Norm Ng

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Computer Vision Will Be The Most Disruptive Innovation Driver | Inc.com

In 2010, I attended the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) CVPR (Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition) conference at the Hyatt in downtown San Francisco. I didn't expect the conference to be as large as it was, but it had more than 1,500 in attendance, to the best of my …

Autonomous Cars

What You Should Focus on Instead of Setting Goals

We all have things that we want to achieve in our lives — getting into the better shape, building a successful business, raising a wonderful family, …

Motivation

3 Ways Marketing Organizations Can Make Data More Actionable - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM GOOGLE ANALYTICS 360 SUITE

Optimizing every customer experience to be useful and engaging at every touch point is a marketing imperative in today’s multi-channel, multi-screen world. Customers demand consistently superb experiences, and CEOs expect marketing executives to deliver them.<p>Data, of course, is key to maximizing …

Data Warehousing

The Power of Designing Products for Customers You Don’t Have Yet

When my daughters were little, each time one of them received a birthday or holiday card from their grandparents with a crisp $20 in it, I silently vowed that I would finally get around to opening a savings account for them at our local bank so they could start learning the virtues of saving and …

Interest Rates

4 Ways to Cultivate Creative Thinking in Your Team

• Bio<br>• Facebook<br>• Google+<br>• LinkedIn<br>• Latest Posts<p>Veronica Hunt<p>Veronica Hunt is a passionate blogger from Delaware City, DE. She's obsessed with self-improvement …

The Most Successful People Learn This Lesson Very Early in Life

It pays dividends to learn and practice this.<p><i>What is the most important life lesson you've learned so far? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Jordan Allen on Quora:</b><p>When I was 13, I wanted a …

Success

Innovation Needs To Shift From Disrupting Markets To Tackling Grand Challenges

When Steve Jobs was trying to lure John Sculley to be Apple’s CEO in the early 1980’s, he asked him, “Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life, or do you want to come with me and change the world?” Sculley would achieve little at Apple, but Jobs would later make it the most …

Innovation

How One Company Used Data to Rethink the Customer Journey

Just how personal do customers want their experience to be with a company when making a purchase? A few years ago, customers might have said that a company’s attempts to offer a unique and personalized experience felt too much like stalking. Now, with so much time spent online, those expectations …

Customer Experience

The Price is Right: Essential Tips for Nailing Your Pricing Strategy

If you won’t take <b>Price Intelligently</b> Co-founder and CEO <b>Patrick Campbell</b>'s word on the grand consequence of pricing strategy, heed the wisdom of …

Product Management

Why Microsoft's New Deal With Lenovo Matters

Microsoft makes a lot of money from Android, thanks to its patents being used in Google’s operating system. That income has recently been faltering …

Apps

New Research Shows Why Focus On Teams, Not Just Leaders, Is Key To Business Performance

Deloitte just launched a study of people challenges in business, Deloitte Human Capital Trends 2016, and the results were striking. Among the 7,000+ companies who responded (in over 130 countries), the #1 issue on leaders minds is “how to redesign our organizational structure” to meet the demands …

Human Resources

Why R&D Spending Is Not A Measure Of Innovation

When it comes to R&D spending, corporate leaders often want to know what others are doing. How much are other companies in different industries spending on R&D? Leaders want to know the level of spending in absolute terms (i.e. total expenditure), and also as a percentage of revenue. The …

Innovation

Open Source Patents : Boon or Bane?

