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Culture Mapping

Culture: the elephant in the room<p>Are you struggling to break down organizational silos, increase creativity, engagement and collaboration? Do you …

Corporate Culture

The changing course of collaboration software

There has been a major shake-up in the collaboration software market, with revenue up 12% year on year in 2013.<p>The collaboration market has …

Epic Fails of the Startup World

We live in the age of the startup. It’s never been easier to build a product and start a company. And, thanks to the boom in angel investing and crowdfunding, it’s never been easier for startups to raise money. The analytics firm CB Insights logged more than seventeen hundred seed-investment deals …

Installing

[[One character is talking to another.]] Character: Installing things has gotten so fast and painless. Character: Why not skip it entirely, and make …

Digital Transformation Is Making Businesses More Human

Whenever you see a group of kids frantically engaging with their mobile screens instead of looking at or talking to one another, it’s easy to brush it off because it’s not <i>you</i> or criticize their seeming lack of social skills. Like it or not, this digital lifestyle is only engraining itself deeper …

20 Key Theories in Psychology

Here is a handpicked selection of key theories in psychology that you need to know about. If there is one theory you haven’t heard about, check it …

'Don't wait for ROI, just get on with it' says William Hill's CMO

Fahy was addressing an audience of marketers at <i>Marketing</i>’s Mobile 2014 conference in a session focused on proving the ROI of a mobile marketing …

The Golden Age of Basic

<i>IEEE Spectrum</i> isn’t the only thing celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. On this day in 1964, the first software written in Basic was …

Eight Ways Customer Value is Killing Your Business

Tl;Dr – A blind faith in the idea of “customer value” can cause many more problems than it solves.<p>Some folks seem to believe in “customer value” like …

Unfitbit: When fitness tracking goes wrong

As 2012 drew to a close, I was 94kg and miserable, after a slow-but-steady decline into a classic case of blogger’s physique.<p>It was the inevitable result of unhealthy eating habits and an overly sedentary lifestyle, punctuated by occasional, forlorn attempts to cultivate a gym habit. I was unfit, …

The 10 Slide Company Pitch Deck

I love meeting with new companies. To me, it’s the oxygen of this business and the most energizing aspect of the job. That being said, the one thing …

YouTube

Is 2014 the Year of the Chief Digital Officer?

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Chan Suh, Prophet. Chan Suh, Prophet<p>For fast-growing companies, the Chief Digital Officer is emerging as the new “it” …

Down with meritocracy

I have been sadly disappointed by my 1958 book, The Rise of the Meritocracy. I coined a word which has gone into general circulation, especially in the United States, and most recently found a prominent place in the speeches of Mr Blair.<p>The book was a satire meant to be a warning (which needless to …

Great Britain

Amazon UK boss: How can following the law be unfair?

Christopher North is one of the most powerful figures in British retail, but for a period he was better known as a brand of shower gel marketed under the tagline of "rich, thick and full of it".<p>When the brand was trademarked by the angry cosmetics firm Lush, North, the UK boss of Amazon, was said …

The Right Colors Make Data Easier To Read

What is the color of money? Of love? Of the ocean? In the United States, most people respond that money is green, love is red and the ocean is blue. Many concepts evoke related colors — whether due to physical appearance, common metaphors, or cultural conventions. When colors are paired with the …

Playing with privilege: the invisible benefits of gaming while male

Over the course of the past two years I’ve had the opportunity to serve as producer on the Tropes vs Women in Video Games web series. During that time, I have been taken aback by the intense and often abusive reaction to the project.<p>This backlash, along with a number of other recent high-profile …

Consumer Technology news, analysis, how-to, opinion and video.

Are you sitting down? Probably. The results of anonymous, aggregated, global Fitbit user data reveals that the U.S. needs to seriously step up its …

Google+ Is Walking Dead

Today, Google’s Vic Gundotra announced that he would be leaving the company after eight years. The first obvious question is where this leaves Google+, Gundotra’s baby and primary project for the past several of those years.<p>What we’re hearing from multiple sources is that Google+ will no longer be …

SATOSHI'S REVOLUTION: How The Creator Of Bitcoin May Have Stumbled Onto Something Much, Much Bigger

We gave our Person of the Year award for 2013 to Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonymous creator of Bitcoin. We know some of you laughed.<p>If you did, you may want to read on. It's becoming increasingly clear that Satoshi's creation has the potential to change how much of commerce itself works, and for …

Bitcoin

Software Is Not Epic

“The whole world is pretending the breakthrough is in technology. The bottleneck is really in art.”<br>– Penn Jillette<p>I love making tools for people. And …

The Rise and Fall of AIM, the Breakthrough AOL Never Wanted

<i>When we think about the spectacular collapses of once untouchable Internet properties, companies like MySpace and Pets.com come to mind. The rise and</i> …

Characterizing people as non-linear, first-order components in software development

<b>HaT Technical Report 1999.03</b>, Oct 21, 1999<br>Presented at the 4th International Multi-Conference on Systems, Cybernetics and Informatics, Orlando, …

Why futurologists are always wrong – and why we should be sceptical of techno-utopians

From predicting AI within 20 years to mass-starvation in the 1970s, those who foretell the future often come close to doomsday preachers.<p><i>Image: Randy</i> …

The biggest threat to patent reform: The Apple/IBM/Microsoft coalition

There’s a new coalition in D.C., and big players like Apple, DuPont, Ford, GE, IBM, Microsoft, and Pfizer have all signed up. Unfortunately, launched on the day the Senate was supposed to take up the latest effort to reform the patent system, the coalition’s sole purpose appears to be an effort to …

Improving the way business improves

Current trends are placing unprecedented demands on the Enterprise for change along with significant new requirements for increased business …

Teen to government: Change your typeface, save millions

An <i>e</i>. You can write it with one fluid swoop of a pen or one tap of the keyboard. The most commonly used letter in the English dictionary. Simple, right?<p>Now imagine it printed out millions of times on thousands of forms and documents. Then think of how much ink would be needed.<p>OK, so that may have …

50 Digital Marketing Metrics for CMOs, CDOs, CIOs and CFOs

These 50 metrics are must haves for any CMOs, CDOs, CIOs and CFOs. They help to illustrate why marketing is important and how marketing will help your organization.

Citizen Science

Citizen Science crowdsourced cancer data analysis to the public through apps and games, allowing anyone, anywhere to do real research. We put …