Thu.Feb 22, 2024

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How a Well-Executed Social Initiative Strengthens Your Brand

Harvard Business Review

In the modern competitive business environment, innovative social initiatives offer a unique avenue for growth, customer loyalty, and employee engagement, often overlooked by organizations. Traditional social efforts like standard volunteering and environmental goals lack impact due to their inability to establish a unique and emotionally engaging identity.

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What should schools do about AI?

Christensen Institute

“I feel like we’re in that era for these language processing technologies right now in that we have a brand new tool [but] we’re not entirely sure what using that looks like. … Not nearly as many people are asking ‘How does this help us solve our problems better?’ and a lot more people are asking ‘How do I put this into my product so my board of directors is happy?

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How Co-Leaders Succeed

Harvard Business Review

Co-leadership, where an executive, department, or team leadership role is shared, can result in more creative and strategic problem solving and wiser decision making. But it can also lead to unhealthy game playing in the pursuit of dominance and positioning for the next role, resulting in organizational misalignment, inertia, and confusion. It doesn’t have to be this way.

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Students need internships, but internships need disrupting

Christensen Institute

Strada and Burning Glass Institute’s new Talent Disrupted report made headlines this week conveying the indisputable crisis of underemployment that an astounding half of college graduates face. The report also confirmed what many in the field have long argued: internships are a critical ingredient in the college ROI equation. In fact, researchers found that graduates who had just one internship were far less likely to be underemployed.

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Manufacturing Sustainability Surge: Your Guide to Data-Driven Energy Optimization & Decarbonization

Speaker: Kevin Kai Wong, President of Emergent Energy Solutions

In today's industrial landscape, the pursuit of sustainable energy optimization and decarbonization has become paramount. Manufacturing corporations across the U.S. are facing the urgent need to align with decarbonization goals while enhancing efficiency and productivity. Unfortunately, the lack of comprehensive energy data poses a significant challenge for manufacturing managers striving to meet their targets.

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The EU’s AI Act and How Companies Can Achieve Compliance

Harvard Business Review

The EU’s forthcoming AI Act imposes requirements on companies designing and/or using AI in the European Union, and backs it up with stiff penalties. Companies need to analyze where they might fail to be compliant and then operationalize or implement the requisite steps to close the gaps in a way that reflects internal alignment. For most companies, that won’t be easy.

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Is it Free or Unlimited?

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Shep Hyken My friend Norman Beck sends me interesting articles and newsworthy information regularly. This one is worth talking about here. A grocery store chain had a sign in front of its entrance that read: Free Delivery – $99 a Year!

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The Top 5 Challenges Tech Transfer Offices Face in 2024

Wellspring

As technology transfer offices continue to play a crucial role in translating research into real-world applications, they face an evergrowing series of challenges that make it difficult to achieve their missions. This article explores the top five challenges facing these Tech Transfer Offices in 2024 and the strategies and solutions that Wellspring delivers to our clients to help tackle them head-on.

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Why Do We Miss Key Opportunities?

Michael Roberto

Why do we miss key opportunities at times in our careers? Sometimes, it may have to do with the type of opportunity we encounter. Suppose we have to decide whether to pursue a course of action which could have a positive outcome, but it has a very low probability of a successful result. Harvard's Emily Prinsloo and her co-authors have published an interesting new paper exploring what they call "opportunity neglect.

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How to Monitor Emerging Technologies - Automated & in Real-Time

ITONICS

Technology managers are entrusted with the profound responsibility of keeping pace with change and orchestrating a harmonious convergence of cutting-edge advancements. Their mission? To navigate the dynamic landscape of technological advancements and strategically integrate emerging technologies into business operations. By understanding organizational goals, market trends, and technological possibilities, they develop comprehensive strategies that leverage technology to propel the company forwa

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The Future is Human. The Decisive Key is YOU.

Planview

Transformation comes fast and frequently, spurred forward by humanity’s endless capacity to discover and leverage digital innovations. How to respond to the changes those technologies precipitate is a constant theme of discussion across boardrooms and virtual meeting spaces. But when thinking about transformation and how much of it relies on immersion into an increasingly digital world, it is crucial not to lose sight of one essential fact: People will always be the most important catalyst

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Peak Performance: Continuous Testing & Evaluation of LLM-Based Applications

Speaker: Aarushi Kansal, AI Leader & Author and Tony Karrer, Founder & CTO at Aggregage

Software leaders who are building applications based on Large Language Models (LLMs) often find it a challenge to achieve reliability. It’s no surprise given the non-deterministic nature of LLMs. To effectively create reliable LLM-based (often with RAG) applications, extensive testing and evaluation processes are crucial. This often ends up involving meticulous adjustments to prompts.

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Thursday Theory Tips – Is learning about theory worth your investment?

Christensen Institute

I usually start presentations with a “Why this matters” slide, so perhaps this whole Thursday Theory Tips series should have started with this particular blog. But, better late than never. Understanding how theory plays into our lives—not just in hypothetical scenarios, but in everyday decisions—will help you decide if the few minutes you spend reading, learning or reviewing theory is worth your investment.

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