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Artificial Intelligence: Disruption or Opportunity?

Artificial intelligence (AI), one of twenty core technologies I identified back in 1983 as the drivers of exponential economic value creation, has worked its way into our lives. From Amazon’s Alexa and Facebook’s M to Google’s Now and Apple’s Siri, AI is always growing — so keeping a closer eye on future developments, amazing opportunities, …

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5 Sales Strategies Not Found in How-to Books

As a salesperson, you’re trained to ask customers what they want in terms of your product offerings. That’s wise advice but it’s incomplete. If you only ask customers what they want and then give it to them, you’re missing the biggest opportunity that has ever come in front of you – the chance to sell …

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Hire Innovators and Keep Them Innovating

Free-Photos / Pixabay Leaders who want to see their organizations leap far ahead of their competition are usually deeply involved in any number of employee activities and programs. That’s understandable, but a high level of involvement can often become counterproductive. However tempting it can be to have a finger in as many pies as possible, …

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3 Ways to Tell if a Company Values Innovation

Free-Photos / Pixabay At first glance, measuring innovation might seem as inexact as a Supreme Court Justice’s description of pornography: “I know it when I see it.” One of the cornerstones of my Anticipatory Organization Model is the critical need to craft an environment that fosters innovation. That’s important, but it still begs the questions: …

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