LinkedIn influencers are predicting the big ideas that will disrupt 2016 and we're all ears. It looks like artificial intelligence will advance, but human insight will be more important than ever. Arianna Huffington's sleep campaign will only get stronger in 2016, and the golden age of female entrepreneurship is (almost) here. Scroll through to hear from the experts about 2016's most important trends.
We are entering a new age of entrepreneurship. Sallie Krawcheck, the CEO of Ellevest, expects more women will find their entrepreneurial spirit later in life, more sources for funding female entrepreneurs will become available, and people-friendly workplaces will promote greater work-life balance. "There is a growing recognition that it's not just one or two or three female entrepreneurs who can be successful, as in the old days of one-seat-at-the-table-for-a-woman in corporate America. Instead, there is room for the pie to grow and for us to lift each other up," she says.
Big data is crucial, but 2016 will see a return of human insights. According to Stan Chrystal, co-founder and partner of consulting firm McChrystal Group, data must always be accompanied by human insights in order for it to be really valuable. During his time commanding a special operations task force in Iraq, Chrystal found "a useful refrain was: what, so what, therefore—this is what happened, this is why it matters, and therefore we should take this action. We used this phrase to drive home the fact that the 'why' matters just as much, if not more, than the 'what,'" he says.
2016 is the age of the sleep revolution. Arianna Huffington once collapsed and ended up in the hospital because of sleep deprivation. Now she's on a mission to address one of America's biggest crises. "Right now we're in the middle of a sleep deprivation crisis, with devastating effects on our health, our job performance, our relationships, and our happiness," she says. Will you join Huffington in the pursuit of more sleep?
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