Voice of Experience: Karen Ho (Broadway Technology)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from a profile of Karen Ho (Chief Operating Officer, Broadway Technology) written by Jessica Titlebaum (Chicago) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Bob's blog entries Broadway Technology Chicago Cubs Jessica Titlebaum Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT Club of New York The Glass Hammer UBS Voice of Experience: Karen Ho Wrigley Field

Technology Cannot Replace Student or Teacher Teamwork

Great Results Team Building

The integration of technology into the hands of our students has been a topic of much discussion, but it will never replace the importance of teacher teamwork or the environment that a quality classroom provides.

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Work/Life Balance Across Time Zones and Technologies

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Elizabeth Harrin (London) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Visit us daily to discover issues that matter, share experiences, and plan networking, your career and your life.” To read the complete article, check out a [.].

Voice of Experience: Joanne L. Alma (Goldman Sachs)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from a profile of Jo Alma (Managing Director and Head of IMD Technology for Europe and Asia at Goldman Sachs) written by Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Bob's blog entries A Career in Investment Management Technology Advice for Professional Women in Technology IMD Technology for Europe and Asia at Goldman Sachs Melissa J.

Four Innovative Initiatives to Attract and Retain Diverse Women

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an article written by Tina Vasquez (Los Angeles) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Visit us daily to discover issues that matter, share experiences, and plan networking, your career and your life.” What makes this article especially valuable is the wealth of [.].

Voice of Experience: Sarah Sherber (Barclays Capital)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from a profile of Sarah Sherber (Managing Director, Head of Securitized Products IT and Cross Product Operatiins Technology, Barclays Capital) written by Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Bob's blog entries Barclays Capital Barclays Capital’s Women in Technology group Building a Career in Tech [comma] from Star Wars to Dodd Frank building networks.

Voice of Experience: Yolande Piazza (Citi)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from a profile of Yolande Piazza (Managing Director, Global Consumer Technology, Citi) written by Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Bob's blog entries Citi Citi’s Managing Director of Global Consumer Technology Citigroup Citi’s Global Consumer Technology Melissa J.

Voice of Experience: Liv Sandbaek (Accenture)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from a profile of Liv Sandbaek (Managing Director, Technology, Accenture) written by Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Anderson The Glass HammerVisit us daily to discover issues that matter, share experiences, and plan networking, your career and [.]. Bob's blog entries Accenture Liv Sandbaek Melissa J.

The Best Kind of Accountability Coach

Your Voice of Encouragement

And then he used a phrase to describe me that I cherish to this day: VELVET HAMMER I pride myself on speaking the truth to people, but I try to do it gently, to maintain the other person’s dignity and self-esteem. Who would make the best “velvet hammer” for you?

Specialization is a Journey, Not a Destination

QAspire

He worked on a technology that was on its way to obscurity. My friend took up the challenge to retool himself on this new technology in one month with a condition that if he failed at client interview, he will walk out voluntarily.

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Never say, “It's Just Semantics.” | Top Executive Coaching with.

Tony Mayo

Experimenters showed peasants drawings of a hammer, a saw, an axe, and a log and then asked them to choose the three items that were similar. If pressed, they considered throwing out the hammer; the situation of chopping wood seemed more cogent to them than any conceptual category.

My Dad Built a Garage, And I Got A Lesson Of A Lifetime

Terry Starbucker

In my hands, a hammer was a dangerous tool capable of putting holes where holes shouldn’t be, and bashing fingers into submission. I didn’t need a hammer!

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Reflections on the Fabric of the Toyota Production System

Deming Institute

Fast forward to the mid-to-late 1980s, when a research team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, led by Daniel Jones, Daniel Roos, and James Womack , surveyed production systems at 90 automobile assembly plants in 17 countries.

101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It

Lead from Within

If the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. During my 87 years, I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people. But the kind of smart I’m talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows us to move past ourselves and do something about the things that keep us stuck.

Know Your History, Purpose and Direction

CoachStation

I often say, “you need a hammer to build a house, but it is not the only tool”, meaning that it is a part of the story but you cannot rely on the tool itself to generate change. How do you use social media to your advantage? Why do you do what you do?

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The Rainmaker Fab Five Blog Picks of the Week

Sales Wolf Blog

 Sadly, as the old saying goes, when a hammer is the only tool in your arsenal, you start to see every problem as a nail.  Sadly, as the old saying goes, when a hammer is the only tool in your arsenal, you start to see every problem as a nail.

