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Giant Predatory Ants !

Giant Predatory Ants ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
Big fierce animals are rare...unless they are GIANT ANTS. 

Giant Tropical Ants (Dinoponera australis) live in South America and are….well, giant. In addition to being one of the largest ants in the world (28 mm long or; about 1.1 inches), they are also incredibly abundant in tropical forest habitats. How do these ants break the “big predators are rare” rule?

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Ruthlessly efficient foraging.  Most ants used the same route every time they left the nest.  By becoming familiar with a route, an individual ant could recognize landmarks and prey cues more quickly.  The distribution of different routes among nest-mates would create a sort of foraging grid, more effectively covering the area surrounding the nest !

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Android O developer preview is out, promising better battery life, more control over notifications !

Android O developer preview is out, promising better battery life, more control over notifications ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
Google Inc. unexpectedly announced on Tuesday an early preview of its latest operating system, currently codenamed Android O. Unlike the early previews of the current-generation Android Nougat, which were available for any eager consumers to try out through an over-the-air update, Android O is currently only available for developers. Once developers have tested the latest OS, Google will roll it out to consumers via Android Beta.
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Android O developer preview is out, promising better battery life, more control over notifications - While plenty of new features will be unveiled during later previews, these enhancements are mainly focused on the developer. But one of the main features in this preview that will benefit consumers focuses on extending battery life.
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#Storytelling digital : quel format adopter? 

#Storytelling digital : quel format adopter?  | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
Développer des campagnes publicitaires en utilisant le storytelling est un challenge relevé par de plus en plus de marques, et les consommateurs en raffolent. Mais cette stratégie ne consiste pas simplement à apposer une histoire sur un message commercial. Les marques ont compris que les canaux digitaux se prêtaient parfaitement à la diffusion d’histoires, surtout en format vidéo. Il suffit en effet de voir le succès de certaines d’entres elles sur YouTube pour se rendre compte de l’ampleur du phénomène.
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La mise en récit des campagnes de publicité sur le Web nécessite une connaissance de la « grammaire » du storytelling. En voici les fondements.
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Take a Ride in a 747 That NASA Turned Into a Huge Telescope

Take a Ride in a 747 That NASA Turned Into a Huge Telescope | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
AT 48 YEARS old, Boeing 747 is getting long in tooth. (For an aircraft, that is.) But over the years it’s proved itself to be one of the most versatile aircraft. Its upstairs deck has been home to swinging champagne bars. Its wide belly has made it a favorite of cargo transporters. Modified 747s serve as mobile command centers—heard of Air Force One? But NASA’s really taken it to extremes: It’s transported space shuttles strapped to one, and cut a gigantic hole in the side of another, for stargazing ... 
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#NASA cut a giant hole in the side of a jumbo jet, and pointed a telescope the size of Hubble through it. #scientists use it to watch the birth of stars.
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Round-Robin's Effect of Politeness within Enterprise 

Round-Robin's Effect of Politeness within Enterprise  | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
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The Best is the enemy of Good ;() 
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Chasms, Criteria… and #Innovation ! 

Chasms, Criteria… and #Innovation !  | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
Many of you reading this will be familiar with Geoffrey Moore’s work, Crossing the Chasm. This focuses on bridging the sales growth gap between the early adopters, the technology-loving enthusiasts; and the broader market where potential customers are in much greater numbers and more investment is needed to reach critical mass. A similar chasm exists in the ambidextrous organization when novel initiatives move from the experimental groups to the everyday business. The nature of this chasm is cultural, political and practical.
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The concept of the ambidextrous organization is gaining traction. It describes companies who can innovate in the current business at the same time as creating new business options for the future. This is achieved through: 
- Parallel projects in the same organization; or 
- Different groups organized separately in the same company; or
- Internal groups focused on existing business, with strategic alliances or 
- start up investment looking to the future; or A mix of the above.
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The wonder drug: A digital revolution in health care is speeding up ! 

