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These 9 Cities Are Certified Government Data Pioneers

Bloomberg Philanthropies has lauded a handful of local governments for their policies on collecting data about how their cities function–and making policies based on that data.<p>Los Angeles’s citywide cleanup in 2016 started with reconnaissance, not immediate trash removal. Before any junk heaps, …

The future of the connected home isn’t connected toothbrushes – it’s entirely new business models

The smart home is dumb – in its present form. The first wave of Connected Home products has become synonymous with technology for its own sake: …

Internet of Things

Google's Genius Productivity Hack Will Change How You Innovate | Inc.com

At Google X, the company's "moonshot factory," the mantra is "#MonkeyFirst." The idea is that if you want to get a monkey to recite Shakespeare on a pedestal, you start by training the monkey, not building the pedestal, because training the monkey is the hard part. Anyone can build a pedestal.<p>The …

Innovation

How Can We Build Safe, Smart Cities (On A Budget)?

While expanding communications –– whether high-speed cellular or low-power wide-area (LPWA) network –– enable both safe city and smart city …

Smart Cities

Thanks to autonomous vehicles, we could have these utopian, tree-filled streets

An optimistic view of human-centered roadways in the age of driverless vehicles<p>The oncoming rush of autonomous vehicle technology has led to rampant speculation over the future of cities, roads, and society. A recent issue of the <i>New York Times</i>magazine dedicated to the subject listed a number of …

Urban Design

Three Ways Cities Will Build Their Future On Blockchain

The next wave of the digital economy is just over the horizon, and it could be built on the blockchain.<p>Blockchain technology has been rapidly growing in influence since 2015, when it became apparent that the technology underlying the relatively arcane concept of cryptocurrency could transform the …

Blockchain

This 17-Year-Old Sums Up in 1 Paragraph What Great Leadership Looks Like | Inc.com

If you follow my column, by now you're familiar with the ethos of servant leadership, which I often write about and firmly believe to be the best leadership philosophy on the planet.<p>But don't just take my word for it. The CEOs of some of the best and brightest companies in the world -- including …

17 Remarkably Inspiring Quotes for Leaders and Managers | Inc.com

As we all know, being a leader is not easy. Managers and leaders alike have to coordinate multiple facets of an organization, seamlessly keeping it on its feet no matter what obstacles you might encounter.<p>For those inevitable moments when leading gets tough, it's necessary for leaders to take some …

Motivation

Building a smart city is about more than just connectivity

The smart city concept has leapfrogged theory to reality, as a growing number of global business capitals and trade hubs have bought in. This new cocktail of next-gen infrastructure, dense urbanization, and commercial clout offers the tantalizing possibility of a smart economy.<p>It might sound like …

7 Questions That Lead to an 'Aha Moment', According to Research | Inc.com

At the heart of any successful business is a great idea. But how do some entrepreneurs dream up game-changing idea after game-changing idea while others fade into mediocrity?<p>Cracking the code on "aha moments" and creative epiphanies is a topic Stanford Start X innovation experts Olivia Fox Cabane …

Creativity

Automotive 2.0: The new road ahead to autonomous vehicles

We are witnessing the rebirth of the automobile. It’s quite remarkable if we press pause to think about it. One could argue that much hasn’t changed since the first true gasoline-powered automobile was patented in July 1886 by Karl Benz. Now in the early 21st century, Google (now Waymo), Tesla, …

5 Workplace Practices That Are on Their Way Out | Inc.com

Some things, like hair scrunchies and jazzercise, simply run their course and go by the wayside. The same should be true for things in the workplace, but sometimes it can take a little longer for people to realize those practices and trends have reached their end. As we head towards the future of …

The Workplace

Interoperability: The key to the emerging smart city

Smart city technologies continue to experience rapid growth, both in the development of new devices and their applications within the city environment. Globally, cities’ investment in Internet of Things (IoT) technologies will increase by $97 billion from 2015 – 2019. In order for these investments …

A City Planner Explains Four Steps to Make Cities More Walkable

City planner Jeff Speck explains four steps to make cities more walkable in a 2013 TEDx talk given in Washington D.C.<p>Freedom from cars, freedom from …

25 of the Most Inspiring Books Everyone Should Read | Inc.com

Whether you turn pages, tap a tablet, or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect relaxation aid, tutor, or source of inspiration. Here are quotes from more than two dozen executives who name their favorite book and explain why it's worth your attention.<p>1. <i>The Checklist Manifesto</i> by Atul Gawande<p>…

Mission Impossible

Facebook HR exec explains why the best managers act like air-traffic controllers

The best bosses at Facebook stay out of the way.<p>"We use managers like air-traffic controllers here," says Tudor Havriliuc, Vice President of …

Employment

Six Innovation Leadership Skills Everybody Needs To Master

You don’t need a crystal ball to see that the world of work is changing. According to an important new study from McKinsey Global Institute, almost half the jobs people currently perform have the potential to be automated by currently existing technology. It sort of makes you wonder: what kind of …

Innovation

The Ideal Organizational Culture Champions Individuals and the Greater Good

High-performing people look for organizations with environments where they can be their authentic selves. They seek cultures that adapt to the way …

40 Awesome Ways to Be an (Even) Better Leader | Inc.com

You're a good leader. You run a good organization. You have a good product and a good brand. You have good customer service. Your sales are good. You have good people on your team and a good culture. So if everything is so good, why are you unsatisfied?<p>My bet is that you have finally arrived at the …

Leadership