This week I was in #Dubai, working with Emirates NBD, the largest banking group in the region and one of the largest banks in the world. My focus was on the future of work and the future of finance and how these two are intersecting in very interesting ways to define our post-pandemic world. Over [...]Read more

ast week, I was at the Car Wash Show in Las Vegas speaking about the connected consumer and what it means for the future of the car wash industry. And like so many of the industries I work with, there are massive changes coming their way. Here are some of things I shared about how […]

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Some recent research suggests groups working remotely can be just as effective as groups working in-person. So what does influence a group’s ability to work effectively together on a range of tasks? The research finds that how the work is done and who is doing it both appear to be strong predictors of collective intelligence […]

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Last week I keynoted the second annual Asset Management Seminar by BKD CPAs & Advisors. It was a phenomenal night with a sell-out crowd attending in-person and several hundred more registered for the simultaneous virtual event online. BKD’s CEO Tom Watson kicked things off by sharing a glimpse into BKD’s nearly 100 years of history […]

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In February, I presented my outlook for the economy and the wire harness industry to executives during a virtual Wiring Harness Manufacturer’s Association (WHMA) conference. John Sprovieri covered that conference and recently published a recap of my remarks in ASSEMBLY. At that point I was optimistic, and since then, my forecast for 2021 and 2022 […]

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Another day, another SPAC. But this is one I was excited to see. I met REE Automotive at this year’s CES, and had the chance to talk with some of their executives. They build a flat, modular EV platform with all of the drive-by-wire, brake-by-wire and steer-by-wire technology in each wheel. This should, in theory, […]

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A research brief from MIT on the state of industrial robotics (emerging technologies, challenges, and key research directions) Top 10 emerging technologies of 2020 from the World Economic Forum (WEF) and Scientific American anthropologist Vincent Ialenti on ‘deep time’ thinking Lessig breaks down Senator Josh Hawley’s speech

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I joined the PCTY Talks podcast this week to talk about how the digital revolution continues to accelerate and what the impact will be on the HR profession. Here are a few topics we discuss: Diversity, equity, and inclusion What we’re learning about digital tools and technology is that it is not neutral. So there […]

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My literary agent Lucinda Halpern wrote a nice post on what to prepare for a conversation with an agent or publisher. She offers great advice on thinking beyond some of the obvious aspects like audience – though she also stresses the importance of being specific about your audience. She points out how it is important […]

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Early into the pandemic, the World Economic Forum, in collaboration with Kearney, culled the opinions of 400+ senior-level executives from various industry sectors to identify the best response to the COVID-19 crisis. Five imperatives emerged from the survey that remain highly relevant as we think about the future of manufacturing: Rapid tailoring of manufacturing and […]

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