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7 Top Books That Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Apple CEO Tim Cook Think You Should Read | Inc.com

There's no question, if you want to get ahead, you must read as many books as you can. As I've written before, Bill Gates reads about 50 books per year and Mark Zuckerberg about 24. But the undisputed king of reading remains Warren Buffett, who spends 80 percent of his day reading.<p>Want to start (or …

Tim Cook

McKinsey's State Of Machine Learning And AI, 2017

• Tech giants including Baidu and Google spent between $20B to $30B on AI in 2016, with 90% of this spent on R&D and deployment, and 10% on AI acquisitions.<br>• Artificial Intelligence (AI) investment has turned into a race for patents and intellectual property (IP) among the world’s leading tech …

Artificial Intelligence

As Amazon continues its rampant growth, will traditional retailers survive online?

In Q1 2017, Amazon owned a 40.9% share of online sales dollars, while the No. 2 online retailer, Best Buy, didn't even get 3%.

Marketing

Most CEOs Can't Lead A Digital Transformation

<i>This piece was coauthored with Megan Beck, Chief Insights Officer at OpenMatters</i><p>Years ago, Jim Collins wrote the best-selling book, <i>Good to Great</i>, praised by business leaders and academics alike. Collins noted seven characteristics common to firms that go from “good to great,” one of which was their …

Innovation

The Nine Elements of Digital Transformation

In-depth research with executives at a wide range of companies shows how managers can use technology to redefine their businesses.<p>Digital …

When Leaders Are Hired for Talent but Fired for Not Fitting In

Over and over again, organizations are unable to appoint the right leaders. According to academic estimates, the baseline for effective corporate leadership is merely 30%, while in politics, approval ratings oscillate between 25% and 40%. In America, 75% of employees report that their direct line …

How You Define the Problem Determines Whether You Solve It

Typical stories of creativity and invention focus on finding novel ways to solve problems. James Dyson found a way to adapt the industrial cyclone to eliminate the bag in a vacuum cleaner. Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque developed cubism as a technique for including several views of a scene in the …

Creativity

Strategy, not Technology, Drives Digital Transformation

Advertising giants leave little room for adtech startups, and VCs are noticing

Jason Rowley Contributor<p>Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Where did venture capitalists go to college?<br>• ICOs delivered at least 3.5x more capital to blockchain startups than VC since 2017<p>Since the earliest days of the …

13 Quotes From Bosses Who Mocked Technology and Got It (Very) Wrong | Inc.com

Sometimes the next big thing isn't easy to spot. This is especially true when you have a massive legacy enterprise to protect.<p>Research firm CB Insights compiled some of the most outrageous times bosses laughed in the face of disruption. We're publishing them here with permission.<p>Some of the …

Mobile Gaming

Why I’m investing in advertising and marketing technology startups

Eric Franchi, co-founder of adtech outfit Undertone, and now an angel investor, recently exited the outfit and is now helping fund some of what he …

What to Expect From Artificial Intelligence

Major technology companies such as Apple, Google, and Amazon are prominently featuring artificial intelligence (AI) in their product launches and …

Why Banks Are Going To Survive

Two years ago, Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, wrote in a letter to shareholders, “Silicon Valley is coming.” Since then, there has been a dramatic rise in interest and investment in the fintech market. In 2016 alone, global venture investment in fintech grew by 11% to $17.4 …

How to Buy Your First Cryptocurrency Coin

<b>Editor's note:</b> <i>This column has been updated to disclose the writer's advocacy of blockchain technology--the underpinning of all cryptocurrencies--and a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau warning about these investments.</i><p>Cryptocurrency (digital currency) is taking off this year. New millionaires are …

Cryptocurrency

Building a Business Creation Engine

Recent research published in MIT Sloan Management Review suggests that most new business models in established companies follow a consistent path, …

Here's Why Your Innovation Strategy Will Fail | Inc.com

,A decade ago, Apple looked unbeatable. It's launch of the iPhone completely revolutionized mobile phones and made good on Steve Jobs' vision of creating a hub of devices that connected people to technology. What's more, he did it with just a fraction of the research budget of other tech giants.<p>Yet …

Innovation

How Blockchain Will Change Organizations

For the last century, academics and business leaders have been shaping the practice of modern management. The main theories, tenets, and behaviors …

Read Mary Meeker’s essential 2017 Internet Trends report

This is the best way to get up to speed on everything going on in tech. Kleiner Perkins venture partner Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report is essentially the state of the union for the technology industry. The widely anticipated slide deck compiles the most informative research on what’s …

Build an Innovation Pipeline that Fuels Growth

How do brands like Starbucks, Visa and 3M consistently deliver innovative digital experiences? These brands don’t take an opportunistic approach to …

Product managers for the digital world

The role of the product manager is expanding due to the growing importance of data in decision making, an increased customer and design focus, and …

How Digital Technology Is Changing Farming in Africa

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the world population will reach 9.1 billion by 2050, and to feed that number of people, global food production will need to grow by 70%. For Africa, which is projected to be home to about 2 billion people by then, farm …

Here's everything you need to know about the fintech ecosystem

BII<p>Technology is upending workflow and processes in the financial services industry. Tasks once handled with paper money, bulky computers, and human …

Uber moment in banking is overblown

The term refers to financial technology, and more specifically the rise of tech-savvy startups that are taking on traditional financial businesses in everything from payments to wealth management to lending.<p>It is fair to say there is a lot of hype out there about the potential for fintech to …

Quatre propositions pour un boom énergétique en Afrique

La moitié des personnes dans le monde vivant sans électricité résident en Afrique. En Afrique sub-saharienne, on compte 600 millions de personnes …

Design Thinking Comes of Age

There’s a shift under way in large organizations, one that puts design much closer to the center of the enterprise. But the shift isn’t about aesthetics. It’s about applying the principles of design to the way people work.<p>This new approach is in large part a response to the increasing complexity of …

Why Fintech Startups Aren’t Killing Banks — Yet

“Fintech” is one of this year’s most ubiquitous buzzwords; it has spawned any number of colorful infographics about the future of finance and banking. Some of these are merely a collection of logos, while others represent a more structured attempt to classify this new generation of players taking …

Amazon Web Services

HugeDomains.com - DesignsLounge.com is for sale (Designs Lounge)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

Web Traffic

The real reason 65% of startups fail

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

The 12 Best Podcasts For Entrepreneurs

The best entrepreneurs are always looking for a new edge, and increasingly, podcasts have become an unparalleled source of applicable advice. A bunch of podcasts focusing on tech, startups, and the challenges of growing your business have launched in recent years. Forbes has sampled a whole bunch, …

25 startups in Asia that caught our eye

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week. If you have startup tips or story suggestions, feel free to email us. …