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Execs Are in the Driver’s Seat for Innovation Success

Execs Are in the Driver's Seat for Innovation Success

There was a time when the drive, need and even ability to innovate was left to tech-centric entities like Google, Apple and Amazon. Those days are long gone. Now innovation has become a survival factor for most, if not all, businesses regardless of type or background.

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8 Tips to Successfully Align Sales and Marketing Teams

8 Tips to Successfully Align Sales and Marketing Teams

It’d be hard to argue against the thought that a better alignment between sales and marketing means a better bottom line. According to Salesforce’s third annual State of Sales report, 88 percent of high performers said they have sales and marketing teams that share common goals/metrics while only 61

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11 Questions Organizations Need To Ask Before Buying Into AI

11 Questions Organizations Need To Ask Before Buying Into AI

There is little doubt that Artificial Intelligence (AI) can offer organizations a considerable competitive advantage if used in the right place and in the right circumstances. There is also considerable pressure on organizations to go the AI route for fear of losing an edge to competitors. Recently, San Francisco-based MemSQ

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We Couldn’t Have Done It Without You, Mom

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Summer of 1986. T-Ball city championship. Twins versus Astros. Gloucester, Mass. The Twins make the final out of the inning. Their players begin to scurry off the field to prepare for their final at-bat.

One of those players, the center fielder, stopped for a bathroom break. Right there. On the baseball field. In his pants. In front of everyone.

About 15 minutes later, that player, with a fresh pair of shorts, would hit a towering, game-winning home run. And the Twins were champions.

Turns out, Mommy of course had an extra pair of shorts just for cases like this. Mom bolted out of the stands, shorts in hand, and took that center-fielder into the woods for a quick change.

29 years later, on this Mother’s Day weekend, that center fielder says, “Thank You.” Maybe he should have said it 29 years ago on that T-ball baseball field. But, hey, 29 years later in one of his tech articles — that’s not so bad, right?

So … Thank You, Ma Cathy, the Best Mother in the World, Love Your Son, Dom.

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