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Perspectives

Harvard Business Review blog

By John Hagel and John Seely Brown

John Hagel and John Seely Brown, Deloitte LLP Center for the Edge, co-leaders, share their perspectives on topics around institutional innovation and enterprise learning in Harvard Business Review.​

This series of columns explores how innovation in the business practices, processes, and structures is necessary to enable scalable learning and create institutions that can thrive in the 21st century. These new types of institutions have great potential for talent development, growth, and innovation. Read the HBR articles below.​

​​​​​​​​Recent Harvard Business Review blog posts

Turn the pressures of technology into potential
Digital technology is full of paradox, yet we often tend to under-emphasize or even ignore the paradoxes—often looking at either technology’s problems or its promises, rarely examining both at the same time. But it’s only when we explore both that we gain new insight into what will truly help us harness technology’s economic value.

How Drucker thought about complexity
Throughout his life, Peter Drucker strived to understand the increasing complexity of business and society and, most importantly, the implications for how we can continue to create and deliver value in the face of complexity.

Mind the (skills) gap
A bachelor's degree used to provide enough basic training to last a career. Yet today, the skills college graduates acquire during college have an expected shelf life of only five years according to extensive work we've done in conjunction with Deloitte's Shift Index.

How to make your big idea really happen
Inspired by the loss of her thirteen year-old daughter, Candice Lightner founded Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) in 1980 to combat drunk driving through education and legislation. Just a few years later, Lightner and MADD played a pivotal role in passing a federal law.

Five ways to hold the right kind of attention
No matter how talented or accomplished you are, you cannot always count on attracting and retaining the attention of others. Too many options compete for everyone's attention, and they multiply with each passing day.

Five tips for smarter social networking
We are all trying to figure out how to get more value from online social networks like Facebook and Twitter. Most of us are just skimming the surface in terms of the potential these networks offer us as individuals. To realize this potential, we need to become more.

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John Hagel III

John Hagel III

Co-Chairman | Center for the Edge

John is co-chairman for Deloitte LLP's Center for ...More

John Seely Brown (JSB)

John Seely Brown (JSB)

Independent Co-Chairman | Center for the Edge

JSB currently serves as the independent co-chairma...More

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