Is Attending Aspen Ideas Festival on Your Bucket List?

Carla O'Dell's picture

If attending the Aspen Ideas Festival isn’t on your bucket list, you might consider adding it.

Every summer, one thousand movers and shakers, CEOs, authors, politicians, pundits, and artists gather to share the biggest ideas of the day and seek solutions to the world’s pressing problems. I had the pleasure of attending this year in late June and wasn’t disappointed.

One Easy Tip to Be More Productive from Charles Duhigg

Carla O'Dell's picture

Being the head of a productivity center, I am on a lifelong quest to increase my own productivity and happiness. I never seem to get enough done: my “to do” list is always bigger than my “TA DA – it’s done!” list.

Leaders Beware The Next Big, New, Shiny Thing

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Have you heard of the new phenomenon: The Digitally Deluded Leader? It’s the topic of APQC’s June Human Capital Management Webinar. This is a new topic for me and I am guessing it is also new to many APQC readers. So, I asked guest speaker Steve Hearsum of Roffey Park, an internationally renowned leadership institute based in the UK and Singapore, to participate in a brief interview. Read his thoughts on what digital means for leadership.

That Machine is a Better Storyteller Than Me

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I am willing to bet that machines wrote some of the emails, spider crawls, and media alerts that come across your screen every day. A grizzled sports writer didn’t write the recap of the baseball game; most weather alerts and forecasts weren’t written by a meteorologist; financial analyses and stock market reports were not written by an intern or junior staffer.

It's an Analytics Block Party!

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How well do you know your neighbors? You may share a wall/fence with them, but do you even know their names?  Have you ever talked to them about anything more than the weather (or maybe that temperamental mail delivery guy)?

Is Anxiety Infecting Your Corporate Workspace?

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(Third and final installment in my series on Chip Conley and Airbnb)

I tease Chip Conley that it seems to be his destiny to be a serial disruptor of the hospitality industry, first as founder and former CEO of Joie de Vivre, the second largest boutique hotel company in America, and now as the head of Global Hospitality and Strategy with Airbnb, a hot marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world.

Internet of Things (IoT) Changing the Game in Supply Chain

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The evolving “Internet of Things” (IoT) is bringing about a new level of interconnectivity among devices, people, and organizations. The acceleration of IT interconnectivity in the supply chain function also creates potential risks if organizations do not ensure that they are making the right investments and have a plan of what they hope to get out of their IoT investments. The physical supply chain and the infrastructure that supports it (from manufacturing to delivery) are rarely designed with point-to-point IT risk management in mind.

Engaging the Business in Data-Driven Decision Making

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I recently had the chance to interview  Alice Chung, Senior Manager of Field Operations & Information Management at Genentech about understanding the value of data-driven decision making and how to engage the business to meet its needs and overcome resistance.