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With Cloud Computing, the Sky’s the Limit

Cloud architecture continues to grow more robust and flexible so companies can offer “Anything As a Service.”

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The Most Important Topics around Digital Transformation

GPT-4: A First Step Towards Artificial Superintelligence?
This 7 min. read saves you up to 16 hours
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GPT-4: A First Step Towards Artificial Superintelligence?

There are good reasons not to continue developing AI models without a second thought. Sam Altman’s dismissal from (and return to) OpenAI furthered that discussion.

“Many People Get Data Storytelling Wrong.”
“Many People Get Data Storytelling Wrong.”
This 12 min. read saves you up to 3 hours
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“Many People Get Data Storytelling Wrong.”

How do you turn dry data into compelling stories? And what do you need to pay attention to in order to find the common thread in your pile of figures? Storytelling expert Hans-Wilhelm Eckert explains.

“The Technologies Are Not As Robust As Anybody Imagines”
“The Technologies Are Not As Robust As Anybody Imagines”

Meredith Broussard, author of More Than a Glitch, probes the vulnerabilities within algorithmic systems, some benign, others deadly.

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Find Out What Digital Transformation Is – and How to Deal with It

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Louise Amoore

Cloud Ethics

Machine learning algorithms reshape the ethics and politics of modern society.

Duke University School of Law
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Technology’s generational moment with generative AI

Follow these top tips to reap the full benefits of integrating generative AI into your business.

McKinsey
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Tom Chavez, Chris O'Hara and Vivek Vaidya

Data Driven

Learn from the experts how technology can support marketing in the digital era.

McGraw-Hill Education
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Aswath Damodaran

Narrative and Numbers

To make sense of business and investing, learn to combine statistics with stories.

Columbia University Press
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Murray Nossel

Powered by Storytelling

To command the attention of any audience, tell a story.

McGraw-Hill Education
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Sian Townson

Manage AI Bias Instead of Trying to Eliminate It

You can’t eliminate bias in AI systems. Learn to manage it instead.

MIT Sloan Management Review
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HOT TOPIC: AVOID DIGITAL DISASTER

Prepare Yourself and Your Company for Digital Change

“You Almost Fail Your Way Towards Success.”
“You Almost Fail Your Way Towards Success.”
This 17 min. read saves you up to 5 hours
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“You Almost Fail Your Way Towards Success.”

Organizational change expert Aidan McCullen, author of Undisruptable, encourages people and companies to disrupt themselves.

“You Have to Keep Making Small Bets and Learning Quickly” 
“You Have to Keep Making Small Bets and Learning Quickly” 
“You Have to Keep Making Small Bets and Learning Quickly” 

In his upcoming book The Digital Transformation Roadmap, author and business strategy expert David Rogers illuminates a calm path forward for organizations struggling with a constantly changing business environment.

GPT-4: A First Step Towards Artificial Superintelligence?
GPT-4: A First Step Towards Artificial Superintelligence?
This 7 min. read saves you up to 16 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 4 getAbstract summaries (2 books with a total of 800 pages, one video and one podcast) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 953 minutes (about 16 hours). Learn more.
GPT-4: A First Step Towards Artificial Superintelligence?

There are good reasons not to continue developing AI models without a second thought. Sam Altman’s dismissal from (and return to) OpenAI furthered that discussion.

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Flying Blind Into Technical Deficit
Flying Blind Into Technical Deficit

Just because it ain’t broke doesn’t mean you shouldn’t fix it.

Navigating the Mental Effects of AI-Driven Upskilling Demands
Navigating the Mental Effects of AI-Driven Upskilling Demands

Addressing the challenges of cognitive overload and decision paralysis.

Future-Ready? getAbstract Campaign Offers Expert Insights into the Future of AI
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Future-Ready? getAbstract Campaign Offers Expert Insights into the Future of AI

getAbstract wrapped up its ten-week #getAI campaign with a webinar discussion on “The Real-world Impact of AI.”

Cautionary Tales from Companies That Squandered Their Market Lead
Cautionary Tales from Companies That Squandered Their Market Lead

The future waits for no one.

What is the Fourth Industrial Revolution?
What is the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

A convergence of technologies is swiftly transforming the world. Are you ready for its perils and opportunities?

HOW-TO GUIDES >

How to Drive Change as a Leader
How to Drive Change as a Leader

The six pillars of transformational leadership.

How to Prevent Digital Transformation Collapse
How to Prevent Digital Transformation Collapse

Start with FAST!

How to Prepare for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet
How to Prepare for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet

What sounds impossible isn’t that difficult.

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“This Process is Relentless and You Will Either Adapt or Die”
“This Process is Relentless and You Will Either Adapt or Die”

Robotic process automation repurposes older software technologies for exponential gains. Christopher Surdak, author of The Care and Feeding of Bots, offers a glimpse into the next wave of digital transformation.

