Have A Merry… Robot?

Robots are not as new as you might think, but the threat of robots replac­ing human work­ers has been a per­sis­tent top­ic of dis­cus­sion since at least the 1980s. While Leonar­do da Vin­ci had the con­cept of a mechan­i­cal knight in 1435 [link], the...

Investment Or Insanity?

Is quar­ter­ly cap­i­tal­ism hold­ing com­pa­nies back from get­ting to their next state of development? This is not a new ques­tion nor a new issue in the world of man­age­ment. Many thinkers have slammed the well-estab­lished prac­tice of busi­ness...

How To Get A Phenomenal Education

"What we need now is a different kind of education," says Pasi Silander, the development manager in Helsinki, Finland. He adds that education should now be aimed "to prepare people for working life." The changes in education in Finland were recently profiled by...

What The World Needs Now

Hun­dreds attend­ed. News was made. And I left the World Knowl­edge Forum in Seoul, Korea, last week, with some strong impres­sions about what the organ­i­sa­tion­al world is search­ing for today. First, the back­drop: this was the 15th such forum, and the...

Disrupter’s Delusion?

Is the future brighter for companies that have disrupted entire industries? In the case of Apple, Scott Anthony and Michael Putz aren't so sure. In a recent post on the HBR Blog Network [link], the two authors posit "The Industries Apple Could Disrupt Next." They are...

Driven To Distraction

Computers have invaded the modern classroom. Is that good? Our use of computers (especially laptops), smartphones and tablets is indeed an important new behaviour that likely will have lasting implications in the field of education. From younger children who play...

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