Six Scoops I Found Interesting for Aug 23, 2023

A taste of what caught my attention recently includes scoops of COVID, Misinformation, Digital Governance, Entrepreneurship, Social Media Marketing, Mission, Vision, and Genetic Testing.

One of these scoops might be the inspiration you did not know you needed or have been looking for.


COVID-19 Misinformation Spread on Social Media by US Physicians

What Caught My Attention: “Many platforms spread false, inaccurate, or misleading COVID-19 information early in the pandemic. However, the COVID-19 misinformation spread by physicians was the most pernicious as they are considered reliable sources of medical information.”

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Rethinking Governance for Digital Innovation

What Caught My Attention: “When global chemical company BASF launched its Onono lab in São Paulo, Brazil, its mission was to accelerate innovation through rapid collaboration with local partners and startups. But Onono’s director, Antonio Lacerda, faced an immediate hurdle from corporate governance: He was told that his lab would have to follow the same corporate data policies used to secure BASF’s entire cloud infrastructure — which would have made it impossible to partner quickly and nimbly with new startups. Lacerda postponed the launch until he was able, with significant political capital, to arrange an exception: a “sandbox” of separate data for his team, with special permission to share that data through APIs with new partners.

Lacerda’s experience, and that of so many innovation champions, points to a fundamental problem for digital transformation: In large companies, innovation teams are left to fight for waivers in the face of business rules that contradict their own mandate for change. But innovation will never happen at scale as long as it relies on ad hoc exceptions approved by senior leaders. Instead, we must rethink our approach to governance and design new management practices for innovation at the speed of digital.”

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This Debit Card Lets You Fund Scientific Research While You Spend

What Caught My Attention: “The UK’s first bank account dedicated to accelerating science and technology is set to launch next month.

Science Card is the brainchild of Daniel Baeriswyl — during his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering at UCL, he cultivated an appreciation of the importance of life-saving scientific research, but also the runway it requires.

“I found it interesting that the investment side is so heavy on financial services, but by comparison, life-changing innovation is very underfunded,” said Baeriswyl, who also co-founded machine learning platform Marget Carpet AI, acquired by last year.

The entrepreneur is looking to bridge the gap between the country’s powerful financial sector and underfunded research projects — with a debit card.”

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Sprout Social Strengthens Position with Tagger Media Acquisition

What Caught My Attention: “Justyn Howard, Sprout Social’s CEO, and Co-Founder, said: “As influencer marketing has changed the way brands build awareness and connection, our customers are increasingly demanding to break the workflow silos between core social media strategies.

“By bringing Tagger’s influencer marketing software into Sprout’s suite of solutions, we have the opportunity to deliver the next generation of social insights to our customers to fuel business strategy and measure the full ROI of holistic social investments.”

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32 Mission and Vision Statement Examples That Will Inspire Your Buyers

What Caught My Attention: “Loyalty doesn’t happen overnight. Building brand loyalty, like creating mission and vision statements, takes time. If you’re in a bit of a time crunch, use this table of contents to find precisely what you’re looking for to inspire the development of your company’s mission.”

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Free Genetic Screening Program Found Risks in 1 in 5 Michigan Patients

What Caught My Attention: “Corewell’s screening program looks specifically at genes that healthcare providers and patients can do something about. Conditions included in the gene list include ten types of cancer, including breast, ovarian, uterine, colorectal, gastric, pancreatic, prostate, renal cell, thyroid, and cutaneous melanoma. Cardiac conditions like arrhythmias, cardiomyopathies, thrombophilia, and genetic forms of high blood pressure and high cholesterol. And other conditions like malignant hyperthermia, familial Mediterranean fever, hereditary hemochromatosis, Wilson disease, and other metabolic disorders.’

  • Author: Justin P. Hicks
  • Published: 2023-04-24
  • Source: MLive
  • Tag(s): Genetic Testing

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