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Strategic Alignment in the Age of AI: The 7 Foundations of Competitive Success

In the rapidly evolving landscape of artificial intelligence, a unified team executing a flawed strategy often outperforms those pursuing a perfect strategy with fractured alignment. This principle of prioritizing alignment over flawless planning forms the cornerstone of the seven critical foundations for competitive success in the AI era.

Autonomous Vehicles: A Winding Road Toward US Adoption

As the race for fully autonomous vehicles heats up, challenges remain on the road to widespread adoption. Key to overcoming these obstacles will be consumer acceptance, technological advances, and regulation.

Decoding Decisions: Game Theory, Menus, and the Power of Learning

Originally developed to solve economic problems, game theory is a powerful tool with applications across many fields. It provides insights into diverse areas, from contract design and pricing strategies in business to election systems and military buildup in political science.

Good Disruption: Autonomous Vehicles

How close are we to fully automated vehicles and how will transportation itself change as a result?

Good Disruption: Digital Fashion

In this episode of Good Disruption, Mike Lenox and Yael Grushka-Cockayne are joined by Naomi Kaempfer, creative director for Art, Design and Fashion at Stratasys, to discuss how the fashion industry can benefit from 3D printing.

AI in Marketing: How Customer-Centric Companies Can Benefit from Data Privacy Regulations

The latest advances in AI offer companies unprecedented opportunities to become more customer centric. As Darden School of Business Professor Rajkumar Venkatesan expounds in his recent book, The AI Marketing Canvas: A Five-Stage Road Map to Implementing Artificial Intelligence in Marketing, AI can help companies create and deliver superior customer value through personalized products and services.

The Cost of Conviction: Consumer Response to CEO Activism

A CEO goes on record supporting gun rights, and consumers react. Some stock up on the company’s products, others boycott. What fuels such “lifestyle politics”? Are consumers motivated by deep personal belief, or are they publicly signaling their values to an audience of like-minded peers?

Decision by Committee? Ask for a Show of Hands

The benefits of diversity in decision-making are well-documented. Having different perspectives and expertise produces better outcomes. But those don’t necessarily surface during discussions. How can leaders and organizations get the most from diverse perspectives and enhance the quality of conversations to achieve the best decisions?

Pop Culture and Corporate Culture: Netflix and the Dave Chappelle Controversy

Trust is built slowly and erodes quickly. Netflix was lauded as an inclusive employer, but when it aired Dave Chappelle’s controversial special The Closer, it seemed unprepared for backlash from multiple stakeholders, including the LGBTQ+ community. What could it have done better to balance the paramount issues of freedom of speech and inclusivity?

A Taxing Conundrum: Land vs. Property

In the U.S., municipal governments raise revenue through property taxes, based on a percentage of the value of land and all the structures built upon it. But economists have long recognized a problem: The higher the value of the structures, the higher the tax will be, which means that property owners are disincentivized from building on their land.