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Open Assembly hosts the conversations and connections between organizations and people wishing to adapt and thrive as digital tools like crowdsourcing, blockchain and artificial intelligence change how we work. Our unique access to insights from Harvard Business School faculty, researchers and the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard (LISH) means we provide valuable content, community, and strategic advising that educate, connect, and inspire people who want to learn new ways of working using open strategies.

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How One Common Parenting Frustration Was the Seed For Profound Culture Change

Paul Estes is the author of the book Gig Mindset. He led the charge a while back within Microsoft, bringing programs to support and facilitate working with an on-demand workforce for Microsoft itself and Microsoft clients. John Winsor recently checked it with Paul about how he shifted his mindset and created the momentum to not only change his own life, but to change how an entire company does business. Here are some of the insights he shared.

The Grandma Test: Are You Explaining What You Do In a Way That Makes Sense?

It can be tempting in any new industry to create buzzworthy terms to identify and establish thought leadership. Words like “gig economy,” “ remote work,” and “open talent” sound new and exciting. But do creative new terms risk alienating key customers, talented employees and the general public? Do they do more harm than good?

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