Companies need to be social to be successful. This is a key insight in Maddie Grant's book Humanize: How People-Centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World, which argues that the principles underlying social media’s growth can be applied to the way we lead and manage organizations.
John Seely Brown argues that foregrounding the Humanities is our only hope of sustaining innovation in the United States.
Socialfish founder Maddie Grant argues that social media represents a paradigm shift not only in popular culture, but in the fundamental relationship between businesses and consumers, and, as a result, in organizational best practice.
From an evolutionary standpoint, which traits are most adaptive to a historical moment in which old certainties have vanished and anything is possible? According to Seely Brown, they include bravery, creativity, and a sense of play.
Jaron Lanier: if we don't learn to acknowledge that real people are actually creating the value online, we're never going to learn how to create the information economy that can really create employment and self-determination.
New businesses in Silicon Valley and Alley have tremendous power over what it will mean to be human in the coming decades. And with great power comes great responsibility. We hear often that the world is changing fast – we talk less about what we’d like it to change into.
How can small businesses flourish in today's disruptive age? Bestelling author Vijay Vaitheeswaran has three concise tips that make it easier for upstarts to take on the giants.
The democratization of innovation is enhancing the way small companies and new innovators are doing business. Big companies have to "dance" in order to keep up.
What's the Big Idea? For corporations, growth is a quarterly concern -- a hope maybe, but not a necessity. For small businesses and nonprofits, stagnation isn't an option: it's grow or die. But as businesses transition from startup to established company, the bootstrapped mentality is hard to ...
Harvard Business School professor Robert Kaplan says if you want to get promoted "you need to work starting day one on developing a successor."
Joi Ito has championed the MIT Media Lab's inter-disciplinary approach to problem-solving. That means instead of specializing, going deep enough in a number of fields in order to understand the nuances and connect with other experts.
“To me, being a DJ and being the Director of the Media Lab are essentially the same thing,” says Joi Ito, Director of the MIT Media Lab.