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Digital Ubiquity: How Connections, Sensors, and Data Are Revolutionizing Business

For more than a century General Electric made most of its revenue by selling industrial hardware and repair services. But in recent years GE was at increasing risk of losing many of its top customers to nontraditional competitors—IBM and SAP on the one hand, and big-data start-ups on the other. …

How to Choose the Right References

You aced the last round of interviews and now your prospective employer wants to check your references. Who should you ask? Which people can best vouch for you? Will they be able to describe all your relevant qualities and skills and explain why you’re a fit for the new job?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>One …

Ignore Emotional Intelligence at Your Own Risk

Call it Grant vs. Goleman. Two academic heavyweights face off on a topic that every student of leadership and HR cares — or at least hears — a lot about: emotional intelligence. Wharton professor Adam Grant kicks it off with a LinkedIn blog post, “Emotional Intelligence Is Overrated,” arguing that …

The Sectors Where the Internet of Things Really Matters

The Internet of Things is emerging as the third wave in the development of the internet. While the fixed internet that grew up in the 1990s connected 1 billion users via PCs, and the mobile internet of the 2000s connected 2 billion users via smartphones (on its way to 6 billion), the IoT is …

Successful Innovators Don’t Care About Innovating

Successful innovators care about solving interesting and important problems — innovation is merely a byproduct. If this distinction seems like hair-splitting, it isn’t. The two focuses create vastly different realities.<p>Focusing on innovating — as a worthy goal unto itself — tends to be born from …

Predictive Medicine Depends on Analytics

Regression models, Monte Carlo simulations, and other methods for predicting what’s around the corner have been in use for decades. It’s only recently, though, that advances in information technology have made it possible for predictive tools to access and manipulate big data, and to do so …

The Key To Aligning Sales And Marketing To Optimize Results

Worldwide B2B marketing organizations–78% of them–say that generating high-quality leads is their greatest challenge. Yet even after search engine optimization (SEO) and social media lead-generation efforts–diligently applying cutting-edge online marketing techniques–the marketing team’s work too …