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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.

The Science of Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Released earlier this month, the report was developed by the MIT Innovation Initiative , launched a year ago by MIT President Rafael Reif.

Can Innovation Continue to Drive Long-Term Economic Growth?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Economist  takes a close look  at the evidence that the world might have entered an innovation plateau, including recent productivity statistics. 

Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Society and Culture Technology and StrategyLet me explain.

A Growing Backlash Against the Relentless Advances in Technology?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Few business concepts have been as long and widely used as disruptive innovation.  Several people have weighed in on Lepore’s article. 

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.

Yes, A Business CAN Disrupt Itself

Steve Denning

Disruptive innovation kills businesses. They meticulously cultivated innovation. The Innovator’s Solution isn’t a solution.

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. 

“IT Doesn’t Matter” Ten Years Later

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In 2004 Carr published a book based on his HBR article with the more toned-down title of Does IT Matter?  is promoting as on-demand computing. 

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Professors Lester and Piore describe two kinds of innovation, which they call analysis and interpretation. and GIO 2.0. For GIO 3.0 Not so fast.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Some Thoughts on Multidisciplinary Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. Home Archives Subscribe « Business Innovation and Storytelling | Main | Becoming an Innovation Leader – Is There More than One Style? This is not surprising.

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.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Innovation Meeting in Mexico

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In November of 2004 we published the results of GIO 1.0 , and earlier this year we published the GIO 2.0 report. Cheers. Please try again.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

One is a productivity surge as companies have embraced and learned to take advantage of information technologies, which has resulted in major innovations and efficiencies over the past decade.  This special report will use the word in a narrower sense to mean somebody who offers an innovative solution to a (frequently unrecognised) problem. 

my pkm story

Harold Jarche

One critical side is PKM, for this is the source of implicit knowledge, a key to innovation. Innovating with PKM. Early Tools.

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Hidden Wealth: Science, Technology and Services Innovation in the 21st Century

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Royal Society , - the UK’s national academy of science, - recently released a report: Hidden Wealth: the contribution of science to service sector innovation.  This blind spot threatens to hinder the development of effective innovation policies and the development of new business models and practices in the UK.” Why is that?

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.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In most companies, just about all the cards are stacked against the nurturing of innovation, especially the kinds of new ideas and disruptive innovations that generally lead to major changes in the marketplace and within the business. Collaborative innovation is not for them. Is that too pessimistic a view? Perhaps. Why is that?

The American Dream, Innovation and the Knowledge Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These major economic development issues are the primary reasons why innovation has become so prominent in the US and just about every other country in the world. In December of 2004, the National Innovation Initiative issued its final report, Innovate America. Tags: Society and Culture How about our children?

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.

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. Those companies that are able to tap into the talent and energy of these Millennials will find them a great source of creativity and innovation

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. 

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? 

Guest Post: Adejare Amoo on an Industrialist’s Role in eLearning in Africa

Nancy White

Adejare’s role was to illuminate how business can be part of innovating in eLearning in Africa. Read on! And thanks to Adejare!

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

Dan Pontefract

Thanks to RITA , (Research and Innovative Technology Administration through the U.S. Phase 2 : July, 2004 through July 2008.

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.    

Smarter Cities Santiago

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Peñalolen has been recognized as one of the most innovative municipalies in Chile, and has received several international recognitions.  We talked extensively about the importance of technology and innovation in their jobs.  On November 23 I participated in IBM’s Smarter Cities Forum in Santiago, Chile. 

Smart Cities and "Liveability"

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The workshop was organized by the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group of the Imperial College Business School , as part of a new multi-disciplinary research initiative, Ecocit, whose goal is to study how to help urban environments around the world thrive both ecologically and economically.

The 2010 IBM Global CEO Study

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This is IBM’s fourth biennial CEO study since 2004.  It is also the largest.  Given the realities of globalization, disruptive innovation, and profound changes across technology, markets and society, it should not be surprising that CEOs and their companies must now navigate a highly volatile and unpredictable business environment. 

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.  That will mean restoring and creating U.S. favor.”

The 2008 IBM Global CEO Study

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Four years ago, the 2004 study found that CEOs were emerging from the depressed business environment caused by the bursting of the dot com bubble , and were beginning to shift their priorities from cost cutting to driving profitable growth and strengthening overall financial performance. IBM just released the 2008 Global CEO Study.

Economics After the Crisis

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Education Technology Strategies - Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

innovators of today") Q: are we looking at ways to. The challenge now is how do we take those innovations and find those things that are working best and spread them not just to lead schools, but all across the system and in every school and in every board - the challenge is to get the great innovations more generally in use.

Reflections on Economics from a Non-Economist

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Not only have individual financial institutions become less vulnerable to shocks from underlying risk factors, but also the financial system as a whole has become more resilient,” he said in 2004.  It wasn’t until October of 2008 that, in Congressional testimony, Greenspan finally acknowledged that he was partially wrong in opposing regulation.

Reinventing Relationships

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Besides personal computing, we have seen such consumer and user-driven innovations in cellular and smartphones, game players, Linux, and perhaps most prominently, with all kinds of innovations around the Internet and World Wide Web. Facebook , which was only started in 2004, already has over 500 million active users. 

Not Your Father’s ROI

Jay Cross

In a business culture that is skeptical of nonnumerical reasoning, ROI implies disciplined, mathematical rigor. Look at General Motors.

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The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Fenning, 2004) We continue to organize classes in grades, sorted, especially in the earlier years, by age. Mohn & Nault, 2004) Interaction is structured and led by an instructor. In the ten years that have followed, this vision of the future has proven to be remarkably robust. In this essay I offer a renewal of those predictions.

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.