Adriana Gascoigne: “Silicon Valley’s diversity problem holds tech back”

We share with you a post published in Los Angeles Times in which you can learn more about Adriana Gascoigne: "This is an industrywide problem: Among Silicon Valley’s largest companies, the percentage of Hispanic/Latinx employees working in technology positions is still absurdly low. Apple, the largest tech company, reports that 8% of its U.S. tech workforce identified as Hispanic/Latinx in 2020. At Microsoft, that number is 7%. Google has more detailed data, but it’s depressing: Just 1.8% of its global tech workforce identifies as female and Hispanic/Latinx. In contrast, Hispanic/Latinx people compose 19% of the overall U.S. population and, crucially, 51% of America’s population growth between 2010 and 2020." (...) Read more: https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2022-03-07/silicon-valley-diversity-representation-progress

Martin Lindstrom: “How your culture needs to change for hybrid work to work”

We share with you a post published in LinkedIn in which you can learn more about Martin Lindstrom: "As organizations scramble to figure out the ideal future model, here are three things to consider: 1. Mirror your organization with its digital footprint. Every organization suffers from bureaucracy. That’s not news to anyone. But what’s less well known is the direct correlation between bureaucracy and an organization’s ability to thrive in a virtual business environment. Researchers have observed that the flatter the hierarchy, the more successful virtual work – for the simple reason that the flatter hierarchy keeps workers closer to the hub of decision making. Going back to work doesn’t mean copy-pasting past structures. Instead, it means seizing the opportunity to run your own ‘hybrid due diligence’, remove reporting layers and ambiguities, and employ new talent in a virtual world." (...) Read more: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-your-culture-needs-change-hybrid-work-martin-lindstrom/

Seth Godin: “Generation C are up for leading the change”

We share with you a post published in ‘Shet’s Blog’ in which you can learn more about Seth Godin: “The combination of years of school spent at home, in a mask, combined with the significant revolution (economic, political and social) that our industrialism has led us to means that this generation will be different than the ones before. Every decision and investment and interaction is going to be filtered through the lens of carbon and remediation and resilience. And yet, if we combine this with the c of connection, of a cohort of people who are finding solace and possibility in community, there’s a chance for all of us. It will take compassion as well. Generation C didn’t ask for any of this, but I’m hopeful that they’re up for leading the change.” (...) Read more: https://seths.blog/2022/04/generation-c/

Robin Sharma: “It’s about living with more authenticity”

We share with you a post published in ‘CBC’ in which you can learn more about Robin Sharma:  "It's about living with more authenticity, being more creative and productive in a world where a lot of people are addicted to distraction. It's about being a little braver, being a little kinder and getting that spark back like when we were in school and believed the world was ours.   What inspired you to write this book?   I've been teaching personal optimization, leadership and productivity for a quarter of a century. But while on a trip to South Africa five years ago, I visited Nelson Mandela's prison cell. My life changed in that moment.   It had no bed, and he spent a total of 27 years of confinement in that cell. And yet, rather than emerging bitter and broken and angry, he emerged as Nelson Mandela. (...)" Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/books/leadership-coach-and-author-robin-sharma-shares-tips-on-how-to-be-an-everyday-hero-in-today-s-world-1.6176864

Daniel Lamarre: How do you lead a company through the worst of times?

    We share with you a post published in ‘Fast Company’ in which you can learn more about Daniel Lamarre   "Fast Company: What was the biggest business lesson that you took away from having to navigate a company during a crisis? Daniel Lamarre: The big lesson I learned was the importance of staying in communication with our cast and crew. Because in theory, for many, many months, they were no longer our employees. And we might have decided to say, you know, they’re no longer our employees, let’s forget about them. But we did the entire opposite . . . We were communicating with them on a regular basis. And we were focusing on being ready and on standby for when the crisis ended. FC: I wonder how you dealt with balancing the needs of the performers against the needs of the people who actually had to continue working—and were probably working like two or three times the amount. Did you have to figure out ways to manage their workplace burnout? (...)"   Read more: https://www.fastcompany.com/90730440/how-do-you-lead-a-company-through-the-worst-of-times-just-ask-the-ceo-of-cirque-du-soleil

Steve Wozniak has a new passion: Space junk

We share with you a post published in ‘CNN Business’ in which you can learn more about Steve Wozniak "Steve Wozniak has a new — and potentially lucrative — passion: Space junk. But the money, according to Wozniak's co-founder in this new venture, couldn't be further from the point. "I don't think Steve [Wozniak] gives a damn about making another 10 cents, and I really couldn't care less," Alex Fielding, a longtime business acquaintance of Wozniak's who will serve as CEO of the new venture, called Privateer, told CNN Business. Privateer's mission is to develop better tracking of objects in space, and to use this data to help avert disastrous collisions. To aid in this effort, Wozniak and Fielding brought in Moriba Jah, a PhD and orbital mechanics professor who has dedicated most of his life to academia and attempting to raise awareness about the ever-growing threat posed by the proliferation of debris and garbage in outer space. It's a threat that could wipe out satellites that provide communications services to Earth or even bring space travel to a grinding halt. (...)" Read More: https://edition.cnn.com/2022/03/01/tech/space-junk-steve-wozniak-privateer-scn/index.html

