“I give you permission to slap me in the face if I’m micromanaging you.” I told my colleagues recently.
Innovation is a code word for leadership. Yet innovation is not business as usual; it requires a different mindset: a growth mindset. You have to be comfortable with ambiguity, putting yourself and your organization un uncomfortable positions, having a point of view and pursuing it with conviction.
Anyone who likes going out to bars or restaurants knows they can get crowded. Bartenders don’t always have the time to take every order. Sometimes, they’re simply new to the job and struggle to stay on top of each customer’s request; this can make it difficult to get a drink.
The Next Economy will be driven by 10 emerging technologies; artificial intelligence underpins them all. And the race is on for the crown of having the Holy Grail of computing, the countries that are leading in the adoption of AI are China and the United States.
One of Amazon’s core values is customer obsession, it’s a keystone that holds together everything they do. Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, 2017 Letter to Amazon Shareholders outlines four key principles that he believes are critical to keeping his company, any company, relevant, competitive and dominant.
The Next Economy will be driven by 10 key technologies. Underpinning all of them is artificial intelligence. Though people believe that truly intelligent computing already exists, it’s not true. Rather, current techniques such as machine and deep learning give us automation; not intelligence.