THINK Week in Review: The Mars Exploration Edition

Just this week, SpaceX founder Elon Musk outlined his highly ambitious vision for manned missions to Mars, which he said could begin as soon as 2022 – three years sooner than his previous estimates. Interplanetary exploration is within our reach. We are happy to explore the best stories of the week for you: We find life and business on earth is intriguing enough. Enjoy. What will be the most important work skill by 2020? No, it's not creativity. Or collaboration. It's complex problem solving, and it's the same skill that's most important today. However, creativity and critical thinking are on the rise, too. Building the future-proof digital bank. "Banking providers today know their future hinges on accelerating their digital transformation strategy. Unfortunately, most are way behind the curve. How far along is your financial institution in its digital journey?" Connect your credit union's strategy to its identity. "Even taking a few steps down the path toward coherence can boost your company's performance and morale." Don't be tyrannized by old metrics. "Changing the ways we measure success means changing how we define success. Waiting until the market has already changed means playing catch-up. Given how companies construct themselves around optimizing against their metrics, waiting until market shifts are obvious often means waiting until it's too late." Impatient Innovators: 5 hurried innovations that failed. "You may have a great idea, but if you don't have the patience to give that idea the time it needs to evolve, you likely won't create the killer innovation you're hoping for."