Wisdom at Work: Unleashing Innovation through Deep Dialogue with Mitch Ditkoff
February 21, 2014
Hosted by Olivia Parr-Rud
Are you drowning in data but starving for insights? Think about it! At this point, you’ve successfully transformed and manipulated your data to provide useful information. You’ve mined and analyzed that information to gain vast amounts of knowledge. But knowledge isn’t always enough. These days, the half-life of quantitative knowledge is about five years. To be successful in our highly volatile, global economy, we need more. We need wisdom - that deep knowing that often comes through as an insight, inspired idea, or ‘aha’ moment. We’ve all had them... A sudden breakthrough, a desired solution, all when we least expect it. This week top blogger, Mitch Ditkoff, is back by popular demand. Join us as he shares how to generate the conditions that allow powerful insights to emerge from within the ranks of any organization. Learn from his wisdom and experience. Be inspired and empowered to unveil your own insights and use them to move your business forward.
Quantum Business Insights with Olivia Parr-Rud
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In today’s fast-paced, high-tech, global economy, the business landscape is constantly changing. The confluence of big data, emerging technologies, and global connectivity puts unprecedented pressure on companies to become more innovative and agile. To maintain a competitive edge, companies must constantly adapt while continuing to identify and exploit new opportunities. Interestingly, new models are emerging from science and nature that offer a unique perspective – one that sees our global economy as a highly interconnected, continually evolving complex adaptive system. These models unveil powerful insights for optimizing our business strategies and processes. Each week on Quantum Business Insights, Olivia explores these concepts with thought leaders from around the globe. We look for ways to leverage their insights to ignite innovation, inspire our workforce, and create positive outcomes for our companies, our communities, and the planet.
Olivia Parr-Rud is a renowned thought-leader, speaker, author, and consultant in the areas of business intelligence, innovative leadership, and organizational alignment. She is considered a pioneer in the integration of data science and holistic organizational practices that deliver success through the optimal blending of quantitative and qualitative methodologies and practices.
Her early research and innovative advancements in data mining and business intelligence led to the writing of her best-selling book, Data Mining Cookbook, Modeling for Acquisition, Risk and Customer Relationship Management (Wiley, 2001). Realizing the need for enhanced human competencies in fast-paced, high-tech organizations, she was inspired to conduct research in the areas the communication, collaboration, innovation, adaptability, and leadership. This led to the unveiling of links between the global economy, organizational dynamics and complexity science, highlighted in her second book, Business Intelligence Success Factors, Aligning for Success in a Global Economy (Wiley/SAS, 2009).
Olivia lectures and consults internationally in the areas of business intelligence, communication, innovation, and leadership. Her current research is focused on psychology, human capital, brain science, quantum physics, evolutionary biology, systems theory, and complexity science. She holds a BA in Mathematics and an MS in Statistics.