Innovation is like golf. You aim for the pin and then play the ball where it lands. Sometimes, you find you aimed for the wrong hole, and then you pivot.
Innovation happens through conversation, and conversation resides within the cracks of an organization. Fill the cracks!
If people are inspired and working toward a purpose, they will collaborate well, whether they're remote or in person. Corollary: Uninspired teams don't work well, period.
Although we cannot predict the future, we can change the future by what we do today if we recognize that life is a journey.
by Eric Braun, Head of Innovation, Intralinks Recently, I was asked to give a keynote presentation at the annual global conference on M&A Tax by Arco Verhulst, Global Head of Deal Advisory at KPMG. He wanted me to discuss technology that is here today and coming soon that will have an impact on the way … Continue reading Intro to How AI Can Impact Work in M&A
As we begin the New Year 2020, I thought I’d offer some food for thought for all of us in modern companies using the Internet and Social Media to connect with our customers. 2020 should be the year for reflection, insight and planning for the future of business. Let’s use the beginning of the year … Continue reading Hindsight is 2020
Computer Science is the new kid on the block, and sadly, she’s had a hard time getting enough study time with students. No one wants to kick out the old, but we can’t ignore the new. Is Computer Science really that important, anyway? Let’s take a look and see if there’s something we can do … Continue reading STEM Learning with ISTE Standards
It's seems obvious that we would celebrate genius because, after all, it's... well, it's genius. Right? Unfortunately, too often, our focus shifts to the wrong things when encountering an act of genius. We engage tunnel vision, we cover our ears, eyes and mouth or we stare like deer in headlights. Instead of celebrating that moment … Continue reading It would have been easier for me to avoid Genius but I celebrated it instead
Lately, we’ve been talking a lot about hackathons and startup weekends, but a lot of people look at us like deer in headlights. Hack-a-what? Do what in a weekend? So, I thought it would be useful to provide some insight into what it is and why you might want to attend one. After all, even … Continue reading Hackathons & Startup Weekends – Why they’re for me
I’m a startup guy, which means I thrive on everything outside the box. I seek out and devour everything innovation. But what is “innovation”? It’s such a 21st Century buzz word that everyone who wants to be cool uses to describe themselves and what they do. After a while, some of us learn to decipher what’s … Continue reading Matchmaking Between Startups and Big Companies at Innovate Celebrate 2018