4 months, 5 days ago

Gossip, Trust and the Information Revolution

Our massive use of IT (the information revolution with its information inertia and its fast but stupid behaviour) is enabling our innate behaviour to surge against our learned behaviour and that is severely damaging the social structures we humans have created. Why is this happening and what can we do about it?

4 months, 8 days ago

Gossip, Trust and the Information Revolution

Our massive use of IT (the information revolution with its information inertia and its fast but stupid behaviour) is enabling our innate behaviour to surge against our learned behaviour and that is severely damaging the social structures we humans have…

2 years, 21 days ago

You Can’t Afford to “Wait & See” with Emerging Tech

New C-Suite Must-Read Report: “Tech Innovation Chains Create Breakthrough Opportunities”  C-Suite execs responsible for driving business innovations, I highly encourage you to read Brian Hopkins‘ latest report which shows that today&#…

2 years, 1 month ago

VIVA TECH 2018

From Thursday to Saturday, more than 70.000 visitors will attend the third edition of VIVA TECH in Paris, one of the largest digital and tech conferences in Europe. The aim is to celebrate innovation and to help start-ups and businesses to grow. The li…

2 years, 5 months ago

Another 20 million faces

Just over a year ago, Microsoft launched some software that would guess how old you were. Millions of people were persuaded to donate a selfie to Microsoft in return for playing this game. See my post 85 Million Faces (October 2016).Google’s latest fac…

2 years, 9 months ago

Smartphones are dead. Long live smartphones!

This week, Google announced the acquisition of key HTC assets. This will give them some of the hardware technology expertise, the design skills and the experience in smartphone retail distribution they badly need. Due to Android’s massive fragmentation, Google needs to control the distribution of its services, to reduce its traffic acquisition costs and to […]

2 years, 10 months ago

Walmart and Google’s Voice-Assisted Commerce Partnership Highlight the Next Big Disrupter in Retail

Walmart and Google have announced an important new partnership that directly addresses the growing markets for voice-assisted shopping and free expedited delivery. Marc Lore, President and CEO, Walmart U.S. eCommerce, wrote on Walmart’s blog, “Starting in late September, we’ll be working with Google to offer hundreds of thousands of items for voice shopping via Google […]

4 years, 7 days ago

About managers, leaders and Google manager’s traits, cntd

So what about Google’s eight skills to look for in its managers.
continuing
 
In the end, I think there could have been made a distinction between managers’ and leaders’ skills. Management is a science while leadership is mostly an …

4 years, 11 days ago

Google’s surprising discovery about effective teams is not so surprising (i)

continuing with
Google’s surprising discovery about effective teams
 
2. Dependability
“Team members get things done and meet Google high bar for technical excellence”
This “Google high bar for technical excellence” sounds a tad patroni