Sep 222017
 
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Digital Disruption: Transforming Your Company for the Digital Economy

Digital disruption is happening throughout business.  Whether it is IoT, Big Data, Cloud, Machine Learning…, we need to be ready for the digital disruption.  This is an hour long presentation from MIT Sloan  Executive Education.

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“Big data, IoT, Digital Supply Chain – all have great potential.  Do your due diligence before investing.” ~Dave Waters

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“Blockbuster? Digital chainged the way we rent movies.  how will the digital supply chain impact the way we do business? ~EverythingSupplyChain.com

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“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” ~Steve Jobs

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“When dealing with consultants do your due diligence, to get business many promise big results but deliver little.” ~Dave Waters

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Sep 212017
 
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Digital Supply Chain Basics – IoT, Big Data, Machine Learning…

Here are a few videos on the basics of various technologies in the digital supply chain.  Some of the technologies include Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Blockchain, Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Augmented Reality…  If you already understand the basics click into the videos and you will find links to more advanced information.

“Machine learning is a game changer for supply chain automation.” ~SupplyChainToday.com

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“Don’t let the digital supply chain scare you.  Big data, IoT, cloud, AI, drones and deep learning are just ways to improve the supply chain.” ~SupplyChainToday.com.

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“Buzzwords or the future of supply chain? Internet of Things, Big Data, Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Augmented Reality…” ~SupplyChainToday.com

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“A baby learns to crawl, walk and then run.  We are in the crawling stage when it comes to applying machine learning.” ~Dave Waters

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Sep 192017
 
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Disruptive Innovation Explained

Clay Christensen, Harvard Business School professor discusses his landmark theory.

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Innovation Quotes

  • “The reason why it is so difficult for existing firms to capitalize on disruptive innovations is that their processes and their business model that make them good at the existing business actually make them bad at competing for the disruption.” ~ Clayton Christensen
  • “A disruptive innovation is a technologically simple innovation in the form of a product, service, or business model that takes root in a tier of the market that is unattractive to the established leaders in an industry.” ~ Clayton Christensen
  • “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  • “The evolving social and digital media platforms and highly innovative and relevant payment capabilities are causing seismic changes in consumer behavior and creating equally disruptive opportunities for business.” ~ Howard Schultz
  • “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” ~ Charles Darwin
  • “When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.” ~ Elon Musk
  • “I don’t feel that this concept of disruptive technology is the solution for everybody. But I think it’s very important for innovators to understand what we’ve learned about established companies’ motivation to target obvious profitable markets – and about their inability to find emerging ones. The evidence is just overwhelming.” ~ Clayton Christensen
  • “Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they’ve had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people.” ~ Steve Jobs

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Sep 162017
 
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Machine Learning Quotes

A list of machine learning quotes that will get you thinking about the future.  Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning are the future.

“A baby learns to crawl, walk and then run.  We are in the crawling stage when it comes to applying machine learning.” ~Dave Waters

Machine Learning Quotes

“Interesting in predictive analytics? Then research artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning.” ~SupplyChainToday.com

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“Machine learning will automate jobs that most people thought could only be done by people.” ~Dave Waters

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“Don’t let the digital supply chain scare you.  Big data, IoT, cloud, AI, drones and deep learning are just ways to improve the supply chain.” ~SupplyChainToday.com

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“Computers are able to see, hear and learn.  Welcome to the future.” ~Dave Waters

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“Machine Learning: A computer is able to learn from experience without being specifically programmed.”

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“Although still in its infancy, machine learning will be a game changer in supply chain. ~SupplyChainToday.com

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“Machine learning will increase productivity throughout the supply chain.” ~Dave Waters

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Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Quotes.

