A Virus in a Viral Age

Unless you’ve been totally off the grid, you’ve probably noticed the world is consumed with the topic of coronavirus. As of this writing, I am well thank [insert name of your personal deity here] and have felt no ill effects (thank you for asking) as I’ve traveled from Boston to Austin to Boston to London to […]

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The Issues with Work: Will Technology Adoption Bring Us Closer Together or Drive Us Further Apart?

The promise of technology adoption was, in many ways, to bring us closer together. Railroads transported us from the barren countryside to the city center. Radio, television and tablets let us experience the same stories and access the same information as someone in an opposite corner of the world. Telegraph wires, phone lines and then […]

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From Frustration to Abundance: Supercharging Productivity with New Tools in the Future of Work

Work has always been the cornerstone of human existence. Our value as individuals, organizations, communities and even country states is defined by our productivity at our places of work. But while we’ve been chasing productivity improvement for millennia, we’ve only truly mastered exponential improvements in the last couple of hundred years. Why is this, considering […]

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The Way(s) to the Future of Work

In 2010, Martin Sheen starred in The Way, an underrated but beautiful film. His character is a curmudgeonly, set-in-his-ways, late-middle-age, Type A workaholic from Los Angeles. A series of events lands him on El Camino de Santiago (translated into English as “The Way”), where circumstances compel him to interact — in life-affirming ways — with […]

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World Economic Forum 2019: Final Reflections

Back home on Cape Cod, Davos 2019 already seems an age ago. So before the happenings of last week entirely fade from my overly full memory banks, here are a few thoughts on what I saw and heard. This year’s World Economic Forum Annual Meeting came at a time when the very idea of Davos […]

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21 More Jobs That Pivot on Human-Machine Harmony

Help Wanted: Data Trash Engineer. Algorithm Bias Auditor. Head of Machine Personality Design. Chief Purpose Planner. Could you envision needing one of these job titles in your organization, or even see yourself filling one of these roles? We can – if not now, then very soon. In fact, in an age when many pundits are […]

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