10 years ago, my co-author Josh Bernoff and I released our first book, Groundswell: Living in a World Transformed by Social Technologies. Today on this anniversary, I reflect on what our expectations were when we published that work, what has changed, and what has not.
Although the challenges surrounding diversity and inclusion (D&I) and digital transformation (DT) are often seen as separate, in reality they’re actually quite similar. In this article I give some advice on what organizations can do to advance both with the same initiatives.
When it comes to brand relevance, millennials and non-millennials have more in common than they think. In this post, I’ll do a deep dive into how U.S. millennials (18-37 years old) view brand relevance similarly and differently from non-millennials — and why brands like Spotify, Westin, and Target register a relevance score almost twice as high among millennials than non-millennial customers.
We often think about digital transformation as something tackled by the dynamic duo of Marketing and IT. But there needs to be a third — HR. That’s because, while digital transformation appears to be about technology, at its heart it’s about people, and the relationships that are changed because of these digital technologies. Today I examine the key takeaways from a recent Prophet report on the subject.
In the same way that IQ (or raw intelligence) helps humans make rational decisions, EQ (or emotional intelligence) helps humans make decisions based on empathy. Can artificial intelligence (AI) help us develop better empathy for our customers — and, in some cases, have even better empathy than humans? Today I share my thoughts on the subject, based on the newest research into “artificial empathy.”