GDP Is a Wildly Flawed Measure for the Digital Age

Harvard Business Review

New workers embarking on their careers are finding that their education is incomplete in many areas essential to our technology-driven lives today. Education and access may also need to evolve, to ensure that the benefits of technological innovation aren’t limited to an elite.

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Tame Your Technology and Get More Sleep

The Practical Leader

She’s made millions with her wildly popular web site. She learned from this painful lesson to master her technology and regain control of her time and life. And it’s way too easy to allow our technologies to take over our lives. Electronic tools are incredible.

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Karl M. Kapp: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

CFPIM, CIRM, is a scholar, writer and expert on the convergence of learning, technology and business operations. He is a graduate professor of instructional technology at Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, PA. Bob''s blog entries Albert Einstein Animal Farm Bloomsburg University Brilliant Mistakes Brooke Manville game game-based learning gamification Institute for Interactive Technologies Lynda.com James O''Toole Judgment Calls Karl M. Karl M. Kapp, Ed.D.,

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Caroline L. Arnold: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Caroline Arnold has been a technology leader on Wall Street for more than a decade, managing some of the financial world’s largest software development teams and leading some of the industry’s most visible and complex initiatives. A dynamic and engaging speaker, she has appeared before groups as large as 5,000 people. Caroline is a recipient […].

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Customer-Tracking Technology Can Work Without Being Creepy

Harvard Business Review

Much of the discussion about the Internet of Things has focused on the technology that makes it possible, but the technology is the easiest part. Smart tracking devices are proliferating rapidly. They are already in our theme parks, our homes, and our cars.

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Karl M. Kapp: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

CFPIM, CIRM, is a scholar, writer and expert on the convergence of learning, technology and business operations. He is a graduate professor of instructional technology at Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, PA. Kapp: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris Lao-Tse Oscar Wilde Paul Schoemaker Peter Drucker Tao Te Ching Tom Davenport Voltaire Karl M. Kapp, Ed.D.,

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Karl M. Kapp: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

CFPIM, CIRM, is a scholar, writer and expert on the convergence of learning, technology and business operations. He is a graduate professor of instructional technology at Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, PA. Kapp: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris Lao-Tse Oscar Wilde Paul Schoemaker Peter Drucker Tao Te Ching Tom Davenport Voltaire Karl M. Kapp, Ed.D.,

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Peter J. Boni: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

During his career, he added nearly $5 billion of value as a science and technology CEO (public, private, IPO), consultant, director, and private equity/venture capital investor. 500 Investor Business Daily James O'Toole Judgment Calls Kedgeway Lao-Tse Oscar Wilde Peter Drucker Peter J. Peter J. Boni has advanced by taking on the tough assignments of repositioning organizations that had run aground.

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R “Ray” Wang: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

He’s also the author of the popular business strategy and technology blog, “A Software Insider’s Point of View” The blog provides insight into how disruptive technologies and new business models… Read More R “Ray” Wang: An interview by Bob Morris. R “Ray” Wang is the Principal Analyst and CEO of R “Ray” Wang is the Principal Analyst and CEO of Silicon Valley- based Constellation Research.

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Linda J. Popky: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

She’s been involved with many of the Silicon Valley companies who developed and deployed the technologies that have […]. Award-winning marketing expert Linda J. Popky, the founder and president of Redwood Shores-based Leverage2Market Associates, transforms organizations through powerful marketing performance. Her clients range from small businesses and consultants to mid-sized companies and large Fortune 500 enterprises.

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Bird's Eye View: Wild Life in New York

Bird's Eye View

It’s so easy to “communicate” through technology-assisted means that some of us have trouble remembering the last truly fascinating, life-changing conversation we’ve had. We were totally oblivious to any danger in talking to strangers, as wild and aggressive as some of them appeared. 

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Make Work Fun Again

Lead Change Blog

During the first week of baseball season in April, young superstar and reigning MVP Bryce Harper sported a ballcap with the following saying: MAKE BASEBALL FUN AGAIN. Harper’s youthful zeal and love for a game that is diminishing in popularity may seem like a trite attitude for playing a sport.

