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Is A.I. Just Marketing Hype?
Early today, Slate pointed out that breakthrough technologies always seem to be "five to 10 years away," citing numerous tech forecasts (energy sources, transportation, medical/body-related technologies, etc.) containing that exact phrase. The also included some quotes predicting breakthroughs in "Robots/A.
Sep 18, 2017 11:14PM - Inc.com (inc.com)
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Digital Disruption Is a People Problem
Companies will effectively navigate the challenges posed by digital disruption if they look at them as organizational and managerial problems, rather than technical ones. Many treatments of digital disruption regard the rapid pace of technological innovation as the key problem facing organizations. Its true that technological innovation is happening at a faster rate than ever before.
Sep 18, 2017 10:39PM - MIT Sloan Management Review (sloanreview.mit.edu)
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How JE Dunn empowered front-line staff to own and improve their business processes
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Sep 18, 2017 10:00AM - BPM, Lean Six Sigma & Continuous Process Improvement | Process Excellence Network (processexcellence
A few months ago, Andy McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson published Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future, - their third book on the impact of the 21st century digital revolution on the economy and society, - following the publication of The Second Machine Age in 2014 and Race Against the Machine in 2011. Brynjolfsson and McAfee are professor and research scientist respectively at MITs Sloan School of Management, as well as co-Directors of MITs Initiative on the Digital Economy. The book is organized into three sections, each focused on a major trend thats reshaping the business world: the rapidly expanding capabilities of machines; the emergence of large, asset-light platform companies; and the ability to now leverage the knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm of the crowd.
Sep 18, 2017 9:29AM - Irving Wladawsky-Berger (blog.irvingwb.com)
Obamacare repeal is on the brink of coming back from the dead. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and his leadership team are seriously considering voting on a bill that would scale back the federal governments role in the health care system and instead provide block grants to states, congressional and Trump administration sources said.
Sep 17, 2017 6:57PM - POLITICO (politico.com)
Over the past five decades, Middle America has been stagnant in terms of its economic growth, said Mark Rank, a professor of social work at Washington University in St. Louis. In 1973, the inflation-adjusted median income of men working full time was $54,030.
Sep 16, 2017 6:08PM - nytimes.com (nytimes.com)
Good news! The understanding and awareness of the importance of branding is changing among startups. Fewer and fewer startups relate brands with only visual elements (e.g.
Sep 16, 2017 12:30AM - Brand Quarterly (brandquarterly.com)
Have you ever worked with a leader who manipulates others to get their own way? Or is there someone in your team who is so completely self-obsessed that they disregard others opinions and contributions? Hostile personality characteristics such as these might help people climb the career ladder, but it could be a very lonely journey to the top unless their colleagues also share these personality characteristics. In our research, we replicated previous findings that leaders with negative personality traits were perceived by their subordinates as displaying poorer leadership behavior. However, we also found that if followers shared those same traits, they were more likely to get along with their nasty manager.
Sep 15, 2017 3:13PM - Harvard Business Review (hbr.org)
The average U.S. business loses $171,340 per year through clunky payment practices causing friction in their supply chain, according to new research by Tungsten Network.
Sep 15, 2017 2:15PM - Industrial Distribution (inddist.com)
You spend so much time telling me your culture and people are the most valuable assets of your organization...
Sep 15, 2017 12:54PM - noexcuseshr.com (noexcuseshr.com)