Will McFarland

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Stop Validating & Start Co-Creating

Meet Sally and Pam. Sally is a product manager, Pam a user experience designer, and they are working on a new mobile app.<p>They’ve conducted customer …

Product Management

FAQ: Amazon Web Services (AWS) Canada Region

<b>FAQ: Amazon Web Services (AWS) Canadian Region</b><p><b>What you need to know about the AWS Canada (Central) Region.</b><p>This FAQ is specifically interesting for …

Cloud Computing

A gentle introduction to self-sovereign identity

In May 2017, the Indian Centre for Internet and Society think tank published a report detailing the ways in which India’s national identity database …

Blockchain

The promise of managing identity on the blockchain

Blockchain, the secure distributed ledger technology first created to track bitcoin ownership, has taken on a number of new roles in recent years tracking anything of value from diamonds to real estate deeds to contracts. The blockchain offers the promise of a trusted record that can reduce fraud. …

Overlapping dense groups in networks

Astrophysics

AI 3.0: Why Hashgraph and how it will revolutionize Blockchain and AI

I have been working with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning since my graduate school days back in the early 90s where I used neural …

Blockchain

Why frontline workers are disengaged

Executives generally overestimate their effectiveness as motivators and leaders.<p><b>Only three out of ten</b> American workers feel engaged by their job, …

Roadmap Timelines: Do You Need Them? When?

Product Management<p>Roadmaps<p>Roadmap Timelines: Do You Need Them? When?<p>by <b>Andre Theus, Marketing Director at ProductPlan</b><p>Often the most fiercely debated …

Product Management

A New Way to Network Inside Your Company

Breaking down functional silos is key to everything from encouraging communication to building valuable connections to sparking innovation. But, as we all know, bridging interdepartmental chasms is far easier said than done. Fortunately, some companies are starting to come up with creative …

Biohacking the Organization

<i>by Doug Kirkpatrick, US Partner at NuFocus Strategic Group</i><p>We live in the marketing age of all things natural, organic, and sustainable. Some astute observers are turning to the natural world for examples of practices that allow human beings to work together effectively in the age of the …

Body Language

The Guardians of Organizational Cultural Change

Social influence is key in generating behavioral change. Organizational change has always been difficult to achieve and even more difficult to manage.

Leadership

Spelunking the Triangle: Exploring Aaron Swartz’s Take On Zooko’s Triangle

[Heh! This blog post segues into a debate in the comments!]<p>Short Version: Zooko’s Triangle describes traits of a desirable naming system — and …

Arthur Brock on the Blockchain's Major Design Flaw

Systems will never scale if you require global consensus for local actions by independent agents. For example, I should not have to know where every …

Understanding The DAO Attack

<i>David Siegel is a blockchain strategist and speaker, founder of Kryptodesign.com and curator of DecentralStation.com, a place to learn about</i> …

How does Ethereum work, anyway?

Introduction<p>Odds are you’ve heard about the Ethereum blockchain, whether or not you know what it is. It’s been in the news a lot lately, including …

Blockchain

The Only Way to Guarantee Happiness

There are hundred different ways to define the word happiness.<p>To Plato, for example, happiness was deeply connected to morality, and in order to …

Peter Drucker

The DAO of ETHEREUM:

<b>Analyzing the DAO hack, the Blockchain, Smart contracts, and the Law</b><p><b>They say it’s lonely at the top, in whatever you do<br>You always gotta watch</b> …

Private Blockchain or Database?

How to Determine the Difference<p><i>Updated: July 25, 2017</i><p>Introduction to a Private Blockchain<p>A private blockchain is a blockchain that has an access …

Bitcoin and Ethereum Have a Hidden Power Structure, and It’s Just Been Revealed - MIT Technology Review

In cryptocurrency circles, calling something “centralized” is an insult. The epithet stems from Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto’s revelation: a …

What is requisite variety?

What is requisite variety?<br>To name a consultancy after an abstract concept might seem odd when the focus is very much on practical applications of …

Design Thinking

Group decision-making

<b>Group decision-making</b> (also known as <b>collaborative decision-making</b>) is a situation faced when individuals collectively make a choice from the …

What are Double Binds?

Download a print-friendly version: 2013-03-01_What_are_Double_Binds.pdf<p>During workshops I’m often asked: What is a ‘double bind’ and why do you think …

American Psychological Association

Group 3

Bitcoin

Making Money Trustworthy

Bitcoin Explained (with Emoji), Part 2<p><i>In</i> <i>Part 1</i><i>, we learned that Bitcoin is a decentralized currency, not generated or owned by any government or</i> …

Making Money

Bitcoin Explained (with Emoji), Part 1<p><i>Bitcoin is a revolutionary way to save or spend digital money, and has the potential to transform other realms</i> …

Bitcoin

How does the Blockchain Work? (Part 1)

A simple and easy explanation<p><b>Update: December 4, 2017:</b><p>Looking for a New Cryptocurrency? Check out the introduction to <b>Metabase</b><p>Want to launch your own …

When IoT meets Blockchain ❤️

Internet of Things (IoT) is creating new opportunities and providing a competitive advantage for businesses in current and new market. IoT is all …

Blockchain

Book Review: Key Takeaways from Product Roadmaps Relaunched

Product Management<p>Roadmaps<p>Book Review: Key Takeaways from Product Roadmaps Relaunched<p>by <b>Dana Solomon, Marketing at ProductPlan</b><p>At ProductPlan, we’re …

Product Management

How to coach teammates: A key responsibility of effective leaders

A few months into my career at Facebook, my manager, Yishan, found out that I was rubbing my colleagues the wrong way. Turned out that I was a jerk, …

Leadership