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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Traditional change management as we know it is obsolete.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 […]

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 […]

Millions of Chinese firms face collapse

March 4th, 2020 at 11:22 am » Comments Off

A closed Apple store in China Brigita, a director at one of China’s largest car dealers, is running out of options. Her firm’s 100 outlets have been closed for about a month because of the coronavirus, cash reserves are dwindling and banks are reluctant to extend deadlines on billions of yuan in debt coming due […]

Are Millennials the new entrepreneurs?

March 2nd, 2020 at 12:26 pm » Comments Off

The next generation of leaders are making headlines for their entrepreneurial attitude – are millennials driving a new startup revolution?  Millennials came of age in a world powered by the products of rockstar entrepreneurs – Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Alexis Ohanian. TV Shows like Shark Tank, highlighting the aspirations and potential success of entrepreneurs, drew […]

Nissan launches a subscription service starting at $699 a month

March 1st, 2020 at 1:37 am » Comments Off

The latest automaker to experiment with alternate ownership models Car subscriptions: they’re totally a thing! The latest automaker to test the waters on subscriptions is Nissan, which just launched a new, two-tier service in Houston, Texas. It’s called “Nissan Switch,” and it will feature a variety of models, including the all-electric Nissan Leaf Plus, the […]

The Human and machine workforce leading digital transformation

February 24th, 2020 at 1:08 pm » Comments Off

When it comes to digital transformation, humans—believe it or not—play an integral role. In fact, companies that make strong use of the combined human/machine workforce have a far greater chance of success in digital transformation. Accenture calls these combined people/bot workspaces “future systems”—systems that seamlessly integrate humans and robots to create business goals that are […]

Roku predicts half of US homes will have cut the cord and dropped cable by 2024

February 21st, 2020 at 10:54 am » Comments Off

Roku predicts that by 2024, half of all U.S. homes will have never had cable TV or will have canceled their subscription. Roku sees this trend boosting its business, which it frames as being a “neutral partner at the center of the streaming ecosystem.” Roku predicts that within four years, half of all U.S. homes […]

The secret to winning the war for talent

February 17th, 2020 at 12:22 pm » Comments Off

In the long siege known as the war for talent, employers need a new battle plan. Instead of trying desperately to recruit from the outside to fill a growing skills gap, companies should turn to the resources that exist within their own workforces. This is a build versus buy strategy, with greater emphasis placed on […]

A game plan for quantum computing

February 15th, 2020 at 12:37 pm » Comments Off

Pharmaceutical companies have an abiding interest in enzymes. These proteins catalyze all kinds of biochemical interactions, often by targeting a single type of molecule with great precision. Harnessing the power of enzymes may help alleviate the major diseases of our time. Unfortunately, we don’t know the exact molecular structure of most enzymes. In principle, chemists […]

How AI is helping reinvent the world of manufacturing

February 14th, 2020 at 11:59 am » Comments Off

Throughout each industrial era, the companies best able to embrace change have become the most likely to succeed. This dates back to the development of steam and combustion engines through to electricity, microprocessors and now artificial intelligence. In The Future Computed: AI and Manufacturing, Microsoft Senior Director Greg Shaw explores how AI, automation and the […]

From privacy booths to smart parking garages: These photos show what offices of the future will look like

February 11th, 2020 at 12:48 pm » Comments Off

Technology has dramatically changed where, when and how people work. Another contributing factor that isn’t as sexy but is arguably just as influential for the working world: the rising price of commercial real estate. As the cost of traditional 10- to 15-year office leases has ticked up nationwide, corporate tenants who want to be able […]

For entrepreneurs, 45 is the new 25

February 8th, 2020 at 12:21 pm » Comments Off

  Many have argued that entrepreneurship is a young man’s game. Look no further than the storied entrepreneurs of Silicon Valley. Mark Zuckerberg. Evan Spiegel. Elon Musk. Larry Page. Sergey Brin. Steve Jobs. All of these individuals achieved success before turning 30. But is it really the case that young people are more likely to […]

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