As the business world and billions of people continue their digital transformations, we as a creative community across industries also need transformational changes in digital business development and iteration. A new category of focused, information-rich products known as data products break free from prior business intelligence models by integrating and packaging analytic information and outcomes into unique products and customer experiences.
Creativity is one of the most important job skills a worker will need in the coming Fourth Industrial Revolution, which will be driven by artificial intelligence and machine learning. Two other key skills – critical thinking and complex problem solving – are components of creativity. Read more to see why creativity ranks so high going forward.
In January 2015, I started to seriously think about taking Creatorbase® to a whole new level given years of dabbling, a recent career shift toward consulting, and an inner voice that kept getting louder by the month. But I wasn’t convinced to take personal and professional risks until after meeting Amy Wilkinson on March 11, 2015 at Stanford. Her point of view is life-changing.
Creatorbase is all about applying and encouraging creativity. We call active community members ‘co-creators’ because, in my humble opinion, all of us are creators in our own ways whether by ourselves or with others. David Kelley of IDEO has devoted his life and work to unlocking people's innate creativity. He outlines his philosophy in a landmark TED Talk and I've provided highlights for a quick read.
Wondering what truly makes a good life? This recent TED Talk from Robert Waldinger, the Director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, one of the most comprehensive longitudinal studies in history, boils it down to one clear message and three lessons to consider.
Jeff Morris, VP of Strategy and Success at GoodData, and I talked about the meaning of "True Cloud" from GoodData's perspective and also how other technology leaders like Facebook, Google and Salesforce embrace a True Cloud strategy. In this very first 'DataTalk' video interview, we highlight true-cloud topics that any business or technology leader should consider in 2016.