The wonder drug: A digital revolution in health care is speeding up !  | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

WHEN someone goes into cardiac arrest, survival depends on how quickly the heart can be restarted. Enter Amazon’s Echo, a voice-driven computer that answers to the name of Alexa, which can recite life-saving instructions about cardiopulmonary resuscitation, a skill taught to it by the American Heart Association. From #ER to #AI There is also good news for hospitals, however. Increasingly, machine-learning programs are able to make diagnoses from scans and from test results. An intriguing recent project has been to stream and analyse live health data and deliver alerts on an app that is carried around by doctors and nurses at the Royal Free Hospital in London. The app, which is the work of DeepMind, a British artificial-intelligence (AI) research firm owned by Google, identifies the patients at greatest risk of a sudden and fatal loss of kidney function. The Royal Free says that the app is already saving nurses’ time ... 


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#digital #evolution in health care is speeding up ! 
Telemedicine, predictive diagnostics, wearable sensors and a host of new apps will transform how people manage their health
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How customer demands are reshaping last-mile delivery | McKinsey & Company

How customer demands are reshaping last-mile delivery | McKinsey & Company | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
At the same time, public opinion concerning autonomous vehicles, as well as drones, has already started to shift—with 60 percent of consumers indicating that they are in favor of, or at least indifferent to, drone delivery. Therefore, there is little to suggest that the transformation will not kick in over the next decade, at least in the developed world. What does that mean for players in the market? If companies operate in a country with high labor costs, they must start thinking about the future of the last mile now, as they need to lay foundations in HR, IT, and the investment strategy. Those that fail to act soon will forfeit their chance to be among the contenders for the last mile in the long term ... 
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The last mile is seeing disruption from new business models that address customer demand for ever-faster delivery, as well as new technologies such as drones and autonomous ground vehicles.
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Keep Faith in the Steady Progress of Innovation ! 

Keep Faith in the Steady Progress of Innovation !  | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
The great advances mankind has enjoyed in health, prosperity, food production and longevity are largely taken for granted. But they are remarkable. Around one billion people have been taken out of extreme poverty in the last 20 years. The march of progress in technology is astounding – the computing power in your mobile phone is many times that which first put men on the moon. Science, innovation, entrepreneurship and global free trade have raised prosperity, education, and opportunity around the world. The incidence of war is at much lower levels than in previous centuries. But we have a natural tendency to focus on the problems. Bad news features in our media because it grabs attention much more easily than steady progress !
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The biggest environmental problem in 1900 was not air pollution or climate change. It was horse dung. In London alone there were an estimated 300,000 horses pulling carts, cabs, and buses. The muck piled up in the streets causing bad odours and health risks. Urban authorities were unable to come up with an effective solution. But within 10 years the problem disappeared as the internal combustion engine replaced the horse ... 
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Transhumanist Innovation and the Future of Work, Health, and Personhood !

Transhumanist Innovation and the Future of Work, Health, and Personhood ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
The more popular and perhaps crude term for a “transhuman” might actually be “cyborg,” a word that conveys sci-fi overtones and the radical mashing of man and machine. While the connotations presented are more rooted in hyperbole than the subtle transhuman reality that is actually emerging, the concept of combining human tissue and synthetic hardware is indeed at the root of transhumanism. Even if transhumanist innovation hasn’t quite permeated the popular cultural veil quite yet, the philosophy–the movement, even–is already changing the world.
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“Transhumanism” isn’t a word that many people are familiar with. At least not yet. Just as “The Internet of Things” and “Automation” have begun to creep into the popular english lexicon, “Transhumanism” will also see its day at the forefront of our zeitgeist–perhaps sooner rather than later.
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Two Factors For Change Management Success ! 

Two Factors For Change Management Success !  | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
Success on the margin !
It’s on the margins that organizations are successful at returning profits to their shareholders over time. I’ve written before why an excessive focus on external best practices doesn’t work, as everyone in the industry is doing the same and eventually, any excess profits will revert to the mean. 

