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The Weekend Reader: What Your LOB Counterparts Really Think of You
Your weekend reads: Insights on what your LOB execs think of you, a simple productivity trick, what to watch in the startup community, and important announcements from Salesforce and ServiceNow.
This is the inaugural edition of The Weekend Reader. Each Saturday, we’ll highlight some of the best content from this week (or insights I just discovered this week!). Consider it the enterprise IT leader’s weekend reading list!
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From CIO.com: Businesses leaders increasingly rely on digital innovation to meet their goals but are not always giving IT a say in key business decisions, a disconnect that could hinder innovation, a new IDC study has found.
From FastCompany: When you are finishing work for the day, resist the temptation to reach a natural conclusion. Then, watch what happens.
A startup 'mass extinction event' has begun. You can't see it clearly yet, but it's going to be bad.
From Business Insider: Venture capitalists love to talk about how failure is essential to innovation. They will have a LOT to discuss soon. The startup failure rate is beginning to increase, from artificially low levels in 2021, and there could be a wave of capitulation in the next year where an unusually large number of startups shut down.
From The Wall Street Journal: Software giant seeks to prevent today’s proprietary corporate data from becoming training fodder for tomorrow’s large language models.
From VentureBeat: ServiceNow today announced its latest generative AI solution, Now Assist for Virtual Agent, with the aim of revolutionizing self-service by offering intelligent and relevant conversational experiences. The new capability expands on ServiceNow’s strategy of integrating generative AI capabilities into its Now Platform, which helps customers to streamline digital workflows and optimize productivity.