Mike Walsh

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Here Be Dragons: the future of maps in the AI age

Posted by Mike Walsh

9/30/20 5:54 AM

Design XR

 

Maps have always been more than just guides to where things are. They are a mirror to ourselves: our values, perspectives, and ambitions. As we change, so do they. In this new world of smart cities, self-driving cars, and autonomous drones - maps are becoming living ecosystems shaped by machine intelligence and realtime data. And as we prepare for the imminent arrival of augmented reality devices and experiences, they will become more important than ever.

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CATEGORY: Data

AI should change what you do, not just how you do it

Posted by Mike Walsh

9/22/20 4:09 AM

Reimagine

 

Everyone these days seems to have a plan for AI. Or at least, they plan to mention it as often as possible in press releases and briefings to analysts. Paying lip service to AI is a dangerous distraction and a missed opportunity. A few may be fooled for a while - but unless you do the hard work now to reimagine what you do, you are likely to be left behind as we shift into a new era of AI-powered competition.

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CATEGORY: AI

Remote work doesn’t work, if you don’t rethink meetings

Posted by Mike Walsh

8/30/20 6:49 AM

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Now that we are in the midst of the world's largest remote work experiment, it's worth asking: what does it take to run a good virtual meeting? It is all too easy to just focus on what can be controlled and configured: security, bandwidth, platforms or devices. However, when it comes to successfully managing a distributed workforce, even more important than meeting connectivity, is having the right meeting culture.

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CATEGORY: Culture

Why big companies struggle to reinvent themselves

Posted by Mike Walsh

8/24/20 5:42 AM

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Spoiler alert. It is not about their size. One of the most dangerous traps for corporations is to consume the idea of disruption, without internalizing it. They redesign their offices and add more open-plan spaces; they upgrade their technology and give their employees new collaboration tools; they sponsor a startup accelerator and create an innovation division in a separate office. Fast forward a few years, and nothing has changed. Why?

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CATEGORY: Leadership

Forget automation. Are you thinking enough about algorithmic experiences?

Posted by Mike Walsh

8/16/20 11:03 PM

Algorithmic Experiences

 

Here's the story of how Steve Jobs tricked you. When Jobs delivered his keynote address at the Macworld Conference & Expo in 2007, he pretended to be introducing three products: a widescreen iPod with touch controls, a revolutionary mobile phone, and a breakthrough Internet communications device. You know the ending: these were not three separate devices; they were one device, and he called it an iPhone. But Jobs's real trick was yet to come.

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CATEGORY: AI

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