Five Questions with Murtaza Haider, author of “Getting Started with Data Science”

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Recently, we were able to ask five questions of Murtaza Haider, about the new book from IBM Press called “Getting Started with Data Science: Making Sense of Data with Analytics.” Below, the author talks about the benefits of data science in today’s professional world. What are some examples of data science altering or impacting traditional… Read more »

The Alchemy of Innovation: The Five Elements of Creativity and Competitive Change

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By Edgar Papke Edgar Papke is the author of the recently-published “Elephant in the Boardroom” from Career Press. He is an executive coach and an internationally award-winning speaker.  The need for innovation has long been a permanent and increasingly valued pursuit of business. Over the last two decades it has found its way to the… Read more »

The Curse of Best Practices: Avoid Disruption by Challenging Your Assumptions About Success

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  By Luke Williams Luke Williams is the executive director of entrepreneurship and founder of the W.R. Berkley Innovation Lab at New York University’s Stern School of Business. He is the international bestselling author of the second edition of “Disrupt: Think the Unthinkable to Spark Transformation in Your Business.”    Different organizations have different opinions… Read more »

3 Questions with R Ray Wang, Author of “Disrupting Digital Business”

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In his recently released book, “Disrupting Digital Business: Create an Authentic Experience in the Peer-to-Peer Economy” (Harvard Business Review Press, May 2015), author R Ray Wang makes it clear that we are no longer in an economy of products and services. The digital transformation demands that we focus our attention on experiences and outcomes. Organizations… Read more »

6 Reasons Why Women Make Great Innovation Leaders

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by Carol Vallone Mitchell Carol Vallone Mitchell is the author of the new book “Breaking Through ‘Bitch’” from Career Press. She is the cofounder of Talent Strategy Partners. Five of the 23 female CEOs in the Fortune 500 work at technology-sector companies. Two of the five women run a company in the Silicon Valley. These statistics are surprising… Read more »

In the Editor’s Queue: Three Good Reads on Innovation

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One of the best things about being Safari’s new(ish) editor in chief is discovering the many gems in our vast book and video collection. Given my background in business publishing, I’ve been spending a lot of time combing through our management content with an eye towards resources that I think will be particularly useful for… Read more »

Combating resistance to change: how to get other people on board with new ideas

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There’s a commercial I hear frequently on the radio. The commercial starts out talking about how we spend approximately one third of our lives asleep, and the average lifespan of a mattress is 5-7 years. Of course, poor sleep is linked to all sorts of negative health consequences, so the commercial then asks: when was… Read more »