Exploring the Digital Future of Management

Key Words for Digital Transformation

Adobe has transformed itself by embracing the technological forces that could have been the harbingers of its demise.

The Enabling Power of Trust

Examining skill sets and mind-sets will help leaders understand what it means to be a leader in the digital economy. This will include requirements such as changing mastery, executing excellence, nurturing relationships, and, notably, building a culture of radical trust.


“Innovating for Sales Growth”

This collection of MIT SMR articles delves into how to grow revenue organically through innovation. (Registration required.)

Articles included in this collection:

Grow Faster by Changing Your Innovation Narrative
By George S. Day and Gregory P. Shea

Key Words for Digital Transformation
By Shantanu Narayen, interviewed by Paul Michelman

The Promise of Targeted Innovation
By Marcel Corstjens, Gregory S. Carpenter, and Tushmit M. Hasan

Innovating for Sales Growth - PDF

MIT Innovation

Free download of this collection MIT SMR articles is brought to you by the MIT Innovation Series.

AI Plus or Minus

Every Leader’s Guide to the Ethics of AI

As artificial intelligence-enabled products and services enter our everyday lives, there’s a big gap between how AI can be used and how it should be used. A 2018 Deloitte survey of AI-aware executives found that 32% ranked ethical issues as one of the top three risks of AI, but most companies don’t yet have specific approaches to grapple with the challenges. Here, we list the seven actions that leaders of AI-oriented companies — regardless of their industry — should consider taking.

Artificial Intelligence Brings Out the Worst and the Best in Us

As AI develops better decision-making skills, leaders may feel threatened and push back, resisting the imperative to leave their biggest and most critical decisions to mechanical minds. And that might be a mistake, says psychologist Daniel Kahneman, given AI’s potential to reduce the bias in human thought processes.


Thoughtful Leadership

Leading Into the Future

In the future, leaders must balance playing on their strengths with adapting to a rapidly shifting business climate.


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The Changing Conversation Around Analytics

Open Access Brought to You By

How can organizations build cultures that integrate analytics and data for successful innovation? Open access to these three articles from MIT Sloan Management Review about conversations that are unfolding is provided courtesy of SAS.

The End of Scale

New technology-driven business models are undercutting the traditional advantages of economies of scale.



The Value of Cybersecurity

Is Your Company Ready for a Cyberattack?

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Increasingly, military-inspired exercises are becoming standard elements of corporate risk mitigation and resiliency efforts. They include tabletop exercises,” designed to help executives envision how they would handle different risk scenarios; “red team exercises,” designed to ferret out weaknesses through contained attacks conducted internally to see how cybersecurity teams respond; and engaging ethical hackers to test the organization’s cybersecurity defenses.

Improving Your Bottom Line With Cybersecurity

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Businesses can use cybersecurity to assure their digital transformation bets while positioning the business to capture new and enhanced revenue streams. Companies that act seriously and aggressively now will gain market positioning and long-term benefits.


Making Data Pay


Demystifying Data Monetization

Data on its own has value, but insights from that data substantially increase its value.

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Why the Data Marketplaces of the Future Will Sell Insights, Not Data

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MIT professor Munther Dahleh proposes a marketplace for data that bases the cost of data on the financial value it generates


Your Data Is Worth More Than You Think

Given the growing importance of data to companies, how should managers measure its value?


How to Monetize Your Data

The ability to monetize data — not hoard it — can offer competitive advantage in the digital economy.