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7 Reasons You Should Attend SOBCon Colorado

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By the end of the day you will have already taken steps in a different, and more productive, direction. I’ll let SOBConer Amber Osborne (aka Miss Destructo) have the last word : “What I have found at SOBCon is real, honest and supportive people that I have only known previously behind a computer screen.

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Why Group Brainstorming Is a Waste of Time

Harvard Business Review

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. To grow and innovate, organizations have to come up with creative ideas.

Your Team Is Brainstorming All Wrong

Harvard Business Review

Although the term “brainstorming” is now used as a generic term for having groups develop ideas, it began as the name of a specific technique proposed by advertising executive Alex Osborn in the 1950s. However, decades of studies demonstrate that groups that use Osborn’s rules of brainstorming come up with fewer ideas (and fewer good ideas) than the individuals would have developed alone. Jennifer Maravillas for HBR.

How Many of Your Daily Tasks Could Be Automated?

Harvard Business Review

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.

3 Ways Leaders Accidentally Undermine Their Teams’ Creativity

Harvard Business Review

If your team is in the midst of solving a problem or generating a new product or project idea, you might be killing their creativity without even trying. There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about where creativity comes from and how to nurture and grow it in a team.

Digital Transformation Doesn’t Have to Leave Employees Behind

Harvard Business Review

At a more macro level, the possibilities opened up by connected, more efficient production and new business models are also highly promising. Osborne from Oxford University calculated that about 47% of American jobs could disappear by 2020 due to digitization.

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

Harvard Business Review

In addition to the technology-related innovations that are a product of Israel’s investment in its national security infrastructure, a major government plan, the Digital Israel initiative, with its emphasis on high-speed internet connectivity, has been a boon for businesses looking to operate online. What is a “smart” society?

“Government Entrepreneur” is Not an Oxymoron

Harvard Business Review

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. Entrepreneurship almost always involves pushing against the status quo to capture opportunities and create value.

The Best Data Scientists Get Out and Talk to People

Harvard Business Review

A good data scientist can take many factors into account — the underlying geology, the current temperature of the oil, the well’s production history — to optimize the amount of steam. Treat Osborn’s Law — “variables won’t; constants aren’t” — as your watchword. You can be a good data scientist by sitting at your computer.