  • “We have some catching up to do in the area of machine learning and artificial intelligence.” ~Klaus Froehlich
  • “Artificial Intelligence, deep learning, machine learning — whatever you’re doing if you don’t understand it — learn it. Because otherwise you’re going to be a dinosaur within 3 years.” ~Mark Cuban
  • “Just as electricity transformed almost everything 100 years ago, today I actually have a hard time thinking of an industry that I don’t think AI (Artificial Intelligence) will transform in the next several years.” ~Andrew Ng
  • “Artificial Intelligence will be rampant in the digital supply chain” ~Dave Waters
  • The field of Artificial Intelligence is set to conquer most of the human disciplines; from art and literature to commerce and sociology; from computational biology and decision analysis to games and puzzles.” ~Anand Krish 
  • “Machine intelligence is the last invention that humanity will ever need to make.” ~Nick Bostrom
  • “Artificial intelligence would be the ultimate version of Google. The ultimate search engine that would understand everything on the web. It would understand exactly what you wanted, and it would give you the right thing. We’re nowhere near doing that now. However, we can get incrementally closer to that, and that is basically what we work on.” ~Larry Page
  • “The future is ours to shape. I feel we are in a race that we need to win. It’s a race between the growing power of the technology and the growing wisdom we need to manage it.” ~Max Tegmark
Sep 152017
 
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UPS tests residential drone delivery

Residential drone delivery could completely change the last mile.  Many companies are investing heavily in drone technology.  Three minute video.

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Digital Supply Chain Quotes.

  • “What are your thoughts? Buzzword bingo or the future of supply chain? IoT, drones, deep learning, big data, virtual reality…” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com
  • “If your current systems are giving you inaccurate reports will investing in big data mean you will still get inaccurate reports but just with more data?” ~SupplyChainToday.com
  • “Residential drone delivery is being tested by a variety of companies.  From delivering packages to delivering pizza, drone delivery is in the near future.” ~SupplyChainToday.com.
  • “Listen to anyone with an original idea, no matter how absurd it may sound at first. If you put fences around people, you get sheep. Give people the room they need.” ~ William McKnight, 3M President
  • “Remember all the hype behind B2B procurement?  Some was true was was not.  Ask lots of questions about the digital supply chain.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.
  • “Those in supply chain know the impossible is possible.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.
  • “Don’t let the digital supply chain scare you. Big Data, IoT, Cloud, AI, Drones and Deep Learning are just ways to improve the supply chain.” ~SupplyChainToday.com.
  • “Your dream is out there waiting for you.  You just have to go out and get it.” ~Dave Waters

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Sep 152017
 
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Self-Driving vehicles will take jobs.

There is a great deal of discussion how artificial intelligence will take jobs.  Artificial intelligence is what makes self-driving vehicles possible.  More specifically, it is deep learning that makes autonomous vehicles possible.  Not too long ago most people thought driverless vehicles were something way into the future.  Well, the future is here.

If you are involved in the trucking industry there was a time you needed a driver but could not locate one.  There are also rules and regulations truck drivers need to follow.  Now imagine a driver that is always available and never gets tired.  Assets can be better utilized because rest is not needed by the drivers.  Safety is improved because the driver won’t get tired, sick or be texting while driving.  There are some people reading this saying that is great.  While others are reading this saying it will never happen.  Change is happening so don’t be left behind.  Don’t become a Blockbuster.  Here is a video about Uber greatly disrupting the taxi industry.

Uber and Lyft have created many new jobs and allowed people to be their own bosses.  Both Uber and Lyft are involved with self-driving vehicles.  Here is a three minute video about Uber buying a big rig company in self-driving tech push.  As self-driving vehicles become a normal site on the road, those same vehicles will most likely be replacing Uber and Lyft drivers.

“In the distant future, people may outlaw driving cars because it’s too dangerous. You can’t have a person driving a two-ton death machine.” ~Elon Musk

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Sep 132017
 
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The Best Elon Musk Quotes

Here are some of the best Elon Musk quotes. Elon Musk is the CEO of Tesla, SpaceX and Solarcity.  He is a self-made billionaire and is a true entrepreneur.

“When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.” ~Elon Musk

Elon Musk Quotes

“People should pursue what they’re passionate about.  That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.” ~Elon Musk

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“With artificial intelligence, we are summoning the demon.” ~Elon Musk

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“If Elon Musk is wrong about artificial intelligence and we regulate it who cares.  If he is right about AI and we don’t regulate it we will all care.” ~Dave Waters

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“With artificial intelligence we are summoning the demon.  In all those stories where there’s the guy with the pentagram and the holy water, it’s like, yeah, he’s sure he can control the demon.  Didn’t work out.” ~Elon Musk

Artificial intelligence Quotes

“Persistence is very important.  You should not give up unless you are forced to give up.” ~Elon Musk

