Researchers claim many jobs at risk for automation. Here's what they missed. Photo by David McNew/Getty Images In the early days of artificial intelligence research, it was commonplace for the well-educated academics in the field to (mistakenly) think that being “intelligent” meant being good at things that other well-educated academic researchers struggled at, like playing chess.
We now know, however, that it's far harder to get robots to do things that come naturally to us (like identify objects and pick them up) than it is to get them to prove logical theorems or find patterns in huge volumes of data—things we humans struggle at. Intelligent Head Quarters. Matt Eyring specializes in “Disruptive Innovation” and now leads growth initiatives for Vivint, the Largest Home Automation Services Company in North America.
The firm has been named one of Forbes “Most Promising Companies for 2013. Matt Eyring has helped Fortune 500 companies tap the benefits of what has been called “disruptive innovation,” and next month he will be the dean’s convocation speaker on Oct. 2 for the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business on the Utah State University campus. So what exactly is Disruptive Innovation? The concept, describes how a product or service establishes itself near the bottom of a market and moves up while overtaking more established players. Eyring’s recent role as Vivint’s strategy officer entails figuring out what markets the company should be going after and what role they should be playing in the vertical integration. 11 Books Every Young Leader Must Read - John Coleman. By John Coleman | 12:00 PM October 11, 2012 Recently, I wrote that leaders should be readers.
Workplace Mavericks Research Group - Workplace Mavericks Research Group - Research initiatives - Research - Department of Management. What is the Workplace Mavericks Research Group?
In a joint collaboration headed by Dr Elliroma Gardiner| (LSE) and Professor Chris Jackson| (UNSW), the Workplace Mavericks Research Group conducts research into what predicts, drives and encourages maverick behaviour in the workplace. There is a great deal of anecdotal evidence that mavericks in the workplace, mavericks like Steve Jobs, Richard Branson and Oprah Winfrey, make a meaningful difference to the survival, competitiveness and profitability of a company. However, what is less known is exactly how these individuals make a difference. Our group is concerned with answering the question - What makes a maverick a maverick? Through our empirical research, the group aims to devise practical suggestions for how businesses can better identify, manage and develop mavericks in their organisation. Www.thinkingoutloud.com: A Pixar University for the Rest of Us. We hear about internal “Corporate Universities” at Pixar and Apple, and even at some of the high profile Silicon Valley startups – all organizations that want to be known for their innovation, creative problem-solving, success rates that exceed the industry norm, and engaged employees.
But what about the vast numbers of people at organizations that do not provide access to such programs internally (or otherwise through university-based executive bootcamps), or the growing number of individuals around the world who run smaller businesses (both tech and non-tech) and see themselves as “creative entrepreneurs?” How can they design or access a program for themselves and colleagues that can provide them with both new perspectives and problem-solving skills that can rival, if not exceed, that of the corporate universities in terms of both content and integrated design?
What follows is a proposal of what one such road map might look like. Ty Montague on what ‘storydoing’ means for PR. Aarti Shah For a few weeks now, consultant and author Ty Montague’s post “Good Companies Are Storytellers.
Great Companies Are Storydoers,” has sparked considerable interest on the HBR Blog Network. Montague makes a compelling assertion that storytelling is a powerful business tool and has data that backs this up. Storydoing companies — like Red Bull, TOMS shoes, Warby Parker and Tory Burch — infuse storytelling into all aspects of the brand experience: customer service, product design, and of course, marketing/PR, etc. But storytelling companies mistakenly silo this within marketing departments. Www.thinkingoutloud.com: A Pixar University for the Rest of Us.
My latest SEO copywriting crush: A plugin called Yoast. My latest SEO copywriting crush: A plugin called Yoast Posted by admin on Friday, September 6, 2013 · 1 Comment Hold onto your hats, they may blow off from excitement because we’re about to tackle a quick and dirty guide to bootstrapped SEO copywriting via Yoast.
It’ll have you playing happy camper with your website and blog posts in no time. What is Yoast? Yoast is a pretty awesome little plug in that not only tells you how well you are performing for SEO keywords you’ve chosen, but will also give you helpful tips on how to improve your performance. It’s basically a bunch of fields you fill in that displays information on the Internet when people search via Google, Bing and Yahoo. Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs: UPDATED. Neuroscientists Confirm That Our Loved Ones Become Ourselves. Fixed Mindset vs. Growth Mindset: Which One Are You?
Here is an excerpt from an article about Carol Dweck, a professor of psychology at Stanford University: Through more than three decades of systematic research, [Carol Dweck] has been figuring out answers to why some people achieve their potential while equally talented others don’t—why some become Muhammad Ali and others Mike Tyson. The key, she found, isn’t ability; it’s whether you look at ability as something inherent that needs to be demonstrated or as something that can be developed. To anyone who is into personal growth and self-improvement, this seems obvious. Imagine, Possible, Test, Prove. I was trying to understand a paper by a friend who does evolutionary algorithms.
