Manoel Santos

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Why Artificial Intelligence Will Not Obliterate Humanity

It's not smart enough to turn sinister<p>Elon Musk is terrified of artificial intelligence (AI). The founder of SpaceX and Tesla Motors predicts it’ll soon be "potentially more dangerous than nukes," and recently he gave $10 million toward research to "keep AI beneficial." Stephen Hawking has likewise …

Artificial Intelligence

Everybody Hates a Micromanager

The belief that the world would be a better place if only we could control more of it is deeply human (“if I were king …”), but when that urge creeps into the office as a management style, you might end up dragging everyone else down.<p>"Bosses micromanage because they like the feeling of control," …

What Happens If Apple Starts Making Cars

Apple fanboys and Samsung’s “Next Big Thing”ers would hoot with derisive laughter if <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> or <i>Financial Times</i> reported that GM or Ford planned to rewrite the rules of smartphone innovation. But when media coverage suggests Apple may redesign the automobile, even the most cynical …

Why Strategy Execution Unravels—and What to Do About It

Since Michael Porter’s seminal work in the 1980s we have had a clear and widely accepted definition of what strategy is—but we know a lot less about translating a strategy into results. Books and articles on strategy outnumber those on execution by an order of magnitude. And what little has been …

Reinvent Your Sales Process While Still Hitting Your Numbers

If you have a monopoly, then your reward is a quiet life, one devoid of having to deal with competition. But most firms face changing competition, threats to their installed base, and quarterly investor expectations — all of which place sometimes conflicting demands on sales efforts. Sales forces …

To Improve Sales, Pay More Attention to Presales

At a time when CEOs are in a constant quest for growth, there is a promising but often overlooked opportunity available close to home: presales. Distinct from marketing and sales operations, presales provides a specific set of activities that lead to qualifying, bidding on, winning, and renewing a …

When to Act on a Correlation, and When Not To

Enabling Big Data: Building the Capabilities That Really Matter

Code Wars: The All-Industry Competition for Software Talent

How Sketching Spreads Design Thinking at Flipboard - Bridge

Flipboard, a company that truly values design, will participate for a fourth time in our upcoming Bridge 5 program. Head of Design Marcos Weskamp …

Lego Cubestormer robot solves Rubik's Cube in less time than it takes to read this headline

Until yesterday, the world record for fastest time in solving a Rubik's Cube was 5.27 seconds, which was set in the fall of 2011 by a Lego robot named Cubestormer 2. Thanks to the machine's successor (aptly named Cubestormer 3), the time to beat is now <i>3.253 seconds.</i> The robot, which is the third in …

Agile’s Business Problem

Agile has a business problem.<p>I was watching a video of Uncle Bob Martin awhile back, and he said something that struck a nerve.<p>[Paraphrased] “When we …

Project Management

Three Imperatives for Good Project Managers

We all have good ideas. The hard part is making them happen.<p>HR departments love handing out worksheets on how to plan your time. Management gurus have written hundreds of pages of advice on how to better manage your week, your day, and your hour.<p>But what happens when you try and apply that advice …

How “Dilbert” Practically Wrote Itself

To mark his contribution to the hallowed halls of management comedy, we profiled <i>Dilbert</i> creator, Scott Adams, in the November 2013 issue of HBR. He was kind enough to lend us his 550-page tome <i>Dilbert 2.0: 20 Years of Dilbert</i>, where he reveals that more than a handful of the comics documented in his …

Deciding How to Decide

Artwork: Matt Phillips, Painting (for Myra), 2007, oil and collage on canvas, 66″ x 96″<p>Senior managers are paid to make tough decisions. Much rides on the outcome of those decisions, and executives are judged—quite rightly—on their overall success rate. It’s impossible to eliminate risk from …

How Jeff Bezos Makes Decisions

Over the last 19 years, Amazon.com has revolutionized the way we shop—and for much of that time, journalist Brad Stone has been watching closely. This week Stone, a senior writer at Bloomberg Businessweek, published <i>The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon</i>. I talked with Stone about …

See a Map of the World Revealing Each Country’s Most Visited Website

An impressive 62 countries count on Google, with Facebook coming in first for 50 other countries. Together, these two websites constitute true global …

Geography

Why Big Data Matters

Terabytes, Petabytes, Exabytes. Who can keep track? These strange terms have just begun to enter the business lexicon, but the hype surrounding them has reached a fever pitch. We have undoubtedly entered the age of big data.<p>Yet it’s hard for many to take it seriously. While the blogosphere buzzes …

Becoming an Agile Leader

• <b>Author:</b> Victoria V. Swisher<p><i>Becoming an Agile Leader</i> explores the five key characteristics, or factors, of Learning Agility – a proven success differentiator for leaders. Agile leaders, or those with a high degree of Learning Agility, share some key characteristics including:<p>• Self-Awareness <br>• …

Check This Out: A 3-D Printer Made From E-Waste

West African inventor Kodjo Afate Gnikou made a $100 3-D printer from leftover parts scavenged from old scanners, computers and printers.<p>The circle of electronic life: useless printer scraps become a way to print scraps of other things! Resourceful 33-year-old inventor Kodjo Afate Gnikou, of the …

Analysts Want You to Innovate, Except When They Don’t

Investment analysts love innovation. They greatly admire companies that come up with breakthrough ideas and talk about them in glowing terms, boosting their market valuation.<p>So in theory, at least, they want your company to innovate. In fact, they want <i>you</i> to innovate. The more innovations your team …

What Mobile App Developers Know About Designing Great Customer Experiences

As sales of smartphones have exploded, the price for the apps that run on these phones is quickly trending toward zero, thanks to low barriers to entry and intense competition. Nonetheless, savvy developers are driving revenue by rethinking the user experience and carefully designing the payment …

The Embarrassment of Complexity

Roger Martin recently diagnosed a kind of complexity that is manufactured by us and largely unaddressed: inter-domain complexity. It comes about as fields of knowledge are segmented into multiple domains, and each domain develops deep algorithmic knowledge and specialized tools that work by …

How to build a low-cost AFM nanoscope out of LEGO + Arduino board | Kurzweil

An AFM made from LEGO and electronics (credit: Alice Pyne, London Centre for Nanotechnology)<p>The world’s first low-cost atomic force microscope (AFM) …

Arduino

Scratch for Arduino Makes Programing the Arduino More Visual

Windows/Mac/Linux: Programming an Arduino isn't especially difficult, but if you're looking for a more visual method, Scratch for Arduino (S4A) uses …

How We Finally Made Agile Development Work

Many software products benefit from a continuous improvement model, and for the teams working on them, increased agility is inevitable. Yet, despite dozens of books on the subject, thousands of eager coaches, and a multitude of software vendors hawking products to make agile development “easier”, …

Harvard Biz Review on Twitter: "The most effective change agents understand and mobilize their informal networks. http://t.co/j3WoIMEg42 http://t.co/es0qNxMqZ8"

New conversation<p>Replying to @<b>HarvardBiz</b><p>RT@<b>HarvardBiz</b>:The most effective change agents understand and mobilize their informal …