Monday, May 17, 2021

g-f(2)279 The Big Picture of the Digital Age (5/17/2021), Wharton School, Inside the Mind of Professor Adam Grant: Moderated by Wharton School Dean Erika James.



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  • In this rapidly changing world, learning to question your opinions and open other people’s minds can position you for excellence at work and wisdom in life.
    • In this discussion, Professor Adam Grant and Wharton School Dean Erika James will touch on Adam’s most recent book Think Again, as well as on his background in psychology and how it influences his work as a business school professor at Wharton.
  • Intelligence is usually seen as the ability to think and learn, but in a rapidly changing world, there’s another set of cognitive skills that might matter more: the ability to rethink and unlearn.
    • In our daily lives, too many of us favor the comfort of conviction over the discomfort of doubt. 
    • We listen to opinions that make us feel good, instead of ideas that make us think hard. 
    • We see disagreement as a threat to our egos, rather than an opportunity to learn. 
    • We surround ourselves with people who agree with our conclusions, when we should be gravitating toward those who challenge our thought process. 
      • The result is that our beliefs get brittle long before our bones. 
    • Intelligence is no cure, and it can even be a curse: there’s evidence that being good at thinking can make us worse at rethinking. 
      • The brighter we are, the blinder to our own limitations we can become.

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WARNING, Wharton School,
  • Learning to question your opinions and open other people’s minds can position you for excellence at work and wisdom in life.

WARNING, Wharton School,

  • Intelligence is usually seen as the ability to think and learn, but in a rapidly changing world, there’s another set of cognitive skills that might matter more: the ability to rethink and unlearn.

Lesson learned, Wharton School,
  • There’s evidence that being good at thinking can make us worse at rethinking.

Alert, Wharton School,
  • The brighter we are, the blinder to our own limitations we can become.


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Inside the Mind of Professor Adam Grant: Moderated by Wharton School Dean Erika James



Category 2: The Big Picture of the Digital Age

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WARNING, Wharton School,
  • Learning to question your opinions and open other people’s minds can position you for excellence at work and wisdom in life.

WARNING, Wharton School,

  • Intelligence is usually seen as the ability to think and learn, but in a rapidly changing world, there’s another set of cognitive skills that might matter more: the ability to rethink and unlearn.


Lesson learned, Wharton School,

  • There’s evidence that being good at thinking can make us worse at rethinking.

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Alert, Wharton School,
  • The brighter we are, the blinder to our own limitations we can become.

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Type of validity of the "genioux fact". 

  • Inherited from sources + Supported by the knowledge of one or more experts + Supported by research.


Authors of the genioux fact

Fernando Machuca


References



Erika H. James is an American academic and businesswoman. She is the dean of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She is both the first woman and the first African-American to lead the business school.



As we embark on a new era with Dean James at the helm, here’s a deeper look into her journey to Wharton, and the impact she has made during her time in academia.

Dean Erika James consistently raises the bar in higher education as an award-winning educator, leading expert in her field, and respected mentor who has paved the way for women leaders. On July 1, she kicked off a new chapter in her career as the first woman and first person of color to be appointed dean of the Wharton School in the institution’s 139-year history. During her first day on the job, she appeared on Good Morning America to discuss what’s next for Wharton and offer advice to students.

Bridging Psychology and Business

Born in Bermuda to parents who were music teachers, a young Erika James moved to the U.S. when she was two years old. She grew up in Sherman, Texas, where she graduated high school as senior class president. Although many of her classmates remained in Texas for college, Erika wanted a change of pace. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Pomona College, one of the nation’s top liberal arts institutions and part of the Claremont Colleges, located in California.


About
The research and work of Dean Erika Hayes James, PhD – named one of LinkedIn's Top Voices (U.S. Influencers) in 2020 – began in the field of Organizational Psychology and now intersects at Executive Leadership. She addresses three challenges that global organizations face: 

  • Crisis Leadership — being prepared for, managing through, and learning from crisis
  • Women in Leadership — gender equity at executive levels, and women emerging in leadership
  • The Commute — professional couples in commuter marriages and how it relates to talent acquisition and retention



Adam M. Grant is an American psychologist and author who is currently a professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania specializing in organizational psychology. He received academic tenure aged 28, making him the youngest tenured professor at the Wharton School.



