Gregg Gullickson

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The Principles of Service Design Thinking - Building Better Services

Service design is all about taking a service and making it meet the user’s and customer’s needs for that service. It can be used to improve an …

Design

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak believes that blockchain will the next big technological revolution

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is bullish on the Blockchain platform Ethereum, saying the technology could be the next <b>Apple</b>.<p>Apple co-founder Steve …

Blockchain

A Meeting Agenda Guide That Actually Works (Infographic)

Running a meeting isn't always easy. However, this guide will make them a piece of cake.<p>2 min read<p>Meetings can go two ways: They can end up being hour-long slow-talking processes that rarely cover what they needed to cover, or they can be productive, to-the-point collaborative get-togethers that …

Infographics

5 Behaviors of Leaders Who Embrace Change

At best, mergers and acquisitions (M&A’s) have a 50/50 chance of reaching their intended results. Study after study puts the failure rate closer to 70-90%. Why is the failure rate so high? Repeatedly, research cites the human factor as the leading reason why mergers and acquisitions fail.<p>Part of …

Management

How Steve Jobs got employees to tell him what sucked about his companies

Would you have liked to be the person to tell Steve Jobs that something about his company sucks? If not, you may not have enjoyed the experience of working with him.<p>In a recent <i>Medium</i> post, San Francisco-based marketing pro Andy Raskin relates a story overheard from a well-known (but unnamed) CEO. …

Silicon Valley

New Type Of Drug To Prevent Migraines Heads To Market

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a first-of-its-kind drug that reduces the number of migraines among people prone to these sometimes crippling headaches.<p>That's welcome news to some of the millions of Americans who suffer from these potentially debilitating headaches. Much more common …

FDA

15 top thinkers on innovations that will most change our lives by 2050

Thirty years ago, Stephen Hawking published <i>A Brief History of Time</i>, Steve Jobs unveiled the NeXT Computer, and <i>Die Hard</i> hit cinemas for the first …

University of Cambridge

Bill Gates says read this book if you want to be a better manager

Billionaire — and bookworm — Bill Gates has announced his latest reading recommendation, and it's based on the principals of the man who first taught …

Self-improvement

IBM warns of instant breaking of encryption by quantum computers: 'Move your data today'

Welcome to the future transparency of today as quantum computers reveal all currently encrypted secrets -- a viable scenario within just a few …

Quantum Computing

This startup wants to help traditional businesses effectively adopt blockchain

Blockchain’s moment in the sun is finally here.<p>It’s remarkable. Databases are a fairly unsexy technology, but blockchain has made the distributed database idea both mainstream and cool. The rush on cryptocurrency, highlighted by Bitcoin topping out at $20,000, has brought blockchain technology into …

Blockchain

What is machine learning? Everything you need to know

This guide explains what machine learning is, how it is related to artificial intelligence, how it works and why it matters.<p>Machine learning is …

Machine Learning

Australia: Gov’t Considering Blockchain For Trade Supply Chains

Blockchain could provide a raft of “improvements” to Australia’s trade supply chain management, the country’s interior ministry has said.The …

Blockchain

De Beers tracks diamonds through supply chain using blockchain | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Anglo American's (AAL.L) De Beers said on Thursday it had tracked 100 high-value diamonds from miner to retailer using blockchain, in the first effort of its kind to clear the supply chain of imposters and conflict minerals.<p>De Beers, the world's biggest diamond producer by the …

Blockchain

Google Lens hands-on: Copy-and-paste the real world to your phone

Google may have teased us with exciting new AR features for the Maps app, but it's not forgetting to make its Lens camera more useful, either. Since its launch last year, Lens has rolled out to iOS and gained a few skills, like identifying cat and dog breeds. At its I/O developer conference today, …

Google Lens

A 40-Year Debate Over Corporate Strategy Gets Revived by Elon Musk and Warren Buffett

When Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that “moats are lame” during the company’s earnings call last week, he was calling out Warren Buffett, the chair of Berkshire Hathaway, who uses “moat” to describe barriers to imitation that stave off competition. “If your only defense against invading armies is a …