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A Survey of 3,000 Executives Reveals How Businesses Succeed with AI

Harvard Business Review

While it’s clear that CEOs need to consider AI’s business implications, the technology’s nascence in business settings makes it less clear how to profitably employ it. While investment in AI is heating up, corporate adoption of AI technologies is still lagging. We include five categories of AI technology systems: robotics and autonomous vehicles, computer vision, language, virtual agents, and machine learning.). Technology Data Digital Article

Make the Internet of Things More Human-Friendly

Harvard Business Review

When I grab a hammer to install shelving, the distinction between “hand” and “tool” recedes into the unconscious, while completing the job becomes the main object of my thinking; in function and thought, the tool is the extended hand when it works properly. As cognitive scientists put it things like hammers became a part of the body’s “extended periphery” and are “functionally a component of the [subjects’] smoothly coping IDS.”. Information & technology Internet Technology

The Businesses That Platforms Are Actually Disrupting

Harvard Business Review

Powered by online technologies, they are sweeping across the economic landscape, striking down companies large and small. The businesses most at risk from platforms powered by rapidly improving online technologies aren’t, in fact, traditional businesses that sell products and services to consumers. But they also face significant risk from startups that use new technologies to operate more-powerful, more-efficient, and more-scalable platforms.

Designing the Machines That Will Design Strategy

Harvard Business Review

AlphaGo’s success is emblematic of a broader trend: An explosion of data and advances in algorithms have made technology smarter than ever before. In addition to executing well-defined tasks, technology is starting to address broader, more ambiguous problems.

Change management and sales: influencing the buying decision path

Strategy Driven

We are holding a hammer, waiting for the time when they are ready with a nail. It not only teaches buyers how to get the requisite buy-in so their daily functioning won’t be compromised – managing the people, policies, technology, and old vendor, etc. Buyers want to solve a problem in a way that causes the least disruption, and the last thing they want to do is bring something new into their environment.

The Industrial Revolution That Never Was

Harvard Business Review

He had grown up in northwestern Germany, where his father owned mills that heated small amounts of charcoal and iron together to make steel that could be hammered and sharpened into knife blades. Standing inches from the hot coals, the ironmaker would reach in with a bar to push aside dirt and rock and lift the glowing mass of metal, called a bloom, on to an anvil where he could hammer out more impurities. Technology was part of the problem. Innovation Technology

Let Algorithms Decide – and Act – for Your Company

Harvard Business Review

If you needed a hammer, for example, someone would manually produce one for you. The industrial revolution enabled the mass production of hammers with consistent quality and lower cost. The tools, technologies, and methodologies required to build an operational analytics process will also vary somewhat from those used to create traditional batch processes. Decision making Information & technology Operations

Are Your Employees Drivers or Victims of Process Innovations?

Harvard Business Review

To stay competitive, organizations need to continually find opportunities for innovation in key processes such as customer service and product development, and adoption of a new process almost always requires the implementation of new information technology.

Stop Documenting, Start Experiencing

Harvard Business Review

Recent research hammers this home, showing that our performance drops when we try to perform both encoding tasks (experiencing what's around you) and response selection tasks (capturing stimuli) at the same time. Personal effectiveness Social media TechnologyThe unthinkable happened at a friend's wedding last month. As the groom was asked to confirm his desire to accept the bride as his lawfully wedded wife, he held up his hand, as if to say "wait a minute."

How to Explore Cause and Effect Like a Data Scientist

Harvard Business Review

I’ve given passing thought to dieting, but other than a few points that have been hammered into all of us (e.g., “Too Information & technology Personal effectiveness The ability to think analytically is important for any manager today.

Don't Put Your Competitiveness in Jeopardy

Harvard Business Review

These are Jeopardy's John Henrys except that they aren't going to die or even get a headache by digitally souping up their "hammers" when they compete with a Watson. Competition Google Information & technologyAs publicity stunts go, having IBM's Watson beat the cognitive stuffing out of all-time Jeopardy champ Ken Jennings is the niftiest bit of artificial intelligence show biz since Deep Blue globally humiliated chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov.

How the U.S., the EU, and Japan Are Trying to Rein in China’s State Capitalism

Harvard Business Review

They are also discussing ways to prevent China from forcing Western companies to transfer technology to Chinese firms. Forced technology transfers and theft. Now let’s turn to the forced transfers or theft of digital technologies. PM Images/Getty Images.

