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AI for Survival of the Fittest?
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AI for Survival of the Fittest?

From Charles Darwin to Elon Musk: How artificial intelligence will influence human evolution and natural selection.

Interviews

“Passivity Is Depressing, Activity Is Energizing.”
“Passivity Is Depressing, Activity Is Energizing.”

The doyenne of leadership experts, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, on the importance of advanced leadership in times of crisis, more diversity at the executive level, and the need to reinvent institutions.

The World Post-Pandemic? It’s Not Going To Be What You Expect.
Paolo Gallo
The World Post-Pandemic? It’s Not Going To Be What You Expect.

The “New Normal” has turned into the buzzword du jour. But is the world really going to settle into a new routine following the disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic? Author and executive coach Paolo Gallo doesn’t think so.

FEATURES

No One Is Safe
No One Is Safe

Cybercriminals are keeping pace with the major transformation steps that many companies have taken in recent months. Here is what you need to know.

TOP SUMMARIES
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Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler

The Future Is Faster Than You Think

The world is about to experience a burst of technological innovation unlike anything in history.

Simon & Schuster
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Gerald C. Kane, Anh Nguyen Phillips, Jonathan R. Copulsky and Garth R. Andrus

The Technology Fallacy

Technology alone doesn’t drive digitalization. A firm’s talent, culture, adaptability and leadership matter most.

MIT Press
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Thomas M. Siebel

Digital Transformation

You can harness big data, the cloud, the Internet of Things and AI to digitally transform your firm.

Rosetta Books
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Heidi Vella

5G vs 4G: What Is the Difference?

The next generation of wireless technology will affect the average consumer in many ways.

Raconteur
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Jennifer Howard-Grenville

How to Sustain Your Organization’s Culture When Everyone Is Remote

Your company culture can grow stronger even as your staff works remotely.

MIT Sloan Management Review
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Brian Solis

The Six Stages of Digital Transformation Maturity

Digital transformation takes a predictable path to maturity. What level has your company reached so far?

Prophet
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OUR GETTOGETHER SERIES

Learn how to communicate more effectively, and improve your work, family and social relationships. 

In this getTogether series, you'll hear from executives, entrepreneurs and educators navigating – and often shaping – the future of work.

The monthly series that answers the most frequently asked questions of our corporate clients all around the world.

FOCUS: SPEED
VUCA
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Skills
VUCA

Or: How To Deal with Volatility

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Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler

The Future Is Faster Than You Think

The world is about to experience a burst of technological innovation unlike anything in history.

Simon & Schuster
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Q&As
“How Can L&D Best Support Leaders and Employees in Their Home Office?”
“How Can L&D Best Support Leaders and Employees in Their Home Office?”

By evaluating people’s operational challenges and support requirements at least monthly. And by shifting from striving for perfection to improvisation and learning while doing. Here’s a best practice story.

“How Do I Innovate Out of Chaos?”
“How Do I Innovate Out of Chaos?”

Some of the most successful companies in the United States started up during recessions, including Burger King, Disney and Fortune magazine. Is this the turning point for smaller but daring companies to make their mark?

“Is Remote Work Here to Stay?”
“Is Remote Work Here to Stay?”

Yes. And here is everything you need to know to be successful (even after a pandemic) – whether as an organization, manager or employee.

“How Do I Find My Flow Working from Home?”
“How Do I Find My Flow Working from Home?”

Even if I’m surrounded by a spouse, kids and worries.

“How Do I Deal with Misfits, Eccentrics, Rebels and Nonconformists?”
“How Do I Deal with Misfits, Eccentrics, Rebels and Nonconformists?”

Recent history has one very compelling answer: Nurture them!

“What Do 240 CEOs Know Today About the Leadership Qualities of Tomorrow?”
“What Do 240 CEOs Know Today About the Leadership Qualities of Tomorrow?”

And what do you get when you listen to an additional 14,000 employees on the topic? Here are nine answers.

“How Do I Prevent and Resolve Workplace Clashes?”
“How Do I Prevent and Resolve Workplace Clashes?”

Yes, conflicts also occur at the fully digitized remote workplace – sometimes even more often and more severe. Here is how to deal with them.

“How Come We No Longer Hate Microsoft?”
“How Come We No Longer Hate Microsoft?”

It was the “Windows 95” of IT companies, but now it inspires again. How did the latest reboot succeed?

“How Do I Grapple With Complex, Chaotic Problems?”
“How Do I Grapple With Complex, Chaotic Problems?”

Solving big social problems requires “advanced leaders.” Never heard of this? Well, you might not yet be one of them.

“How Do I Use Data (Science) to Solve Real-World Problems?”
“How Do I Use Data (Science) to Solve Real-World Problems?”

It sounds complicated. It is. But with these five steps, you can do it.

IN CONVERSATION
“It’s Up To the Users To Advocate for Change”
Brian Solis, photo by Stuart Tracte
Thought leaders
“It’s Up To the Users To Advocate for Change”

Has COVID-19-induced physical distancing made our unhealthy relationship with technology worse? Not necessarily, argues digital anthropologist and author Brian Solis. But the time has come for consumers to start demanding for technology that will help us make more of ourselves.

AI CORNER

What Is AI Able to Do? And What Will It (Never) Be Able to Do?

“When You Talk to People About Fairness, the Conversation Immediately Becomes Political”
Michael Kearns and Aaron Roth
“When You Talk to People About Fairness, the Conversation Immediately Becomes Political”

Computer scientists Michael Kearns and Aaron Roth research how computer programs can affect our lives. Even when written without malice, algorithms have the potential to treat people unfairly or violate their privacy. How do you get algorithms to be decent?

