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Why We Hide Some of Our Best Work

Image: Chris barbalis<p>Your employer can track your every move, no matter where you sit in the organization. Often, the impulse is to scrutinize <i>all</i> …

Management

The Biases That Keep Good R&D Projects from Getting Funded

Theodora chairs the R&D selection panel at a global professional service firm. She recently had to lead the committee in deciding whether to fund a proposal from an up-and-coming engineer and one of the company’s business leaders. The project focused on how to design rooms in intensive care units …

Management

Welcome to the internet of superfluous things

Smart rubber ducks, anyone? TMW's Marc Curtis looks at the explosion of internet of things products and asks, when did innovation stop being about …

The Employer-Led Health Care Revolution

In the years leading up to 2009, Intel tried a number of popular approaches to tame its soaring health care costs. To encourage employees and their families to be more involved in the purchase of their care and aware of its actual cost, the company implemented “consumer-driven health care” …

Innovation Doesn't Mean What You Probably Think It Means

What you think of when you think of the word innovation is probably not really innovation at all.<p><b>Love him or hate him, you can't deny that Steve Jobs had a certain way with words.</b><p>In a 1994 video interview Jobs once famously quipped that anyone could change the world. He made it sound almost as easy …

Innovation

SEO Has Evolved To Search 'Experience' Optimization

The last few years, search engines such as Google, Bing, and even Apple, have been upgrading their algorithms and machine learning processes to account for the end-user’s experience. But, since their algorithms are built upon the work completed by automated crawling bots (pieces of software that …

Mobile Devices

The 8 Coolest Microneighborhoods in the World

These chic little corners are the beating hearts tucked within global hot spots—walkable enclaves densely packed with of-the-moment fashion, food, …

A Harvard scientist who's studied coffee for 20 years explains why the drink is amazing

Dr. Frank Hu just finished a 20-year study on the effects of coffee on the human body. People who drink more coffee it turns out, live longer.<p>Specifically, Hu's study found that coffee-drinkers have lower risks of cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, as well as suicide.<p>The research began …

Two tech billionaires just interviewed each other in my Stanford class — here's what they said

Here is an essay version of my class notes from Class 18 of Stanford University's CS183C — Technology-enabled Blitzscaling — taught by Reid Hoffman, John Lilly, Chris Yeh, and Allen Blue.<p>Errors and omissions are my own. Credit for good stuff is Reid, John, Chris Yeh, and Allen's entirely.<p>This class …

The End of Expertise

What if what you know didn’t matter anymore? What if knowledge became a commodity? What if everyone could be an expert?<p>Far-fetched, you think? Well, in fact, the “what if” is no longer speculative; it is here already. Talk to people in such professional service industries as private banking, …

Management

What Bubble? The Unicorn Boom Has Just Begun

For the anxious throng worried about spiraling startup valuations–a group now big enough to pass for conventional wisdom in Silicon Valley–Zenefits could be the poster child for collective panic. The two-and-a-half-year-old company, which sells cloud software to help businesses manage h.r., payroll …

Venture Capital

Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak on Steve Jobs and innovation

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images<p>In the tech industry, companies such as Apple, Google, and any other major player are constantly pressured to innovate.<p>But Steve Wozniak, who cofounded Apple alongside Steve Jobs, doesn't think innovation simply means creating products that are different and new.<p>"The …

Disrupting beliefs: A new approach to business-model innovation

In a disruptive age, established business models are under attack. Discover how incumbent companies can reframe them.<p><b>Let’s face it:</b> business models …

Why Amazon wins | Innovate the core, innovate to transform

Take a look at your organization’s innovation projects. Are you strategically balancing your efforts between the core business and future growth …

People don’t want your tactics. They want solutions.

Are you one of those people who has a huge skill set and when you’re talking to someone, you’re trying to figure out how to tell them what you do? …

Marketing

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Journalism

Debunking 5 Myths Of Innovation

If you are responsible for growing your business, improving the bottom line, and increasing the conversion of new customers, you’ve likely cautiously …

Innovation

New Study Shows 51% Of Managers Have 'Checked Out,' Care Little About Their Jobs

If large number of managers are disengaged and giving less than 100 percent to their jobs, how can they expect their employees to be highly engaged and productive?<p>It’s a fair question, and one of numerous troubling issues posed by the new Gallup study, State of the American Manager: Analytics and …

Employee Engagement

Nurturing a Culture of Innovation

Steve Cadigan Provides Tips for Creating a Culture of Innovation<p>Everywhere you turn today, you hear and read about innovation. All companies want it, but few really offer it.<p>Why? Because as employers try to unlock the most creative, innovative ideas within their organizations, they often have no …

Innovation

Stop Distinguishing Between Execution and Strategy

It’s impossible to have a good strategy poorly executed. That’s because execution actually <i>is</i> strategy – trying to separate the two only leads to confusion.<p>Consider the recent article, “Why Strategy Execution Unravels — and What to Do About It“ by Donald Sull, Rebecca Homkes, and Charles Sull, in …

Management