Fri.Sep 29, 2023

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Creating a Cohesive Team for Corporate Transformation Projects

Harvard Business Review

Hollywood films have long been made by teams of independent contractors and employees of different production companies brought together for short-term projects. Companies have embraced this model for transformations, with data showing that 45% of the people on these projects are not regular employees. Managing a disparate group like this can be a challenge, but team leaders can overcome that by working to create one culture, making work personal, and empowering the team leader.

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The Solution to Every Problem Lives Inside You

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Mike Shipulski If you want things to be different than they are, you have a problem. And if you want things to stay the same, you also have a problem. Either way, you have a problem.


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The Next Supply-Chain Challenge Isn’t a Shortage — It’s Inventory Glut

Harvard Business Review

Inventory challenges aren’t new. Electronics littered shelves in 2001 after the dot-com bubble burst. In 2009, the financial crash left manufacturers with excess inventory when consumer buying power suddenly dropped. And now, the high-tech industry is feeling the weight of a volatile market that has led to excess component inventory. Measuring inventory momentum can help leaders address the problem.

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Get Best Practices Are Stupid on Kindle Today!

Stephen Shapiro

The Kindle version of Best Practices Are Stupid is now available for order on Amazon. Today is the 12th anniversary of the book’s original publication. Today marks the formal release of the updated e-book edition. The paperback version will be available very soon! Note that the original version (with the yellow lightbulb on the cover) is available from resellers only.

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LLMs in Production: Tooling, Process, and Team Structure

Speaker: Dr. Greg Loughnane and Chris Alexiuk

Technology professionals developing generative AI applications are finding that there are big leaps from POCs and MVPs to production-ready applications. They're often developing using prompting, Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG), and fine-tuning (up to and including Reinforcement Learning with Human Feedback (RLHF)), typically in that order. However, during development – and even more so once deployed to production – best practices for operating and improving generative AI applications are le

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Eliminating Algorithmic Bias Is Just the Beginning of Equitable AI

Harvard Business Review

Industries, governments, and scholars also need to understand how AI shapes the supply and demand for goods and services in ways that perpetuate inequality.

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Accel IQ Webinar – Video


An energizing and actionable session about the mindsets and techniques leveraged by some of the most prolific innovators in the world. Download now for invaluable tips and real-world examples about applying creativity to drive growth and elevate performance, from Platypus Labs CEO and co-founder Kaiser Yang.

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10 Portfolio Management Methods to Maximize Your Return on Innovation


Innovation spending is at an all-time high. According to Accenture , organizations invested $3.2 trillion in innovation between 2017 and 2022. But in the same period, returns on innovation spending declined 27%. Why the gap? Many companies fail to deliver tangible results, not necessarily due to a lack of organizational commitment or misguided strategy, but rather because they are not equipped with the right set of methods, tools, and techniques to move systematically from strategy to execution.

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Whole Foods CEO Jason Buechel on the Challenges and Opportunities of Following a Visionary Leader

Harvard Business Review

Filling the shoes of a legendary founder was not only a personal challenge for Whole Foods CEO Jason Buechel, but a significant adjustment for all the company’s employees, from the C-suite to the hundreds of local stores.

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