How do the best companies succeed? 
By combining the external best practices with their own, in the context of their industry and relationships with customers and suppliers. So, for example, a company might combine lean production processes with its own unique offering further widening the gap. When this marginal improvement is applied over time, this adds up to real improvement.
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Long-term thinking is a vital element of effective change leadership. For change to pay off, a leader must have grit and a desire to see change through to the end. However, it can be tempting to focus your attention on the current quarter’s results, and put key change initiatives off.
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The #AI Threat Isn’t Skynet. It’s the End of the Middle Class

The #AI Threat Isn’t Skynet. It’s the End of the Middle Class | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
Rage Against the Machines In the US, the number of manufacturing jobs peaked in 1979 and has steadily decreased ever since. At the same time, manufacturing has steadily increased, with the US now producing more goods than any other country but China. Machines aren’t just taking the place of humans on the assembly line. They’re doing a better job. And all this before the coming wave of AI upends so many other sectors of the economy.
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The world's top #AI researchers met to consider the threats posed by their research. The global economy could be the first casualty.
The rise of driverless cars and trucks is just a start. It’s not just blue-collar jobs that AI endangers.
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Inside the Poker #AI That Out-Bluffed the Best Humans 

Inside the Poker #AI That Out-Bluffed the Best Humans  | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

For almost three weeks, Dong Kim sat at a casino and played poker against a machine. But Kim wasn't just any poker player. And this wasn't just any machine.

Libratus relied on three different systems that worked together, a reminder that modern AI is driven not by one technology but many. Deep neural networks get most of the attention these days, and for good reason: They power everything from image recognition to translation to search at some of the world’s biggest tech companies.

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During the competition, the creators of Libratus were coy about how the system worked—how it managed to be so successful, how it mimicked human intuition in a way no other machine ever had. But as it turns out, this AI reached such heights because it wasn’t just one AI.
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How Product Managers and Innovators Can Speak with GRAVITAS !

How Product Managers and Innovators Can Speak with GRAVITAS ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
How do we speak truth to power You start by managing your state. This means being grounded, being concise, and really listening to the other people involved. Understand the needs of the stakeholders involved and consider the common purpose of the situation.
How to stay calm in difficult discussions You take action in three places – before the meeting, during the meeting when listening to others, and during the meeting when you speak.
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What is Gravitas? 
Gravitas means dignity, presence, influence, and seriousness. It is a Roman virtue. In the modern world it means that people take what you say seriously – that they listen to you – that your words have impact.
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The evolution of model risk management !

An increasing reliance on models, regulatory challenges, and talent scarcity is driving banks toward a model risk management organization that is both more effective and value-centric.

Implementing a robust program With foundational elements in place, banks can then build an MRM program that creates transparency for senior stakeholders on the model risk to the bank. Once model-development standards have been established, for example, the MRM program can be embedded across all development teams ... 

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The evolution toward capturing value systematically !
To manage the P&L, capital, and regulatory challenges to their institutions’ advantage, leading banks are moving toward a robust MRM framework that deploys all available tools to capture efficiencies and value.
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What if Quantum Computers Used Hard Drives Made of DNA?

What if Quantum Computers Used Hard Drives Made of DNA? | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
YOU’VE HEARD THE hype: The quantum computer revolution is coming. Physicists say these devices will be fast enough to break every encryption method banks use today. Their artificial intelligence will be so advanced that you could load in the periodic table and the laws of quantum mechanics, and they could design the most efficient solar cell to date.
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You can't save data on a quantum computer. So a commercial one will need to use vintage tech—ultra dense hard drives, maybe made of DNA or single atoms.
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Big Data Has Broken Its Promises !

