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Connect Work Thrive: Reshaping Entrenprenuerial Growth

I believe that women represent a tremendous, untapped resource that has produced and will continue to yield huge returns for organizations and the communities they support. Through the power of women’s entrepreneurial activity, we create growth and prosperity while driving solutions for business and social problems. Women are a driving force of entrepreneurial growth and leading real, fundamental economic change.

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Innovation TV

My work with EMC TV has me thinking a lot about the role of video in the innovation process. EMC developed an innovative new technology (VPLEX) that can simultaneously (and instantly) synchronize online transactions to two separate geographic locations. In addition to this synchronization, each location is "active / active", meaning that the data is fully accessible on both sides (which is extremely hard to do).

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2014 Careers: Stop Playing Chess, Start Playing Risk

The chess analogy comes from the common experience of being "moved" like a piece on a chessboard. I spent 25 years as a software engineer doing essentially the same exact thing year over year: building and shipping products in the high-tech industry. Some of the most frustrating career experiences were the result of decisions that a manager or an executive would make where I was moved to a new project without due consideration.

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Researching Different Minds Thinking Greatly

Our data shows that when diverse minds from different cultures collaborate on new approaches, good ideas result. The conclusions we drew from this analysis have resulted in behavioral change at EMC. Most notably we’ve formed a global “Innovation Best Practices Community” in order to intentionally stimulate this behavior.

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How to Get the Wrong Answer

Customers are no longer asking for the "bit-for-bit" correctness of the 1980s (they assume this problem has already been solved). They are asking for "analytic correctness", which is a very different thing indeed. They point their mathematical algorithms at vast amounts of data and wait for the correct answer.

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