Friday, April 13, 2018

The Flippening Is Coming — But Not The One You Think

In Cryptoland, “The Flippening” refers to a point in time at which Ethereum overtakes Bitcoin in terms of market capitalization. There are websitesdedicated to the “Flippening Watch”:
Read more, by Lou Kerner.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Blockchain Primer That George Washington Would Understand


Painting, George, Washington, Reverse, Glass, William

Blockchains. Decentralized protocols. Distributed ledgers. Cryptographic hash functions. Consensus algorithms. The sheer amount of terminology around cryptocurrencies can make you feel like someone transported in time from the 18th century. Not only are you trying to familiarize yourself with some of the more mind-bending concepts in computer science, but you also have to deal with a great dose of economics jargon.
Blockchains are bringing together two opposites of the scientific mindset, which may initially seem to be at odds with each other. On one side of the ring, we have the extreme unforgiving rigor of cryptography: a math-heavy branch of computer science that used to be the exclusive domain of dusty academics. At the other side of the ring stands the brash superstar of social sciences, the economist; ready to pounce, competitive, possessing what some would describe as an abrasive personality. In this situation, however, opposites attract! When two such discrete sciences meet, there is unique opportunity in the air — but also ample room for misunderstanding and misdirection by bad actors. Read more

Super Power Of Women


Thursday, April 5, 2018

New ideas on managing customers expectations on B2B environment.


About 20 years ago I was leading a brainstorming session in one of my MBA classes, and it was like wading through oatmeal. We were talking about something that many organizations struggle with: how to build a culture of equality in a male-dominated environment. Though it was an issue the students cared about, they clearly felt uninspired by the ideas they were generating. After a lot of discussion, the energy level in the room was approaching nil. Glancing at the clock, I resolved to at least give us a starting point for the next session. read more

Blockchain is a new and promising tool to protect your digital identity


Most people today suffer from a strange sort of psychosis: we are uncertain of our identity. For although we are (mostly) certain of who we are in our own minds, the identity we use to interact with the government, obtain services, and pay for goods is unreliable. Read more

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

The Two Traits of the Best Problem-Solving Teams


Imagine you are a fly on the wall in a corporate training center where a management team of 12 is participating in a session on executing strategy. The team is midway through attempting to solve a new, uncertain, and complex problem. The facilitators look on as at first, the exercise follows its usual path. But then activity grinds to a halt — people have no idea what to do. Read more

The Most Common Type of Incompetent Leader


A young friend recently remarked that the worst boss he ever had would provide him with feedback that always consisted of “You’re doing a great job.” But they both knew it wasn’t true — the organization was in disarray, turnover was excessive, and customers were not happy. Read more

How Perfectionists Can Get Out of Their Own Way



Like any extreme trait, perfectionism can be a double-edged sword. Having high standards and being hardworking can help someone stand out in a crowded field, and their tenacity can help them improve their skills over time. And, to an extent, being very conscientious can help avoid errors. Read more

How Organic Wine Finally Caught On


If you cannot remember the last time you had a glass of organic wine, you are hardly alone. Overall, less than 5% of the world’s vineyards are organic. In the United States, the world’s largest consumer of wine, only 1% of wine sold by volume was organic. read more