Implementing Subscription – a challenging model with high potential

The subscription concept is clearly a great business model in the right situation. Many consumer product companies are exploring subscription and see it as the future. There is even talk about moving past subscriptions to purely usage based business models for software. These new ways to serve customers are very exciting and have a lot … Continue reading Implementing Subscription – a challenging model with high potential

Augmented Intelligence is the future of AI

I was at a great AI & human centered design conference session at CES 2020 yesterday. Takeaways: 🦾 “Intelligence Augmentation” is the future. AI augmenting human intelligence, not autonomous AI. This should be the main case & fully autonomous AI the edge case. Especially for mission critical applications. 🗝 It’s critical for people to understand … Continue reading Augmented Intelligence is the future of AI

47% of jobs could be automated – A warning, opportunity, and vision

Just read an astounding study by a couple of scholars at Oxford who claim that 47% of current jobs could be computerized. That's 64.0 million of the current 136.1 million jobs in the US! It is a great read. They provide a lot of historical background on technology adoption and its impact on job creation/destruction. And … Continue reading 47% of jobs could be automated – A warning, opportunity, and vision

Management tools – Gallup’s Q12 Engagement Survey

Managing and leading can be difficult. It's well documented that as you move up a hierarchy the harder it is to get honest feedback on your ideas and on the organization's health. In these positions quantitative measures of engagement can be a helpful tool for understanding the health of your organization and for asking the right questions of your employees. … Continue reading Management tools – Gallup’s Q12 Engagement Survey

Fixity, Fluidity, and Presence–Paper vs. Electronic

Kevin Kelly compared the fixity of paper books with the fluidity of ebooks in a recent blog post titled “Fixity vs. Fluidity” (which was inspired by Nick Carr). He highlights four aspects of “fixity” that paper books have: Fixity of the page-- The page stays the same. Whenever you pick it up, its' the same. … Continue reading Fixity, Fluidity, and Presence–Paper vs. Electronic