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Change is changing: Coping with the dearth of traditional change management

April 4th, 2020 at 10:43 am » Comments Off

Traditional change management as we know it is obsolete. Even the very notion that change can be managed feels absurd given the reality and pace of business today. The intent of business executives—to deliver results more sustainably and more quickly—remains the same, but the context in which organizations operate today is fundamentally shifting, and so […]



Smartphone data reveal which Americans are social distancing (and not)

April 1st, 2020 at 1:23 pm » Comments Off

D.C. gets an ‘A’ while Wyoming earns an ‘F’ for following coronavirus stay-at-home advice, based on the locations of tens of millions of phones  Location data firm Unacast identified places where residents are engaging in more social distancing in green — and less in orange. If you have a smartphone, you’re probably contributing to a […]



How to understand – and report – figures for ‘Covid deaths’

April 1st, 2020 at 1:15 pm » Comments Off

Every day, now, we are seeing figures for ‘Covid deaths’. These numbers are often expressed on graphs showing an exponential rise. But care must be taken when reading (and reporting) these figures. Given the extraordinary response to the emergence of this virus, it’s vital to have a clear-eyed view of its progress and what the […]



Japanese spacecraft fired cannonball into asteroid

March 30th, 2020 at 11:44 am » Comments Off

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA) Hayabusa2 spacecraft fired a copper cannonball into Ryugu, an 850 meter-wide near-Earth asteroid. The 2 kilogram “Small Carry-on Impactor,” a bit larger than a tennis ball, hit the asteroid at approximately 7,200 kilometers/hour and blew out a 14.5 meter wide crater with a depth of .6 meters. After a […]



A new FDA-authorized COVID-19 test doesn’t need a lab and can produce results in just 5 minutes

March 29th, 2020 at 10:52 am » Comments Off

There’s a new COVID-19 test from healthcare technology maker Abbott that looks to be the fastest yet in terms of producing results, and that can do so on the spot right at point-of-care, without requiring a round trip to a lab. This test for the novel coronavirus causing the current global pandemic has received emergency […]



Total emissions from EVs undercut ICE cars in 95% of the world

March 29th, 2020 at 10:46 am » Comments Off

A new study claims that EVs are better for the environment than gasoline-powered vehicles in 95 percent of the world  Comparing the eco-credentials of electric cars and their gasoline-powered counterparts isn’t as simple as counting the carbon emissions coming (or not) from the tailpipe. New research is claiming to have settled the debate once and […]



Why S-curves are probably the most important concept in entrepreneurship

March 20th, 2020 at 11:23 am » Comments Off

The world of entrepreneurship is full of buzzwords. We all want to found the next disruptive game-changing hot startup, leveraging our first-mover advantage in deep tech by thinking outside the box, just before pivoting (in an agile way!) after our A/B tests showed concerns with our UX and product market fit, then finally putting our […]



You’re likely to get the Coronavirus

March 4th, 2020 at 11:27 am » Comments Off

Most cases are not life-threatening, which is also what makes the virus a historic challenge to contain. In May 1997, a 3-year-old boy developed what at first seemed like the common cold. When his symptoms—sore throat, fever, and cough—persisted for six days, he was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Hong Kong. There his […]



The Bullshit-Job Boom

March 2nd, 2020 at 12:14 pm » Comments Off

For more and more people, work appears to serve no purpose. Is there any good left in the grind? Bullshit, like paper waste, accumulates in offices with the inevitability of February snow. Justification reports: What are these? Nobody knows. And yet they pile up around you, Xerox-warmed, to be not-read. Best-practices documents? Anybody’s guess, really, […]



What would your ‘future self’ want to do?

February 24th, 2020 at 1:14 pm » Comments Off

  Prepare Yourself, It’s Unlikely To Be Comfortable An internationally acclaimed keynote speaker & bestselling author, grab a copy of Margie Warrell’s fifth book ‘You’ve Got This! The Life-Changing Power of Trusting Yourself’ (Wiley Publishing) I attend a lot of conferences and regularly sit on panels. One of the more popular questions I’ve seen asked, […]



The 2020 state of remote work

February 22nd, 2020 at 12:21 pm » Comments Off

Top insights and data from one of the largest remote work reports. When some people think of the workplace of the future, they envision futuristic-style holograms having a meeting or robots cooking lunch for everyone in the office. Increasingly, though, the workplace of the future is looking more simple — people having the flexibility to […]



Why aren’t more highly intelligent people rich?

February 20th, 2020 at 1:02 pm » Comments Off

 A Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Says Another Factor Matters a Lot More Intelligence is important, but intelligence without effort is sometimes wasted. Nobel Prize-winning economist James Heckman likes to ask people how great a role innate intelligence plays in financial success. Like how much the difference between my income and yours, for example, is based on […]



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