Adam Grant has been recognized as Wharton’s top-rated professor for seven straight years, and as one of the world’s 10 most influential management thinkers and Fortune‘s 40 under 40. As an organizational psychologist, he studies how we can find motivation and meaning, and lead more generous and creative lives.



Adam Grant is an organizational psychologist and TED speaker who helps people find meaning and motivation at work.

Adam Grant has been Wharton’s top-rated professor for 7 straight years. As an organizational psychologist, he is a leading expert on how we can find motivation and meaning, and live more generous and creative lives. He has been recognized as one of the world’s 10 most influential management thinkers and Fortune’s 40 under 40.

​He is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of 5 books that have sold millions of copies and been translated into 35 languages: Give and Take, Originals, Option B, and Power Moves. His books have been named among the year’s best by Amazon, Apple, the Financial Times, and the Wall Street Journal and praised by J.J. Abrams, Richard Branson, Bill and Melinda Gates, Malcolm Gladwell, Daniel Kahneman, and Malala Yousafzai. His new book, Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know, launches in February 2021.


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Sunday, May 16, 2021

g-f(2)278 The Big Picture of the Digital Age (5/16/2021), MIT SMR, How COVID-19 Will Change the Geography of Competition



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  • Three trends are reshaping global strategy and operations for the world’s largest companies.
    • For any business leader, decisions about their company’s geographic footprint are crucial.
  • Leaders are exposed to two significant errors of judgment when they misunderstand the geography of competition.
    • First, they escalate commitment to geographic markets they should be retreating from;
    • and second, they miss out on novel opportunities to create value across borders in different areas of the world. By getting their geographic footprint wrong, they make the company less resilient and unfit for future global challenges.
  • COVID-19 is set to have a lasting impact on the geography of competition, regardless of vaccine availability. 
    • My ongoing analysis of the world’s 500 largest corporations suggests leaders should avoid two common misconceptions and carefully consider three trends that are set to reshape their companies’ geographic footprint in the aftermath of the pandemic.
      • Three Trends Reshaping Your Company’s Geographic Footprint
        • Trend 1: The home region will become even more crucial. 
        • Trend 2: Global expansion will remain an option for very few companies.
        • Trend 3: Digital technologies will drive globalization’s next phase.

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WARNING, MIT SMR,
  • COVID-19 Will Change the Geography of Competition


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  • Three trends are reshaping global strategy and operations for the world’s largest companies.
    • For any business leader, decisions about their company’s geographic footprint are crucial.
  • Leaders are exposed to two significant errors of judgment when they misunderstand the geography of competition.
    • First, they escalate commitment to geographic markets they should be retreating from;
    • and second, they miss out on novel opportunities to create value across borders in different areas of the world. By getting their geographic footprint wrong, they make the company less resilient and unfit for future global challenges.
  • COVID-19 is set to have a lasting impact on the geography of competition, regardless of vaccine availability. 
    • My ongoing analysis of the world’s 500 largest corporations suggests leaders should avoid two common misconceptions and carefully consider three trends that are set to reshape their companies’ geographic footprint in the aftermath of the pandemic.
      • Three Trends Reshaping Your Company’s Geographic Footprint
        • Trend 1: The home region will become even more crucial. 
        • Trend 2: Global expansion will remain an option for very few companies.
        • Trend 3: Digital technologies will drive globalization’s next phase.

Category 4: The Big Picture of coronavirus and other viruses

[genioux fact deduced or extracted from MIT SMR]

This is a “genioux fact fast solution.”


WARNING, MIT SMR,
  • COVID-19 Will Change the Geography of Competition

Type of essential knowledge of this “genioux fact”: Essential Analyzed Knowledge (EAK).

Type of validity of the "genioux fact". 

  • Inherited from sources + Supported by the knowledge of one or more experts + Supported by research.


Authors of the genioux fact

Fernando Machuca


References


Niccolò Pisani is a professor of strategy and international business at IMD Business School.