<i>Image Source: chezasite.com</i><p>An open source license may either expressly or implicitly include an affirmative grant of rights relating to patents, such …

Work Like A Spy: An Ex-CIA Officer’s Tips For Business Success

The former spy who stumbled upon a covert career with the CIA in, of all places, a classified ad, shares how a life undercover informed her more conspicuous role in the corporate world.<p>“When I went to work in the corporate world I was bored out of my mind,” recalls J.C. Carleson of her life before …

Leadership

16 Powerful TED Talks That Will Dramatically Improve Your Presentation Skills

Want to deliver better presentations? Learning by example -- especially from outstanding TED Talks -- can sometimes be the best way to learn.<p>You may not be delivering a TED Talk, but still. You want to captivate your audience. You <i>need</i> to captivate your audience. (Here's looking at you, Colonel …

Public Speaking

8 Secrets of Great Communicators

When it comes to communication, we all tend to think we're pretty good at it. Truth is, even those of us who are good communicators aren't nearly as good as we think we are. This overestimation of our ability to communicate is magnified when interacting with people we know well.<p>Researchers at the …

Self-improvement

Why Popular Bosses Aren't Always Great Leaders

Leadership is, among other things, doing what others are not doing, without knowing how it will turn out, but believing it’s for the best. That …

Christianity

People analytics reveals three things HR may be getting wrong

More sophisticated analyses of big data are helping companies identify, recruit, and reward the best personnel. The results can run counter to common …

Human Resources

What skills do CMOs need to drive the future marketing function?

The age of digital disruption hasn’t just seen technology’s star rise in the marketing function; it’s also placed a firm emphasis on agility. And …

How 1% Performance Improvements Led to Olympic Gold

When Sir Dave Brailsford became head of British Cycling in 2002, the team had almost no record of success: British cycling had only won a single gold medal in its 76-year history. That quickly changed under Sir Dave’s leadership. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, his squad won seven out of 10 gold …

Management

What Makes Great Salespeople

What behaviors drive successful salespeople? Last year, research by my people analytics company VoloMetrix identified three things that were highly correlated with top performing reps: More time spent with customers; larger internal networks; and more time spent with managers and senior leadership. …

Management

What Airbnb Understands About Customers’ “Jobs to Be Done”

On a recent business trip to London, I surprised the conference organizers by turning down the opportunity to stay at the posh hotel hosting the conference in favor of a rather modest Airbnb flat. The hotel was clearly much more luxurious. The flat would require me to take the tube or an Uber to …

Customers

Six secrets to true originality

Author and professor Adam Grant shares six tips on generating great ideas, including reframing your creative process, not worrying about being too …

Innovation Agents: How Jack Dorsey Succeeds Through Simplification

“We have everyone you can imagine against us,” says Jack Dorsey, the CEO of mobile credit card pay startup Square and cofounder of Twitter. But he is not cowed by fact that his startup is competing against banks with far more money to spend on pushing their products to market. Because by allowing …

Jack Dorsey

Legendary futurist explains how he plans to live forever

Google's leading engineer and prominent futurist Ray Kurzweil says humans just a few scientific breakthroughs away from achieving eternal life. The first step — watching what we eat.<p>Kurzweil — one of the world's leading minds on artificial intelligence, technology and futurism — has a strategy on …

Singularity

Today's Business is Obsolete: How to Ensure Your Company's Survival

Technology is leveling the playing field and making a difference in the market is becoming increasingly more difficult.<p>The digital age is both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, technology and the Internet have made it easy for brands to reach and engage with their target markets. But on the …

Employee Engagement

5 Reasons Why Your Sales Strategy Has Failed

The sales department is the most important department within your company because that’s what makes you the money you need to keep going. They are responsible for making sure that customers view you positively. They are also responsible for coming up with new and innovative strategies.<p>It’s …

Business Strategy

How Chinese Companies Disrupt Through Business Model Innovation

Experts continue to debate whether Chinese businesses are truly disruptive. For some industries in the West, this question appears a bit ridiculous. The American textile and apparel industries, for example, will tell you that the evidence can be found in the blood on the floor — their blood, on …

Innovation

The Disruptive Innovation Behind Pokémon Go

If you're looking to move the needle in your own organization, follow the lead of Nintendo.<p>In an explosive combination of creativity, cutting-edge technology, and brilliant marketing, Pokemon GO has become a global craze in less than a week. The new portable game from Nintendo uses a technology …

Innovation

These are the top 10 emerging technologies of 2016

A diverse range of breakthrough technologies, including batteries capable of providing power to whole villages, “socially aware” artificial …

Emerging Technology