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Roopa Unnikrishnan
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Most cultures have a sense of the coming end of the world - many of us will remember the articles that suggested the Mayans expected the world to end by 2012. Turns out, Mayans actually see the end of a calendar cycle as a time for celebration. Meanwhile, the hindu cosmology assumes four ages, each lasting 10,000 years. Since the last age started around 3000 BC, we have about 5000 years to go. Not surprisingly, I've been listening to my financial...
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Early Bird Notice: Ben Parr's Captivology
After a hiatus, the Salons Chez Roopa and Sree has started up again in 2015. We've enjoyed hosting some of the amazing thinkers, artists and writers in our network, and are happy that the first salon of 2015 showcased Ben Parr, who has his fantastic new boo...
After a hiatus, the Salons Chez Roopa and Sree has started up again in 2015. We've enjoyed hosting some of the amazing thinkers, artists and writers in our network, and are happy that the first salon of 2015 showcased Ben Parr, who has his fantastic new book coming out on March 3rd.
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Get the monkey off your back with little experiments
A Capuchin On My Back...At Florida's Jungle Adventure As you go into 2015, is it worth thinking through what your "monkeys" might be? I mean those issues, habits, untried ideas that sit on your shoulder, weighing you down. Try this exercise: Give yourself p...
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Malcolm Gladwell on the key to success: don't be afraid to look like a fool
I had the chance to sit down with Malcolm Gladwell just before he went on to speak about  David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants  during the World Business Forum “Provocateurs” conference. It was easy to slip into a casual, fr...
I had the chance to sit down with Malcolm Gladwell just before he went on to speak about David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants during the World Business Forum “Provocateurs” conference. It was easy to slip into a casual, free-wheeling chat, and we touched upon ...
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Good point, Meera. It's because we tend to invest so much up front, and them the pressure is on. If instead, there were opportunities to experiment or "rent" technology, we'd be less stressed about failing
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When customization leaves the customer out of the frame
A version of this post was published in Quartz Magazine on September 25th, 2014.  Click here for the article. This year, as our 11-year old twins prepared to go back to school, they convinced my husband and I that they deserved something special for their 5...
This year, as our 11-year old twins prepared to go back to school, they convinced my husband and I that they deserved something special for their 5th grade and middle-school entrance test results. Each had set their heart on customized shoes. I had been curious about how these services had ...
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Chia puddings and steamed chicken....
A second into opening the Fresh Direct box, I knew something was off. I've NEVER ordered sweet potatoes, steamed chicken, or chia pudding...! For that awful second, I thought I'd had some kind of psychotic break...and then the delivery guy rang the bell and...
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The REAL Moneyball?
This post was posted in Umbel originally Data helps your favorite pitcher, so why not
empower your employees? The 2011 movie Moneyball got us all hot and
bothered about the use of data to drive breakout performance for a baseball
team. I’m still waiting for...
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The future of retail is here...and it looks like a steal!
Allegedly , in 1992, as he sought re-election, George Bush Sr. was surprised by a scanner in a simulated grocery line at a DC convention of grocers. The mechanics of the bar code reader left him amazed, and shaking his head. I had a bit of a reprise of that...
Allegedly, in 1992, as he sought re-election, George Bush Sr. was surprised by a scanner in a simulated grocery line at a DC convention of grocers. The mechanics of the bar code reader left him amazed, and shaking his head. I had a bit of a reprise of that moment today, as I walked away from the ...
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Is Innovation increasingly becoming state-less?
How virtual collaborations and
mobile capital may make innovation hubs a thing of the past This oped was published in Knowledge@Wharton on 20 November, 2014 On October 29, Johnson & Johnson (J&J), the New Brunswick, N.J.-based pharmaceutical, medical device...
On October 29, Johnson & Johnson (J&J), the New Brunswick, N.J.-based pharmaceutical, medical devices and consumer goods giant, announced the launch of its Asia Pacific Innovation Center. Located in Shanghai with satellites in Singapore, Australia and Japan, this unit extends the J&J innovation ...
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Want to switch jobs? Do these things first
This article was first published in Marketwatch on September 28, 2014 Sital Patel ( @Sital ) interviewed me on how to start a job search in the current environment, and be innovative about it.... As the job market improves, it’s tempting to jump at the next...
This article was first published in Marketwatch on September 28, 2014. Sital Patel (@Sital) interviewed me on how to start a job search in the current environment, and be innovative about it.... As the job market improves, it's tempting to jump at the next best offer.
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Take a second & vote for Center10 in @ChaseSmallBiz Mission Street Grants. Help me add research & analysis support. https://www.missionmainstreetgrants.com/business/detail/2485
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