At the Heart of Digital Transformation in Healthcare

BY Tom Kendra – Member Board of Directors at Persistent Systems Earlier this month was the 49th anniversary of the first successful heart transplant, performed in Cape Town, South Africa. I was thinking about that when returning from my annual cardiologist checkup and I came across an interesting article in a Northwestern Alumni magazine about

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Japan Summit: Future Works – Oct 21st 2016, Tokyo

BY The Economist Japan Summit: Future Works will explore the coming changes to the world of work and discuss how these might help re-boot Japan’s growth. This event will bring together the country’s opinion leaders for a day of debate and high-level discussion. Click to download the bilingual brochure Read The Economist article “Japan’s economy: Three-piece

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4 Ways to Become a Better Learner

BY Monique Valcour – HARVARD BUSINESS REPORT The CEO sitting across from me is explaining how he and the other executives of a telecommunications firm were caught off guard by a new technology that disrupted the firm’s business. “We did not see WhatsApp coming,” he says, shaking his head. He wants to increase his capacity

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Different Cultures See Deadlines Differently

BY Bhaskar Pant – HARVARD BUSINESS REPORT We all have the tendency to look at other cultures through the lens of our own. While this is natural, it can lead to misunderstandings when communicating with and managing colleagues from around the world. In my experience working and teaching across cultures, I’ve noticed one important area

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The Necessary Art of Persuasion

BY Jay A. Conger – HARVARD BUSINESS REPORT Executive Summary Business today is largely run by teams and populated by authority-averse baby boomers and Generation Xers. That makes persuasion more important than ever as a managerial tool. But contrary to popular belief, the author asserts, persuasion is not the same as selling an idea or

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How to Get the Most Out of an Informational Interview

BY Rebecca Knight – HARVARD BUSINESS REPORT When you’re looking for a job or exploring a new career path, it’s smart to go out on informational interviews. But what should you say when you’re actually in one? Which questions will help you gain the most information? Are there any topics you should avoid? And how

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To Get More Out of Workers, Invest More in Them

BY Tony Schwartz – NY times.com We perform better when our most pressing needs are met. That is common sense, and it is also supported by a raft of research. Even so, it’s far easier to treat people like machines, without worrying about how they’re feeling. When I ask business leaders whether they believe that

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5 Tech trends in healthcare in 2015

BY Phil Cohen – World Economic Forum You’re sitting at your desk when you feel a weird pang in your stomach that doesn’t dissipate. Years ago, you may have picked up the phone to call your doctor and schedule an appointment. Sometimes, the appointment wouldn’t be for weeks. Your only other option was a visit

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