I approached it several times and finally it was clear enough in me to spark a new awareness about the world. It was one of those moments where I saw so much more clearly how the very things in front of me relate to each other. Was this already obvious to all of you? Prove it. So a map of information in my head shifted. Do you feel like you belong? why it matters for learning.
The importance of belonging This week I blogged about a new study that suggests one reason why there are so few women in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math): they are vulnerable to feeling that they have to put in more effort than others to achieve the same results, and that therefore they must not "belong" in that sphere.
There's a lesson here about the importance of a "growth mindset"—researcher Carol Dweck's term for the belief that success is all about effort, and that "even geniuses work hard"—but what I want to focus on today is this notion of belonging, and how crucial it is for effective learning. Learning is social, as I wrote in this New York Timespiece about social factors that affect intelligence.
The level of comfort we feel in another person's presence can powerfully influence how intelligent we feel, and in some sense, how intelligent we actually are, at least in that moment. Create your own community. 10 Lessons For Two Types Of Startup Leaders. Startups in every sector—from technology to manufacturing, from services to software—are founded by two kinds of leaders: the Artist and the Entrepreneur.
These two kinds of leaders have much in common, and also profound differences. Artist Leaders delight in expressive, creative work. How Twitter Is Reshaping The Future Of Storytelling. Every five days, a billion tiny stories are generated by people around the world. Those messages aren’t just being lost in the ether, like the imaginary output of monkeys randomly attempting to produce the works of Shakespeare. Instead, the tweets are being archived by the Library of Congress as part of the organization’s mission to tell the story of America. The archive now includes 170 billion posts and counting. The patterns of human life will be stored in this Twitter archive like a form of digital sediment. Every meme and revelation will leave an imprint in the record constructed of posts by half a billion Twitter users around the world (and over 150,000 more signing up every day). #Unplug: The Complete, Printable Guide. So you need to unplug.
You're feeling overwhelmed by your gadgets--connected to your email list but not to your personal life. It's time to take a break. It is precisely for times like these that we've created this guide to unplugging. These step-by-step instructions will walk you through the difficult (but rewarding!) Process of unplugging, from deciding when to unplug to informing your friends and coworkers that you'll be offline for a while to avoiding the biggest temptations to plug back in.
TEDxDesMoines - Angela Maiers - You Matter. Fear and Permission: Chris Guillebeau at TEDxCMU 2010. Turning Fear Into Fuel: Jonathan Fields at TEDxCMU 2010. TEDxMarin - Robert Tercek - Reclaiming The Power of Personal Narrative. How to graduate college with a job you love & less debt: Jullien Gordon at TEDxMidwest. TEDxVancouver - Sean Aiken - What Makes You Come Alive?
TEDxVancouver - Aaron Coret & Stephen Slen - Finding your Passion. The passion of the pursuit: Kevin Jagger at TEDxGoldenGatePark (2D) Failure to Find Passion: Cass Phillipps at TEDxGoldenGatePark (2D) TEDxVancouver - Shahrzad Rafati - You are what you watch. TEDxSydney - Alex Lotersztain - Culture Shift Through Design. The Mystery of Human Nature: Paul de Blot at TEDxAmsterdam. Does Leadership Exist? Paul de Blot at TEDxBreda. The Secret to Spreading Ideas: Bernadette Jiwa at TEDxPerth. TEDxPugetSound - Cal McAllister - How Ideas Spread. TEDxPugetSound - Charlie Hartwell - The Leader's Role in Transforming Ideas into Action. TEDxPugetSound - Andre Golard, PhD - The Neuroscience of Eureka Moments. Why you will fail to have a great career: Larry Smith at TEDxUW. Why you will fail to have a great career: Larry Smith at TEDxUW. TEDxVictoria - Dr. Sean Richardson - Mental Toughness: Think Differently about your World.
David Kelley: How to build your creative confidence. Learning from Failure in Innovation: Jack Kramer Interview. Finding the Hidden Value in Your Network. The New Model for Innovation Is Social. Most business leaders are by now aware that the growing use of mobile phones is changing the competitive landscape for all companies, no matter what the industry. The extent of those changes is greater than most appreciate, however. They include entirely new methods of designing products and completely revamped methods for selling them. They also involve a fundamentally reinvented relationship with customers: To be precise, the customers are now the boss. Those were some of the key ideas that emerged from a recent conference — “How Mobile and Social Are Transforming Innovation Models: Flipping the Paradigm?” — hosted by Wharton’s Mack Institute for Innovation Management at the school’s San Francisco campus.
