Tag: disruptive technology

Leading Through Technological Leaps

The challenges of really huge technological leaps, after they have already occurred, are difficult for our brains to imagine. One of the most significant leaps in human history was from animal-powered to mechanical locomotion. In our automated world, it is nearly impossible to imagine the rapid adjustment required from the natural movements of horses to

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50+ Years of Automated Teller Machines…Why Didn’t Teller Jobs Disappear?

Last year in June, the ATM celebrated its 50th birthday. So, if tellers have been “automated" for over 50 years, why do we still have tellers? And what does this tell us about the AI threat to jobs that everyone fears? Many people thought that the ATMs would eventually wipe out teller jobs, but in

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What do employers want and why is the education system failing them?

While the digitally-driven economy disrupts established ways, calling for workers with a balance of hard and soft power skills, the old education system is failing to produce what employers need. There is a solution. Just like Amazon, Uber, or Airbnb, technology can cut out the middle man in paradigm-shifting ways, connecting potential employees with employer needs, and motivating learners through autonomy, relatedness, and competency.

Embracing Change

  “If you don’t like change, you will like irrelevance even less.” “ถ้าคุณไม่ชอบการเปลี่ยนแปลง คุณจะยิ่งไม่ชอบสิ่งที่ไม่เกี่ยวข้องกัน” — General Eric Shinseki, US Army George Eastman founded Kodak in 1888 with the disruptive technology of dry plates, when everyone else was using complex liquid solutions. Through the years, Kodak innovated and changed…until they didn’t. By the late 20th Century,

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