Smart Art: Why More Artists Need to Study Business

Artists contribute much creativity to society, but business acumen may not be their forte. Paying for health care and business insurance, saving for retirement and recovering from disasters can be tough to handle for artists without traditional jobs. To gain insight into new financial models for them, Knowledge@Wharton tapped two experts: Jenifer Simon, director of  programs and … Continue reading Smart Art: Why More Artists Need to Study Business

Recommend: To Those New to #Design (and all other #business #professionals)

It seems you have chosen design for a career. At this point, I probably cannot dissuade you from the horrible decision you have made, given you’ve thrown gobs of time and/or money (more than likely both) at this idea with the hope that you too can become The Next Great Designer. I think, after a … Continue reading Recommend: To Those New to #Design (and all other #business #professionals)

A 2012 read: Unlocking #value and #productivity through #social technologies

The most powerful applications of social technologies in the global economy are largely untapped. By using social technologies, companies can raise the productivity of knowledge workers by 20 to 25 percent. In a few short years, social technologies have given social interactions the speed and scale of the Internet. Whether discussing consumer products or organizing … Continue reading A 2012 read: Unlocking #value and #productivity through #social technologies

4 Slack bots disrupting the enterprise

Conversational interfaces have become more common in our lives, from consumer bots on Facebook, to Alexa and Google helping us at home, to bots on Slack that make your working life easier and more productive. To understand more about products helping shepherd conversational UI into the enterprise, I interviewed four companies who are preparing to … Continue reading 4 Slack bots disrupting the enterprise

Stop Letting Email Control Your Work Day

One of the very first lectures I give each year to new MBA students is about time management. By the time they arrive in my classroom, they are two days into the fall term, and I can already see that some of them are barely keeping their heads above water. I see this lecture as … Continue reading Stop Letting Email Control Your Work Day