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New The Next Idea: The internet is a lot less democratic than you think

In this Next Idea, Jeff discusses the internet and how the web is not as accessible and democratic as many would have us believe.

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New The Next Idea: Mark Zuckerberg’s visit offers a glimpse into Michigan’s future

The Next Idea’s Jeff DeGraff and Detroit News business columnist Daniel Howes joined Stateside to talk about the visit and what Zuckerberg could be planning down the road.

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New The Next Idea: Forget net neutrality, regulatory neutrality is what we really need

In this Next Idea, Jeff looks at net neutrality regulations and the effect that deregulation will have.

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The internet is a lot less democratic than you think

During the recent Academy Awards broadcast, Samsung aired a commercial for its new phone. Casey Neistat, a YouTube and HBO reality personality, narrates over a montage of young people engaged in feats of derring-do and uninhibited expressions of creativity. He declares that we are the true makers and maestros, and Read more »

Mark Zuckerberg’s visit offers a glimpse into Michigan’s future

Facebook’s 32-year-old billionaire founder, Mark Zuckerberg, has been touring the country. He made stops in Michigan recently. He toured Ford’s Rouge plant and even tried his hand at putting parts on an F-150 pickup truck. Turns out time on the assembly line is hard work. He also privately met with Read more »

Forget net neutrality, regulatory neutrality is what we really need

In the early 1990s, I visited billionaire George Soros’ office in New York City to provide some direction on an investment his firm had made in a technology startup run by senior Israeli Air Force officers. Their technology was something akin to an iPod, and this was almost a decade Read more »

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How To Be Awesome At Your Job Podcast

145: Encouraging Innovation Through Conflict with Jeff DeGraff Professor Jeff DeGraff shows how to stir up some constructive conflict to encourage innovative thinking in the workplace. You’ll Learn: The extraordinary value of arguing Who are the four types of people at the workplace and what creative tensions emerge among them Read more »

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Jeff spoke at Milestone Insurance last week about leading innovation and mastering creativity.

Jeff visited John Deere this week to work with them on creating a culture of innovation that lasts.

Jeff leads another session of the Technology Leaders Development Course for General Electric this week. The best companies see the benefit of development, training and innovation for all employees.

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