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Digital Disappointment: Eight Trends For 2016

From Digital Disappointment ToThe End Of The App Era, Here Are Eight Trends For 2016

Tom Goodwin is senior vice president of strategy and innovation at Havas Media . Eight trends for 2016: Digital disappointment The only thing that grows faster than technology are our expectations of it. The gap between what we know to be possible and what we experience is only widening. Our children are growing up in […]

Education Will Be Able To Respond To How You Feel

How Education Will Be Smarter, Less Intrusive, And Able To Respond To How You Feel

Impatience characterizes the technology sector’s approach to education. Disruption is taking place in all other sectors of society — so, why not education? I know too well, whether at Pearson or in the classroom, the challenges and frustration of developing and using digital tools that improve outcomes for students. But I’m optimistic. We are on […]

Three Challenges For The Hearables Future

Three Challenges For The Hearables Future

In Spike Jonze’s Her , Joaquin Phoenix falls in love with his earpiece — or rather, the female voice inside it. The film depicts a society in which artificially intelligent hearing devices serve as human companions. A cliché for the hearables future, Her nonetheless raises several key issues regarding the increasingly saturated industry of ear-worn […]

At GitHub You Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Office

At GitHub You Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Office, But There Is A Nice One If You Do

If you want to work for GitHub , the software development collaboration hub built on the open source Git project , you have to be independent and able to work outside the confines of what most organizations would consider normal operational guidelines. You don’t have to come to the office. In fact, you are encouraged […]

The Pareto Principle In A Convergence Economy

The Pareto Principle In A Convergence Economy

Economists tell us that the history of human labor is one of continually increasing specialization. In the days of the hunter-gatherer, every member of the tribe would have been expected to command some degree of proficiency with each task. As we progressed along the economic continuum from hunter-gatherer through agrarian and industrial and now into […]

Pentagon Comes Knocking in Silicon Valley

When The Pentagon Comes Knocking: An Open Letter To Silicon Valley

Christopher Meissner is a senior associate at Avascent specializing in growth strategies for technology companies operating within government-driven markets. How to join the network August Cole is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security , where he is also the director of their Art of Future War project. […]

Nonlinear Success

Linear Work In Nonlinear Environments

We are constantly bombarded by nonlinear success stories: The Facebook-MillionsOfDownloads-Airbnb-10,000Followers-ExponentialGrowth-AcquiredFor$200M-Snapchat-Uber-Zilla is stomping through our tech magazines/Twitter feeds/life every day. Our poor brains. We can’t help it, but this becomes the baseline for success. This is what our brain holds ourselves accountable to. And in some ways, this is correct — this is what top-tier success […]