Monthly Archives: December 2017

The Meaning of Life – Really!

Do we search for meaning or do we create it? The answer may surprise you. “We all want to be part of something — an organization, a team, a community, a relationship — that somehow allows us to exceed our expectations of ourselves.” Inc.com may seem to be an unlikely place to find the meaning of life, but stick with ...

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Top 20 Innovation Articles of October 2017

Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 8 as part of our FREE email newsletter. Did your favorite make the cut? But enough delay, here are October’s twenty most popular innovation posts: The Ideas ...

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20 Reasons Why Your Company Won’t Change

On a recent visit to a former client’s workplace I noticed a poster entitled “I’m Not Changing!” I’d seen it elsewhere, and I’m sure you’ve seen it as well, or something like it. This time it gave me pause, perhaps because we’re now starting the second half of the year, and calendar milestones tend to trigger the “fresh start” effect. ...

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Do You Behave Like a Billionaire?

According to Forbes, there are about 1,826 billionaires on the planet. Of those, 290 joined the club in 2015. That’s an increase of about 19 percent. At that rate, the number of billionaires could nearly double every four years, which means that in about 90 to 94 years (depending on population growth), every man, woman, and child could be a ...

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Data and Technology Don’t Change Your Culture, They Reveal it

Data And Technology Don't Change Your Culture, They Reveal it - Innovation Excellence

In Weapons of Math Destruction, mathematician and data scientist Cathy O’Neil paints a disturbing picture of how data can go awry. “Black box” algorithms that make decisions with little to no transparency or accountability can lead to bizarre situations in which judgments are handed down with no possibility of appeal. For example, she tells the story of Sarah Wysocki, a teacher ...

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