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Notes from 2004

Harold Jarche

I was listening to an interview with Steven Johnson on CBC Spark and he suggested that it’s a good practice to take regular notes (like my blog) but also important to review them regularly. I’ve gone through my 2004 posts, which was my first year of full-time blogging on this site, and here is what still remains interesting.

Dear Adobe, Please buy Flickr

Doc Searls

Art Business Culture Future Internet Photography Adobe flickr yahooThis photo of Utah is the dozens of thousands I’ve put on Flickr.

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A Growing Backlash Against the Relentless Advances in Technology?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strateg

Smart Homes - Building for America's Bravest

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Healthcare Systems Innovation Smart Systems Society and Culture Compelling and emotionally resonant does not begin to do justice to its content. 

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The Science of Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Its final report, - Innovate America: Thriving in a World of Challenge and Change , - was released in December of 2004.  Human capital. 

We Are All New Immigrants to the Hyperconnected World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These companies and technologies had not been born or were in their infancy in 2004, yet they are now a major part of our conversations.  In these short number of years, we have moved from a flat to a hyperconnected world. The THINK Forum included a number of talks and panels which looked at leadership from a number of different angles.

The MIT Forum on Future Cities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Sense able City Lab was founded in 2004 by architect and engineer Carlo Ratti , who is a faculty member in MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning.  Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Smart Systems Society and CultureFirst, is the rapid urbanization of the planet. 

A New Style of Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Tom Foremski , a journalist blogger and friend who reports on the business and culture of innovation in Silicon Valley Watcher , wrote an interesting comment in my blog: “In some ways, I see your post-retirement life as being somewhat futuristic, in that it will be the way many people will be working in the future.  Next is access to people. 

Can Things Still Get Done in Our Gridlocked Political System?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Before 2004, same-sex civil marriage was not recognized in any US jurisdiction.  It’s now legal in 17 states and the District of Columbia. 

Money Doesn't Necessarily Buy Competitive Advantage

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Services Innovation Society and Culture Technology and StrategyJust about every company will tell you that innovation is one of its highest priorities.  But, this is much easier said than done.  Research and development is often used as such a proxy for innovation. 

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Business Problems, Trust and Values

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For me this is particularly interesting, given that organizational culture is one of the topics I often discuss in my university seminars.  In addition, just last month we celebrated IBM’s Centennial , and along with the many who have written articles on the subject, I kept asking myself: “why is IBM still alive and thriving after so long?”.

70:20:10 - Beyond the Blend

Charles Jennings

Diagram from Heinze & Proctor ‘Reflections on the Use of Blended Learning’ (2004). University of Salford, UK. Work is becoming more complex.

The New Entrepreneurship: Back to the Roots of the American Dream

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We saw the rise of a kind of bureaucratic corporate culture, more interested in preserving its organizational power and managing orderly prosperity.  Other major studies, like the 2004 US National Innovation Initiative have made similar recommendations. Gallup’s measurements are somewhat higher at 9.2%.  Not at all. 

Enterprise 2.0 and Social Business are Hollow Shells without Democracy

Harold Jarche

Thomas Malone, in The Future of Work  (2004) envisaged four potential organizational models for the network era: Loose hierarchies.

I Learned A Lot At My First-Ever F Up Nights

Dan Pontefract

” In 2004, Clayton was COO of a web development shop called Mercurial Communications. Don’t shoot the messenger! Todd Dunlop.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: GIO 3.0 - The 2007 Global Innovation Outlook

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

with back-to-back meetings in New York City, one of which I was the host for. and GIO 2.0. But where do the problems come from in the first place?

my pkm story

Harold Jarche

culture of innovation can be created by changing daily behaviours, which the practice of PKM can do. PKM shifts responsibility. Early Tools.

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Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Some Thoughts on Multidisciplinary Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

» November 12, 2007 Some Thoughts on Multidisciplinary Innovation The 2004 US National Innovation Initiative succinctly pointed out that "[Innovation] is multidisciplinary and technologically complex. It arises from the intersections of different fields or spheres of activity." This is not surprising. Why is it so difficult?

Heads you win, tails you lose

Harold Jarche

The freelance studio musician, the stringer selling reports to newspapers from warzones are both crucial contributors to culture. Why is that?

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What blogging was

David Weinberger

Some of us had been arguing from the beginning of the Web that the Web was more a social space than a publishing, informational or commercial space — “more” in the sense of what was driving adoption and what was making the Web the dominant shaping force of our culture. Fellow Hours are private. No, this is not ironic.)