“Access to Much Greater Intelligence Will Be a Step-Change in Our Civilization”
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“Access to Much Greater Intelligence Will Be a Step-Change in Our Civilization”

Leading computer scientist Stuart Russell on the major breakthroughs towards the first human-level AI, its foreseeable economic and social effects – and the risks of massive pullbacks on the way.

TOP SUMMARIES
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David Carmona

The AI Organization

The AI revolution will redefine your organization.

O’Reilly Media
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Thomas H. Davenport

The AI Advantage

Every organization needs a “cognitive strategy” to implement and manage artificial intelligence.

MIT Press
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Max Tegmark

Life 3.0

Biological and cultural change have brought people to the brink of “Life 3.0”: technological evolution.

Knopf Publishing Group
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Andrew Burgess

The Executive Guide to Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence isn’t a pipe dream. You can use it right now.

Palgrave Macmillan
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IN CONVERSATION
"Many people are underestimating the pace and scope of change and aren’t thinking correctly about how it will appear this time." (Richard Baldwin; Photo by Tmi Kimmo Räisänen)
Richard Baldwin by Tmi Kimmo Räisänen
Skills
“Almost everyone’s job will be changed by this.”

Economist and bestselling author Richard Baldwin believes that many business leaders and politicians continue to grossly underestimate the impact of digital change. Here, he explains how to position yourself correctly in competition with “Globots.”

RELATED SUMMARIES
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David Kiron and Michael Schrage

Strategy For and With AI

Artificial intelligence can help you set, rather than just measure, your key performance indicators.

MIT Sloan Management Review
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Yuval Noah Harari

Will the Future Be Human?

The few people and corporations that own the world’s data will shape the future of life.

World Economic Forum
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Jerry Kaplan

Humans Need Not Apply

This intriguing analysis of the artificial intelligence revolution gives cause for caution.

Yale University Press
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Robert D. Atkinson

How to Reform Worker-Training and Adjustment Policies for an Era of Technological Change

Policymakers shouldn’t let unfounded fears rob America of the benefits of technological innovation.

Information Technology & Innovation Foundation
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David Autor, David A. Mindell and Elisabeth B. Reynolds

The Work of the Future

What do AI and the rise of robots mean for workers?

MIT Task Force
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Mark Muro

What Jobs Are Affected by AI?

New research suggests unexpected effects of artificial intelligence on the labor market.

Brookings Institution
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“How Do I Create a ‘Better’ Website?”
“How Do I Create a ‘Better’ Website?”

Meet Julia, 26, software developer

“What Should I Study to Be Successful in the Future?”
“What Should I Study to Be Successful in the Future?”

Meet Florian, 20, future business student

“How Do I Find a Job That Suits Both My Personal Interests and My Professional Skills?”
“How Do I Find a Job That Suits Both My Personal Interests and My Professional Skills?”

Meet Jane, 30, computer scientist

THE FUTURE OF LEARNING
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Michael B. Horn

Education, Disrupted

Employers are increasingly making workers’ education their own business.

MIT Sloan Management Review
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Clayton M. Christensen, Curtis W. Johnson and Michael B. Horn

Disrupting Class

To change public education, society must completely redefine it. Are you ready for disruptive innovation at school?

McGraw-Hill Education
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The Economist

Learning and Earning

Amid constant technological change, workers’ education will become everyone’s responsibility.

The Economist
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Kelly Palmer and David Blake

The Expertise Economy

Take a visionary look at what workplace learning can and should do, where it is, and where it’s going.

Nicholas Brealey Publishing
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Digitalization

How often do you use your smart phone, smart watch, wearable or fitness tracker? Do you go cashless when buying groceries or do you program your coffee machine to have your first cup ready before you get out of bed? If your answer is yes to any of the above, then you know how digital technologies are invading every aspect of our personal lives. How will new technologies continue to change our lives and society as a whole?

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Become More Productive

Banish lethargy, get organized and sharpen your focus to become more productive at work.

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Digital Transformation

You’ve used the same traditional and established workflows your entire career. They’re trustworthy and have proven useful to your company. So, why should you change anything now? Digital transformation isn’t just about the technology itself; it’s also about how technology can offer better solutions to traditional problems, enable creativity and innovation, and keep you competitive in an increasingly digital world.

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Change Management

Change can be exciting – or it can produce stress and anxiety. One thing is for sure: Organizations can’t grow without change, so it’s time to reinvent your company.

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Corporate Culture

Your organization's culture – its shared beliefs and environment – shapes its success. Corporate culture is the vessel for your employees' engagement, productivity, motivation and collaboration. How can you make your culture real, authentic, meaningful and good – and how good can you make it?

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Innovation

Innovation is arguably the most crucial and, at the same time, the most elusive skill to master for any business. Systematically developing novel products, services and processes to stay ahead of the competition requires concerted action on virtually all levels of your organization. Join the vanguard!

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Jobs of the Future

According to the US Department of Labor, 65% of today’s students will work in jobs that don’t yet exist. What are those jobs going to look like? Will robots do your job or will algorithms assist you? What kind of new workers will society need in the future – and are you ready?

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Organizational Development

Organizational Development is two things. First, it is a specific strategy for corporate effectiveness and strength that uses ideas from behavioral science. Second, it's a generic term for discussing concepts and strategies for improving your organization. While other channels cover organizational design, growth, change, management, restructuring, and more, here you will find expert authors' general ideas about the overall effort to create strong, lasting organizations.

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