Teegan Lexcen's doctors were at a loss. Born in August 2015 with only one lung and half a damaged heart, the Minnesota infant's condition seemed undeniably fatal.
Then a $20 product saved Teegan's life. A staff member at Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Miami suggested Google Cardboard, a virtual reality device, to [...]
Anyone who has heard me speak or worked with me in a consulting capacity knows how much I talk about the transformational impact of technology and how it's advancing at an exponentially faster rate than ever before. That's certainly true. But there's another theme I always address: All the technology [...]
It's a problem that most every organization has to confront sooner or later: How do we get more done in less time?
Surprisingly enough, one of the most effective answers is to slow down first.
As I said, that may seem like an unusual solution. But, taken in the overall context of [...]
Anticipatory organizations are always looking forward. With the skills to identify Hard Trends, and the many opportunities they represent, they're often able to achieve extraordinary levels of success. The biggest problem that keeps organizations from being anticipatory is complacency.
Complacency can pose all sorts of significant problems. But, as with other [...]
Rotman School of Management professor Laura Doering talks to s+b about fostering economic development and entrepreneurship in emerging economies. Development policies may come together at a high level, she explains, but their success is dependent on the complex daily interactions among people --interactions that are vulnerable to bias and [...]
A central component of the Anticipatory Organization model is disruption—more specifically, how Anticipatory Organizations and individuals can look at disruption and see enormous opportunity. Leveraging disruption could produce a revolutionary new product or service, lead to a significant improvement on an existing model or any number of advancements.
If you're the [...]
We've all seen the headlines about the cost of cybercrime. According to one estimate from IBM, the average out-of-pocket cost of security breaches has now climbed to $4 million per incident—up nearly 30 percent in only a few short years. But protecting such data—specifically, personal customer data information—is more costly [...]
One of the central principles of the Anticipatory Organization model is to move beyond the idea of mere competition. By that, I mean going past the idea of measuring your organization's success and performance against others. Instead, set your own standards through transformational planning and ongoing innovation. In so [...]
Humanity can get through the current period of upheaval and enter a new golden age of broad economic growth if the world's key decision makers act together. This may sound far-fetched, but historian Carlota Perez shows how it has happened four times before -- and could be about to [...]
Leaders must sometimes transcend the way their personality is perceived. To accomplish this, they need to think of themselves in terms of the whole person: the intellect, the emotions, the relationships, and even the physical body. With roots in contemplative practice, dance choreography, and organizational learning work, a [...]