Are you a Giver or a Taker in life?

Give-and-Take-by-Adam-Grant

We all run into situations in our lives where we meet people with different motivations and behaviors. For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But today, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. It turns out that at work, most people operate…

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Easy Introduction Book to the World of AI

DK-Simply AI

I like the books from DK Publisher. They are very different from many potentially “dry” books on AI, which include only lots of text but no illustrations. The AI field is moving so fast that, at least, what concerns me is that there are so many things one must remember that some of the previous…

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Age of Copilot – do you know how it will impact your life?

Co-Intelligence Book Cover

We moved into a new phase in our lives in November 2022 when OpenAI brought ChatGPT to the general public. A large language model (LLM) could help us generate text and answer questions on different topics. Microsoft began embedding OpenAI technology into its Copilot solutions, starting with a preview for beta testers in June 2023.…

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Do you know how to be effective with LinkedIn?

Navigating LinkedIn for Sales

Most of us are on LinkedIn and view it as the most valuable resource for prospecting and broadcasting your organization and your brand. Your brand showcases what “sets you apart from others and emphasizes your unique skills, experiences, and values that resonate with potential leads.” Melonie Dodaro and Brian Galicia state this in their book…

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Coders – a reflection of Silicon Valley and Engineers

Coders-Clive Thompson

I admit. I have always been fascinated by “coders,” “programmers,” or whatever you call individuals who build software solutions. Heck, I took my wife to Silicon Valley as part of our honeymoon. That should show my interest in software and organizations building software. Little did I know that 20 years later, from our honeymoon trip,…

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Do you know how to price your AI-powered solution?

Digital Pricing Strategy - Capturing Value from Digital Innovations

The subscription-based economy is here, and traditional industries such as Honeywell, Bosch, ABB, Bridgestone, Schneider Electric, Siemens, Medtronic, Stanley Black & Decker, and many others are moving towards solutions with a subscription model. I have seen it; I have worked on many of these cases. With some of these, I have even had the pleasure…

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Are you a victim of a productivity trap and feel burned?

Cal Newport - Slow Productivity

Our work has changed dramatically over the years. I represent the generation that was one of the first to get a corporate email (80s), and even then, it was limited to a group of technologists I also represented. Looking at my life now, especially with a mostly virtual job, many things have changed since I…

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Fusion Strategy – how real-time Data and AI will power the Industrial Future

Yet another fascinating book from two well-known authors. Innovation expert Professor Vijay Govindarajan (VG) and digital strategy expert Professor Venkat Venkatraman. The book “Fusion Strategy: How Real-Time Data and AI Will Power the Industrial Future” came out on March 12, 2024. I mentioned in my previous post how I like Venkat Venkatraman’s book “The Digital…

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