Mon.Oct 30, 2023

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Our Need Is To Shape Innovation Dynamically.

Paul Hobcraft

In today’s rapidly changing business landscape, the ability to build a strong case, stay informed, and think critically is the key to unlocking success and driving innovation. For me, this landscape is marked by its dynamism. Here, market trends evolve, new technologies emerge, and consumer preferences shift lightning-fast. In this environment, success isn’t just about being prepared for change; it’s about actively shaping it.

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Innovation: It Matters


Innovation is hot. Perhaps too hot says the Wall Street Journal’s Leslie Kwoh, who declares, “Innovation is in danger of becoming a cliché—if it isn’t one already.”1 Innovation, she elaborates, was mentioned 33,528 times in last year’s quarterly and annual reports, up 64 percent compared to five years ago. But for all the talk, there [.


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How Project Managers Can Better Navigate Setbacks

Harvard Business Review

Setbacks are common on projects — but project managers hold four key tools to understand why they happen and how to help their teams move past them. First, understand the neuroscience behind setbacks to encourage people to learn and grow. Second, openly acknowledge that a setback has occurred to prevent backsliding. Third, adopt a growth mindset to help others strive for improvement instead of getting stuck on autopilot.

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How Jobs Theory can help address the loneliness epidemic

Christensen Institute

What do lack of social connection, smoking cigarettes, and physical inactivity all have in common? They are all detrimental to our health and life expectancy. Fifty-eight percent of US adults are experiencing loneliness , and according to a 2017 study , this lack of social connection is as harmful as smoking up to 15 cigarettes per day. Figure 1. Mortality Comparison Source: Office of the U.S.

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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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Balancing Profit and Purpose with Your Digital Transformation

Harvard Business Review

Digital transformation can be a tool for doing both well and good. The authors look to the example of the Dutch Lottery, or Nederlandse Loterij (NLO), which faced a wave of digital disruptors that operated in a legal gray zone offering pure online products. In response, the company proposed implementing a “KPI butterfly” to balance doing well (making money) against doing good (protecting society) as part of its digital transformation process.

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Sometimes You Should Collaborate Instead of Compete

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell Boeing and Airbus are arch-rivals, competing vigorously over decades for supremacy in the global aviation market, much like DowDupont and BASF do in chemicals. Yet all of these companies, along with many others, collaborate at places like the Composites Institute (IACMI).

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The Nuanced Art of Leadership: When to Step in and When to Guide

Tullio Siragusa

The Nuanced Art of Leadership: When to Step in and When to Guide When it comes to team dynamics and organizational behavior, leadership remains a constant beacon guiding the ship. But how does one lead effectively, ensuring team growth while also achieving the organization’s objectives? It comes down to the fine balance of intervention and guidance.

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Get More Funding for Your R&D Initiatives

Harvard Business Review

Although financial analysts widely acknowledge that innovation is a key driver of business growth and business sustainability, the financial markets do not reward innovation investments, largely because companies do a poor job of making innovation transparent to investors and analysts. There are legitimate reasons for being careful with information but the authors argue that companies could benefit from sharing progress with their project pipelines and communicating their decision-making progres

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From Developer to Marketer: A Day in the Life of Yadhu Krishnan, Retention Marketing Manager


Yadhu Krishnan considers himself more logical than creative. That’s what gives him an advantage as a retention marketing manager—the first role he’s had that is involved with the customer side instead of the go-to-market (GTM) side. Read about his journey to this position, how his background is building his creativity, and what he thought of the grand opening of the new Planview Global Capability & Innovation Center in Bangalore, India.

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How Do I Find Meaning in my Work?

Harvard Business Review

A leader who feels something is missing in his career must learn how to define his purpose.

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How to Achieve Product-Market Fit

Speaker: Dan Olsen - Product Management Trainer and Consultant, Author, and Speaker

Everyone working on a product is trying to achieve the same goal: product-market fit. But most products fail to do so. In this webinar, product management expert Dan Olsen will share his simple but effective framework for achieving product-market fit from his book The Lean Product Playbook. He will explain his Product-Market Fit Pyramid and The Lean Product Process, a 6-step methodology that guides you through how to: Determine your target customer Identify underserved customer needs Define your

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Does Your Personality Shape Your Investment Strategy?

Michael Roberto

Source: Kellogg Professor Zhengyang Jiang, LSE Professor Cameron Peng, and DePaul Professor Hongjun Yan have written an interesting new paper titled, "Personality Differences and Investment Decision-Making." They found several significant links between personality characteristics and the strategies individuals employed when making financial investment choices.

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ADHD Is Different for Women

Harvard Business Review

How to take charge of this life-long condition.

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Bridging the Confidence Gap in Generative AI - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM DATAROBOT

Harvard Business Review

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