Extracted from IMD Business School



Niccolò brings a unique combination of skills to IMD, bridging the worlds of business and academia.

His areas of expertise are strategic management and international business, with emphasis on globalization, sustainability and digitization. One of Niccolò’s key areas of interest is corporate social responsibility – his research in this stream has recently focused on inequality and sustainable cities.

“Today, more than ever, companies need to be aware of the critical role they play in our society and actively contribute to resolving some of the enduring global issues of our times,” says Niccolò. “Not only because consumers are increasingly attracted to the ‘good companies’, but because society at large needs more socially responsible businesses that create economic prosperity in a sustainable manner.”



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Saturday, May 15, 2021

g-f(2)277 The Big Picture of the Digital Age (5/15/2021), AAAS, Investigate the origins of COVID-19.



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  • More investigation is still needed to determine the origin of the pandemic. 
    • Theories of accidental release from a lab and zoonotic spillover both remain viable. Knowing how COVID-19 emerged is critical for informing global strategies to mitigate the risk of future outbreaks.
  • As scientists with relevant expertise, we agree with the WHO director-general, the United States and 13 other countries, and the European Union that greater clarity about the origins of this pandemic is necessary and feasible to achieve.
    • We must take hypotheses about both natural and laboratory spillovers seriously until we have sufficient data.
  • A proper investigation should be transparent, objective, data-driven, inclusive of broad expertise, subject to independent oversight, and responsibly managed to minimize the impact of conflicts of interest.
    • Public health agencies and research laboratories alike need to open their records to the public. 
    • Investigators should document the veracity and provenance of data from which analyses are conducted and conclusions drawn, so that analyses are reproducible by independent experts.

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ALERT, AAAS,
  • Knowing how COVID-19 emerged is critical for informing global strategies to mitigate the risk of future outbreaks.


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  • More investigation is still needed to determine the origin of the pandemic. 
    • Theories of accidental release from a lab and zoonotic spillover both remain viable. Knowing how COVID-19 emerged is critical for informing global strategies to mitigate the risk of future outbreaks.
  • As scientists with relevant expertise, we agree with the WHO director-general, the United States and 13 other countries, and the European Union that greater clarity about the origins of this pandemic is necessary and feasible to achieve.
    • We must take hypotheses about both natural and laboratory spillovers seriously until we have sufficient data.
  • A proper investigation should be transparent, objective, data-driven, inclusive of broad expertise, subject to independent oversight, and responsibly managed to minimize the impact of conflicts of interest.
    • Public health agencies and research laboratories alike need to open their records to the public. 
    • Investigators should document the veracity and provenance of data from which analyses are conducted and conclusions drawn, so that analyses are reproducible by independent experts.

Category 4: The Big Picture of coronavirus and other viruses

[genioux fact deduced or extracted from AAAS]

This is a “genioux fact fast solution.”


ALERT, AAAS,
  • Knowing how COVID-19 emerged is critical for informing global strategies to mitigate the risk of future outbreaks.

Type of essential knowledge of this “genioux fact”: Essential Analyzed Knowledge (EAK).

Type of validity of the "genioux fact". 

  • Inherited from sources + Supported by the knowledge of one or more experts + Supported by research.


Authors of the genioux fact

Fernando Machuca


References


Investigate the origins of COVID-19, 18 scientists, May 14, 2021, Vol. 372, Issue 6543, pp. 694 DOI: 10.1126/science.abj0016, American Association for the Advancement of Science, AAAS.


ABOUT THE AUTHORS


The 18 scientists

  1. Jesse D. Bloom, 
  2. Yujia Alina Chan, 
  3. Ralph S. Baric, 
  4. Pamela J. Bjorkman, 
  5. Sarah Cobey, 
  6. Benjamin E. Deverman, 
  7. David N. Fisman, 
  8. Ravindra Gupta, 
  9. Akiko Iwasaki, 
  10. Marc Lipsitch, 
  11. Ruslan Medzhitov, 
  12. Richard A. Neher, 
  13. Rasmus Nielsen, 
  14. Nick Patterson, 
  15. Tim Stearns, 
  16. Erik van Nimwegen, 
  17. Michael Worobey, 
  18. David A. Relman

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The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is an American international non-profit organization with the stated goals of promoting cooperation among scientists, defending scientific freedom, encouraging scientific responsibility, and supporting scientific education and science outreach for the betterment of all humanity. It is the world's largest general scientific society, with over 120,000 members, and is the publisher of the well-known scientific journal Science.