“Being Open and Agile Is the One Vital Skill for the 21st Century”
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“Being Open and Agile Is the One Vital Skill for the 21st Century”

Applicable Tricks That Help Navigate Disruption in the Workplace.

“We’re Not Going to Eliminate the Chaos!”
“We’re Not Going to Eliminate the Chaos!”

Leadership expert and drummer Jim Boneau knows: Even in noisy and confusing conditions, you can find your rhythm – and that of your colleagues. That’s why the “Rumble Zone” is all about one thing: listening.

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L&D and HR Trends 2024
L&D and HR Trends 2024
This 8 min. read saves you up to 59 hours
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L&D and HR Trends 2024

What you need to know about employee development perennials and new additions.

How to Ventilate Hybrid Setups
How to Ventilate Hybrid Setups

Cooperation, bright ideas, innovation: Break down organizational silos through open, meaningful and curiosity-driven exchanges in hybrid workplaces.

With Cloud Computing, the Sky’s the Limit
With Cloud Computing, the Sky’s the Limit

Cloud architecture continues to grow more robust and flexible so companies can offer “Anything As a Service.”

Agile Through Employee Development
Agile Through Employee Development

Companies increasingly realize they cannot avoid agility during disruption and change. In the process, they overlook their biggest lever: agile employee development.

LONGREADS >

The Great Reset and the Future of Downtown
The Great Reset and the Future of Downtown
This 9 min. read saves you up to 23 hours
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The Great Reset and the Future of Downtown

Trends accelerated by the pandemic and wider adoption of AI mean all bets about the future of big cities are off.

How To Ditch Customer Service From Hell
How To Ditch Customer Service From Hell

Poor and inflexible customer service harms us. It also harms the companies that spend millions implementing this type of limbo.

In Defense of Slow
In Defense of Slow

Savor the benefits of integrating “slow” into your life.

Find What Makes You Human
Find What Makes You Human

A reflection on staying relevant in the age of ChatGPT.

SOFT SKILLS >

Social Capital Is Like Money in the Bank
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Social Capital Is Like Money in the Bank

Building a network of colleagues and friends is an essential part of working and advancing in your career. Several techniques make it as painless as possible. 

Collaborate to Motivate
Collaborate to Motivate

Enthusiasm is catching. Use it to motivate teams to high performance.

The Fine Art of Teaching Soft Skills
The Fine Art of Teaching Soft Skills

Cultivating an appreciation for tact, basic fairness and responsible behavior in your employees makes life easier for everyone. 

Embracing the Unknown
Embracing the Unknown

Creative thinkers view challenges through a new lens or perspective to find novel solutions.

Mastering Synergy Towards a Purpose
Mastering Synergy Towards a Purpose

Coordinating the work of several people with their own unique skills, opinions and mind-sets is a challenge. To ease the task and deliver extraordinary results, create processes that build consensus.

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INTERVIEWS

In Conversation with Experts and Professionals

Interview Highlights 2023
Interview Highlights 2023
This 4 min. read saves you up to 32 hours
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Interview Highlights 2023

One of the great pleasures of writing for the Journal is the opportunity to discuss trends, workplace challenges and big picture questions with leading authors and experts. Michael Wiederstein, Caryn Hunt and Sara Küpfer share…

“Goals Shift When People Get Older.”
“Goals Shift When People Get Older.”
“Goals Shift When People Get Older.”

Human Resource Studies professors Dorien Kooij and Marianne van Woerkom offer insights on keeping older workers engaged and measuring the success of informal learning activities.

“Many People Get Data Storytelling Wrong.”
“Many People Get Data Storytelling Wrong.”
This 12 min. read saves you up to 3 hours
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“Many People Get Data Storytelling Wrong.”

How do you turn dry data into compelling stories? And what do you need to pay attention to in order to find the common thread in your pile of figures? Storytelling expert Hans-Wilhelm Eckert explains.

HOW (NOT) TO COMPETE WITH A ROBOT

Robots and AI Can Do Many Things. But What Will Remain Reserved for Humans?

Make Me Rich!
Make Me Rich!
This 6 min. read saves you up to 26 hours
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Make Me Rich!

Humans are poor investors – but will robots do any better?

Leading AI
Leading AI
This 4 min. read saves you up to 29 hours
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Leading AI

Visionary CEOs are integrating artificial intelligence (AI) solutions as they navigate through digital transformation, but they’re still very human.

Robots Need Bias Awareness Training, Too
Robots Need Bias Awareness Training, Too
This 5 min. read saves you up to 12 hours
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Robots Need Bias Awareness Training, Too

Despite their veneer of objectivity, algorithms are as biased as the humans creating them.

Robot Soccer Is Boring!
Robot Soccer Is Boring!
This 6 min. read saves you up to 11 hours
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Robot Soccer Is Boring!

AI-powered automation is revolutionizing many industries but for all robots can do, movement is still quite limited.

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