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The Tech Effect

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As the digital revolution rapidly transforms the fundamental nature of organizations, leaders will need to understand the paradigms and best practices to innovate in digital-centric businesses. From advertising, to entertainment, to manufacturing, organizations establish market leadership by mastering digital innovation. So how do you ensure success - or better yet, avoid failure? And even if your company is tech-savvy, are you leveraging the new phenomena, like big data or analytics, properly? Have your products or your growth been created in an ethical way? This collection of stories will help you contextualize how technology is really changing how we do business. This playlist was assembled by the team at the Harvard Business School Digital Initiative. DI is a new center at Harvard that builds expertise and community around the digital transformation of business. Get to know us: digital.hbs.edu.

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  • 1:48:29

    What Is Technology Doing to Us?

    #71 — What Is Technology Doing to Us?

    Business is now an arms race for attention. A must-listen for anyone building technology, or even for those who want to come to terms with just how much apps can manipulate your behavior.

  • 22:02

    When Not to Trust the Algorithm

    545: When Not to Trust the Algorithm

    Let author Cathy O’Neil count the ways that data can misguide you. There is a dark side to big data – one that propogates discrimination across all sectors. Before your company embraces big data, it’s important to understand its limitations.

  • 18:45

    Space Robots to Europa!

    Space Robots to Europa!

    Are people in your organization forthright about the roles they hold, and willing to share how they view where they fit? Learn from NASA Jet Propulsion Lab’ approach to teaming.

  • 09:12

    Tally Stick

    Tally Stick

    At the end of the day, what is money really? Find out one perspective while exploring a historical example of “technology” enabling change in medieval England, all in 9 minutes.

  • 40:58

    #21 Postal Addresses

    #21 Postal Addresses

    Despite what urbanite experiences may suggest, not everyone in the world has an address and zipcode they can use to order goods. But soon, technology might enable a nameless yurt in Mongolia to receive its fair share of Amazon package deliveries.

  • 40:34

    Man of the People

    #86 Man of the People

    The power of digital technologies to influence societies is awe-inspiring and a bit terrifying. But is manipulation of the masses using technology really all that new?

  • 20:32

    The Technology Tango

    #588: The Technology Tango

    Companies create products, and the way customers use products has the power to change the direction of companies. It’s a constant dance, one you might call the Technology Tango.

  • 51:21

    Anil Dash — Tech’s Moral Reckoning

    Anil Dash — Tech's Moral Reckoning

    Famed tech provocateur Anil Dash covers it all, from building an inclusive talent pipeline in silicon valley to the risks of visually dramatizing data.

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