Coming: History’s Longest Unemployment Line?

Coming: History’s Longest Unemployment Line?

Given the ris­ing fear of tech­nol­o­gy replac­ing work­ers, I shared my thoughts on “The Future of Human Work Is Imag­i­na­tion, Cre­ativ­i­ty, and Strat­e­gy” [link] as a recent post for Har­vard Busi­ness Review (@HarvardBiz). I not­ed that many have...
The Future of Driving Is Electric

The Future of Driving Is Electric

Peter Valdes-Dape­na (@peterdrives) report­ed yes­ter­day that the end is com­ing for petrol-pow­ered ver­hi­cles. “A num­ber of coun­tries around the world are look­ing to move away from fuel-burn­ing auto­mo­biles. India, France, Britain and Nor­way all want to...
Are humans really necessary?

Are humans really necessary?

It was two days of great minds exchang­ing thoughts about sus­tain­able lead­er­ship, man­age­ment, inno­va­tion — and tech­nol­o­gy. It hap­pened in War­saw on 26 – 27 April, and I was both a keynote speak­er and one of 61 peo­ple on six pan­els dis­cussing...

Mangled By Attention Spangles

Many today do not have an exten­sive atten­tion span. Instead, they have “atten­tion span­gles”. Their atten­tion span is as small as a sequin, some­times glit­ter­ing with bril­liance but, in the main, only a brief reflec­tion of some­one else’s...

Turning Entrepreneurship Upside Down

New­ton Cam­pos, a good friend who lives in São Paulo, Brazil, is one of those rare peo­ple who is at home in both the busi­ness world and acad­eme. He’s exec­u­tive vice-direc­tor of the Pri­vate Equi­ty and Ven­ture Cap­i­tal Research Cen­ter at FGV-SP — and...

Intimidated? Terrified? Prepared?

You can get there from here. I’m speak­ing of the future, which many man­agers and lead­ers I meet seem to con­sid­er far more of a threat than an oppor­tu­ni­ty. There’s a rea­son for that. Any ath­lete, artist, health provider, politi­cian or...

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