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Technology You Should Be Paying Attention to: 3D Printing
October 12, 2012 – 3:33 pm | No Comment
Technology You Should Be Paying Attention to: 3D Printing

One of the most exciting up-and-coming technologies today is 3D printing. If it sounds like science fiction, that is because, in many ways, it is. The technique builds 3D objects, layer by layer, through a …

Why Can’t We Just All Get Along (Online) and Pay Attention?
October 5, 2012 – 2:42 pm | No Comment
Why Can’t We Just All Get Along (Online) and Pay Attention?

Sitting on the ANA Boeing Dreamliner inaugural flight from Seattle to Tokyo, Japan, I brought up some reading material on my iPad and first turned to the Wall Street Journal.
In the German-language edition, I found …

If Technology Makes Us Dumber, Why Are We Getting Smarter?
September 26, 2012 – 4:44 pm | 2 Comments
If Technology Makes Us Dumber, Why Are We Getting Smarter?

We often think of Information Overload as sapping our intelligence and decreasing our reasoning powers, but, starting in the early 1900s and continuing to the present day, Americans who have taken standardized IQ tests have …

We Are Talking And Singing on Mars Now
September 7, 2012 – 4:55 pm | No Comment
We Are Talking And Singing on Mars Now

The sheer volume of information and content that is produced on Earth is mind numbing. For example, over 35 hours of video footage is uploaded to YouTube every minute. But earthly boundaries aren’t enough. Now, …

Google X Lab Hunts YouTube for Cats
June 29, 2012 – 3:23 pm | No Comment
Google X Lab Hunts YouTube for Cats

When left to its own devices, what does one of the largest neural networks for machine learning in the world use its 16,000 computer processors and one billion connections do? Solve complex environmental problems? Crunch …

Music and Productivity: All About Context
June 7, 2012 – 4:41 pm | No Comment
Music and Productivity: All About Context

Last week Jonathan Spira explored the possibility of music being a distracting influence on knowledge workers. Although there is some truth to that, music is a topic that engenders such passion that getting knowledge workers …

Better Innovation Through Chemistry?
May 25, 2012 – 4:04 pm | No Comment
Better Innovation Through Chemistry?

Innovating is hard work. Even just solving day-to-day problems can often be a challenge, particularly when the tasks are complex and time sensitive, or have multiple uncertainties.
To be at our mental best requires multiple factors …

In the Knowledge Economy, E-mail Continues to Be Front and Center
May 18, 2012 – 4:23 pm | No Comment
In the Knowledge Economy, E-mail Continues to Be Front and Center

Just this morning I had a conversation with an executive at a major U.S. bank. She was deploring the fact that all employees had been told that their e-mail databases would be limited to the …

In the briefing room: AwayFind
April 6, 2012 – 3:25 pm | No Comment
In the briefing room: AwayFind

The only thing worse than getting too much e-mail is not getting the e-mail messages you really need.  Missing an important e-mail message can have far-ranging implications, but the only way to 100% guarantee you …

The Genie is out of the bottle and he can read your mind
March 22, 2012 – 3:38 pm | No Comment
The Genie is out of the bottle and he can read your mind

The Economist last week reported on advanced linguistic analysis software that has been designed to “show an employee’s emotional state over time.” The software, developed by Ernst & Young, analyzes the content of e-mail communications …