Elby turns buildings into EV-charging cooperatives, with residents sharing revenues
by Liesbeth den Toom | Trendwatching
In August 2023, fully electric vehicles hit a record of over one-fifth of new car sales in Europe, in addition to 23.9% hybrid-electric vehicles. Unsurprisingly, charging infrastructure is struggling to keep up with that exponential growth, especially in urban areas. Copenhagen-based Elby just launched a potential solution: integrating chargers into the walls of existing multistory buildings that have adjacent street parking.
AI and the Productivity Paradox
by Greg Satell | Human-Centered Change and Innovation
GUEST POST from Greg Satell
In the 1970’s and 80’s, business investment in computer technology were increasing by more than twenty percent per year. Strangely though, productivity growth had decreased during the same period. Economists found this turn of events so strange that they called it the productivity paradox to underline their confusion.
Productivity growth would take off in the late 1990s, but then mysteriously drop again during the mid-aughts. At each juncture, experts would debate whether digital technology produced real value or if it was all merely a mirage. The debate would continue even as industry after industry was disrupted.
Today, that debate is over, but a new one is likely to begin over artificial intelligence. Much like in the early 1970s, we have increasing investment in a new technology, diminished productivity growth and “experts” predicting massive worker displacement . Yet now we have history and experience to guide us and can avoid making the same mistakes.
Are You a Disruptor or a Destructor? A Complete Guide to Innovation for Today's Leaders
by SCOTT DEMING | Tech Bullion
In today's rapidly evolving business landscape, the word "innovation" gets thrown around quite a bit. However, it's crucial for leaders, especially those in C-suite roles, to grasp the nuanced differences between Disruptive Innovation and Destructive Innovation. Despite the similarity in names, they are not interchangeable.
Several years ago, I was one of five keynote speakers at the Asian Disruptive Leadership Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The day before the event, they held a press conference with the speakers at a table and the media asking questions from the room. A young man directed a question to me. He asked, "Mr. Deming, can you tell us the difference between disruptive and destructive innovation?" In a few words, and more conversationally, I described it as follows.
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