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Why The Future Of Technology Is All Too Human

While the past favored those who could retain and process information efficiently, the future belongs to those who can imagine a better world and work with others to make it happen.

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Where does the telephone belong in your organization? | Business | Blog | Holtz Communications + Technology

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As work gets more complex, 6 rules to simplify

Why do people feel so miserable and disengaged at work? Because today’s businesses are increasingly and dizzyingly complex — and traditional pillars of management are obsolete, says Yves Morieux. So, he says, it falls to individual employees to navigate the rabbit’s warren of interdependencies. In this energetic talk, Morieux offers six rules for “smart simplicity.” (Rule One: Understand what your colleagues actually do.)

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Race Alongside the Machine

Thoughts from the Strata conference.

Maddie Grant's insight:

Machines are for optimization; humans are for inspiration.

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Making Mistakes

At 10 years old, I lost a trillion dollar bet to my older brother. I bet him it was Wednesday. It was actually Thursday. I was very sure of myself (for reasons I can’t recall), and saw a good…

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Leading 21st Century Firms

My talk from the Paris E20 Summit, February 2014.

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How to Make Laws that Actually Work for the New Economy

The rules for the new economy haven’t been written yet. Well, they have…it’s just that they were written 50+ years ago when the 9-to-5, 30-years-and-a-gold-watch career path was the rule, not the exception. They haven’t kept up with the changing economy or the new workforce. The laws and regulations laws that guide the economy have to adapt to the way people are working and building their lives. That’s where Janelle Orsi comes in. Janelle is the innovative founder of the Sustainable Economies Law Center, an organization that “charts the changing legal territory of the new economy, educating communities and individuals …

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HR Tech Europe talk 2013

A talk on new organisational structures given at HR Tech Europe in Amsterdam, 2013.

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Open Your Organization’s Governance to Member Participation

A participatory culture provides engagement and decision-making opportunities to members and cultivates the voting habit.

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One of My Favorite Consulting Questions

“So how does that show up here?” I ask this one all the time. People tell me about things that are either good or bad in their workplaces in the course of my consulting, but the descriptions are fairly broad. They are at the concept level. Things like, people have a lot of freedom here, […]