Branding pro talks reinvention – 10/21/14
Financial news contributor Herb Greenberg mentions Professor Lloyd Shefsky and his book, “Invent, Reinvent, Thrive.” Greenberg talks about IBM’s current earnings and how Shefsky’s book argues the need for constant reinvention and explains how IBM did that in the past. Segment begins around 1:30.
Retailers pass on Google Express – 10/15/14
Quotes Professor Antonio Moreno-Garcia, who said, “Google partners with the retailers…and uses their inventory, which requires a level of integration that can be difficult to achieve.” Also quotes Eric Anderson, chair of the marketing department, who said, “If you don’t have enough retailers, why would people be interested? They might as well go to Target instead.”
Harvard Business Review
Where to Look for Insight – 10/14/14
Article by Professor Mohan Sawhney and Senior Fellow Sanjay Khosla argues that innovation can be approached systematically and lists seven “insight channels” that can lead to more efficient operations.
Why Robots Could Be Awesome Whistleblowers – 10/08/14
Article by Professor Adam Waytz argues that the social, reputational and emotional risks of whistleblowing make it the perfect job for a robot. Robots are proficient at “cold” skills necessary for diligent evaluation and inspection of organizational errors—calculation, routinization, automation and consistency.