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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.
Fouad Bendris's insight:
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.
Fouad Bendris's insight:
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?”
Fouad Bendris's insight:
What are the nine innovation traits? The image below provides a good summary of the nine traits. 
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Geemik Maria Açucena Da Silva's curator insight, February 10, 2017 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, 2017 10:52 AM
Seras-tu l'innovateur de demain ?
The Big Factory's curator insight, May 2, 2017 3:45 AM
9 key skills to nurture to boost your innovation power :-)
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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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Volvo’s Cars Can Now Spot Moose - Then Hit the Brakes for You ! 

Volvo’s Cars Can Now Spot Moose - Then Hit the Brakes for You !  | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
The system recognizes animals by matching what the camera sees against a database of masses and shapes. Watching how it moves determines what it’s up to, whether it’s nothing at all, or walking right into the car’s path. The system is programmed based on where the car is sold. In native Sweden, it’s primed to look for moose and elk. In the US, it looks mostly for the deer that cause thousands of crashes every year ... 
Fouad Bendris's insight:
“It’s always best to avoid an accident in the first place.” So yeah, Volvo’s system focuses on braking, not accelerating.
The latest advance for the safety-obsessed Swedes.
On the roads of northern Sweden, big animals are a big part of life. Moose tower over cars. Antlered reindeer spring out of the woods without warning. Bears abound. Fences lining most major roads can’t keep all the roaming wildlife off the asphalt—as if the winter ice and snow and the extended darkness didn’t make driving dangerous enough.
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3 E’s of Effective Innovation Leadership !

3 E’s of Effective Innovation Leadership ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
Legacy companies like Apple, Xerox and IBM have transformed their organizations over the past 30 years to stay competitive in an ever-evolving market. This kind of transformational change is not easy for any organization, small or large. In fact, 70% of all change efforts fail. So what can you do to improve your odds of success? One of the most critical factors for transforming innovation results is bold executive leadership encompassing three key leadership pillars essential for any change effort.
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3 E’s of Effective Innovation Leadership Envision: 
- All change efforts begin with a vision. As an innovation executive, it is your job to create the vision of where the company is going
- Energize: Once leadership has defined and communicated the vision of where the company needs to go
- Enable: The final pillar is perhaps the most critical. Leadership can set a vision and select the right influential leaders to drive change, but nothing happens without adequate means
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These 2017 Trends Will Change Our World !

These 2017 Trends Will Change Our World ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
Our world spins faster and keeps on shifting to higher gears. Some of us focus on the past. Things that were. Those people sometimes get nausea when the world spins faster around their heads. Others enjoy the ride, the speed, the experience. They explore the new opportunities, new ways of working. Driven by curiosity what another year will bring. I get excited by these trends and changes and will keep on thinking and writing about them for one reason put perfectly into words by Michael Anissimov: “One of the biggest flaws in the common conception of the future is that the future is something that happens to us, not something we create.”
Fouad Bendris's insight:
Welcome to 2017. It is going to be an interesting year. We have not seen so much creativity, innovation and evolution before in history. Trend watchers go berserk with all the cool new ideas born every minute and futurologist see their predictions come true sooner than expected. The second machine age is here and what an exciting time to live. Running a competitive business is challenging as we tumble from one paradigm into another ... 
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AI, Big Data, IoT, Cybersecurity, And Jobs: 2017 Predictions From Senior Tech Executives

AI, Big Data, IoT, Cybersecurity, And Jobs: 2017 Predictions From Senior Tech Executives | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
‘Tis the season for the public relations exercise known as “here’s what we think (or hope) will happen in the tech sector next year,” flooding my inbox with predictions for 2017. No one knows what will happen tomorrow, let alone over the next 12 months, but the exercise yields interesting insights into what’s hot (and…
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The value is in the data. Artificial intelligence, especially deep learning, needs big data to show its value and it is also a new source of data generation.
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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.
Fouad Bendris's insight:
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.
Fouad Bendris's insight:
“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.
Fouad Bendris's insight:
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 Best Data Scientists Get Out and Talk to People

The Best Data Scientists Get Out and Talk to People | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
Great data scientists know the only way to acquire this smorgasbord of information is to go get it. So they spend time on the road with truckers, probe decision makers, wander the factory floor, pretend to be a customer, ask experts in other disciplines for help, and so forth. They delve deeply into processes of data creation and the complexities of measurement equipment. They ask old hands how their recommendations will be used, what the likely results are, and what can go wrong ... 
Fouad Bendris's insight:
They know the stories behind the numbers !
You can be a good data scientist by sitting at your computer. After all, the job description involves poring through huge quantities of often disparate data to find insights that may prove helpful in every aspect of a business, including marketing, logistics, and human resources
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To Defuse an Argument, Think About the Future

To Defuse an Argument, Think About the Future | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

f you’re caught up in conflict with someone, there are a few practical strategies that can help you resolve the situation. These strategies include seeking compromise, taking the other person’s perspective, being humble, trying to forgive, and not casting blame. But personal conflicts are precisely when we are least likely to use these strategies. People are egocentric, which means that when we think about our problems, we tend to focus on our own feelings and perspectives. As a result, personal conflicts are when we have the hardest time considering another person’s point of view, making it difficult for us to apologize or forgive.

Fouad Bendris's insight:
How can we get better at considering other people’s views and resolving our interpersonal conflicts? One method is to take a mental step back and focus on the bigger picture.
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Michel CEZON's curator insight, January 25, 2017 8:16 AM
Thinking about long term consequences may help you to reach better short term decisions or actions... See also the video about Getting to Yes Across Cultures :-)
Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, July 20, 2017 1:38 PM

#Conflict resolving techniques are a highly necessary tool.

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The Stretch Goal Paradox !

The Stretch Goal Paradox ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
So What Is a Stretch Goal, Anyway? True stretch goals differ from ordinary challenging goals in two important respects: 
- Extreme difficulty. Stretch goals involve radical expectations that go beyond current capabilities and performance
- Extreme novelty. Brand-new paths and approaches must be found to bring a stretch goal within reach

When Stretch Goals Should Be Avoided: Failing But Grasping Organizations !
When Stretch Goals Should Be Pursued: Thriving but Complacent Organizations !

Fouad Bendris's insight:
Audacious targets are widely misunderstood—and widely misused. Predicting the Outcome of Stretch Goal Use Two critical factors consistently seem to determine success at meeting stretch goals. Though they appear straightforward, often managers ignore them or don’t appreciate how they’ll affect a firm’s abilities ... 
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