Wed.Nov 15, 2023

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We could all benefit from more failures

Idea to Value

People are afraid of failure. In fact, people tend to avoid failing publicly wherever possible, especially in the workplace. This can result in people and projects trying to hide failure , or avoid trying things which challenge them at all so that they are less likely to fail. There are deep-rooted evolutionary reasons why we feel losses and negative experiences more strongly than successes, so we try and avoid the losses even if it means not experiencing potential successes as well.

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Four Ways to Refine Your Innovation Process

IdeaScale

Just like innovation itself, an innovation program is constantly being shaped by the environment around it over time. A good innovation program absorbs new information and ideas constantly. So how do you refine it? 1. Look For Feedback Your innovation process will likely touch an enormous range of stakeholders, from internal departments to your biggest [.

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What CEOs Need to Know About the Costs of Adopting GenAI

Harvard Business Review

CEOs must not overlook the intricacies of genAI costs. CEOs must integrate the multifaceted costs into their strategic vision, acknowledging nuances such as inference cost, fine-tuning cost, prompt engineering cost, cloud expenses, talent costs, and operation costs. Additionally, CEOs need to be vigilant about often overlooked expenses, including infrastructure overhaul, data security, and ethical considerations.

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Strategic Issue Diagnosis

IdeaScale

You think things are changing fast? You ain’t seen nothin’ yet. We’re just at the start of changes in technology, global competition, and geo-demographic transformations. Futurists tell us that the rate of technological change is accelerating, along with related changes in society, culture, and geopolitics, which means that all sorts of new challenges and opportunities [.

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Implementing Intelligent Document Processing Solutions: Why It Works

See how companies like yours are tackling some of today’s most common business problems using AI-assisted automation for document processing. Manually capturing, extracting, and processing data within documents is a costly and outdated practice that’s holding your company back. IDP takes document processing to a whole new level so you can understand and use your data more effectively than ever before.

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Your Company Will Need Remote Work as Extreme Weather Gets Worse

Harvard Business Review

Remote-work-readiness is an important form of flexibility that companies need to consider. The Covid-19 pandemic made this clear, but research shows that it is true of other forms of unexpected disruptions, too. Extreme weather events are harder on companies that aren’t able or prepared to work from home. As those events become more frequent, the ability to work remotely will become more important.

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To Prove Your Company Isn’t Greenwashing, Endorse Smart Regulation

Harvard Business Review

Whether you call it propaganda or greenwashing, companies have long used marketing to tout the good they do for the environment while obfuscating any negative externalities of their businesses. However, thanks to the rise of the internet and social media and the proliferation of data on ESG performance, consumers (and employees) are now acutely aware of whether organizations are actually practicing what they preach.

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3 Leadership Traits That Make You Easy to Follow

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Leadership is no longer about leading from the front; it's rather about how can you bring people along with you. And these three traits will help you get there.

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Framing Your 2024 Strategy

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Geoffrey A. Moore Fall is in the air, which brings to mind the season’s favorite sport—no, not football, strategic planning! Let’s face it, 2023 has been a tough year for most of us, with few annual plans surviving first contact with an economy that was not so much sluggish as simply hesitant.

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How Paternity Leave Helps Dads’ Brains Adapt to Parenting

Harvard Business Review

Parenting is not as “instinctual” as previously believed. While decades of research have focused on the maternal brain, revealing fascinating changes that train the brain for the demands of keeping a small human alive, new research on the paternal brain shows similar changes. And these changes happen even though fathers do not have the physical experiences of pregnancy, birth, and the related hormone shifts.

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Guide to Business Writing

Everything you need to know about better business writing in one place. This is a complete guide to business writing — from a clear business writing definition to tips on how to hone your business writing skills.

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Breaking the Mold: Rethinking Customer Needs in the Age of Anticipatory Thinking

Daniel Burrus

To create the next great product or service, it has been standard practice to ask the customer questions like: “What do you want ? What do you need ? What will make your life easier ?” These simple inquiries should lead to a simple answer. It is then our responsibility as businesses and organizations to respond with products, services, or processes that meet customers’ needs while increasing our margins and market share.

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Thanksgiving Sale on Charting Change

Innovation Excellence

Wow! Exciting news! My publisher is having a Thanksgiving sale that will allow you to get the hardcover or the digital version (eBook) of my latest best-selling book Charting Change for 55% off! Including FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE!

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The Power of Selfless Leadership

Harvard Business Review

If you’re trying to become a more self-aware leader, this episode is for you.

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To foster young talent, employers need to share their social capital

Christensen Institute

In July 2023, our team published “ People-powered pathways: Lessons in how to build students’ social capital through career-connected learning.” In the report, we describe successes and challenges in bringing social capital–building strategies to a variety of educational settings. Our observations draw from an 18-month pilot during which we leveraged our social capital playbook to provide direct support to a group of three intermediary organizations—Education Strategy Group, Generation Schools N

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Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI

“Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI” is an extensive guide for integrating generative AI into product strategy and careers featuring over 150 real-world examples, 30 case studies, and 20+ frameworks, and endorsed by over 20 leading AI and product executives, inventors, entrepreneurs, and researchers.

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The Risks of Rebranding

Harvard Business Review

Brands are constantly changing to “stay fresh,” but that’s often a mistake.

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5 Reasons to Consider Migrating Your Data Estate to Microsoft Fabric

Acuvate

It’s 2023. AI is a reality reshaping business as we know it. Specifically, recent advancements in Generative Pre-trained Transformer (GPT) and Large Language Models (LLMs) have led to an explosion in interest and adoption of AI. A recent global survey by McKinsey saw 79% of all respondents say they have exposure to generative AI in some capacity. 22% confirmed that they regularly use it in their work.

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Is Entrepreneurship Right for Me?

Harvard Business Review

What to consider before you walk away from a corporate career.

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Azeem’s Picks: Creating AI Responsibly with Joanna Bryson

Harvard Business Review

What does it mean to design and implement AI responsibly?

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.