Jan Friman

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Data-Driven Development - Reports - World Economic Forum

With a general understanding that addressing the “data deficit” will require new forms of public/private data sharing agreements and that the …

Blockchain

Three hacks to help your brain learn stuff faster

Getting to know your basal ganglia can help you waste less time cramming (and forgetting what you’ve learned later on).<p>Trying to learn some new skills and improve your current ones? Join the club. Unfortunately, many of us find the learning process slow, tedious, and painful. But the good news is …

The Brain

Fjord escort: a road trip to northern Norway

Oslo has good food, design and culture, but for spectacular scenery, nothing matches the west coast and the north. A drive along the famous coastal road will provide a lifetime of memories and photographs.<p>Drive north from <b>Bergen</b> on the first morning – start early if you want to make it all the way …

European Travel

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Artificial intelligence (AI) will elevate people’s capabilities, while workers will help intelligent machines to learn and improve. This will not …

Artificial Intelligence

Beyond the Hard Drive: Encoding Data in DNA

<i>This article is part of a series about how OS Fund (OSF) companies are radically redefining our future by rewriting the operating systems of life. Or</i> …

Immune System

I've Been to 100 Caribbean Islands—This Is the One I Always Recommend

The Caribbean is synonymous with idyllic white-sand beaches and azure water, but for traveler and journalist Ashlan Cousteau, that's just one of the …

Caribbean

The Future of Work: AI, Robotics—and Yes, Humanity

×<p><i>As cognitive technologies make further inroads into the enterprise, traditional talent strategies are shifting, and executives are pondering the ramifications of an increasingly automated workforce.</i><p>According to Deloitte’s 2018 Global Human Capital Trends report, 42 percent of surveyed executives …

Artificial Intelligence

If You Download These 5 Apps, You Probably Don't Need a Travel Agent

Confession: I love planning a vacation almost as much as I enjoy actually being on vacation. From scouting out the best hotel deals to reading up on …

Apps

The Mindsets of a Leader

One of the most revealing questions leaders can ask themselves is “Whom do I serve?” Their answers to that question say more about their style of …

Google Is Using AI to See Inside the Brain Like Never Before

New data might help neuroscientists better understand the structure of the brain.

Neuroscience

Measuring the Quality of Your Day with a To-Be List (Not Just a To-Do List)

<b>“Don't equate your self-worth with how well you do in life. You aren't what you do. If you are what you do, then when you don't…you aren't.” ~Wayne</b> …

Positive Thinking

The Complete 35-Step Guide For Entrepreneurs Starting A Business

Starting a business entails understanding and dealing with many issues—legal, financing, sales and marketing, intellectual property protection, liability protection, human resources, and more. But interest in entrepreneurship is at an all-time high. And there have been spectacular success stories …

Small Business

This CEO Stopped Managing Results and Started Focusing on People, and Everything Changed

Traditional wisdom says you should manage your business based on results, turns out its bad advice.<p>When Jason Lippert became CEO in 2003, Lippert Components (LCI) a manufacturing company was assumed to have peaked while hovering at $100 million in sales.<p>With many companies outsourcing shipping …

lippert

IQs Are Falling All Over The World — Could This Be Why?

With all of the improvements in education and technology, we must be getting smarter as a society, right? As it turns out, we might actually be …

Wellness

Your Organization Is a Network of Conversations

Leaders should realize that companies are fundamentally linguistic entities.<p>In 2004, when Brad Mills became the CEO of Lonmin, the British mining …

MIT

The Rise of Emotionally Intelligent AI

<b>One of the most differential trait humans possess is the ability to empathise with each other. Actions, objects, devices, conversations… all have</b> …

Artificial Intelligence

Here’s Exactly What to Do if a Tick Bites You

There are lots of experiences you might hope to have while exploring the great outdoors. Taking in scenic views after summiting a hike, enjoying …

Disease

9 Navy SEAL Sayings That Will Improve Engagement And Accountability In Your Organization

Engagement and accountability are critical elements for growth, productivity and profitability in any organization. But in this fast-paced twenty-first century age of disruption, improving engagement and accountability seems more challenging than ever before.<p>According to the 2017 KPMG Global CEO …

Employee Engagement

Research: The Average Age of a Successful Startup Founder Is 45

It’s widely believed that the most successful entrepreneurs are young. Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg were in their early twenties when they launched what would become world-changing companies. Do these famous cases reflect a generalizable pattern? VC and media accounts seem to suggest …

Entrepreneurship

The human brain builds structures in 11 dimensions, discover scientists

The brain continues to surprise us with its magnificent complexity. Groundbreaking research that combines neuroscience with math tells us that our …

The Brain

RANKED: The 25 most powerful nations on earth

The US remains the world's most powerful country while others have seen their positions fall amid rising instability according to this year's global power rankings.<p>The rankings, published by US News and World Report, look at how the influence of a nation, as well as its political, economic, and …

United Arab Emirates

How Agile Teams Can Help Turnarounds Succeed

Agile — the management approach that relies on small, entrepreneurial, close-to-the-customer teams — has a reputation that reflects its rapid adoption in software development. It’s for techies. It’s for hip Silicon Valley startups. It is most definitely not for big, old-line companies that are …

Management

The rise of 'pseudo-AI': how tech firms quietly use humans to do bots' work

It’s hard to build a service powered by artificial intelligence. So hard, in fact, that some startups have worked out it’s cheaper and easier to get humans to behave like robots than it is to get machines to behave like humans.<p>“Using a human to do the job lets you skip over a load of technical and …

Artificial Intelligence

Digital nomads: the future of work, or colonialism 2.0?

A growing number of young professionals are exchanging cubicles for “exotic” locales. But the cheap living comes with uncomfortable questions about …

Innovation

Smart Contracts :  Separating the Hype from Reality

The common adage about smart contracts has been that they are neither smart nor contracts. That thinking is changing. More than two decades after the …

Blockchain

What Leaders Need To Do To Boost Innovation

<b>In this post I share four elements I’ve seen that are crucial for leaders who want to make innovation a reality in their companies. Bringing these</b> …

Innovation

The ten principles of digital work

The human protocols of creating value in the post-industrial world<p>informed free choice enabled by cognitive diversity and psychological safety, …

What Is A Blockchain Operating System?

Blockchain, as more and more people are finding out, is a ledger system for keeping records. More specifically, blockchain is an open (i.e. public, not held inside one company, unless it’s a private blockchain) distributed (it exists on many computers) immutable (it can not be altered, in …

Blockchain

Most ‘AI’ Companies Are Not AI Companies. Here’s How to Tell

As a fan of poker, I know there’s no such thing as a sure bet. But randomly pick 100 tech startups and I’d confidently wager that the vast majority …

Artificial Intelligence

Managing the Distraction-Focus Paradox

In the time you’ve set aside to read this article, you’re likely to check your phone. You’ll probably see notifications for emails or text messages …