Technology & Innovation

The Secret To Accidental Business Innovations

Inc - April 23, 2014

You're probably familiar with accidental innovations like plastics and penicillin--products that only came about because of the inventor's inadvertent mishap. The history of vinyl records, recounted in a recent New York... Read »

The Hummus-Baked Bean Connection - April 23, 2014

What is it about the Israel-Boston connection that works so well in the world of tech startups? Having grown up and spent much of my life in Israel, where I attended university, served in the military and launched three... Read »

13 Growth Hacks From The World’s Most Successful Tech Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur - April 22, 2014

In studying companies that are already successful, you can see patterns that can be replicated. Picasso is credited with having said something to the effect that good artists copy; great artists steal. And that concept is... Read »

Even Good Employees Hoard Great Ideas - April 22, 2014

One of the most heated debates involving innovation revolves around how to best incentivize people to develop and implement new ideas. Research on this issue offers a wide range of conclusions. For example, one... Read »

Why Leaders Should Be Generating Their Own Data

HBR - April 21, 2014

This is it. You’ve aligned calendars and will have all the right decision-makers in the room. It’s the moment when they either decide to give you resources to begin to turn your innovative idea into reality, or send you... Read »

How Corporations Can Innovate Like Startups

PandoDaily - April 21, 2014

The need for enterprises to innovate has never been more acute. Many established brands are on the ropes. American Airlines was valued at just $5.5 billion at the time it merged with US Airways in 2013. Kodak, a name... Read »

Does Business Innovation Depend On A CEO’s Age?

npr - April 18, 2014

Analysis of innovation at private companies in the U.S. and across the world finds an inverse relationship correlation between disruptive innovation and the age of managers at those companies. Read »

The Secret To Having An Honest Data-Driven Debate

HBR - April 18, 2014

Malcolm Gladwell of bestselling Tipping Point and Outliers. He says, the rise of Big Data and analytics concomitantly demand its operational resurrection and revival. The need is urgent and global. If there’s a single... Read »

Innovation Is An Attitude

Inc - April 18, 2014

Successful innovation is a matter of attitude and practice, not of size. There is nothing sacred about being an entrepreneur--many will fumble around without hitting a spark of genius. Large companies? Some manage to keep... Read »

Microsoft’s Nadella Envisions Cultural Shift Where Data Is King

Entrepreneur - April 16, 2014

You’ve likely heard of artificial intelligence. But in a new post on Microsoft’s company blog, CEO Satya Nadella envisions a revolutionary era of “ambient intelligence.” This is a future in which “nearly all... Read »

Why Your Employees Are A Threat to Your Company’s Data

Inc - April 16, 2014

Believe it or not, your employees are the weakest link in your digital defenses. "Human error is the highest risk to your company. Clicking bad links, stolen laptops, lost thumb drives and company phones--there are so many... Read »

Everything You Need To Know About Data Viz

HBR - April 16, 2014

Displaying data can be a tricky proposition, because different rules apply in different contexts. A sales director presenting financial projections to a group of field reps wouldn’t visualize her data the same way that a... Read »

Microsoft CEO Announces New Tools In The Cloud

Tech Crunch - April 16, 2014

This morning in San Francisco, Microsoft announced several new data-focused tools in front of a cadre of customers and partners, not to mention a decent-sized grouping of press. The two new tools worth noting are Azure... Read »

Mt Gox CEO ‘Not Willing’ To Go To America

Forbes - April 16, 2014

Mark Karpeles, the CEO of collapsed Bitcoin exchange Mt Gox, has said via lawyers that he is “not willing” to go to America yet, refusing a US court demand to testify in person over the issue. Read »

6 Things The Most Influential People On Social Media Do

Inc - April 16, 2014

How do you earn respect, stand out, and get noticed in noisy social media circles? Take a cue from the Web's biggest influencers. Read »