The Ill-Fated Campaign for Digital and AI Disarmament

In 1939, Albert Einstein wrote a letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. In it, he outlined and explained the emergence of an incredible new technology that he felt had the power to change the world, in good ways and bad. The technology was nuclear power, which was then just emerging from academic laboratories in Europe. […]

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How Innovation Drives Inclusion

We hear a lot about both innovation and inclusion in the workplace today, and as it turns out, the two are intertwined. Not only are innovation initiatives more effective when the workforce is inclusive, according to multiple studies, but an increased focus on innovation can also drive diversity. This is the viewpoint of Dr. Wendy […]

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AMAZON PARTNERS UP TO DISRUPT HEALTHCARE

While health insurance industry stock prices have recovered following the announcement that Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway plan to deliver quality healthcare at lower costs, industry thinking should still be shaken up by the potential potency of this venture to disrupt healthcare. As we’ve previously noted, we think that a “healthcare on-demand” consumer-to-business (C2B) […]

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WEF 2018 IN REVIEW: SPLINTS ON A FRACTURED WORLD

The theme of the recent World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos was Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World. These fractures – Brexit, the Trump presidency, the rise of automation and artificial intelligence, the re-emergence of China – were on full display across the conference agenda, both in the main Congress Hall and […]

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Keeping the Gig Economy Alive and Well

For years now, talk of the gig economy has fueled the future-of-work debate, with many proclaiming that the gig economy will erode – and in some instances completely replace – our traditional work ecosystems. Undoubtedly, the gig economy is fueling a new breed (often in the millennial generation) of sometimes well-paid, empowered workers. In the […]

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Digital Without Purpose Will Fail

According to industry estimates, roughly 80% of digital initiatives ultimately fail. The reasons for these failures-to-launch abound: a risk-fearing culture, the paralysis of shifting regulations, the bog of legacy systems, and the list goes on. Nothing, however, will kill a digital transformation effort more assuredly than the failure to define a purpose. Simply put, without […]

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