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Top articles of the week | March 11

Every week, we put together a list of our top 5 articles of the past week. Happy reading!

 

How Neiman Marcus is turning technology innovation into a ‘core value’        Retail Dive

Innovation isn’t just a good idea – it’s critical to survive. This iconic 100 year old brand is turning to technology in order to survive and thrive. It’s a great story of success for an innovation lab.

 

Confessions of a digital agency exec: Consulting firms are coming         Digiday

This article is one of the reasons I love my work. JF and I both worked on the agency side for many years and we know the good, the bad and the ugly. Consulting firms have been investing in building their agency capabilities for a few years now and this trend is only going to continue.

 

Why We Can’t Look Away From Our Screens        NY Times

I have to admit that I’m completely addicted to my phone. I’ve tried many techniques but nothing’s worked. This Times article explains the science behind the addiction

 

Culture matters         a16z

Ben Horowitz from the VC firm a16z is the man. In this video presentation, he breaks down the importance of culture and how to change it. He uses the example of the only slave rebellion in the history of humanity to make his case.

 

How AI Is Changing The Way Companies Are Organized                        FastCompany

We’re definitely in the hype cycle of AI right now but this article presents how certain companies are already thinking about the impact of artificial intelligence on their organizational structure.