This time it looks real. One of the few advantages of being older is having a perspective on the advances in technology. I was a student in the 1960s when the first promises of artificial intelligence were made with great fanfare. But the excitement and hype died rather suddenly, in part from a paper titled …
It is not difficult to find the many ways technology extends our reach. The early defining vision for Bill Gates at Microsoft went under the banner: Information at Our Fingertips. This was the title of Gates’ speech at Comdex in January 1995, and you can watch his speech even now. Today this vision is partially …
Randy Wilcox started in sales and became president of two different divisions of Otis Elevator: South Asia, then the Americas. Ethics and globalization were a challenge for the company in the 19th century when high rises grew in cities around the world.
The breakneck pace of change coming from the digital revolution is incompatible with the slower pace of change for our institutions and for us as people. We have yet to develop good coping strategies for this challenge at multiple levels. Changing Business Model One important example of this is the dramatic fracture in the foundation …
Al Erisman covers the content of Issue 76 in Ethix
How might we, and our businesses, need to change to embrace the positives from technology without being overwhelmed by the downsides?
Al Erisman outlines Issue 74 contributors to the continuing dialogue on health care and offers a look at future Conversations covering the telecommunications and movie industries..
Jonathan Perlin, chief medical officer for the HCA health care system in Nashville, shares his passion for improving health care through better outcomes and lower costs — to move beyond sick care to a true health care system. More than ideas, they are things he did while CEO of the Veterans Health Administration.
Al Erisman outlines the content of issue 73 featuring Dr. Robert Wachter and Dr. Gary Kaplan.