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The Mission Newsletter, 9/26/18

Sep 26, 2018 · 5 min read

“If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.” — Michelangelo

AI + Innovation

Technology, innovation, and artificial intelligence have advanced drastically in the past few decades. Some see this progress as a source of danger that could lead to tech overtaking humanity. Others see AI and robotics as a way to improve society, work, and life. With any new advancement, the outcome depends on how and why it is used.

Innovation, Robotics, and Healthcare Alpna

Episode 11 of IT Visionaries

Alpna Doshi is the CIO of Philips. Phillips is a major player in healthcare, with an audacious goal to improve the lives of 3.5 billion people by 2025. As CIO, Alpna has driven transformational initiatives like transitioning to cloud-based IT. She has a laser focus on aligning IT with business to drive groundbreaking innovations around things like mobile, internet of things, and robotics.

You’re Not Lazy

In a new study, Canadian researchers found that conserving energy is the top priority for your brain.

Tech Companies Are Moving On Up In A Different Way

A new study out of the research firm Universum has found that tech companies like Amazon are climbing the ranks of most desirable workplaces. In fact, Amazon rose from №26 to №13 on the list of top employers. Google took the top spot, with Goldman Sachs and Ernst & Young rounding out the top three. The other big tech companies Apple and Microsoft also placed about Amazon at Nos. 7 and 10, respectively.

Six Is The Magic Number

Our never-ending quest to find the ultimate recipe for productivity continues as we hear from Adam Grant, a professor at The Wharton School, who believes that working six hours a day rather than eight is the secret sauce.

Are You Willing To Be Watched?

It’s a weird question, but one that’s being implemented in China, and it’s called social credit.

The North Face Is More Than Warm, Puffy Jackets

The company is trying out a new branding strategy that will combine music pop up shows and partnerships between musicians, explorers, and activists to inspire an idea of exploration as a mindset.

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