About christopherkoch

Christopher Koch is an Editorial Director at SAP and blogs about technology and business. Follow him on Twitter: @ckochster.

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How Technology Keeps Us From Being Citizens

Every now and then we have to remind ourselves that not having access to a computer or a smartphone has more serious consequences than missing out on playing Candy Crush whenever we feel like it.
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Kimberly Clark: How To Focus On Co-Innovation With Suppliers Rather Than Beating Them Up On Price

We’ve been doing a lot of research recently into how companies will manage resources, including the supply chain. My colleague Stephanie Overby was fortunate enough recently…
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How Manchester United Revolutionized Sports Marketing

Ask me which English soccer, uh, football team I would support and I would say Liverpool. Not for any defensible reason; it’s just because that’s where the Beatles are from and because I
In The Rush To Offer Shiny New Apps Stop And Ask, “What Can We Fix?”

In The Rush To Offer Shiny New Apps Stop And Ask, “What Can We Fix?”

Are you gobsmacked by all of the new apps that some cities and towns are rolling out to encourage citizens to connect with their governments? Eager for your government agency to join…
3 Reasons Why Inventors Don’t Have To Be Self-Destructive Nerds Anymore

3 Reasons Why Inventors Don’t Have To Be Self-Destructive Nerds Anymore

We all know the stereotype of the inventor: a quirky obsessive who spends all his (it’s usually a him) free time in the basement playing with dangerous objects and explosive chemicals…
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Why Companies Must Hire For Potential, Not Skills

One of my former bosses said she literally fished my cover letter and resume out of the trash. Frustrated that HR wasn’t sending her the right people for a writing job, she demanded that they turn over the submissions…
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The True Workhorse Behind The Maker Revolution (Hint: It’s Not 3D Printers)

3D printers are cool, new, and fun. And they certainly have a lot of potential. Building something unique out of nothing, layer…
4 Ways That Hollywood Should Respond To Netflix’s Success

4 Ways That Hollywood Should Respond To Netflix’s Success

Have you ever thought of Netflix or YouTube as broadcasters? If not, it’s time to get used to the idea. These erstwhile passive content libraries are
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How To Predict A Future Pop Star

Why would a record label be interested in a 13-year-old unknown singer from New Zealand named Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O’Connor? In part, because her father sent recordings of Yelich-O’Connor from…
How Jimmy Fallon Redefined The Celebrity Biography

How Jimmy Fallon Redefined The Celebrity Biography

Jimmy’s Fallon’s career – and much of who he is as a person – can be summed up in eight minutes. Look, I don’t mean that as an insult. Fallon has risen…