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The Laws of Profit Dynamics (Part 2)

Jon Fay

Jon Fay

Former Vice President, Executive Development
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In my first post on the Laws of Profit Dynamics I explained that any growth a company experiences beyond what’s driven by overall economic growth is not really value creation, but rather value migration. This parallels the First Law of Thermodynamics. What follows is a comparison between Entropy and commoditization and what it takes for businesses to fight disorder and maintain their value.

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What’s the Big Deal with Big Data? Collaboration

Mike Foley

Mike Foley

Director, Marketing Science Lab

At EMC we approach Big Data from every angle—how to store, manage, query, analyze, and visualize it, not to mention secure it. We also use Big Data in our own business, among other things to drive marketing programs. That gave us an idea: If we’re analyzing and directing our business with Big Data, and at the same time working with customers on Big Data solutions for their own businesses , why don’t we show our customers what we’re up to?

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Innovation on a Global Scale

Steve Todd

Steve Todd

EMC Fellow and Vice President, Strategy & Innovation

I travel frequently to EMC’s global R&D locations to monitor innovation activities. One of the most common questions I receive is: Do you notice cultural differences in a particular region’s approach to innovation?

It is difficult to get an accurate feel for any culture unless you live there for an extended period of time. A more appropriate way of asking the question would be: What are your observations about innovation at EMC’s global locations?

I’ve thought about my observations in these areas and tried to come up with a word or two that describes what I’ve witnessed firsthand.

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Different Minds Think Greatly

Steve Todd

Steve Todd

EMC Fellow and Vice President, Strategy & Innovation

My co-workers recently forwarded me an interesting article about cognitive diversity.

The Techonomy article, written by John Hagel and John Seely Brown, asserts that “like-mindedness” can hurt corporations.

In other words, we should re-think the phrase “Great Minds Think Alike” and perhaps turn to something along the lines of “Different Minds Think Greatly.”

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