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Our dynamic industry is changing faster than ever before, and the nature of business and leadership is evolving just as fast. The Cable Center blog offers insights and guidance from innovators, intrapreneurs, and entrepreneurs to help keep us ahead of those changes. Our experts share life experiences and wisdom to inspire those who will drive what’s next in the connectivity industry.


How to Transform Working From Home into the Best Thing to Happen to Innovation in Your Company

Since 1948, The Cable Industry has been a force for American innovation. Below you can peruse a brief history of the industry's most innovative achievements that millions of American consumers enjoy every day.

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Artificial intelligence and machine-learning software played a huge role for Comcast when the ISP experienced its largest surge in internet traffic this past spring during COVID-19 stay-at-home orders.

Internet traffic during the pandemic continues to plateau since it experienced its largest surge in March and April, when more people were working from home than ever before and students turned to distance learning to finish off their school year.

Now, with more people returning to work sites each month and students out of school for the summer, traffic has stabilized.

Here are strategic and organizational factors that separate successful big-company innovators from the rest.

Strategic and organizational factors are what separate successful big-company innovators from the rest of the field. It’s no secret: innovation is difficult for well-established companies. By and large, they are better executors than innovators, and most succeed less through game-changing creativity than by optimizing their existing businesses.

To catalyze breakthrough growth, leaders must set bold aspirations, make tough choices, and mobilize resources at scale.

In today’s world of professional development curriculum and classes, there are countless organizations and programs that promise to advance careers and benefit companies. From university courses to virtual trainings and workshops, the endless options can at times feel overwhelming. How do you begin to assess a program’s long term value and decide which one is truly worth your investment?

To catalyze breakthrough growth, leaders must set bold aspirations, make tough choices, and mobilize resources at scale.

To catalyze breakthrough growth, leaders must set bold aspirations, make tough choices, and mobilize resources at scale. Seven years ago, we unveiled research highlighting the existence of innovation’s eight “essentials”—a collection of attributes and behaviors that appeared to underpin superior innovation performance. Since then, we’ve validated the essentials through further research and seen them in action at hundreds of companies.

For even the most experienced leaders, ongoing professional development is essential.

If you’re looking to develop as a leader, where can you turn? Business schools major on technical theory, but often fail to address the practical human reality of work. Consultants are hooked on their own business model—your autonomy is not their priority. And books and magazines talk to everyone’s problems, but nobody’s in particular.