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Corporate Survival: Lessons from Biology

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While beyond the scope of their study, the authors speculated that biological ecosystems are likely to shed valuable insights into their findings.

Trust and the On-Demand Economy

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However, markets are not perfectly fluid.  The decomposition of the firm has accelerated in the past few years. 

Learning to Apply Data Science to Business Problems

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This is a particularly interesting project because economic data in emerging markets is often not as reliable as the data in more advanced markets.

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The Importance of Empathy in Our Services-Centric, People-Oriented Economy

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Technology has empowered individuals, giving them access to huge amounts of information only a few clicks away.  This will take time. 

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Becoming a 21st Century Digital Tinkerer

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Learning systems today primarily push information to students.  Why is it so important to foster a more entrepreneurial style of learning? 

Is FinTech Forcing Banking to a Tipping Point?

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First comes the use of IT to improve the productivity and quality of production-oriented, back-end processes. Investments have risen “from $1.8

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The Datafication of Business and Society

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These commercial applications dealt mostly with structured information in those early decades of computing. 

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The Analog Foundations of the Digital Revolution

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Among the poorest 20 percent of households, nearly 7 out of 10 have a mobile phone…”   But, while t his is great progress, much remains to be done.

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The Coming Robotics Revolution

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Hi, Robot: Work and Life in the Age of Automation , reads the Hamlet-inspired cover of the July, 2105 issue of Foreign Affairs. 

The Rise of the T-Shaped Organization

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As described by IDEO CEO Tim Brown :   “The vertical stroke of the T is a depth of skill that allows them to contribute to the creative process.

Leadership in a Changing World

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Anxiety & Knowing:   What if you’re not comfortable with the decision despite the availability of good information? Ripple Intelligence.

Disruptive Innovation Revisited

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The New Yorker described the article as “Rethinking the innovation craze.”  But, a company doesn’t have to disappear to have been severely disrupted. 

The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy

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Digital technologies are all around us, - increasingly ubiquitous and commoditized.   But, are they a major source of competitive differentiation ? 

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Could Blockchain Prove to Be “The Next Big Thing”?

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Last week I discussed some of the highlights of Citi’s excellent FinTech report.  But much, much work remains to be done. 

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Can AI Help Translate Technological Advances into Strategic Advantage?

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This has been a particular issue with information technologies in general, including the Internet and AI.

Is the Blockchain Now Reaching a Tipping Point?

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agree with this comparison and find it useful to help us understand how blockchains might evolve over the years. Emerging technology solutions.

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The President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity

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The Commission is composed of twelve individuals from the world of business, technology and academia. Today, money is mostly intangible.

Platforms and the New Rules of Strategy

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Their chief assets are information and interactions, which together are also the source of value they create and their competitive advantage.”.

FinTech and Financial Inclusion

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billion unbanked adults in 2011. percent of adults with accounts in 2011.   But, Mexico still lags many of its peers in Latin America.

Anticipating the Future of the IT Industry

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These early analytics applications dealt mostly with structured information.  Data Centers → Cloud. Data Analysis → Data Science, Cognitive, AI.

The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things

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Cisco calls it fog computing , an allusion to what happens to clouds as they get closer to the ground.  . The cost of connectivity.  Not future-proof. 

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The Continuing Evolution of the On-Demand Economy

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The past few years have seen the rise of what’s been variously referred to as the on-demand, collaborative, sharing, or peer-to-peer economy. 

Beyond GDP - Measuring Value in a Service-oriented, Information-based, Digital Economy

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Most measures of economic performance used by government officials to inform their policies and decisions are based on GDP figures. 

The Continuing Evolution of Service Science

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This blind spot threatens to hinder the development of effective innovation policies and the development of new business models and practices…”.

The Puzzling Technology Adoption Discrepancy Between Individuals and Institutions

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Since the publication of its first report in 2009, I’ve closely followed the Shift Index initiative of Deloitte’s Center for the Edge. 

The Growing Value of Social Skills

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Instead,… information processing equipment and software investment was only 3.5 There has been no similar surge in IT investments since 2000. 

What’s the Value of a Liberal Arts Education in Our 21st Century Digital Economy?

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Preparation to continuously evolve and stay current as informed and intelligent citizens of a democracy.”. But, that’s not the case. 

Preparing Students for an Increasingly Complex Business World

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Are engineering and management schools adequately preparing students for our fast-changing, highly complex business world? 

Open Letter on the Digital Economy

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While the economic pie is bigger than ever, wages for the median worker in America and other advanced nations have stagnated, increasing inequality. 

The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT

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There are few surprises.  Disruptive innovations take time to play out. Its potential for driving business innovation remains untapped.

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The Public Face of Science

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In its Summary of Findings, the report highlights four major results. There are large differences in their views across a host of issues.”.

The Prosperity Puzzle

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Thousands of new information goods and services are introduced each year.  Don’t we have access to more information than ever before?”.

The Collaborative, Sharing Economy

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In the first phase, the Web made lots of information accessible to individuals, but control remained primarily in the hands of institutions. 

As Big Data and AI Take Hold, What Will It Take to Be an Effective Executive?

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Big data , powerful analytics and AI are everywhere.  Mid-skill jobs have been particularly threatened.  The authors offer a novel metaphor. 

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Skills and Jobs in the Digital Economy

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Few subjects are as important, - or as challenging to predict, - as the future of jobs in our emerging digital economy. million people. 

Complex Systems and the “Rashomon Effect”

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The movie is famous for its novel plot device.  Near Kyoto, a samurai has been killed, but it’s not clear why or by whom.  where he wrote:  .

Reflections on Storytelling

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Storytelling has played a central role in human communications since times immemorial.  Storytelling predates writing. 

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Bigger is Not Necessarily Better in Our Information-Rich Digital Economy

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Travel guides, like Mobil’s , popped up in the 1950s, but for the most part information remained scarce.”  .

How is the Real America Doing?

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Moreover, the amplifying effects of social networks and 24/7 information channels make it even harder to find common ground and get anything done.

The Blockchain and Open Innovation

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Transformational innovations don’t always play out as originally envisioned. Once in the marketplace, they seem to acquire a life of their own.