Few things have dominated business mindshare as significantly as the topics of culture and AI. One has become an informal barometer of how happy and engaged employees are, while the other promises to change nearly everything we know about operating a business. How companies handle the intersection of the two — preparing your culture for AI — will inevitably determine how successfully organizations will thrive (or not) in the coming AI revolution. Continue reading
Over a wonderfully fresh shrimp, avocado and arugula salad at a trendy Philly restaurant, Joel Cohen describes the concept of the “puke draft”. No, it had nothing to do with his lunch. He shares how ideas are most often half-baked and incomplete at their genesis. So, members of his team at The Simpsons will often create a “puke draft”, which takes their rough idea and shares it for improvement and revision from the other talented writers on the show. Through this process, many of these ideas develop into full episodes for the most successful prime time show in the history of television. Continue reading
Now more than ever, women are poised to rule in the professional world and beyond.
In technology, Moore’s Law is the idea that the number of transistors on a chip doubles every year, while the costs are halved. Similarly, the trajectory of women’s influence in work, politics and culture is moving at an exponential pace, and changes are occuring in a fraction of the time it took to advance previous gender parity initiatives. Continue reading
Two notable Americans faced firestorms of criticism last week: A governor whose medical school yearbook page showed a racist image and a billionaire whose infidelity was exposed by a tabloid. The politician — Virginia governor Ralph Northam — handled the PR crisis in the worst way possible by deflecting and denying, which led to calls for his resignation. The reclusive billionaire, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, turned crisis into opportunity by disclosing embarrassing information and positioning himself as a superhero, telling everyone that he was standing up to a bully on their behalf. Continue reading