Go Digital: Adapt or Die!

A study by MIT Sloan Management Review and Capgemini Consulting finds that companies now face a digital imperative: adopt new technologies effectively or face competitive obsolescence. While there is consensus on the importance of adopting digital technology, most employees find the process complex and slow. Many say their leaders lack urgency and fail to share a vision…

Quantified Disruption

The various weight loss companies like Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig are all feeling new competitive pressures.  The mobile, social, and data trends for consumers are all pointing to a new wave of disruption.  Social networks provide the reinforcement while your smartphone and gadgets like the Jawbone Up, Fitbit, or any of the forthcoming smartwatches…

Average in the workplace is no longer enough.

The full PDF of the OECD’s findings can be accessed here.  You can find summaries by country (starting with the US) here. The United States has a highly-educated population, but more could be done to improve the quality of educational outcomes in terms of basic foundation skills in literacy, numeracy and science skills, and to…

Disruption defined

The impact has been not only economic but also cultural. Apple’s innovations have set off an entire rethinking of how humans interact with machines. It’s not simply that we use our fingers now instead of a mouse. Smartphones, in particular, have become extensions of our brains. They have fundamentally changed the way people receive and…

Google Apogee

No, it is not a new product.  It’s an astronomical term for when an orbiting body is at its furthest point from the planet around which it orbits. Put me down as thinking that the death of Google Reader, the lack of traction for Google Keep, and now the end of Google’s 20% time signals…

Paid Search as Feature on Feedly

The inability to search content on Feedly is a dearly missed feature, IMHO.  If I blogged more I’d missed it for.  Smart of Feedly to find a pain point to monetize search. $5/mo., $45/yr (or $99 for a lifetime fee) is a lot of money for a service that may not go the distance.  What they – Feedly- should…