David Holzmer

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As AI Makes More Decisions, the Nature of Leadership Will Change

It is tempting to regard artificial intelligence as a threat to human leadership. After all, the very purpose of AI is to augment, improve, and ultimately replace human intelligence, which is still widely regarded, at least by us humans, as our key competitive advantage. There is no reason to …

Leadership

Zappos is struggling with Holacracy because humans aren’t designed to operate like software

Las Vegas, Nevada<p>“We want to believe that we are thinking, rational people and on occasion tangle with emotion, flick it out of the way, and go back to thinking,” renowned vulnerability expert Brene Brown told a packed house at the Smith Center in downtown Las Vegas just before Labor Day Weekend. …

Team Building

Future Tech: Seventeen Microsoft Researchers On The Technology of 2017 And 2027

Microsoft asked people who hold research positions in the company to share their thoughts on future developments in their different fields. Microsoft chose 17 women in order to draw attention to the opportunity for careers for women in STEM fields. The researcher’s ideas about future technology in …

Artificial Intelligence

The Most Important Business Lesson You Need to Learn From Trump's Victory

Trump's victory presents a critical lesson for business owners everywhere. Are you paying attention?<p>Regardless of how you voted, were you blindsided by the outcome? Have you been asking, "How did this happen?"<p>There is a very simple answer to this question: <i>Competitor underestimation</i>. This happens …

Richard Branson is investing in a supersonic future where people can travel half the globe in three hours

Imagine a jet that lets you fly around half the globe in three hours. That’s what a startup is promising in a few short years.<p>On Nov. 15, Denver-based startup Boom Technology showed off its supersonic passenger jet prototype that purports to cut the time it takes to fly from New York to London to …

Aerospace

10 Workplace Trends You'll See In 2017

Every year I give my top 10 workplace trend predictions for the upcoming year. You can read my predictions from 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 if you missed them. These trends are based on hundreds of conversations with human resource executives and workers, a series of national and global online …

Human Resources

These 6 new technology rules will govern our future

Technology is advancing so rapidly that we will experience radical changes in society not only in our lifetimes but in the coming years. We are already seeing how computing, sensors, artificial intelligence, and genomics are reshaping entire industries and our daily lives.<p>As we undergo this rapid …

Driverless Cars

Citi expecting trillion-dollar virtual reality market by 2035

There are numerous researches indicating virtual and augmented reality market to grow in exponential rates. A recent report by Citigroup is taking …

Augmented Reality

7 Reasons Why You Need to Embrace Procrastination

Those who delay are sometimes smarter.<p>We hear it all the time--procrastination is a terrible habit. It interferes with productivity and kills momentum, and if you want to accomplish anything ever you better never ever procrastinate. As with so many things, the truth is more complicated. There are …

Procrastination

Answers to 4 Big Questions About the Future

I give over 50 keynotes per year. My favorite part is fielding the crazy questions at the end.<p>In fact, I love answering questions about exponentials …

Comment on Massive Disruption Is Coming With Quantum Computing by Kyle Webster

Its worth pointing out that the vast majority of algorithms and computations that we utilize will NEVER operate within a quantum computing paradigm. …

Quantum Computing
Artificial Intelligence

This is what eight weeks of mindfulness training does to your brain

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettPractising mindfulness – spending time paying attention to your current mental experiences in a non-judgmental way – has been …

Mindfulness

Here's what the world will be like in 2045, according to top scientists

Predicting the future is fraught with challenges, but when it comes to technological advances and forward thinking, experts working at the Pentagon's research agency may be the best people to ask.<p>Launched in 1958, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is behind some of the biggest …

Singularity

What new jobs will exist in 2035?