Peter Diamandis: Bitcoin has an opportunity to become the dominant currency

We share with you a post published in ‘Bitcoin Magazine’ in which you can learn more about Peter Diamandis:  "Bitcoin equals abundance and can uplift every man, woman, and child in the world, according to serial entrepreneur, technologist, New York Times best-selling author, and TED Speaker Peter Diamandis in an exclusive interview with Bitcoin Magazine.   “Bitcoin is digitized currency and energy, and it is going to dematerialize a lot of institutions and demonetize and democratize access to this,” Diamandis said. “We’re gonna have regulatory challenges and institutional challenges for some time to come, but there’s a tipping point, at which point it’s irreversible.”   Diamandis explained that historically, exponential breakthroughs in different areas of society have shared a set of characteristics, namely their ability to be deceptive, disruptive, and digitized at first, which enables them to then demonetize, dematerialize, and democratize old technology in favor of new developments.(...)" Read more: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/business/peter-diamandis-says-bitcoin-equals-abundance

Antonio Nieto-Rodríguez: The Project Economy Has Arrived

We share with you a post published in ‘Harvard Business Review’ in which you can learn more about Antonio Nieto-Rodríguez:  "During the 20th century, operations (which involve the running of organizations) created tremendous value, and they did so through advances in efficiency and productivity. But for most of the current century, productivity growth in Western economies has been almost flat, despite the explosion of the internet, shorter product life cycles, and exponential advances in AI and robotics.   Meanwhile, projects (which involve the changing of organizations) are increasingly driving both short-term performance and long-term value creation—through more-frequent organizational transformations, faster development of new products, quicker adoption of new technologies, and so on. This is a global phenomenon. In Germany, for example, projects have been rising steadily as a percentage of GDP since at least 2009, and in 2019 they accounted for as much as 41% of the total. Precise data is hard to come by for other countries, but similar percentages are likely to apply in most other Western economies. The percentages are probably even higher in China and other leading Asian economies, where project-based work has long been an important source of growth. And we’re only just getting started. In 2017, the Project Management…

Claudio Fernández-Aráoz: The High Cost of Poor Succession Planning

We share with you a post published in ‘Business Revie’ in which you can learn more about Claudio Fernández-Aráoz: "In our opinion large companies’ excessive tendency to hire leaders from outside is one of the biggest problems with succession practices. This propensity incurs three major kinds of costs: underperformance at companies that hire ill-suited external CEOs, the loss of intellectual capital in the C-suites of the organizations that executives leave behind, and for those companies promoting from within, the lower performance of ill-prepared successors.   A landmark study that Rakesh Khurana and Nitin Nohria of Harvard Business School conducted years ago sheds light on the first kind of cost. Khurana and Nohria examined the impact that different types of CEO succession had on operating returns in 200 organizations over a 15-year period. They compared four scenarios: (1) an insider promoted in a firm doing reasonably well; (2) an insider promoted in a firm doing poorly; (3) an outsider hired in a firm doing reasonably well; and (4) an outsider hired in a firm doing poorly. (...)"   Read more: https://hbr.org/2021/05/the-high-cost-of-poor-succession-planning      

Rahaf Harfoush: Balancing Trust with Innovation

We are sharing with you this new post writed by our speaker Rahaf Harfoush This is a translated version of an article that was originally posted in French at Harvard Business Review France covering the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos. You can read it here.   At Davos, one of the central themes in addition to climate change was the role of technology in business and society. The implications of using these new tools are broad and expansive, with everything from cybersecurity, privacy, and artificial intelligence to automation, re-skilling and the future of work.   As governments debate how to best regulate these technologies on a policy level, business leaders are grappling with a major strategic consideration: the role of AI ethics within their own organizations and how that applies to the tools they are using or creating. The “Decade of Trust”   In a panel entitled “Walking the Tech Tightrope: How to Balance Trust with Innovation,” the question of what responsibilities businesses have defining ethical technology practices was a main point of discussion. Specifically, how can organizations balance unlocking new market opportunities while also protecting society from the more harmful applications of these tools?   Read more: https://medium.com/rahafs-digital-culture-analysis/balancing-trust-with-innovation-b0d90b2afdf0