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g-f(2)276 The Big Picture of the Digital Age (5/15/2021), NYT, Pipeline Attack Yields Urgent Lessons About U.S. Cybersecurity.


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The hack underscored how vulnerable government and industry are to even basic assaults on computer networks.
  • Cybersecurity experts note that Colonial Pipeline would never have had to shut down its pipeline if it had more confidence in the separation between its business network and pipeline operations.
    • “There should absolutely be separation between data management and the actual operational technology,” Ms. Kiersten E. Todt, the managing director of the nonprofit Cyber Readiness Institute, said. “Not doing the basics is frankly inexcusable for a company that carries 45 percent of gas to the East Coast.”
  • It remains a mystery how Darkside first broke into Colonial’s business network. 
    • The privately held company has said virtually nothing about how the attack unfolded, at least in public. It waited four days before having any substantive discussions with the administration, an eternity during a cyberattack.

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ALERT, NYT,
  • The hack underscored how vulnerable government and industry are to even basic assaults on computer networks. 


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  • The hack underscored how vulnerable government and industry are to even basic assaults on computer networks.
    • Cybersecurity experts note that Colonial Pipeline would never have had to shut down its pipeline if it had more confidence in the separation between its business network and pipeline operations.
      • “There should absolutely be separation between data management and the actual operational technology,” Ms. Kiersten E. Todt, the managing director of the nonprofit Cyber Readiness Institute, said. “Not doing the basics is frankly inexcusable for a company that carries 45 percent of gas to the East Coast.”
    • It remains a mystery how Darkside first broke into Colonial’s business network. 
      • The privately held company has said virtually nothing about how the attack unfolded, at least in public. It waited four days before having any substantive discussions with the administration, an eternity during a cyberattack.

Category 2: The Big Picture of the Digital Age

[genioux fact deduced or extracted from NYT]

This is a “genioux fact fast solution.”


ALERT, NYT,
  • The hack underscored how vulnerable government and industry are to even basic assaults on computer networks. 

Type of essential knowledge of this “genioux fact”: Essential Analyzed Knowledge (EAK).

Type of validity of the "genioux fact". 

  • Inherited from sources + Supported by the knowledge of one or more experts.


Authors of the genioux fact

Fernando Machuca


References




ABOUT THE AUTHORS


David E. Sanger

Twitter (@SangerNYT) account

David E. Sanger is a White House and national security correspondent, and a senior writer. In a 38-year reporting career for The New York Times, he has been on three teams that have won Pulitzer Prizes, most recently in 2017 for international reporting. His newest book, “The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage and Fear in the Cyber Age,’’ and an HBO documentary by the same title, examine the emergence of cyberconflict and its role in changing the nature of global power.

He is also the author of two Times best sellers on foreign policy and national security: “The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power,” published in 2009, and “Confront and Conceal: Obama’s Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power,” published in 2012. For The Times, Mr. Sanger has served as Tokyo bureau chief, Washington economic correspondent, White House correspondent during the Clinton and Bush administrations, and chief Washington correspondent.


Nicole Perlroth


Nicole Perlroth covers cybersecurity and digital espionage for The New York Times. She has covered Russian hacks of nuclear plants, airports, and elections, North Korea's cyberattacks against movie studios, banks and hospitals, Iranian attacks on oil companies, banks and the Trump campaign and hundreds of Chinese cyberattacks, including a months-long hack of The Times. Her first book, “This Is How They Tell Me The World Ends,” about the global cyber arms race, will publish in February 2021. The book, and several of her Times articles, have been optioned for television.

A Bay Area native, Ms. Perlroth is a guest lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a graduate of Princeton University and Stanford University. 


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