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The Next Disruption of Music

[Steve Faktor’s original version appeared on LinkedIn Influencer & Forbes] If you thought digital music piracy was disruptive, just wait until humans are outdone by robots in creating original music. In 1958, John von Neumann imagined ‚Äúthe singularity ‚ÄĚ to be the moment artificial intelligence becomes self-improving and self-aware ‚Äď almost instantly transforming people into pets. But long … The Next Disruption of …

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INTOLERANCE WE TRUST

There was a glorious time in the late 1600‚Äôs when American villagers gathered in large groups, at night…with torches, to confront the greatest scourge of their time – witches. Today, a new generation of digital villagers was born with equally divine powers – to hunt and slay evil directly from … INTOLERANCE WE TRUSTRead More …

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How Innovation is Like Sex

I woke up early this morning to finish a very profound article on the future of jobs. This clearly is not it. Instead, I thought we could have a little fun with an idea that’s been rattling around in my head since I’ve been doing innovation: Innovation is like sex. … How Innovation is Like …

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Empower Your Visionaries

As we sit illuminated by flat-screens, covered in Doritos dust, it’s easy to imagine the day we fuse with our couches while binge-watching all the terrific new TV shows.. Why are there suddenly so many riveting shows? AMC’s Breaking Bad and Mad Men Netflix’s House of Cards SyFy’s Battlestar Galactica … Empower Your VisionariesRead More …

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The 5 Rules of Email Amnesty

From Steve Faktor’s original article on¬†LinkedIn. When it comes to answering emails, most business people are a bipolar mess. On one hand, we‚Äôre baking Ex-Lax brownies for a growing list of deadbeat non-responders. At the same time, we‚Äôre full of guilt over our own email impotence. Either way, resentment is … The 5 Rules of …

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How Success Smothers Greatness

Spoiler Five years ago, I wrote this piece about¬†Russell Brand‘s show, Messiah Complex, which fell far short of his grand ambitions – and my expectations for someone with his natural gifts. Seemed like he simply hadn’t done the hard work to reach the heroic heights he craved. While the ideas … How Success Smothers GreatnessRead …

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The Economics of Happiness

While researching¬†my next book¬†on the future of jobs, I had a revelation. No, God didn’t hand me a Windows tablet. I was blown away by how many articles and websites I found about ‚Äėhappiness at work‚Äô. 5 Ways to Make Your Boss Love You 7 Steps to a Job That … The Economics of HappinessRead …

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Measure Twice, Cut Once Before Your Scissors Rust (via LinkedIn Influencer)

This is a re-post of Steve Faktor‚Äôs¬†original article on Linkedin Today¬†(via¬†LinkedIn‚Äôs INfluencer program) I don‚Äôt remember exactly when my dad told me to ‚Äúmeasure twice and cut once‚ÄĚ, but it must have been right before I nearly sawed my fingers off doing one of our many tenement improvement projects. My … Measure Twice, Cut Once …

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