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Month: February 2019

Untangling your organization’s decision making

February 7, 2019

Any organization can improve the speed and quality of its decisions by paying more attention to what it’s deciding. Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by  Aaron De Smet, Gerald Lackey, and Leigh M. Weiss for the…

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Africa’s Business Revolution: A book review by Bob Morris

February 6, 2019

Africa’s Business Revolution: How to Succeed in the World’s Next Big Growth Market Acha Leke, Mutsa Chironga, and Georges Desvaux Harvard Business Review Press (November 2018) How to map your Africa strategy, innovate your business model, build resilience for the long…

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Julie Sweet of Accenture Could See Her Future. So She Quit Her Job.

February 6, 2019

Now, as Accenture’s chief executive of North America, she helps major companies figure out the future. She is also working on creating true gender equality at the office. Here is David Gelles’ profile of Julie Sweet for The New York Times.…

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Navigating a world of disruption

February 5, 2019

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Jacques Bughin and Jonathan Woetzel for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about the firm, obtain subscription…

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Hadi Partovi Was Raised in a Revolution. Today He Teaches Kids to Code.

February 5, 2019

The founder and chief executive of Code.org, who was born in Iran, says computer science is a “foundational skill,” one that future doctors, lawyers and politicians should all possess. Here is David Gelles’ profile of Hadi Partovi for The New…

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The Signal and the Noise: A book review by Bob Morris

February 4, 2019

The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail–but Some Don’t Nate Silver Penguin Books (2015) How and why, more often than not, “human judgment is intrinsically fallible” This book was first published in 2012, at a time when…

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10 Big Ideas in 10 Years of Brain Science

February 4, 2019

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Julia Calderone featured in Scientific American. To read the complete article, check out others, and obtain subscription information, please click here. * * * Scientific American MIND reflects on the major discoveries…

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HBR’s 10 Must Reads: On AI, Analytics, and the New Machine Age

February 3, 2019

HBR’s 10 Must Reads: On AI, Analytics, and the New Machine Age HBR Editors and Various Other Contributors Harvard Business Review Press (February 2019) How New Technologies Such as AI Will Transform Most Companies Within the Next Three Years This…

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The Birth of the First Industrial Revolution

February 3, 2019

In The Perfectionists, Simon Winchester explains how precision engineers created the modern world. For example, in the first chapter, he points out that machines — for the first time — could be made that would make other machines, “and make…

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Team Human: A book reveiew by Bob Morris

February 2, 2019

Team Human Douglas Rushkoff W.W. Norton & Company (January 2019) How to think constructively, connect meaningfully, and act purposefully Douglas Rushkoff wrote this book to help as many people as possible who now struggle in a world in which “autonomous…

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