Why iPhone X’s Face Recognition Failed

(Hint: It Was Supposed To) The unveiling of iPhone X hit one major glitch. How Apple recovered and handled it is a master class for all presenters. The iPhone unveiling in late 2017 was nothing short of epic. Perhaps the most impressive part of every Apple announcement of this sort is the degree which Apple uses live technology on stage ...

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The Scale-Up Canvas

4 Tips for Intrapreneurs Who Want to Scale-Up While there are many supporting methodologies to start an innovation project (design thinking, lean start-up, business model canvas, blue ocean,…), Lean scale-up by Ash Maurya provides precious guidelines, and metrics, but was not conceived with the case of a corporate start-up / intrapreneur project in mind. Corporate scale-up have actually simultaneously to ...

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The case for sick care improvements, not disruption

Sick care is in trouble. Many argue that we need to go big or go home claiming that we should stop tweaking the system of systems and, instead, make the existing model obsolete. However, the Moon shot mentality has many downsides. High risk high return ventures often fail, creating a lot of collateral damage. 70-20-10 is a formula that describes ...

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Here’s Why No One Cares About Your Ideas

“Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door,” Ralph Waldo Emerson is said to have written (he didn’t) and since that time thousands of mousetraps have been patented. Still, despite all that creative energy and all those ideas, the original “snap trap,” invented by William Hooker in 1894, remains the most popular. We’ve come ...

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What I Learned About Innovation from Practicing Law

For some years I was a litigation attorney, and much of my work revolved around courtroom rules of evidence. I appreciate these rules; they make rational sense to me. These days I help companies innovate successfully and gain market traction. When interacting with non-attorneys, however, I see these rules of evidence being violated at the expense of the innovative process. ...

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How to Avoid Greatness

Want An Ordinary Life? Here’s How. If you clicked on this article because you’re okay giving up on your dreams for what’s ordinary and predictable there’s not much need to read any further, just carry on; it’s your choice and you’re the only person who has to live with it. Still here? Good. This is about being anything but ordinary. ...

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Conscious Capitalism: Conversation with Raj Sisodia, Part Four

Raj Sisodia is the Professor of Global Business, Babson College, Co-founder & Co-Chairman, Conscious Capitalism, Inc. Raj has written ten books and over 100 academic articles.   Q: How does short-term investment work with Conscious Capitalism? A: It doesn’t. Most speculators are shrewd masters. The biases toward quarterly bottom line stock price gains mean that only eight months or less ...

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Untold Stories Of Everyday Innovators Inside Organizations

Lisa was the administrative assistant to the CEO of a global consulting firm. Her innovative approach to her work became the best practices that gave the company a competitive advantage. Kelly is an operations manager for the government. Her forward-thinking ideas have helped her department have a stronger, more valued voice to the internal teams they serve. Mike runs an ...

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We Need Real Scientific Breakthroughs To Build A Clean Energy Economy

A decade ago, clean energy seemed like a pipe dream. Solar panels, windmills and electric cars were widely considered to be something for wealthy tree huggers to assuage their conscience, rather than components of a serious energy policy. Now, however, Morgan Stanley predicts that renewables will overtake fossil fuels by 2020. The appeal of clean energy has gone way beyond ...

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