Please Don’t Hire a Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer

Harvard Business Review

Every serious technology company now has an Artificial Intelligence team in place. As with earlier technologies, we are now hearing advice about “AI strategies” and how companies should hire Chief AI Officers. The very nature of the role aims at bringing the hammer of AI to the nails of whatever problems are lying around. This is not to say that you don’t need people who understand AI technologies.

From Zipcar to the Sharing Economy

Harvard Business Review

True, they pioneered the creative use of technology to open up flexible new ways of renting a car. Relayrides and Getaround are just two of a host of companies — Airbnb , Lyft , Sidecar , carpooling.com , Snapgoods , and TaskRabbit , to name a few — that are dramatically expanding the set of industries susceptible to transformation by information technology, taking its impact well beyond familiar (content) industries like music, movies, and books.

Today's Innovation Can Rise from Yesterday's Failure

Harvard Business Review

Strategies change, leaders change, markets change and technology changes at a frightening pace. None of those domains remains in stasis over time — strategies change, leaders (and their related passions) change, markets develop, and technologies are created.

Big-Project Engineers Have to Deal with Too Much Red Tape

Harvard Business Review

Nineteen days later, as rescue crews grew desperate, a 24-year-old field engineer named Igor Proestakis decided to travel to the site with what he hoped was a breakthrough idea: using a particular drilling technology, called cluster hammers, to cut through the collapsed rock. HBR STAFF.

Four Major Changes in Global Prosperity

Harvard Business Review

It was Abraham Maslow who gave us that famous observation — “when the only tool you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” This is driven by big technological advancements, as more and more people gain access to infrastructure vital for commerce and entrepreneurship to thrive.

Is America Losing Its Edge in Clean-Energy Tech?

Harvard Business Review

companies are outperforming their overseas counterparts: Clean-energy technologies. That's been due to the country's unique combination of a large energy market, advanced research universities, innovative private-sector laboratories, an abundance of entrepreneurs, large pools of risk capital, and a historically supportive policy environment that has created incentives for innovation in — and deployment of — clean-energy sources and technologies.

Have You Earned the Right to Lead? Ten Deeply Destructive Mistakes That Suggest the Answer Is No (and How to Stop Making Them)

Strategy Driven

In my book, I recount an incident that took place at a famous, fast-growing technology company. But if your employees take a risk and fail, and you come down on them like a hammer, guess what? There are people in every organization you know whose titles indicate they are leaders.

All Hail the Generalist

Harvard Business Review

In more straightforward language, a man with a hammer is more likely to see nails than one without a hammer. A collection of specialists creates a less flexible labor force, one that requires "retraining" with technological developments creating constantly shifting human resource needs. We have become a society of specialists. Business thinkers point to "domain expertise" as an enduring source of advantage in today's competitive environment.

The Danger of Celebritizing Entrepreneurship

Harvard Business Review

There's no doubt technology entrepreneurship is becoming its own kind of celebrity. Transformational Entrepreneurship: Where Technology Meets Societal Impact (Post 1).

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The Danger of Celebritizing Entrepreneurship

Harvard Business Review

There's no doubt technology entrepreneurship is becoming its own kind of celebrity. Transformational Entrepreneurship: Where Technology Meets Societal Impact (Post 1).

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Uniting the Religions of Process Improvement

Harvard Business Review

In addition to laying out an approach for making one-time improvements, Reengineering's high priest (the late Michael Hammer) had advice for organizations wanting to sustain improvement. Most missionaries of the BPM religion come from a heritage in information technology. What's more, the company helped develop Hammer's PEMM concept and is now training Lean managers.

The Real Reason Uber Is Giving Up in China

Harvard Business Review

Last September some of the world’s foremost technology industry leaders met in Seattle with Xi Jinping, president of China. You could certainly apply that to the fateful photograph of Xi Jinping and the top technology CEOs — the one where Kalanick is out of the picture.

The Guru's Guide to Creating Thought Leadership

Harvard Business Review

Shifting from Drucker's erudition and measured tone to Hammer's revolutionary and provocatively violent declarations ("don't automate, obliterate") was a bit dizzying. How do you produce an idea that changes the way people think and work?

Recruiting Strategies for a Tight Talent Market

Harvard Business Review

” Such innovative solutions have paid off: Fortune magazine recently named Highfive to its list of the 10 Best Small Workplaces in Technology. ” In his family’s living room, his proud parents give him his “grandpappy’s” giant hammer.

A Guide to Being Compassionate During Layoffs

Harvard Business Review

” Tell them why they’re losing their jobs, whether it’s because of a drop in demand, changes in technology, or productivity and quality issues. Then hammer out a joint plan with them.