As a serial entrepreneur and now EVP of Innovation at RingCentral, I'm always interested in how companies generate and maintain innovation. Innovating means disrupting -- challenging the status quo even for very successful products.
Granted, Silicon Valley is investing in programs to attract women and minorities to the technology field, engender good will, and increase workforce diversity through pipeline development. But there continues to be a lack of urgency to change.
The message that employees should hear and pass along is "yes." Yes, we want to hear from you. Yes, your opinion matters. Yes, you are valued. This message should be repeated throughout the organization, not only to employees, but customers as well.
Robots taking human jobs means that those humans can spend their time doing higher-valued work that will drive even more progress, which is especially good news for less-desirable professions like long-haul trucking, which is actually facing a worsening shortage of workers.
Amir Dossal: As engines of growth, smaller businesses can serve as role models for good corporate citizens. Here are a few ways smaller companies might make a difference.
Global energy consumption is on a path to grow 30-50 percent over the next 25 years, bringing with it, in many countries, increased local air pollution, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and oil consumption, as well as higher energy prices.
The feeling of consistency may appeal to many because it feels safe. But in business at least, staying in the same place and doing the same thing is not safe. In fact it's quite the contrary, it's dangerous.
Last week, waiting for my iced coffee at Starbucks, I enviously observed the girl in front of me paying with her phone. Fast forward 30 seconds and b...
Why have ideas of contemporary thinkers like Thomas Friedman proved to be incomplete only ten years after they defined the brave new world we live in. Today's world changes at the speed of light and, unless these thinkers can ride on those light particles their insights will only paint a partial picture that lasts for no more than a minute.
C. M. Rubin's global education report In April, I continued my conversations with thought leaders around the world on many topics includi...
Within retail banking, there have been two standout, truly disruptive innovations in the last 20 years, where a few banks applied mass marketing techniques to create something unique.
One of my previous financial industry innovation proposals, the "FinTech Supermarket," was about the possibility of an open selection of the best fintech partners. In other words, a client offering the best financial package of financial services under one roof.
Most plans offered today to counter and combat this group focus exclusively on military or geopolitical solutions. While important, these plans lack a key understanding of the branding, digital marketing and start-up mentality that facilitated the spread of ISIS's influence across the globe.
The framers of the U.S. Constitution were not wrong. Patents did serve an important purpose during the days when technological advances happened over decades or centuries. In today's era of exponentially advancing technologies, however, patents have become the greatest inhibitor to innovation and are holding the United States back.
Environmental innovations are much more than nice; they are also fiscally sound practices that add value and provide a tremendous boost to the bottom line. And eventually, they have a domino effect
When launching a firm that pursues disruptive innovation, it's best that you authentically deliver your promised benefits to society while anticipating and assessing how and where the disrupted will attempt to fight back so that you can respond in a strategic manner.