Data, Analytics, & Algorithms: Bedrocks of Future Organizations

Billions of decisions are being made in organizations as you're reading this blog post; Strategic decisions. Hiring decisions. Purchasing decisions. Technology decisions. The cumulative impact of today's decisions will impact the success of organizations in the coming weeks, months, years, and … Read More»

Beware the danger of false precision and over expectations

We are living in an era of of titanic shifts; an era where significant changes happen in comparatively short amounts of time. 10 years ago, smartphones didn't exist. Now we can't live without them. Companies like Slack and Uber have gone from pre-existent to multi-billion dollar valuations in less … Read More»

Updated thoughts / probabilities of SFDC acquisition $CRM

(Note: This is 100% pure speculation and is based on only publicly available insider information) Upon initial rumors, I shared some brief thoughts on Twitter about a potential SFDC acquisition. $SFDC speculation: ORCL is 1st to come to mind. IBM makes sense. SAP potential; not likely. MSFT a … Read More»

Technology assuming role of the enterprise subconscious

Nobel Prize winner, psychologist, an behavioral economist Daniel Kahneman has dedicated much of his 50+ year career to studying human judgement and decision making. In his best selling book "Thinking Fast and Slow", he describes two primary systems of thinking - figuratively named "System 1" and … Read More»

Rich Communication and its Impact on the Enterprise

The year was 1996. I had just signed up for Hotmail - a free email service. I had recently been introduced to email - something I rarely used, but was increasingly relying on it, especially to communicate with friends who were far away. But Hotmail was amazing. It was free (we take this for … Read More»

Immersive Experiences: Changing (and extending) Our World

Last month I spent some time with more than 150,000 people from 140 countries at CES 2015 in Las Vegas. There were over 3,600 exhibitors spread out across several venues. I had the privilege to see and speak with many of them. As I drove back home through the California desert, and in the weeks … Read More»

Geppetto 2.0: Democratizing the ability to bring things to life

One of the most recognizable stories on the planet, and certainly in Italian history, is the story of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi. It is one of the most re-used, re-purposed, revised, and re-distributed stories in modern history. The 1940 Disney version has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. … Read More»

What Business Are You In? Are you sure?

As we draw towards the close of 2014 and look ahead to a new year, it's a time of reflection, evaluation, and goal setting for many people. Performance reviews (if you're still doing it the old way), finalizing budgets, and making plans for the next 357 days (until the holiday season rolls around … Read More»