Category Archives: Technology

An Innovation Action Plan for the New CTO

Finding and Growing Innovation Islands Inside a Large Company GUEST POST from Steve Blank How does a newly hired Chief Technology Officer (CTO) find and grow the islands of innovation inside a large company? How not to waste your first … Continue reading

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How will humans change in the next 10,000 years?

Future evolution: from looks to brains and personality GUEST POST from Nicholas R. Longrich, University of Bath READER QUESTION: If humans don’t die out in a climate apocalypse or asteroid impact in the next 10,000 years, are we likely to … Continue reading

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Technology Was Supposed to Solve Our Problems, Instead, They Got Worse

GUEST POST from Greg Satell Techno-optimism may have reached its zenith in 2011, when Marc Andreessen declared that software was eating the world. Back then, it seemed that anything rooted in the physical world was doomed to decline while geeky … Continue reading

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The Gilded Age of SickTech

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers, M.D. The WSJ reported that Twitter Inc. TWTR 5.66% accepted Elon Musk’s bid to take over the company and go private, a deal that would give the world’s richest person control over the social-media network where he is also among its most influential users. … Continue reading

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A Brave Post-Coronavirus New World

GUEST POST from Greg Satell In 1973, in the wake of the Arab defeat in the Yom Kippur war with Israel, OPEC instituted an oil embargo on America and its allies. The immediate effects of the crisis was a surge … Continue reading

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Should You Have a Department of Artificial Intelligence?

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers, M.D. Several hospitals, academic medical centers and medical schools are creating artificial intelligence organizational centers, institutes and programs. Examples are Stanford, the University of Colorado , Children’s Hospital of Orange County and Duke. If you are contemplating doing the same, think … Continue reading

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Silicon Valley Has Become a Doomsday Machine

GUEST POST from Greg Satell I was working on Wall Street in 1995 when the Netscape IPO hit like a bombshell. It was the first big Internet stock and, although originally priced at $14 per share, it opened at double … Continue reading

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The ABCDEs of Technology Adoption

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers, M.D. Every day, doctors have to make daily decisions about whether or not to adopt a new technology and add it their clinical armamentarium, either replacing or supplementing what they do. In doing so, they … Continue reading

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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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