Author Archives: Greg Satell

Every great idea begins as a revelation. Yet when that flash of insight leads to action, it inevitably encounters the real world and that’s when hard lessons are learned. Adjustments have to be made and…profitable models rarely come easy. Continue reading

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It was notable, to say the least, when Roger Martin recently wrote in Harvard Business Review that he thinks that all the talk about adaptive strategy is a cop-out. In his mind, it is just a way for managers to get out of making hard, dangerous choices. Continue reading

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Clayton Christensen comes under attack by Harvard colleague, Jill Lepore. She slams disruptive innovation as a “competitive strategy for an age seized by terror.” “Transfixed by change,” she claims, “it’s blind to continuity.” Continue reading

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Alex (Sandy) Petland, Data Scientist

It used to be that successful organizations thrived because they knew how to do a few things really well. They honed their skills and continuously improved at specific tasks. Techniques like Six Sigma helped them achieve amazing precision and minimize errors. The problem is that these techniques also limit your ability to take in new information. Continue reading

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Technology does not quell creativity, in fact, there’s a great deal of evidence that suggests that technology enhances creativity. Certainly, we are expected to be more creative in our working lives than a generation ago. The truth is that by expanding possibilities and automating part of the creative process, we can all be more creative and productive. Continue reading

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Big data, machine learning and cognitive computing have transformed our devices into helpful companions, able to adapt to our particular context and solve complex problems. Unfortunately, our organizations haven’t kept pace. Continue reading

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From technology to education, business and world affairs, things are moving so fast that it’s hard to keep up with it all, much less make sense of where things are going. So this year, I’m focusing my summer list on books that explain the future. Continue reading

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