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“Don’t delude yourself into thinking something’s working when it’s not, or you’re gonna get fixated on a bad solution.” ~Elon Musk

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“Listening to Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking talk about artificial intelligence reminds me of the Jurassic Park scene where they talk about chaos theory.” ~Dave Waters

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“You shouldn’t do things differently just because they’re different.  They need to be… better.” ~Elon Musk

Elon Musk Quotes

“if you’re trying to create a company, it’s like baking a cake.  You have to have all the ingredients in the right proportion.” ~Elon Musk

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“People work better when they know what the goal is and why.  It is important that people look forward to coming to work in the morning and enjoy working.” ~Elon Musk

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Sep 072017
 
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Elon Musk Quotes for Tesla Supply Chain

Elon Musk has a wide assortment of quotes.  Here are a few quotes that pertain to the Tesla Supply Chain.  If you aren’t sure who Elon Musk is, he is the CEO of Tesla, SpaceX and the Boring Company.    Elon Musk also has some great artificial intelligence quotes so be sure to check those out.

“We believe the Tesla semi will deliver a substantial reduction in the cost of cargo, while increasing safety…” ~Elon Musk

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“When Henry Ford made cheap, reliable cars, people said ‘nah, what’s wrong with the horse?’ That was a huge best he made, and it worked.”  ~Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, SpaceX and the Boring Company.

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“Starting and growing a business is as much about the innovation, drive, and determination of the people behind it as the product they sell.” ~Elon Musk

Tesla Supply Chain Elon Musk Quotes

“With the Model 3, a future compact SUV and a new kind of pickup truck, we plan to address most of the consumer market.” ~Elon Musk

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“Great companies are built on great products.” ~Elon Musk

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Sep 042017
 
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The future we’re building – and boring, Elon Musk.

Elon Musk discusses a variety of his projects including Tesla, SpaceX and the Boring company.  Elon Musk is an amazing person and has been said to be the real life Iron Man.

Elon Musk Quotes.

  • “Don’t delude yourself into thinking something’s working when it’s not, or you’re gonna get fixated on a bad solution.” ~Elon Musk.
  • “Brand is just a perception, and perception will match reality over time. Sometimes it will be ahead, other times it will be behind. But brand is simply a collective impression some have about a product.” ~Elon Musk.
  • “If you’re trying to create a company. It’s like baking a cake. You have to have all the ingredient in the right proportion.” ~Elon Musk.
  • “Self-driving cars are the natural extension of active safety and obviously something we should do.” ~Elon Musk
  • “What to do about mass unemployment? This is going to be a massive social challenge.  There will be fewer and fewer jobs that a robot cannot do better [than a human].  These are not things that I wish will happen.  These are simply things that I think probably will happen.” ~Elon Musk
  • “I’m increasingly inclined to think there should be some regulatory oversight, maybe at the national and international level just to make sure that we don’t do something very foolish.”
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  • “Pay attention to negative feedback and solicit it, particularly from friends. hardly anyone does that, and it’s incredibly helpful.”  ~Elon Musk.
Sep 042017
 
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Elon Musk Compares a Tesla to an iPhone

What do you think of comparing the Tesla to the iPhone.  Have heard this comparison before and then came across this video so thought it would be good to share.

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Elon Musk Quotes.

  • “I would just question things… It would infuriate my parents… That I wouldn’t just believe them when they said something ’cause I’d ask them why. And then I’d consider whether that response made sense given everything else I knew.” ~Elon Musk
  • “People should pursue what they’re passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.” ~Elon Musk.
  • “People work better when they know what the goal is and why. It is important that people look forward to coming to work in the morning and enjoy working.” ~ Elon Musk
  • “Persistence is very important. You should not give up unless you are forced to give up.” ~Elon Musk.
  • “I always have optimism, but I’m realistic. It was not with the expectation of great success that I started Tesla or SpaceX… It’s just that I thought they were important enough to do anyway.” ~Elon Musk.
  • “The first step is to establish that something is possible; then probability will occur.” ~Elon Musk.
  • “I think the best way to attract venture capital is to try and come up with a demonstration of whatever product or service it is and ideally take that as far as you can. Just see if you can sell that to real customers and start generating some momentum. The further along you can get with that, the more likely you are to get funding.” ~Elon Musk.

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