By 2035, workplace changes will see us looking for jobs as remote pilots or online chaperones.<p>This is the finding of an Australian report looking at …

Fourth Industrial Revolution

Why teaching graduates to be flexible is more important than worrying about jobs that don't yet exist

Most of today’s primary school children will work in jobs that haven’t been invented. Educators must prepare them to be creative and entrepreneurial<p>It’s a disruptive world. Back when the current ruling class were at school, disruptive behaviour was punished. Today disruption is cool and SMAC (the …

Why the next 20 years will see a lot less technological disruption than the past 20

“The internet is still at the beginning of its beginning,” writes Wired co-founder and Silicon Valley guru Kevin Kelly in his new book <i>The Inevitable</i>. Kelly argues that adding machine intelligence to everyday objects — a process he calls “cognifying” — “would be hundreds of times more disruptive to …

Here is my brand-new 2016 show-reel: 3 minutes 15 seconds on what I do, and how I do it (Futurist Speaker Gerd Leonhard)

This is huge !!!! A big thanks to my brilliant art director and producer Jean Francois Cardella. Finally, here is an easy way to understand what I do …

The Future

Father and Son Take the Same Picture Every Year for Nearly 3 Decades

An anonymous father and son over in China are making headlines in that country and across the Internet after their special photos tradition came to …

From Hierarchy to Wirearchy. - Created by Cultural Acupuncture - In category: LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY - Tagged with: collaboration, ECS, jon husband, organizing principals, wirearchy - CULTURAL ACUPUNCTURE - Curated Collection of the Ideas Shaping Our Future

As we discussed a while back, ECS (Enterprise Collaboration Systems) are creating internal networks within large scale organizations that enable …

Daniel Goleman on Leadership and The Power of Emotional Intelligence

I recently had the pleasure of catching up with Daniel Goleman, who is an internationally known psychologist that lectures frequently to professional groups, business audiences, and on college campuses. Goleman reported on the brain and behavioral sciences for The New York Times for many years. His …

A World Without Work

For centuries, experts have predicted that machines would make workers obsolete. That moment may finally be arriving. Could that be a good thing?<p><b>1. Youngstown, U.S.A.</b><p>The end of work is still just a futuristic concept for most of the United States, but it is something like a moment in history for …

Income Inequality

Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain

The business world is abuzz with mindfulness. But perhaps you haven’t heard that the hype is backed by hard science. Recent research provides strong evidence that practicing non-judgmental, present-moment awareness (a.k.a. mindfulness) changes the brain, and it does so in ways that anyone working …

Seth Godin on Vulnerability, Creative Courage, and How to Dance with the Fear: A Children’s Book for Grownups

At the 2014 HOW conference, Debbie Millman, host of the excellent interview show <i>Design Matters</i> and a remarkable mind, sat down with the prolific Seth Godin to discuss courage, anxiety, change, creative integrity, and why he got thrown out of Milton Glaser’s class. She used an unusual book of …

Unflattening

<i>Unflattening,</i> originally my comics dissertation, was published by <i>Harvard University Press</i> in 2015<i>. Click here for an excerpt.</i><p>For forthcoming <b>public</b> …

Teaching Empathy Through Design Thinking

The core principles of design thinking are to empathize, define, ideate, prototype, and test. Teaching design thinking can be a powerful way of …

Design Thinking

The Undeniable Benefits of Being Weird

All my life I’ve heard the same refrain, “Why can’t you be… Normal?” But, everything in life has its risks including (and especially) being ‘Normal.’ …

Laird Hamilton

Where the Digital Economy Is Moving the Fastest

The transition to a global digital economy in 2014 was sporadic – brisk in some countries, choppy in others. By year’s end, the seven biggest emerging markets were larger than the G7, in purchasing power parity terms. Plus, consumers in the Asia-Pacific region were expected to spend more online …

Marissa Mayer Urges Boldness: But Is It Really That Easy?

Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer recently shared that some of the most valuable leadership advice she’s ever been given was by her former boss, Google founder Sergey Brin, as she walked out the door to join Yahoo in July 2012.<p>In a recent interview with <i>Fortune</i>, Mayer said, “As an engineer, my tendency is …

Leadership

Why the Winners in Business Are Taking the Time to Build a Positive & Kind Social Culture

<b>Why the Winners in Business Are Taking the Time to Build a Positive & Kind Social Culture</b><p>We have an employee engagement crisis in our work places …