Feral Leadership

Industry expert Frank Cutitta blogs on the organizational complexities of the convergence of IT, marketing and data science

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Four of the hottest “triple-deep” skill sets to advance your personal brand

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Personal brands can no longer be one-dimensional in the digital enterprise marketplace. The term “generalist” aims to create the illusion that a candidate is multi-dimensional, and yet it actually says, “I’m willing to try anything to get a job.” The marketplace is becoming more and more specialized, and even people with self-perceived specialist skills are […]

Technology-as-a-Hazard (TaaH)

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There have been at least 259 selfie-related deaths since 2011.  Deaths and injuries resulting from walking-while-texting are likely even more common than that. In fact, many cities and towns have gone so far as establishing fines for texting in crosswalks. File it all in the  growing “technology-as-a-hazard” category. Perhaps there was no greater evidence of […]

The rise of technology-driven physician burnout

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It used to be such a simple life — a small, independent primary care practice (SIP) in the suburbs with a loyal patient following and the flexibility that comes with running one’s own business. Plenty of time to spend with patients, and needing only the basics for record-keeping and prescribing. Then things started to change. […]

The intersection evidence, eminence and eloquence based healthcare leadership

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I’m a complete sucker for a great sales pitch. Part of that is because I spent most of my life pitching. Another part is that I spend dozens of hours a month speaking in front of groups of skeptical business leaders and graduate students. I know how a strong presentation style can occasionally overcome less […]

Leveraging global centers of gravity for digital disruption

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Those of us who have spent our careers in global industries used to face the “not invented here” challenge of resistance to ideas from the outside.  Americans traipsed around the world trying to convince their international counterparts that they had all the answers related to marketing and technology. Sometimes it worked. In many cases, it […]

What is quantum computing and what could it mean for the healthcare industry?

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One of the longest hype curves in technology history — without products even being deployed — is that of quantum computing. After decades of research, many feel that viable and reliable quantum products may not be to market for another ten years. For those who have heard the term but are sketchy on what quantum […]

How will 5G change patient engagement?

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Few things have fueled the hype curve more in recent years than the coming widespread availability of 5G transmission speeds on mobile devices. Many other telecommunications trends have been evolutionary, but I sense that 5G is seen by many as revolutionary. The healthcare industry could be a major beneficiary of this extra speed, given the […]

Cross cultural aspects of breach response strategies

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The phones are ringing off the hook at headquarters, your web site traffic is exploding and your email boxes have reached capacity. Why?  Your enterprise systems have been hacked, exposing millions of confidential customer personal and financial records. It’s impossible to determine where in the world the hack originated, but the implications are surely global […]

How social media can drive smart city supply chain

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Every urban politician knows the power of social media in driving votes, whether for good or bad. So, it should come as no surprise that citizen-powered social media is also increasingly becoming a major factor in urban economic efficiencies. The field of supply chain, as it relates to the production and distribution of a commodity […]

The art of strategically expanding a problem

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I recently heard an executive attribute his success to learning that sometimes to fix a problem you need to make it bigger. This rattled around in my head for a while and then it started making some kind of sense. Simply stated, some problems just seem to linger unsolved until someone or something suddenly escalates […]