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Steve Yastrow: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob''s blog entries a consulting firm which has served such clients as McDonald''s Corporation Agilent Technologies Albert Einstein Brand Harmony Brilliant Mistakes Brooke Manville Cold Stone Creamery Ditch the Pitch: The Art of Improvised Persuasion Great Clips for Hair Hyatt Hotels & Resorts J.L. Steve Yastrow is the author of three books: Ditch the Pitch: The Art of Improvised Persuasion, We: The Ideal Customer Relationship, and Brand Harmony.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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How General Mills Uses Food Technology to Make an Impact in Africa

Harvard Business Review

As a group, we saw the need to fully embrace technology in a way that would easily allow skilled volunteers to transfer their knowledge to our partners in Africa. But I believe the role General Mills is playing is exactly the role we can play best: lending our technological expertise.

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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.

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Managers: What’s Your Plan B?

Lead Change Blog

And at the 880-seat Tabor Opera House, patrons enjoyed John Philip Sousa, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera stars, Harry Houdini, and Oscar Wilde. 4 But in the 1970s, “new technology enabled copper mines to extract molybdenum from waste material.

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Kai Hammerich: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

He has conducted numerous chairman, board, CEO and c-suite assignments for major Nordic, European and global technology clients as well as for some the largest Nordic corporations. Based in London, Kai Hammerich heads the European Leadership & Succession Practice for Russell Reynolds Associates. He has been nominated: One of the World’s most influential headhunters, by […].

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AI Can Comb Through Your Data to Create More Compelling Customer Experiences

Harvard Business Review

This often results in wildly inconsistent customer experiences that make companies look disconnected and unfocused. However, through a new culture and technology strategy, the company pivoted and raised its Net Promoter Score by 18 points. Data Customer service Customers Technology Digital ArticleNeasden Control Centre for HBR. The world has more data than ever before. In fact, it’s estimated that by 2020, we’ll produce 44 zettabytes every day.

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Peter Skarzynski and David Crosswhite: An interview by Bob Morris, Part Two

First Friday Book Synopsis

His experience cuts across industries and includes technology, consumer products & retail, healthcare, energy, financial services […]. Peter Skarzynski is a founder and Managing Partner of ITC Business Group, LLC. He advises large, global organizations on strategy, innovation and organizational change and is recognized as a leading expert in enabling organizational renewal and growth through innovation.

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James Taylor: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

James is the leading expert in decision management and decisioning technologies. James is passionate about using decisioning technologies like business rules and predictive analytics to help companies improve decision making and develop smarter and more agile processes and systems. James Taylor is the CEO and a Principal Consultant of Decision Management Solutions.

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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 [.].

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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.

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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.

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What Your Moonshot Can Learn from the Apollo Program

Harvard Business Review

“Moonshots” is the term favored by the company’s exploratory arm, known as X, which states on its website : “Our mission is to invent and launch ‘moonshot’ technologies that we hope could someday make the world a radically better place.” The landing has been called the greatest technological achievement in human history. But when you look more closely, you see that there was nothing wildly speculative or fantastical about it.

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How We’ll Really Feel if Robots Take Our Jobs

Harvard Business Review

” Labor Emotional intelligence Technology Visitors staying at Starwood’s Aloft Hotel in Cupertino, California, not only have the luxury of humans greeting them and toting around their luggage.

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Leadership Evolution: In a World Of Big Change, Do The Great Lessons Endure?

Terry Starbucker

We must adapt to new technologies, new theories, new business models, new people and attitudes – sometimes within weeks, or even a day. “Things change.”

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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

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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. Communication Stress Productivity Technology Digital ArticleHBR STAFF. We have a love-hate relationship with email.

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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.

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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 [.].

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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.

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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.

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4 Steps for Thinking Critically About Data Measurements

Harvard Business Review

I have a clock in my office that synchronizes itself at 1:00 am every day using a signal sent out by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Fort Collins, Colorado, which has an advertised precision in the fraction-of-a-second range. HBR STAFF.

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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.

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How to Tell If You Should Trust Your Statistical Models

Harvard Business Review

Predictive analytics often sounds a bit like quantum mechanics: fiendishly complex to look at and wildly counter-intuitive. Decision making Information & technology So when someone sells you a tool, how can you verify that the black box is fit for its purpose or even lives up to the vendor’s claims? Of course, there never are ironclad guarantees around prediction; the future can have more shapes and colors than we ever imagined.

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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

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