Mon.Jan 23, 2023

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Will CHATgpt make us more or less innovative?

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Pete Foley The rapid emergence of increasingly sophisticated ‘AI ‘ programs such as CHATgpt will profoundly impact our world in many ways. That will inevitably include Innovation, especially the front end. But will it ultimately help or hurt us?

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What is the purpose of a manager nowadays?

Idea to Value

A few months ago, I saw a piece of research which has stuck with me. Research by Microsoft was looking into how Hybrid Work was working , and found out the following shocking statistic: 87% of employees feel like they are just as productive working remotely as they are in the office But 88% of managers feel like their team members are not as productive remotely That means only 12% of managers feel like their team is being productive in an environment where they are not visible to the managers.


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Lessons in Candour from Pixar’s Braintrust

Destination Innovation

Ed Catmull In his book Creativity Inc., Ed Catmull, President of Pixar Animation and Disney Animation, explains the important role of the ‘braintrust’ in the creative success of Pixar. He starts by stressing the importance of candour. It is essential for open and honest discussion. The opposite of candour is reserve and there are many reasons why people should be reserved.

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The third party opportunity

Christensen Institute

Given the grumbling about America’s two main political parties, some want a viable third option. A former Democratic presidential candidate, Andrew Yang, has launched the Forward party, and the Serve America Movement and the Renew America Movement have joined him. Yet, trying to build a political party at the national level is a fool’s errand. Mounds of political science research have helped explain why America’s political system falls into a stable equilibrium with two political parties.

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2024’s Retail Odyssey: Going Small, Artificial, and Augmented!

Speaker: Joe Cicman - Principal Analyst at Forrester, and Jason Cottrell - CEO & Founder at Orium

Significant modifications are on the horizon for digital commerce in retail and customer experience come 2024. The pace of tech shifts will intensify, businesses are set to defund legacy solutions, and attractive opportunities will surface as social and retail media players join forces. To stay ahead of the curve, digital leaders are experimenting with less risky initiatives and scaling back on outdated projects that no longer yield impactful results.

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Maximizing Venture-Backed Company Success: The Importance of VC Investment in Operating Partners

Tullio Siragusa

Maximizing Venture-Backed Company Success: The Importance of VC Investment in Operating Partners Venture capital (VC) firms have long been a key source of funding for startup companies, providing the necessary capital to help these businesses grow and succeed. However, despite the vital role that VCs play in the startup ecosystem, the success rate of venture-backed companies is still relatively low.

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The Essentials: Getting the Feedback You Need

Harvard Business Review

Even when your manager isn’t inclined to give it or your workplace doesn’t do performance reviews.

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How a CEO Can Create Psychological Safety in the Room

Harvard Business Review

Ten strategies to promote a free exchange of ideas.

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US-Based Healthtech Startup Spike Enters The UAE With Its Offering That Makes Sense Of Data From Wearable Tech

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Built as an application program interface that can access all major wearable and internet of things providers, Spike's platform helps medical providers gain access to an exhaustive user information database based on biomarkers.

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How Women on Boards Navigate the “Warmth-Competence” Line

Harvard Business Review

Interviews with more than 40 women explore how they exert power and influence while being held to a different standard than their male peers.

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Don’t Let an Indifferent Boss Hold You Back

Harvard Business Review

Four ways to become your own best advocate.

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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