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Where Are the Robots?

The fear of massive robot-driven job loss needs a reality check. Blue-collar and manual services workers — the same groups automation forecasters view as most vulnerable — are currently experiencing one of the tightest labor markets ever. The more pressing problem is a lack of skilled and trained workers at a time of resurgent blue-collar job growth.


The Innovator’s Legacy

In an interview with longtime collaborator Karen Dillon, Clayton Christensen discussed his influential body of work and his thoughts on the future of disruptive innovation. Both reflective and forward-looking, Christensen’s conversation with Dillon is an important addition to the canon of disruptive innovation.

What Separates Analytical Leaders From Laggards?

Despite the ready availability of technologies like big data, most companies don’t yet capitalize on analytics. For organizations to fully leverage the insights they can derive from analytics and embed them into decision-making, a combination of three drivers is required: data and tools, talent, and culture.


The Pros and Cons of ‘Growth’

Our economy cannot use resources or belch carbon at the pace it has if we want to keep the planet livable. The way we got here is now killing us. There’s a tension between the growth that nearly all economies and companies pursue — accepted almost axiomatically by economists and politicians — and the limits of the planet we depend on.

How Leading Organizations Are Getting the Most Value From IT

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For companies across industries, every major technology choice now represents a vital business decision, and “good enough” decisions are anything but. Recent research shows that in order to move from average to exceptional, CEOs and IT executives will need to begin matching their technology investments to their ambitions.


The Detroit Hustle

In a city that’s experienced tough economic times, entrepreneurism is blooming. But in resource-constrained environments like Detroit, individuals approach entrepreneurship in different ways than they do in affluent regions such as Silicon Valley. The accessibility and use of material resources within the entrepreneurial ecosystem shapes the experiences of its members in unique ways.

How Digital Twins Are Reinventing Innovation

A digital twin is a virtual replica of an object, being, or system continuously updated with data from its physical counterpart. Supported by billions of connected global sensors, digital twins will soon exist for millions of things. Jet engines, a heart, even a city can have digital twins that mirror physical and biological properties. Real-time assessments and diagnostics will be more precise; repairs will be executed in the moment; and innovation will be faster, cheaper, and more radical.

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