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Recently, I visited the MIT Media Lab for a new form of “meet the students” called What’s Next. I was on a panel with Ideo, Amazon, Comcast, and Intuit (all of us are sponsors of the Media Lab). Each of us had to describe “the things we make” to the students. Continue reading

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Machines are beginning to take over cognitive tasks and now algorithms are even doing the work of highly skilled professionals like doctors, lawyers and creative people. If you want to avoid being replaced by a robot these days, you better learn the right kind of skills. Continue reading

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What Is Your Winning Aspiration?

A winning strategy absolutely must begin with a winning aspiration. Too doctrinaire? Allow me to explain the premise the way I learned it from Roger Martin, one of the best strategists on the planet. Continue reading

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Why SIRI And Not Watson?

Our first impression, of course, is that SIRI is much more suitable as an app. Turns out SIRI continually learns.. And at first glance, Watson seems extremely complex and complicated. We all remember Watson at the famous jeopardy TV game…we were all blown away. Imagine the possibilities that Watson can offer.. Continue reading

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The Journey to Innovation

As Europe returns to growth, enterprises will chart their course by tapping into new markets and new technologies. On this journey, success will come to those who can accelerate innovation while retaining a focus on costs. Continue reading

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Why Corporate Innovation Is So Difficult

We innovators need to learn to be careful with our language. Too often I hear people conflating words like innovation, invention and entrepreneurship. The fact is that these are all intertwined but subtly different words with very different challenges. Continue reading

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Technology Adoption in Consumer Markets

Crossing the Chasm was first published in 1990 and has enjoyed continued relevance ever since. That said, some time after the Y2K meltdown, a whole new raft of companies began to dominate the tech landscape, none of whom appeared to have crossed any chasms. Welcome to the world of Google, Facebook, YouTube, Amazon, and Skype. Continue reading

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