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Untitled. The days of thinking that transformation is isolated to the IT department are over.

What is it, exactly, that propels people to leave the security of a regular paycheck, paid vacation and sick days?

The jump to becoming your own boss is risky, to say the least. Which makes the preparation, skills for success and a hefty dose of grit and determination so critical for offsetting the risk. In 2018, more than 40% of Americans said that having more control over their career was the primary motivating factor for becoming self-employed. In 2019, career control is once again the most cited reason for choosing to pursue self-employment.

While the desire for more career control is the top reason for choosing self-employment overall, motivations are shifting. Conclusion. A go-to-market strategy (GTM strategy) is an action plan that specifies how a company will reach target customers and achieve competitive advantage.

The purpose of a GTM strategy is to provide a blueprint for delivering a product or service to the end customer, taking into account such factors as pricing and distribution. A GTM strategy is somewhat similar to a business plan, although the latter is broader in scope and considers such factors as funding. Artificial intelligence (AI) is a broadly-used term, akin to the word manufacturing, which can cover the production of cars, cupcakes or computers.

Its use as a blanket term disguises how important it is to be clear about AI’s purpose. Purpose impacts the choice of technology, how it is measured and the ethics of its application. At its root, AI is based on different meta-level purposes. Coming of Age Digitally. About the Authors: Gerald C.

Coming of Age Digitally

Kane is the MIT Sloan Management Review guest editor for the Digital Business Initiative and a professor of information systems at the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. Doug Palmer is a principal in the Digital Business and Strategy practice of Deloitte Digital. Anh Nguyen Phillips is a senior manager within Deloitte Services LP, where she leads research on digital transformation and other strategic initiatives.

David Kiron is the executive editor of MIT Sloan Management Review, which brings ideas from the world of thinkers to the executives and managers who use them. Natasha Buckley is a senior manager within Deloitte Services LP, where she researches emerging topics in the business technology market. Virtual Data Room Reviews – Best Comparison of Deal Rooms in 2017 - Virtual Data Room Review. ADKAR Change Management Model Overview & Exercises. In the InterConnect 2017 keynote, Chris Moody (Twitter VP of Data Strategy) discussed where Twitter goes next in fighting online abuse.

“We’re starting just now to partner with the Watson team. Watson is really good at understanding nuances in language and intention,” he said. “What we want to do is be able to identify abuse patterns early and stop this behavior before it starts.” Five needs of humans at work. The 5 needs of humans at work Humans are human.

Five needs of humans at work

Better Coaching Using the GROW Model. Better Coaching Using the GROW Model ~ By Duncan Haughey In my article, Why Project Managers Should Coach - I outline the benefits of coaching your project team to produce better results.

Better Coaching Using the GROW Model

In this article, I look at a coaching technique that will help you become a better coach. First, let's understand why you should coach. Why Coach Coaching helps people develop and become better at what they do. Know-All 10: Knowledge Management Assessment (David Skyrme Associates) This set of ten questions provides a quick check of where your organization is along ten critical success dimensions.

Know-All 10: Knowledge Management Assessment (David Skyrme Associates)

Rate your organization (or part of it) on a score 0 to 10, where 0 is doing nothing at all, and 10 is world-class. We suggest that several people from different groups do this, then come together to discuss and compare. Public Resources - Business Architecture Guild. Please note the Business Architecture Guild members maintain a separate library for members of the Guild Community Reston, 2017 Presentation Decks from Summits and Workshops Reston Innovation Summit Links Common Reference Model.

Public Resources - Business Architecture Guild

The Artificial Intelligence Revolution: Part 2. Note: This is Part 2 of a two-part series on AI. Part 1 is here. PDF: We made a fancy PDF of this post for printing and offline viewing. Buy it here. (Or see a preview.) We have what may be an extremely difficult problem with an unknown time to solve it, on which quite possibly the entire future of humanity depends. — Nick Bostrom. Learning & Community. We tend to put great emphasis on leadership skills and ways we can learn and build them (and spend a ton of money on professional development each year, too). But if you really want to inspire the people around you, you need to focus on developing the characteristics that make you a standout leader. In fact, there are 33 characteristics employees find most inspiring about their colleagues and managers, according to new research conducted over three years by Mark Horwitch and Meredith Whipple Callahan at Bain & Co.

Out of those findings, they came up with four groups of characteristics, based on the types of interactions they’re most closely associated with: Leading the Team: your formal leadership skillsConnecting with Others: how you connect with others one-on-oneDeveloping Inner Resources: how you lead or handle yourselfSetting the Tone: how you work in groups when you’re not the formal leader. OpenStax CNX. Steve Blank Books for Startups. See the “Startup Tools” Tab for Tools and Blogs. For Books on Silicon Valley History see here Free Harvard Business Review article here Entrepreneurial Management StackOver the last few years we’ve discovered that startups are not smaller versions of large companies. The skills founders need are not covered by traditional books for MBA’s and large company managers. There are now a few books that specifically address founders needs. OpenStax CNX. The New Era of Economic Abundance. Business begins with value creation. It is the purpose of the institution: to create and deliver value in an efficient enough way that it will generate profit after cost.

Because value creation is the starting point for all businesses, successful or not, it’s a fundamental concept to understand. Here’s what is to come in this collection of wisdom about value creation: Definition of Value, and how it can be createdEvolution of value creation through history, and in the futureHow value can be measured and managed In the next Edition, we’ll pair this with research on Value Capture — join Evergreen to be sure you get the followup to this post. Introducing the Updated Community Skills Framework. By Ted McEnroe, Head of Research, The Community Roundtable. Enabling versus Controlling by Andrei Hagiu, Julian Wright. Over the last six months we have witnessed a surge in mobile apps designed for business users. In connection with a recent Emergence event dedicated to the entrepreneurs building these apps, we updated our Mobile Business App Landscape. What Airbnb, Uber, and Alibaba Have in Common. When Facebook acquired the messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion in the spring of 2014, the question on everyone’s mind was, does the service really merit a valuation of almost 20 times projected revenues?

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