“The war is over,” Snyder noted. There are many implications of this shift to mobile. Snyder predicted that several industries and professions were on the verge of being disrupted by mobile. Does The Sharing Economy Have a Shadow Side? The rise of the sharing economy has been chronicled in books and magazine stories. It's brought half-billion-dollar exits (Zipcar to Avis), and billion-dollar valuations with IPO rumors for some of its darlings (Airbnb, Etsy). It's spawned startups dedicated to exploiting excess capacity in areas as diverse as children's clothing (Thredup), errands (TaskRabbit), transportation (Lyft, RelayRides), even home-cooked meals. It's also occasioned a lot of rhapsodizing about the collaborative creation of a more sustainable, productive, close-knit, and abundant future.
Sharing just feels good, too, which is the most important reason people do it. But as the sharing economy reaches a critical mass, some observers are starting to see a potential shadow side emerging. Symbols, Storytelling and Corporate Culture. Caesar’s wife must not only be honest, she must look honest. I was participating in the last #custserv Twitter Chat (Tuesdays, 9PM ET) and @richardnatoli posed the question (paraphrased): How to manage the culture of the organization as new employees join and mesh with existing employees? COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE. It's also possible for groups of people to work together in ways that seem pretty stupid, and I think collective stupidity is just as possible as collective intelligence. It’s Time To Be Fearless. Five values are at the root of every fearless approach to creating change. Reinvent Your Company Through Culture - Fred Hassan. In both C suites and boardrooms, discussions about business performance usually center on topics like market momentum, M&A opportunities, capital management, and productivity enhancements.
While these factors are important, in my experience they are best leveraged when employees are engaged, aligned, and motivated to win. In the course of leading six successful turnarounds and transformations at Schering-Plough, Pharmacia, Pharmacia and Upjohn, Wyeth, and two operating units within Novartis, I’ve learned that culture can be powerfully leveraged to enhance long-term success. Us_tmt_ce_PassiontoPotentialVol4_040610. Why Channeling Your Inner Weirdo Helps You Get Ahead At Work. How to Write a Convincing E-mail. E-mails are the most common document in the business world. How To Know It's The Right Time For A Career Leap.
Seth Godin on Kickstarter and the Value of an Author Platform. I received an unexpected email from Seth Godin today – he read a post I had written analyzing his Kickstarter campaign for his latest book, The Icarus Deception, and wanted to chat about his experience over the past eight months. Don’t arrest that protester; he’s a future billionaire: The connection between free expression and economics - Quartz. For Those Who Want to Lead, Read - John Coleman. Piercing the Romantic Illusion. Blogging Success - 18 Blogging Ideas You Haven’t Read on Brainzooming. Elliot w. eisner: what can education learn from the arts about the practice of education? Wislawa Szymborska - Nobel Lecture: The Poet and the World. How to Find Fulfillment at Work. The new politics of the internet: Everything is connected. Why We Love: 5 Must-Read Books on the Psychology of Love.
The psychology behind people believing they aren’t creative. Creative Ideas. Gary Hamel: The Hole in the Soul of Business - Gary Hamel’s Management 2.0. The #1 Career Mistake Capable People Make. The Benefits of Poetry for Professionals - John Coleman. Making the Choice Between Money and Meaning - Umair Haque. Are you past oriented or future oriented. How to Get Startup Ideas. Ugly Men Don’t Get Clicked On. Iceberg Analogy. The Stockdale Paradox: How Optimism Creates Resilience.
We Are All Artists Now. Change This - We're on a mission to spread important ideas and change minds. Viewcontent. Vision- Cleaning Your Lens. Plodding and Bursting. The end of should. Get ready for the coming employment roller coaster — Cloud Computing News. A bias for trust. Why We Can't Solve Big Problems. Mttbll: Padgett Powell’s rules on “What Writing... Never Say No to Networking - Kathryn Minshew. A Job as Creative Quest. The art of finding your calling. The DNA Of Idea Execution: How Creatives Are Working Today.
12 Truths to Tell Yourself After a Mistake or Failure. 12 Important Things To Do After Writing Your Post. Women Have Higher IQ Scores Than Men Now, James Flynn, Researcher, Claims. The Secrets to Building a Lucky Network - Anthony Tjan. Twelve ways we know we are at a Transition Point? - Leading Questions. Getting to Effective Social Business Results: Applying Culture Change. Do You Have A Culture Of Innovation? 5 reasons why you should consider blogging. Forget Marketing, I Would Rather Get Referrals. Photo by servantofchaos. How to Start a Creative Company. How To Win The Talent War. Employee Engagement, Recognition and Reward Commentary. Change agents at the office! « The art of life and work. The Easy-to-Use Tool that Helps You Build a Breakthrough Blog.