Category Archives: Technology

Why Change Must Be Built on Common Ground

GUEST POST from Greg Satell When Steve Jobs returned to Apple in 1997, one of the first things he did was develop a marketing campaign to rebrand the ailing enterprise. Leveraging IBM’s long running “Think” campaign, Apple urged its customers … Continue reading

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We Were Wrong About What Drove the 21st Century

GUEST POST from Greg Satell Every era contains a prism of multitudes. World War I gave way to the “Roaring 20s” and a 50-year boom in productivity. The Treaty of Versailles sowed the seeds to the second World War, which … Continue reading

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Technology Not Always the Key to Innovation

Humans love technology and often we make the mistake of thinking that technology is the only path to innovation. But there are many examples that prove this is often folly… The wine industry offers a couple of great examples. Alternative … Continue reading

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Sickcare Digital Transformation Playbook

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers First there was the Great Recession. Then came the Great Resignation. Now we are facing the Great Digital Transformation, i.e. how do businesses win the 4th industrial revolution? When cloud computing collides with 5G, the internet … Continue reading

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Fast Company is Wrong

Starbucks the Real Winner in Amazon Go Collaboration Recently Starbucks announced a collaboration with Amazon Go on a New York City store that combines Starbucks Pickup concept with Amazon’s Go concept. A Fast Company article titled Starbucks and Amazon team … Continue reading

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We Need a More Biological View of Technology

GUEST POST from Greg Satell It’s no accident that Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein, was published in the early 19th century, at roughly the same time as the Luddite movement was gaining momentum. It was in that moment that people first … Continue reading

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Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow

GUEST POST from Robert B. Tucker Ten years ago, frigid temperatures in Texas caused rolling blackouts, and millions lost power. The state was warned to weatherize its power grid to prepare for more extreme weather but never got around to … Continue reading

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Innovation Requires Going Fast, Slow and Meta

GUEST POST from Greg Satell In the regulatory filing for Facebook’s 2012 IPO, Mark Zuckerberg included a letter outlining his management philosophy. Entitled, The Hacker Way, it encapsulated much of the zeitgeist. “We have a saying,” he wrote. “‘Move fast … Continue reading

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Importance of Long-Term Innovation

GUEST POST from Greg Satell Scientists studying data from Mars recently found that the red planet may have oceans worth of water embedded in its crust in addition to the ice caps at its poles. The finding is significant because, … Continue reading

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A New Age Of Innovation and Our Next Steps

GUEST POST from Greg Satell In Mapping Innovation, I wrote that innovation is never a single event, but a process of discovery, engineering and transformation and that those three things hardly ever happen at the same time or in the … Continue reading

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