Artificial Intelligence; The Next “Undiscovered Country”
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Artificial Intelligence; The Next “Undiscovered Country”

In William Shakespeare’s “The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark” (usually referred to simply as “Hamlet”), the main character, Hamlet, uses the phrase “undiscovered country” to refer to what lies beyond the grave – the afterlife – and our lack of knowledge of it, and our fear of it.  As it is with death, so…

State of Readiness; Stephane Jeanmart, Syngenta
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State of Readiness; Stephane Jeanmart, Syngenta

Welcome to this episode of the State of Readiness podcast – with Stephane Jeanmart from Syngenta I welcome Stephane Jeanmart, Chemistry Operational Excellence Lead at Syngenta, a global agrochemical business headquartered in Basel, Switzerland.  In this episode, Stephane shares his journey from being formally trained in Chemistry, a discipline of predictable outcomes governed by formulas and exactness, to a less exact…

Professional Development and Networking using Social Media
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Professional Development and Networking using Social Media

If you are reading this, you probably engage in professional networking on social media.  And if you are like me, you have been engaging for a very long time. The motivation is probably similar to mine.  You want to learn and understand what’s going on in your profession, your industry, your community – and probably…

Transformation vs Disruption
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Transformation vs Disruption

Transformation… I am hearing more and more talk about how companies are seeking to transform themselves, or that they are launching a transformation initiative.  And as expected, there is the corresponding increase in transformation conferences, symposia, articles and books. But what is “transformation”? One definition for transformation is; “a thorough or dramatic change in form or appearance.”…