Over the last few years, many companies have slimmed down by spinning off businesses. Spinoffs have been said to keep companies focused, presumably for better performance. However, although a company can benefit from shedding what doesn’t fit at all, doing spinoffs will not always Continue reading “Not All Corporate Spinoffs Are Beneficial” »
Innovation has contributed to tremendous success at Apple. The innovation shepherded by the late Steve Jobs, Apple founder and returning CEO, earned the company the distinction of being the then most valuable company in the world.
Yet, more than ten years after its Continue reading “Even Star Innovators Need a Strategy” »
In today’s era of Big Data, many companies are becoming more interested in artificial intelligence (AI) with its machine learning techniques. Algorithms generated by artificial intelligence can find relationships in the data that might never even occur to humans. AI can do this without human input, with Continue reading “The Value of Explaining How AI (Artificial Intelligence) Algorithms Work” »
As holiday shopping picks up steam with Black Friday, we are reminded that Toys-R-Us has shut down and shoppers must buy their toys elsewhere this year. Despite the dire fate of Toys-R-Us, however, throngs of children still have toys on their holiday wish list. So, new outlets will have to handle the Continue reading “Are There Treasures in What Another Business Shuts Down?” »