your face, so close to your senses—might be used. With Google X the company is attempting to put its mark on the very process of technological innovation.

“A Friend of a Friend” Is No Longer the Best Way to Find a Job

Harvard Business Review

If you go to job-searching workshops — and I went to more than 50 in the course of studying the contemporary hiring landscape in 2013 and 2014 — you will be told weak ties are the key. If the technologies that help us look for a job have changed in significant ways, I reasoned, it’s likely that the ways we get information about jobs have also changed. That’s a dramatic change from the 1970s, and the most obvious driver is our wildly altered media ecology.