Reinventing Management: Part 4: Coordination: From bureaucracy to.

Steve Denning

Addison-Wesley, 2004. [6] Cohn, M. Addison-Wesley, 2004.   4.     What am I going to do today? 

Has the Economic Meltdown & 9/11 Impacted our Definition of Teams?

Dan Pontefract

There are three key trends or periods that I’d like to highlight: Phase 1 : September, 2001 through June, 2004. So what does this all mean?

The Freelance Revolution

Harold Jarche

wrote that free agents are the future of work in 2004 when I noticed that it was getting much easier to be a free agent. Books Communities Wor


David Weinberger

Apple killed off HyperCard in 2004, but it remains more than a fond memory to many of us. “I grew up in a box-centric culture at Apple.

Fixing the US Jobs Problem

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Just about every major study, like the 2004 National Innovation Initiative , that has analyzed what must be done to improve US innovation and global competitiveness has made similar recommendations. They divided the economy into two segments: tradable and nontradable.  Their analysis uncovered a tale of two very different economies.  favor.”

UX Week Keynote Speaker Ken Jennings on Maps and Design

Adaptive Path

back in 2004, he was a humble software engineer from Salt Lake City. When Ken Jennings stepped onto the stage of the game show Jeopardy!

Jobs? We ain’t got no jobs

Harold Jarche

Tweet If contract work seems like the only option, then start networking with co-workers and competitors. Is anything like this happening?

The 2010 IBM Global CEO Study

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This is IBM’s fourth biennial CEO study since 2004.  It is also the largest.  even before the financial upheaval last year, business executives operating in a fast-changing, global market were beginning to realize the value of managers who could think more nimbly across multiple frameworks, cultures and disciplines. 

Growing Up in a Complex World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This is IBM’s fourth and largest CEO study since 2004, based on more than 1,500 face-to-face interviews with CEOs and senior public leaders from more than 60 countries. Tags: Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Healthcare Systems Innovation Political Issues Society and Culture They grew up in a complex world. 

Meaning and truth

Dave Snowden

This is of particular importance in politics where we can see in both Blair and Cameron the products of a sound bite culture. Reflections

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Toward a More Distributed, Collaborative Government

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, for a distributed organization to work effectively, it must adopt a culture of collaboration across its most important tasks. In 2004, California voters approved the creation of $3 billion in state funds over ten years for human embryonic stem cell research. Tags: Management and Leadership Society and Culture

Reinventing Management: Part 5: From value to values

Steve Denning

Toyota Culture: The Heart and Soul of the Toyota Way. Toyota Culture: The Heart and Soul of the Toyota Way.   4.    

Yes, A Business CAN Disrupt Itself

Steve Denning

In some cases as at Nokia in 2004, the disruptive innovation that was overlooked came from within the firm itself. Vice versa never happens.”

Economics After the Crisis

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Tags: Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture

Scaling Up Excellence: The Problem of More

Bob Sutton

Between 2004 and 2006, for example, a Boston-based nonprofit called the Institute for Health Improvement. posted it there last week. 

Indifference, Hostility, Isolation and Other Obstacles to a Healthy Innovation Environment

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The 2004 National Innovation Initiative report observed that "[Innovation] is multidisciplinary and technologically complex. For such a spirit to take hold, it must become an integral part of the company's culture. Tags: Innovation Management and Leadership Society and Culture Is that too pessimistic a view? Perhaps.

Connective Knowledge and Open Resources

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

outlined my theory in the paper ‘Learning Networks’ in 2004 [link] and George wrote his important paper also in 2004. The following is a set of responses to interview questions I answered over the weekend. 1. Chinese readers firstly know you and George Siemens by the theory “connectivism”. How did you start your cooperation initially?

How I use social media

Nancy White

In 2004 Etienne came to John Smith and I and asked if we’d help him update a little report he wrote in 2001 on technologies for CoPs.

Micah Sifry: Why the Net’s effect on politics has disappointed us

David Weinberger

On the other hand, I think there is a cultural desire for magical power that tech still embodies for people. and me. Great people to work for.

MOOC - The Resurgence of Community in Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

slide 1 – MOOC Wordle] My objective in this talk is to address how the massive open online course (MOOC) will impact the future of distance education, and in particular, strategies and examples of the use of MOOCs to promote cultural and linguistic diversity. What we are encouraging here especially is a mixing of diverse cultures.