How to Avoid the Trash Heap of Business History

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A pile of trash at the side of a lake

Once, they were unbeatable. Now, they offer cautionary tales. Sears, Blockbuster Video, Nokia, Toys R’ Us, and others were titans. What happened? Among many contributing factors, they confused leadership and management. These two terms are often used interchangeably, but they are distinctly different approaches to achieving organizational goals. Leadership and management are generally needed within an organization’s evolution and lifecycle. … Read More

Navigating Cross-Cultural Leadership: The Pathfinding Approach

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hands across the table demonstrating multi-culturalism.

In today’s interconnected world, effective cross-cultural leadership is more crucial than ever; business transactions span continents and team collaboration transcend borders. Much of this has been driven by technological advancements that have reduced the practical barriers as never before: Video conferencing, instant messaging platforms like WhatsApp, and translation tools such as Google Translate and ChatGPT have opened new vistas. Moreover, … Read More

Pathfinders, AI, and Business Structure

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This is the last in our five-part series about AI and Pathfinders. Previously, we talked about the transformative influence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on both businesses and individuals, which is poised to reshape the socio-economic landscape profoundly, transcending the pace constraints previously encapsulated by Moore’s Law. Moore’s Law, the axiom that the number of transistors on a microchip doubles approximately … Read More

Building Teams that Can Navigate the AI Revolution

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The letters AI denoting Artificial Intelligence

Don’t panic. Well, maybe some intense concern is called for. No one knows what the artificial intelligence revolution will mean for business. While waiting for the dust to settle can be a good tactic for some new technology, this time, it is not advised. As we have discussed in a previous post, AI is likely to transcend Moore’s Law. Leaders … Read More

Pathfinders and AI: A Great Match

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An image suggesting the connection of neurons in the brain - indicating the order that a Pathfinder can bring to the chaos that is AI.

The artificial intelligence revolution is just beginning. Since ChatGPT launched in November 2022, only a year ago, shockwaves have shot through the business community as organizations are trying to separate hype from opportunity from risk. As leaders struggle with how to get a handle on the strategic and tactical applications and challenges of AI, they need to find individual contributors … Read More

Moore’s Law, AI, Pathfinders, and the Optimal Business Structure

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The letters AI denoting Artificial Intelligence

The transformative influence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on both businesses and individuals is poised to reshape the socio-economic landscape profoundly, transcending the pace constraints previously encapsulated by Moore’s Law. Moore’s Law, the axiom that the number of transistors on a microchip doubles approximately every two years, thereby increasing computing power while reducing cost, has long served as a reliable forecast … Read More