Innovation

What It Takes to Think Deeply About Complex Problems

The problems we’re facing often seem as complex as they do intractable. And as Albert Einstein is often quoted as saying, “We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” So what does it take to increase the complexity of our thinking?<p>Too many leaders default to …

Management

The CEO of IDEO explains how your “creative capacity” is the key to surviving automation

We are fathoms deep in the era of automation. When was the last time you stepped inside a bank, bought a ticket from a human, or browsed through bins of music? The everyday tasks that once filled our days are increasingly performed and delivered almost instantaneously by machines.<p>If we are to keep …

Creativity

How powerful is China's military?

With the second-largest defense spending in the world, measuring over $150 billion in 2017, China is rapidly modernizing the People's Liberation Army …

China

QuarkChain Review — A New Scalable Blockchain Looking to Dethrone Ethereum?

QuarkChain is one of the <i>new blockchains</i> “<i>on the block”</i> that aims to create a highly scalable and secure blockchain that can handle <i>up to</i> one million …

Blockchain

The Change Management Field Needs to Change, Before it's Disrupted

5 Fatal Flaws of Change Management and How to Innovate Change Itself<p>It's no secret the world is changing - fast. That's why over 60% of all executives now believe disruption will hit their industries hard in the next year. It doesn't matter the industry - management consulting, financial services, …

Management

VIDEO: New shocking SFO footage shows just how close Air Canada plane came to landing on four aircraft

SAN FRANCISCO — Federal aviation investigators released stunning San Francisco International Airport footage Wednesday showing how perilously close …

Air Canada

This blockchain-powered platform wants to bring transparency to the real estate market

Buying a property is stressful, period. Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned property chaser, the process is considered to be more stressful than bankruptcy, divorce, or even the death of a loved one.<p>With unclear and disjointed processes, repetitive and tedious paperwork, and unexpected …

Real Estate

Learning Is a Learned Behavior. Here’s How to Get Better at It.

Many people mistakenly believe that the ability to learn is a matter of intelligence. For them, learning is an immutable trait like eye color, simply luck of the genetic draw. People are born learners, or they’re not, the thinking goes. So why bother getting better at it?<p>And that’s why many people …

Pedagogy

Jeff Bezos says his advice to Amazon interns and execs is to stop aiming for work-life 'balance' — here's what you should strive for instead

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos isn't a fan of the phrase "work-life balance."<p>At a recent awards event hosted by Axel Springer and Business Insider US editor in chief Alyson Shontell, Bezos revealed the counterintuitive advice he offers new Amazon employees.<p>Bezos believes that his new hires should stop …

Work-life Balance

Opinion: We’re on the cusp of the third digital revolution, and here’s how not to be left behind

Over the past 50 years, two digital revolutions — in communication and computation — have created unprecedented wealth and transformed how we live, …

Fabrication

The military just created an AI that learned how to program software

Tired of writing your own boring code for new software? Finally, there’s an AI that can do it for you.<p>BAYOU is an deep learning tool that basically …

Computer Science

IBM: still failing after all these years

IBM is betting its future on growth in new businesses that it calls "strategic imperatives", but the 5 percent revenue growth in its latest quarter …

Amazon Web Services

IBM Files Patent For Proof-Of-Work Protocol Tailored To IoT Networks

Tech giant IBM has filed a patent for an Internet of Things (IOT)-focused Blockchain configuration which would tailor the proof-of-work (PoW) …

Blockchain

Brexit Failure Looks More Likely Every Day

Too many things are lining up against the U.K. leaving the EU.<p>Today, I will violate one of my favorite principles, and hereby make this prediction: No Brexit! In other words, the U.K. will not exit the European Union. By 2023, we will look back at the entire ridiculous affair as if it were a …

United Kingdom

Facebook is investigating whether secretive firm Palantir had 'improper' access to user data

Facebook is looking into whether secretive firm Palantir had improper access to user data, following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, a top executive …

Cambridge Analytica