Issue 85, Winter 2016
In this issue
- InnovationThe world’s largest innovators are shifting the focus of their R&D investments from products to programming. See also “How Non-Tech Companies Are Joining the Software Revolution — in Pictures."
- InnovationAt MIT’s Media Lab, an engineer and biophysicist — and double amputee — is designing prosthetics that connect body and brain.
- HealthcarePeople don’t crave the latest fitness wearable. Their overwhelming preference is for simple applications that provide and organize information.
- InnovationHistory shows that new technologies evolve faster than society adopts them.
- Digital LeadershipStrategy & LeadershipSVB CEO Greg Becker on where and how the next big tech innovations will emerge.
- Global PerspectiveHow members of the Gulf Cooperation Council can diversify their economies.
- Strategy & LeadershipThe most successful leaders are highly aware of their colleagues’ pace and sense of urgency — and continually adapt to them.
- Global PerspectiveAging populations and slower birthrates are presenting challenges to cities around the world.
- TechnologyAs distinctions dissolve among the hardware, software, services, and telecom sectors, companies are changing how they compete.
- Marketing, Media & SalesTo stay relevant, all participants in the vast marketing ecosystem must develop new capabilities.
Best Business Books 2016
- Business LiteratureThe Human Function
- Business LiteratureThinking It Through
- Business LiteratureTurning Dreams into Reality
- Business LiteraturePre-Suasion, Problem Solving, and Process Design
- Business LiteratureBig Marketing Gets Personal
- Business LiteraturePlanning for Unpredictability
- Business LiteratureThe Crisis Is Over: Welcome to the New Crisis
- Thought LeadersA global study coauthored by NYU law professor Kenji Yoshino found a range of business benefits in promoting gender-identity rights.
- s+b BlogsShifting from physical to virtual data platforms can reduce companies’ costs and improve sustainability.