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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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The Big Data Effect

Luke Lonergan

Luke Lonergan

Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Greenplum
Luke Lonergan

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Last month, EMC Greenplum hosted an event at the Churchill Club in Silicon Valley to address some key questions surrounding the big data debate. The panel of passionate, distinguished practitioners included Keith Collins, Gil Elbaz, Ping Li, Anand Rajaraman and myself. Michael Chui of the McKinsey Global Institute did a fantastic job moderating the discussion.

Big Data’s Impact: Everyone agreed that big data is a paradigm shift and one of the most important forces driving the global economy today. Big data is a complex, multifaceted topic, defined by the combination of data volume, velocity and variety being generated – as such, it breaks current models of data management, experimentation, analysis and storage. More importantly, it forces us to change the way we think about data and the opportunity for new value creation.

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