The Power Of A Universal Platform The European Organization for Nuclear Research, more commonly known as CERN, has long been one of the world’s premier scientific institutions. Its discoveries include the isolation of antimatter and, more recently, the identification of particle that is consistent with the Higgs boson. Six Nobel prizes have been awarded in connection with work done there. Yet when Tim Berners-Lee was working there in the 1980’s, he noticed that CERN had a very thorny problem. Brilliant researchers would arrive from around the globe and perform important scientific experiments, write up their results and then leave. The documents would be stored on different systems and in different formats, which made them hard to share.
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Big Data Has Broken Its Promises - Because We Need To Fix Our Data Systems FIRST ! 
A data scientist, it’s been said, is a statistician who works in Silicon Valley, which is another way of saying that the term has attained true buzzword status. The potential to be unlocked is undeniably, but so far, there has been no shortage of disappointment and frustration. Truth be told, the steak hasn’t always lived up to the sizzle.
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Afraid of AI taking your job? Yep, you likely are

Afraid of AI taking your job? Yep, you likely are | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
It's not surprising that people are worried. Last September, Forrester Research released a report contending that in just five years, smart systems and robots could replace up to 6% of jobs in the United States. Then last month, a Japanese insurance company put a face on that prediction when it replaced 34 of its workers with an A.I. system . However, not every view of the future of work and smart machines is dire. Some scientists, like Tom Dietterich, a professor and director of intelligent systems at Oregon State University, say smart systems should start to act as increasingly powerful digital assistants that will be used to help people train and do their jobs . Working with machines, humans could become super human.
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Despite the promise that robots and artificial intelligence actually could help many people do their jobs better, most simply aren't buying it. And a lot of people are still afraid that emerging technology will steal their jobs !
Some 86% of 2,000 people surveyed said they thought emerging tech would disrupt their industries or cost them their jobs personally.
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Building a Resilient Global Enterprise Inspired by Biology

Building a Resilient Global Enterprise Inspired by Biology | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

Unprecedented levels of economic, technological, and political uncertainty threaten the architecture of many global firms. By applying the principles of biological systems, companies can develop the crucial ability to move from optimizing known, stable arrangements to addressing the unknown and the unknowable.


Six Lessons from Biology What to do now? Biology can provide some inspiration

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Many global enterprises today have succeeded by following a simple recipe: procure, manufacture, and assemble in the lowest-cost locations, link these using reliable, standardized logistics and information technology, market the resulting products globally, and book profit in low-tax havens. This powerful formula for economic arbitrage enabled by technology and supported by the politics of open borders is the fruit of several decades of globalization. Today, all three elements of the equation not only are changing but also are subject to unprecedented levels of uncertainty.
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Robots are just as plagued by security vulnerabilities as IoT devices

Robots are just as plagued by security vulnerabilities as IoT devices | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
The robotics industry has already seen significant growth in recent years and will only further accelerate. Robots are expected to serve in many roles, from assisting people in homes, stores and medical facilities, to manufacturing things in factories and even handling security and law enforcement tasks.
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An analysis of robots used in homes, businesses and industrial installations has revealed many of the same basic weaknesses that are common in IoT devices, raising questions about security implications for human safety.
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Wireless Innovations Leave Used Connect Cars at Risk ! 

Wireless Innovations Leave Used Connect Cars at Risk !  | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
The World is on its Way to Wireless Google_Loon_-_Launch_Event Google is currently testing balloons via Project Loon that will provide wireless internet to anywhere in the world… Currently, at least 5 percent of new vehicles are being sold with embedded wireless technologies, and by 2018 “most new vehicles will come with integrated apps as standard,” according to Juniper Research analyst, Anthony Cox, quoted in an article with ComputerWorld. These apps range from geolocation and navigation, to remotely honking the horn and unlocking the car. Analysis Mason projects that by 2024 a full 89 percent of cars will include such embedded activity.
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In the year 2017, everybody has no doubt heard of the Internet of Things (IoT). The level of connection offered by a constantly expanding wireless network is changing phones, devices, and even cities to their core. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the automobiles that we drive–especially because it’s coming to pass that we’ll soon be legally unable to drive them anymore
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Open Innovation Pipeline: Described !

Open Innovation Pipeline: Described ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

Transforming networking with Software-Defined Networking (SDN), a unique architecture bringing direct software programmability to networks worldwide. 

