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What kind of ideas will get you a coveted spot at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab, the most cutting-edge program at arguably the world’s top technological research institute? “The crazier the better,” says Pattie Maes, former director of graduate admissions, and herself a researcher with some radical ideas. This hotbed of innovation is the…

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Given the rapid evolution of technology, science and innovation, how can organizations prepare for the future so they can be relevant, sustainable and profitable years from now? As the newly appointed director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab, Dr. Dava Newman – rocket scientist-engineer, inventor, author and global explorer – is a rare expert…

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In response to the world’s social justice awakening, many organizations are moving from talking about diversity, equity and inclusion to putting initiatives into action. Meeting planners are seeking out authoritative Black perspectives, accomplished Black professionals are being appointed to leadership positions, and companies are actively working to root out conscious or unconscious biases in product…

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How can organizations successfully compete against the digital giants? Adopt an AI-first operating model to unlock unlimited growth says Harvard Business School (HBS) Professor and digital transformation pioneer Marco Iansiti. Co-author of the critically-acclaimed book “Competing in the Age of AI: Strategy and Leadership When Algorithms and Networks Run the World” (January 2020), Iansiti helps leaders…

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Business leaders are facing mounting pressure to convert to emissions-lite practices and technologies as part of a global effort to achieve “net zero” carbon emissions by mid-century. Even the U.S. government has deemed climate change an existential national security issue. But is that taking things too far? “The world is not going to end in…

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Let’s face it: Big Tech is a Goliath that can’t be slayed with one slingshot. But Nobel Laureate economist Paul Romer may be just the David we need. In a recent MIT Technology Review article, Romer, a professor of economics and law at New York University and a senior fellow at the Marron Institute of Urban Management, calls Big Tech’s inordinate amount of financial…

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As people continue to work remotely, in isolation or with the demands of home life seeping into their workdays, organizational leaders are looking for guidance on how to protect the mental and emotional health of their employees, especially those feeling anxious about returning to a shared office space. Here, leading authorities offer companies insights and strategies…

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Working from home has many benefits. But it can also cause leaders and teams to feel uneasy about how to measure expectations and how to productively communicate across distances. As with many forms of digital communication, a lot can get lost in translation, leaving room for potential misinterpretation. Moreover, without an ability to see how…

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Our lives are now ruled by digital devices, screens and cameras that follow us through stores, streets and even our homes. That’s no secret. What may be less apparent, however, is how technology erodes our human capacity to feel emotions and empathize, and how that harms our relationships – with others, ourselves and the world around us….

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What does it take to make a hedge fund a runaway success? Few people can answer that question as knowledgeably as Christina Qi, who launched Domeyard, LP, from her college dorm in 2012 with $1,000 of seed money. The company now trades up to a billion dollars per day, relying on Qi’s expertise in financial literacy, artificial intelligence…

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Forging successful business and personal relationships in a world increasingly ruled by AI, machines and robots requires each of us to strike a delicate balance between leveraging technology and holding onto our humanity. In her spellbinding new book, “Work Mate Marry Love: How Machines Shape Our Human Destiny” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, August 2020), New…

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Summer can be busy, and this one will certainly have its challenges. But when we finally do find ourselves in that lazy, hazy mode, it’s always nice to head off to a quiet space with a good book. Here are some recommended new releases that will have you refilling your lemonade glass while learning about…

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SO MUCH OF OUR DAILY COMMUNICATION IS NONVERBAL, AND THAT MATTERS – A LOT. Our nonverbal communications – such as facial expressions and tone of voice – communicate so much meaning beyond the words we say. But these nuances are completely lost when we communicate through smartphones and other technologies, which is happening now more…

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Today’s leaders are dealing with unprecedented changes, and an unpredictable and challenging future. The Fourth Industrial Revolution, with its explosion of new technologies, is forcing companies of every size, in all industries, to reevaluate everything – from how we think about and do our jobs and create business growth to what it takes to inspire…

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Bricks, mortar, steel, carbon fibers, plastic. They’ve left marks on our planet—crushing impacts that Neri Oxman says we must design our way out of, if we’re to survive. It ispossible, believes the award-winning designer and biosciences pioneer, who is renowned for transcending the boundaries between art, science and environmentalism. In Netflix’s highly anticipated second season of Abstract: The Art…

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Thinkers50, a leading resource for the most impactful new ideas in business management and strategy, has unveiled the nominees for its 2019 Distinguished Achievement Awards. This year’s theme – “Breaking Boundaries” – refers to both the transformative power of these thinkers’ ideas and insights, and the fact that a record number of nominees are women. Stern…