In a powerful presentation, Hugh Herr describes how the age of the cyborg is closer – and more benign – than you might imagine.
In a New York Times editorial, Jonathan Zittrain offers preemptive solutions to the potential hacking of our everyday devices.
In an excerpt from her new book, Mariana Mazzucato challenges society’s conception of value, and warns of capitalism undermining itself.
In this episode of Minds Worth Meeting, we speak with Emotion AI pioneer and CEO of Affectiva Rana el Kaliouby about her vision for equipping machines with the ability to sense human emotions.
Mariana Mazzucato, renowned economist and author of the new book “The Value of Everything,” advises companies and governments on the benefits of state-led investment in innovation, and how to reward value creation over value extraction.
In a new Harvard Business Review article, Robert S. Kaplan and co-authors reveal how to unblock innovation through reforming hospital financial structures.
A recent CBS “60 Minutes” segment throws open the doors of the MIT Media Lab and provides insight into the visionaries who work there.
Electronic health records failed to deliver improved efficiency and cut costs. Here’s how we fix the so-called “productivity paradox.”
In this episode of Minds Worth Meeting, we speak with social media expert Jeff Hancock about the new psychology of social media.
In an interview for Forbes, robotics designer extraordinaire Dr. Ayanna Howard illuminates how robots can help people and companies.
Stew Friedman offers a practical framework to bring harmony to your busy life and improve performance as a leader in all parts of it.
When it comes to digital technology, medicine is behind the times. Dr. Robert Wachter says it’s the health care professionals that are the key to change.
In this episode of Minds Worth Meeting, Harvard Business School Professor Rebecca Henderson shares stories of companies leading the way (Unilever) in sustainability efforts as she gives us a framework for how leaders can make change today to embrace and implement a long-term strategy for the future.
Minds Worth Meeting converses with futurist, best-selling author and NYU Stern Professor Amy Webb, who discusses future trends and how technological change, such as the ubiquity of artificial intelligence, will impact businesses in the very near future.
Media psychologist and trust expert Jeff Hancock reveals how technology is changing the way we trust in the digital age.
Jeff Thomson, CEO of IMA, talks to Minds Worth Meeting about innovation, certification and the future of accounting.
Minds Worth Meeting converses with leadership expert and MIT professor Hal Gregersen, who discusses problem-led leadership and how it is changing the world.
Virtual reality is very close to becoming a major element of society. With its ability to alter perceptions of the real world, what implications does the emerging technology have for the future of business and society? Minds Worth Meeting chats with VR pioneer and Stanford University Professor Jeremy Bailenson, who discusses the possibilities, opportunities and dangers of using this new medium.
VR is the new frontier of human experience. VR pioneer Jeremy Bailenson’s new book explains how it works, its practical applications, and its significance for humanity.
It is inevitable that artificial intelligence will play an increasingly important role in our lives. Rana el Kaliouby is ensuring that it adapts and responds to, rather than clashes with, our human emotions.
Trust expert Rachel Botsman shows how the financial sector has much to gain by better understanding the changing nature of trust in society.
Social psychologist Dr. Sherry Turkle has spent her academic career analyzing the effects of technology on human behavior and culture, and has drawn the conclusion that our humanity is jeopardized when digital devices interfere with real human interactions. When Mattel released its newest product “Aristotle” – equipped with a camera and microphone designed to help parents occupy and educate their children – Turkle’s research helped fuel a public outcry that ultimately killed the device before it went to market…
Innovation drives our economy, revolutionizes industries, and provides an avenue to radically rethink existing ways of conducting business. But how do companies and entrepreneurs make sure they’re on the winning side of the innovation battle? Strategy+Business magazine has released its list of the top new books on innovation in 2017, and we are pleased to announce that all the chosen books were authored or co-authored by our clients. This holiday season, give the gift of innovation with these winning titles…
What are we training students to do? In the last millennium, the structure of education has remained constant: students sit in rows listening to a lecturer as they follow along in a book. This factory model, says futurist, award winning author and digital transformation guru Robert Tercek, will be the demise of the workforce if we don’t reinvent the education system to meet the needs of the 21st century society…
In the November-December issue of Harvard Business Review, award-winning author and Harvard business professor, Michael E. Porter, and PTC Chief Executive, James E. Heppelmann, pen the business case for augmented reality – showing what it is, how every link in the chain, from manufacturing through sales, will reap the rewards of its application, and how converging the digital and physical worlds will enhance human capabilities, changing the business landscape forever…
The Trump administration and congressional Republicans are staking everything on what they say will be the greatest tax reform agenda in three decades. The president has pitched massive tax cuts, time and again, as a way to help boost jobs and wages for working Americans. Mihir Desai, Mizuho Financial Group Professor of Finance at Harvard Business School, co-authored a paper touted by the White House as supporting the notion that cutting the top corporate tax rate from 35% to 20% will raise household incomes by as much as $9,000 annually. There is one dissenting voice, however: Professor Desai himself…
Future generations will call today the beginning of a radical social, technological and economic revolution. Erik Brynjolfsson, renowned MIT professor and leading authority on how businesses can leverage emerging technologies, concludes that harnessing advances in artificial intelligence (AI) is the grand challenge for our society…
Robots are revolutionizing how humans go about their daily business. Amazon’s robotic “personal assistant,” known as “Alexa,” may be the first of the new personally relatable machines. Rachel Botsman introduced her three year-old daughter Grace to Alexa, and what ensued was an experiment in how the upcoming generation will relate to machines.
What sets a brand apart from its competitors? It’s not always the quality or cost of the product or service. A key differentiator is the engaging story behind the brand that connects to people on an emotional plane. Andrew Gordon, 20-year veteran of Pixar Animation and professional storyteller, has helped numerous companies distinguish themselves by…
At MIT’s Center for Extreme Bionics, Professor Hugh Herr and his team of researchers are working miracles. Through his own determination and scientific prowess, Herr overcame the loss of his lower legs after a tragic 1982 climbing accident. Today, he’s abolishing the debilitating physical and neurological handicaps afflicting humanity.
A monumental wave of distrust in key institutions – government, media, business, charities – is sweeping the world. While this social transformation should bode ill for humanity and business, Rachel Botsman, author of the highly anticipated book “Who Can You Trust? How Technology Brought Us Together and Why It Might Drive Us Apart”, says that’s not necessarily the case. Her groundbreaking book explains how we are at the start of the one of the biggest trust shifts in history – and reveals how business leaders should manage it…