Why is the Open Innovation Pipeline needed? The SDN movement, first initiated by the ONF, has successfully set in motion the disaggregation of networking devices and control software and fostered the emergence of a broad range open source platforms. A trend has emerged where vendors leverage open source to build closed proprietary solutions, providing only marginal benefit to the broader ecosystem

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ONF Open Innovation Pipeline – a strategy that leverages open source platforms, network device disaggregation, and software defined standards to build high value use cases and solutions and to solidify pre-established paths for taking those solutions into operator PoCs, trials and deployment. This framework is the first and only one of its kind in the networking industry and we believe that it’s a game changing in terms of how SDN and NFV will get deployed in networks.
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It’s Up to Engineers to Stop People Texting and Driving

It’s Up to Engineers to Stop People Texting and Driving | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

Designers gave us smartphones. How do we take them away?

The real problem here is that scientists are still working out the vagaries of multitasking—that whole mind/body connection thing. Turns out, driving distracted is complex. Scientists know brains can handle a finite cognitive load, which is why dividing one’s attention between, say, watching Twitter and writing this article, or driving and Snapchatting, means doing both sub-optimally. But what’s an acceptable level of distraction? And can anyone eliminate the problem altogether?

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IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING about Millennials, it’s that they love their smartphones. They love them so much, in fact, that they refuse to drive without them. According to AAA, two-thirds of drivers ages 19 to 24 have read a text message or email while behind the wheel in the last thirty days
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A 4-Step Innovation Framework for CIOs

A 4-Step Innovation Framework for CIOs | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
Innovation is the life line of a company and creates a sustaining competitive advantage. In today's information economy - every company is a technology company and need to have a strategy to become a digital enterprise. IT leaders are in a unique position to influence and shape this journey with the advent of big data, hybrid clouds and AI & machine learning driven algorithmic products. This practical framework discusses some of the proven techniques to bring IT led innovations to the forefront and enable an agile IT organization that stays in the path of success for emerging trends.
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How to transform from a CIO to a CIO. Now that I have your attention. This is not a typo – I did mean from CIO to CIO. CIOs are good with transforming the business but not so well at transforming themselves. CIOs need to transform from Chief Information Officer to Chief Influence Officer and eventually to Chief Innovation Officer.
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9 Traits of Highly Innovative People !

9 Traits of Highly Innovative People ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
How did the Innovation Quotient Edge come into existence? The Innovation Quotient Edge (IQE) is the culmination of 20+ years of work and experience.
What questions should you ask after presenting an idea? When we present ideas we often force people into a yes or no vote to assess the ideas. We share the idea and ask “What do you think?” Most people hate ideas that are new. We are programmed to poke holes in them. Instead, when presenting a new idea, follow-up with two questions: 
- “What would you do to strengthen this idea?” 
and then 
- “What holes do you see and how would you fill them?”
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What are the nine innovation traits? The image below provides a good summary of the nine traits. 
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Michel CEZON's curator insight, February 10, 3:05 AM
9 key skills to nurture to boost your innovation power :-)
Geemik Maria Açucena Da Silva's curator insight, February 10, 6:01 AM
"From the discussion with Tamara, she shared nine traits of innovators and how to identify the trait(s) that is your strength. The traits are:
Collaborative
Experiential
Futuristic
Fluid
Imaginative
Inquisitive
Instinctual
Risk Taker
Tweaker"
M2MITMontpellier's curator insight, February 10, 10:52 AM
Seras-tu l'innovateur de demain ?
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What Brain Science Says About Getting More Organized - LaRae Quy | Empower the Leader in You

What Brain Science Says About Getting More Organized - LaRae Quy | Empower the Leader in You | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
As a business owner and entrepreneur, you wear multiple hats to get everything done. This means you must efficiently manage your time so you won’t get distracted, lose focus, and waste precious energy. We have all struggled with maintaining a life-work balance because we really do want to have both a healthy private life and a successful professional career. We’ve tried all of those time-management tips about how to structure a to-do list, but it still doesn’t eliminate the problem.
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Prioritizing information frees up your brain's energy so it has more space for other information and help you in getting more organized.
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