How Emotionally Intelligent Bosses Resolve Conflicts & More Reading List Highlights

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1. Here are the top IPO candidates to watch in 2017 and who invested in them

By Cromwell Schubarth – Silicon Valley Business Journal

Digest: Venture Capital

Curator: Yohei Nakajima

A list of the top IPO candidates of 2017 and the Venture Capitalists who invested in them. Read More

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2. Diversity is key to Chicago’s tech and innovation future

By Mark Tebbe – Chicago Business Journal

Digest: Startup Communities

Curators: Julian Miller, Brad Feld, Shane Reiser

A great read to start of the new year. Some good points to reflect on in your startup community. Read More

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3. How Emotionally Intelligent Bosses Resolve Conflicts

By Lee Price – Fast Company

Digest: Leadership & Resiliency

Curator: Miriam Meima

If you are like most leaders, you are likely wondering about how to cut conflict out of your worklife. This article offers a few suggestions to keep in mind. Read More

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4. Brainstorming Is Dumb

By Annie Sneed – Fast Company

Digest: Design

Curators: Phillip Chao, Eugenio Monforte

Studies show it produces fewer good ideas than when people think on their own. Thankfully, there’s a better way to work in groups: Brainwriting. Read More

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5. Carnival Corp Wants Wearable Tech to Elevate the Cruise Experience

By Hannah Sampson – Skift

Digest: Wearables

Curators: Aashay Mody, Ashish Aggarwal

The Walt Disney Company changed the vacation game with its MagicBand technology that gave visitors control over multiple parts of their trip with one wristband. Taking a page from that playbook — as well as a key architect of the Disney project — Carnival Corp. on Thursday plans to unveil its own wearable device that executives say will allow for unprecedented customization and service at sea. CEO Arnold Donald is scheduled to announce the technology — a disc the size of a quarter — during a keynote address at CES, the electronics show. With no screen or menu, the Ocean Medallion syncs to an interface that can be accessed through smartphones and tablets, kiosks in port, interactive portals onboard, devices carried by crew, and stateroom TV sets. Read More

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