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Time and time again, senior executives are challenged to transcend their personal limitations. Sometimes people feel so disconnected, they stand in a far corner of the sculpture, not even in the playing field.

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Whether we praise its genius or dispute its validity, it’s hard to deny the influence of Clayton Christensen’s theory of disruptive innovation. Whether you protect it or not, someone else will discover what you’ve discovered.

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Media's Data-Driven Future [0.12]

Posted on April 26, 2017, 5 a.m. by strategy+business: THOUGHT LEADERS @ [source]

As one of the world’s premier voices on the accelerating pace of digital technology, he is increasingly preoccupied with helping companies and individuals prepare for the dramatic changes he sees coming, particularly in entertainment and media. Currently, he is Fox 5 New York’s on-air tech and digital media expert and the proprietor of a popular and prescient email newsletter that covers the impact of technology on media and daily life, with a special focus on smart cars and smart homes.

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As one of the world’s premier voices on the accelerating pace of digital technology, he is increasingly preoccupied with helping companies and individuals prepare for the dramatic changes he sees coming, particularly in entertainment and media.

Palmer started his career at age 12 as a musician, playing the clarinet, saxophone, and flute in the 1970s in venues around New York.

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Marketers today have unprecedented access to their customers’ preferences and behaviors.

Dubois’s work on the impact of digital and social media on marketing, first at HEC Paris and now at INSEAD (where he joined the faculty in 2012), aims to explain how the digital landscape has changed the way consumers think, feel, and behave.

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A version of this article appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of strategy+business. There will be at least 1 billion more digital electric power meters than there were in 2015; more than 100 million lightbulbs will be connected to the Internet, turned on and off by sensor or smartphone; and machines produced by just one company, GE, will generate a million terabytes of data per day, much of it in the form of operational statistics that adjust machines to make them more efficient every day they are in use.

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For outsiders observing a scandal at a company or organization, the situation often seems implausible or incomprehensible. Why did so many people go along with the wrongdoing?

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A version of this article appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of strategy+business. But Terry Winograd is particularly enthusiastic about the app one of his graduate students, Catalin Voss, is working on.

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The CEO as Activist [0.13]

Posted on Nov. 7, 2016, 6 a.m. by strategy+business: THOUGHT LEADERS @ [source]

A version of this article appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of strategy+business.

Aaron Chatterji, an associate professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, believes business leaders should play a more meaningful role in public policy and solving social problems than most do.

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Few industries have undergone as much upheaval in the last decade as healthcare. But for Robert Henkel, president and CEO of Ascension Health, the delivery subsidiary of Ascension, religious identity and industry innovation work side by side.

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In the Country of the MBAs [0.14]

Posted on Aug. 24, 2016, 5 a.m. by strategy+business: THOUGHT LEADERS @ [source]

The number of business school students today is, oddly, difficult to quantify. Three years ago, the Wall Street Journal suggested that, as is the case with lawyers, the field of MBAs may be overcrowded.

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A version of this article appeared in the Winter 2016 issue of strategy+business. But now, an increasing number of business leaders are openly supporting their lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employees and customers.

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India, with elements of image provided by NASA. BCCL is India’s largest media conglomerate, with revenues of about Rs100 billion (about US$1.5 billion) per year and with more than 13,000 employees.

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A version of this article appeared in the Winter 2016 issue of strategy+business.

Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., the Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has a privileged view of the prospects of the companies around it.

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Early in The Wright Stuff: From NBC to Autism Speaks, by Bob Wright (with Diane Mermigas; RosettaBooks, 2016), the author discusses NBC’s 2003 US$16 billion megadeal with Vivendi Universal’s entertainment branch.

At that time, Wright had been NBC’s chief executive for more than 15 years, and was a member of GE’s core leadership team.

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In the field of artificial intelligence, the phrase deep learning applies to software that improves its model of reality with experience. Because search engines and advertising placement platforms (such as Baidu’s Phoenix Nest) depend on artificial intelligence (AI) to satisfy vague or ambiguous requests, the company — along with Google, Microsoft, and other providers of internet guidance — has a natural interest in machine learning.

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When the Internet was first established in the late 1960s, as a group of interconnected university computers exchanging software files, there wasn’t much need for authentication. She is the president and CEO of Neustar, a company based in Sterling, Va., that provides analytics and certification for messages on the Internet, drawing on its capability for building and managing massive communications-oriented data sets.

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A version of this article appeared in the Autumn 2016 issue of strategy+business.

Why are people who feel poor less likely to use coupons than people who feel wealthy?

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A version of this article appeared in the Autumn 2016 issue of strategy+business. WPP’s assets include iconic advertising agencies such as J. Walter Thompson, Ogilvy & Mather, Grey, and Young & Rubicam; media agencies like MediaCom, Mindshare, and MEC; its data management arm Kantar (including Millward Brown and TNS); digital firms like Wunderman, VML, Possible, and AKQA; public relations titans like Burston-Marstellar and H+K Strategies; and public affairs outfits such as the Glover Park Group and Penn Schoen Berland — not to mention many other wholly owned operating businesses, associates, and investments.

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A version of this article appeared in the Autumn 2016 issue of strategy+business. Facebook’s core platform, where 1.6 billion people around the world come together every month, has emerged into a vital distribution channel for journalism and a crucial marketing venue for businesses large and small.

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