Culture & Values

Act Fast, Fail Fast, Learn Fast? Science says we learn faster when we are free to choose.

By Shawn Nason / October 12, 2020 /

A recent study in Scientific American showed that people learn faster when they are free to choose which action they make, even if the choice initially leads to a negative outcome. The concept, “choice-confirmation bias,” produces “stabler learning over a wide range of simulated conditions than unbiased (no choice) did.” Researchers also believe that choice-confirmation…

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Leading and managing human transitions through adversity

By Janet Sernack / August 18, 2020 /

Connecting with a diverse range of my coaching and consulting clients over the past few weeks, has seriously deepened my understanding of the impact of disruption and adversity, on our stress levels and neurology, and the importance of leading and managing these factors, from both the business and the human perspective. It reaffirms the importance…

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By Francesco Pagano / August 18, 2020 /

100 years from Orwell’s 1984. The world will have solved the dilemmas that are killing us. How do we get there? The century of new tech Step-change technology (AI, Blockchain, IOT, bio-tech) is not just an engine of growth. It is the only bridge to get to the future. Dilemma. 1. Those who ignore New…

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Seeing The Future

By Francesco Pagano / August 18, 2020 /

Marketing. We will see a decline of traditional media, and a concentration and digitization of advertising. Consumers will be sourcing their info and ‘cool’ online, via very few, integrated and global platforms. Marketing needs to adjust to this behavioral shift. All of this needs to be orchestrated centrally, with a strong set of corporate positions and a…

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Get Out of the Gender Ghetto

By Federica DArmento fedarmento / June 15, 2020 /

By Federica D’Armento and Aleksandra Orman-Lorenz It’s the year 2277, and women have finally achieved equal pay at work. This is not the apocalyptic ending of a Hollywood movie. This may be the reality in 257 years. This is actually what the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2020 says: men and women will…

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Magical Ideas and Creative Solutions

By Dimis Michaelides / June 8, 2020 /

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” “The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.” Arthur C. Clarke A Magical Idea is a brilliant solution to a challenge with a “minor” proviso: it is unrealistic, not feasible, not implementable, impossible! When…

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And Creativity for All

By Francesco Pagano / June 8, 2020 /

Creativity is like air: invisible and necessary. Creativity is everybody’s job. It fosters innovation and nurtures talent. How do we create an environment that is conducive of creativity? I will be taking some inspiration from Monty Python’s method. Act I – Bold Ambition: look for a big contradiction to crack. Resolve it exponentially better than…

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Continuous Learning for Continuing Innovation

By Christina Speck / May 29, 2020 /

The job of acquiring new skills in the next normal sometimes feels like one more hat to juggle. Some of us are self-professed lifelong learners, so this job of skills acquisition seems to come easy. For others, it can be a chore. What if one of the most important skills is the simple task of…

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Crisis as Human-To-Human Accelerant

By Michael Graber / May 28, 2020 /

There’s nothing like a good crisis to make you refine your values, and Covid-19 has everyone taking stock of what really matters in life. No surprise what tops the list for individuals: family, friends, safety, and a sense of community. Many people are rediscovering the joys of homesteading arts, such as gardening, canning, cooking, playing…

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Where David Meets Goliath

By Federica DArmento fedarmento / May 26, 2020 /

By Federica D’Armento and Francesco Pagano This is a tale of two cities. Or, maybe just one: anti-fragile and people-centered. Here is an independent company based in Geneva (Switzerland), which is an award-winning watch manufacturer. Every masterpiece comes from the creative hand of the founder and the dedication of 25 people. No middle management, just…

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