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Mastering Hypergrowth - Reports - World Economic Forum

Hypergrowth and unprecedented valuations are becoming commonplace in the global enterprise landscape. In the past seven years the global economy has …

World Economic Forum

Why Design Thinking Works

Occasionally, a new way of organizing work leads to extraordinary improvements. Total quality management did that in manufacturing in the 1980s by combining a set of tools—kanban cards, quality circles, and so on—with the insight that people on the shop floor could do much higher level work than …

Design Thinking

How Brian Whipple Turned Accenture Into the World’s Largest Digital Agency

(<i>Disclosure: Accenture Interactive is an underwriter of Adweek’s Digital Transformation Playbook. This feature is independent of that …

Digital Marketing

If You Think The Customer Journey Is Linear Or A Funnel, New Research Suggests You Are Wrong

Customer journey mapping has been a hot topic for some time. Trying to understand how the customer interacts with the brand or company—the touchpoints—can ideally help marketers better understand opportunities to strengthen the customer’s experience. At another level, especially for B2B firms, the …

Entrepreneurship

Build the Right Things — A 5 Step Plan to a Rock-Solid Product Roadmap

Building a product is complicated. There are many factors that drive the decision of what to build and when. You may get a feature request from an …

Product Management

50 Popular Python open-source projects on GitHub in 2018

This post is curated by IssueHunt that a crowdfunding and sourcing platform for open-source projects.<p>Anyone can fund any issues on GitHub and these …

Command-line

This is how computers "predict the future"

The poetically named “random forest” is one of data science’s most-loved prediction algorithms. Developed primarily by statistician Leo Breiman in the 1990s, the random forest is cherished for its simplicity. Though it is not always the most accurate prediction method for a given problem, it holds …

Machine Learning

Future of Organizations & Work

Executive Briefing - McKinsey Global Institute AI, automation, and the future of work: Ten things to solve for<p>June 2018 – As machines increasingly …

Innovation

Baidu has created a ‘no code’ platform to make building AI models easier

Hoping to make up ground in the hotly contested artificial intelligence battleground, Chinese Internet giant Baidu Inc. is releasing a tool that …

Machine Learning

Other

This is my 500th article for Forbes. If we published them in book form, they would fill seven books. Reflecting on the three main ideas flowing through and out of those articles:<p>BRAVE Leadership – A framework for thinking about culture and leadership.<br>• Strategic Points of Inflection – Jump-shifting …

Leadership

How to Test a Business Idea Without Spending a Fortune

Use landing pages to validate demand and build a pre-marketing list.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Aspiring entrepreneurs are a dime a dozen.<p>Almost everyone has dreamed of following through on a business idea they’ve been nursing for months or years, especially when …

Small Business

Is Business School The New Design School?

People are often surprised when they hear that I earned my master of business administration degree, or MBA, as a side-hobby while I was a tenured …

Design

How to Hand Off an Innovation Project from One Team to Another

Nearly every business leader I meet fears being overcome by tech-savvy upstarts. That fear drives their companies to invest millions into coming up with breakthrough innovations. But a sickening number of those investments fail. Truth is, you can have the right portfolio of investments, the right …

Innovation

Emptiness as the fundamental principle of Design Thinking

The purpose of this article is to discuss <b>Emptiness</b>, as the profound principle of Design Thinking — a popular method allowing humankind to solve …

Bill Gates Noticed a Global Economy Trend That No One Is Paying Enough Attention To

Forty years ago, Bill Gates co-founded Microsoft and kick-started a new era where software and the internet overpower machines. Thanks to the …

I spent 20 minutes trying to predict the stock market with AI — these are my results

This all started when I was asked to speak at an AI FinTech forum in July. It represented a great opportunity for me to talk about Machine Box to a …

What Data Scientists Really Do, According to 35 Data Scientists

Modern data science emerged in tech, from optimizing Google search rankings and LinkedIn recommendations to influencing the headlines Buzzfeed editors run. But it’s poised to transform all sectors, from retail, telecommunications, and agriculture to health, trucking, and the penal system. Yet the …

Machine Learning

Digital Transformation - Reports - World Economic Forum

<i>The industry has a chance to move from incremental, digitally driven operational improvements to a broader embrace of digital technologies.</i><p>For most …

Can you read at superhuman speeds?

If we cut the time spent moving our eyes, we can read at much greater speeds. Give speed-reading a try yourself in this video.<p>Reading English has been the same for centuries – you start at the top of the page and work left to right, line by line. But what if that was all about to change?<p>The problem …

Use this Harvard Law checklist to prepare for any negotiation

When it comes to workplace conflict, many of us sabotage ourselves. Instead of preparing for difficult conversations—which requires dealing with uncomfortable emotions and complex strategies—we avoid the issue until we’re forced to confront it, face-to-face. Emotions like anger and fear then get …

Why I predict Progressive Web Apps will change the game for digital agencies

Let’s face it. Even though consumers love websites, no one is entirely happy about the prospect of opening a website on their mobile device, especially those laden with features and images, and using it all the way to check out things.<p>No matter how responsive or well-adapted to the interface, using …

6 Steps to Make Your Strategic Plan Really Strategic

Why is it that when a group of managers gets together for a strategic planning session they often emerge with a document that’s devoid of “strategy”, and often not even a plan?<p>I have one such document in front of me as I write this. It starts with a “vision” statement, moves on to “strategic …

Academics created a periodic table of mind-blowing tech, and it's a handy guide to how the world will change forever

Academics at Imperial Tech Foresight (ITF), an offshoot of Imperial College London, have been working to bring to life nebulous and intangible technological advances in a way you've never seen before.<p>They have created a table of disruptive tech, taking inspiration from the periodic table of …

Imperial College London

If Your Team Sets Goals, But Fails to Successfully Deliver Them, You Need This 1 Meeting

Teams can set a solid strategy and create great goals but then miserably fail on the delivery. Here is the one meeting that will make a difference.<p>Nothing is more frustrating than having a great planning session and coming up with a breakthrough plan for the quarter, only to have the team fall …

What determines human decisions?

One could call Daniel Kahneman the unicorn of economics. As a psychologist, he had a profound influence on people who criticized the homo economicus …

Psychology

4 Ways Your Head Trash Is Stopping You From Making More Money

Are you your own worst enemy?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I had just finished speaking at an industry conference for 500 entrepreneurs in Los Angeles. As I was leaving the stage, a man from the audience rushed up and said that he wanted to hire me as his executive …

Agile Is Not Just Another Management Fad

Senior executives increasingly recognize that “Agile Is Eating The World.” In fact, surveys by both Deloitte and McKinsey show that over 90% of senior executives want to be agile, while less than 10% currently see their own firm as “highly agile.” There are now major efforts under way with “Agile …

Agile Development

Facebook officially loses $123 billion in value

In what could be the biggest one-day drop of all time, Facebook shares opened at $174.89, down 19.6 percent compared to yesterday’s closing price of $217.50 (NASDAQ:FB).<p>When it comes to market capitalization, Facebook was worth $629.6 billion yesterday. The company is now worth $506.2. In other …

Step 2.5: Choose a Model | ML Universal Guides

At this point, we have assembled our dataset and gained insights into the key characteristics of our data. Next, based on the metrics we gathered in …

Machine Learning Open Source of the Month (v.July 2018)

For the past month<b>,</b> we ranked nearly 250 Machine Learning Open Source Projects to pick the Top 10.<p>We compared projects with new or major release …