Digital Transformation Doesn’t Have to Leave Employees Behind

Harvard Business Review

It means embracing a new culture and mindset, where hierarchy fades and innovation happens through networks. At a more macro level, the possibilities opened up by connected, more efficient production and new business models are also highly promising.

Why Group Brainstorming Is a Waste of Time

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To grow and innovate, organizations have to come up with creative ideas. The most widely used method to spark group creativity is brainstorming, a technique first introduced by Alex Osborn, a real life “Mad Man,” in the 1950s. How to make them more productive.

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How Many of Your Daily Tasks Could Be Automated?

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Take, for example, the role of a marketing manager or executive in a consumer products company. A marketing manager is well educated and well compensated—he or she plays a critical role in driving sales by tailoring corporate strategies to specific products and markets.

The “Smart Society” of the Future Doesn’t Look Like Science Fiction

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The benchmark, therefore, is a tool for policy makers, technology innovators, and others to evaluate progress and prioritize the gaps, thus enabling a dialogue among the key actors and a plan for action. Economy Components: the four components in this category are: global connectedness, economic robustness, entrepreneurial ecosystem, innovation capacity. What is a “smart” society?

“Government Entrepreneur” is Not an Oxymoron

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Amidst the acrimony, it seems hard to imagine that public leaders could envision and operate such a platform, or that private innovators could work with them more collaboratively on it — but it’s not impossible. They are partnering with an Office of New Urban Mechanics in Boston or in Philadelphia, co-developing products in San Francisco’s Entrepreneurship-in-Residence program, or deploying some of the more than $430 million invested into civic-tech in the last two years.