Notes from 2004
JANUARY 8, 2011
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
DECEMBER 17, 2014
Released earlier this month, the report was developed by the MIT Innovation Initiative , launched a year ago by MIT President Rafael Reif.
A Growing Backlash Against the Relentless Advances in Technology?
JULY 2, 2014
Few business concepts have been as long and widely used as disruptive innovation. Several people have weighed in on Lepore’s article.
Can Innovation Continue to Drive Long-Term Economic Growth?
JANUARY 23, 2013
The Economist takes a close look at the evidence that the world might have entered an innovation plateau, including recent productivity statistics.
Education Technology Strategies - Day Two
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
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.
the core competency for network era work
JANUARY 10, 2016
My conclusions in 2004 remain today: My conclusion for a while has been that knowledge cannot be managed, and neither can knowledge workers.
Money Doesn't Necessarily Buy Competitive Advantage
MAY 28, 2011
Just about every company will tell you that innovation is one of its highest priorities. There is no consensus as to which budget line items to include in measuring innovation spending. So, as often happens, people will try to use a well defined, concrete line item as a proxy for estimating the measurement they are really after.
New Technology Supporting Informal Learning
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
APRIL 25, 2009
Abstract We often talk about games, simulations and other events in learning, but these technologies support only episodic learning. Equally important are those technologies that provide a context for these learning episodes, an environment where students and interact and converse among themselves. 2004). 2004, November 10).
Yes, A Business CAN Disrupt Itself
MARCH 10, 2011
Disruptive innovation kills businesses. They carefully researched the market and new technologies. Cool, innovative and serious fun.
Smart Homes - Building for America's Bravest
JULY 17, 2013
In the Fall of 2007, I taught a graduate course in MIT - Technology-based Business Transformation. Through his portrayal of Lt.
An Amazing Story About a Certified Asshole on This American Life.
NOVEMBER 21, 2010
The ergonomics of innovation -- The McKinsey Quarterly. interview Pixar Brad Bird - Innovation lessons from Pixar Director Brad Bird - Strategy - Innovation - The McKinsey Quarterly. Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP). Center for Work, Technology and Organization. Customer-Focused Innovation. Again?
A New Style of Work
JULY 24, 2011
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.
“IT Doesn’t Matter” Ten Years Later
MAY 23, 2013
has entered the post-technology era. It is not that technology itself no longer matters, he explained.
Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Some Thoughts on Multidisciplinary Innovation
NOVEMBER 12, 2007
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.
Irving Wladawsky-Berger: GIO 3.0 - The 2007 Global Innovation Outlook
MARCH 19, 2007
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.
Hidden Wealth: Science, Technology and Services Innovation in the 21st Century
AUGUST 14, 2009
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?
We Are All New Immigrants to the Hyperconnected World
OCTOBER 6, 2011
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 book was co-authored with John Hopkins Professor Michael Mandelbaum. How did we fall into such a slow decline?
The MIT Forum on Future Cities
APRIL 15, 2011
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. The technical challenges are attracting many new entrants from the world of technology and engineering systems. First, is the rapid urbanization of the planet. billion today.
You Are Not Perfect! Live With It
APRIL 27, 2012
IBM Innovation Learning Life Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Enterprise Work Life IntegrationI really like Inc. mean, I really heart it.
Google+ and the Unsettled World of Social Media
JULY 13, 2011
technologies is not yet anywhere near complete — we’ve not yet seen all the important innovations. Me, neither.
70:20:10 - Beyond the Blend
MAY 5, 2015
However, the incorporation of technology into learning or training delivery has given blended learning a boost. University of Salford, UK.
Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Innovation Meeting in Mexico
NOVEMBER 13, 2006
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.
Organizations, work, and learning
DECEMBER 23, 2014
They cover the main themes of organizations, work, and learning, that I have been discussing on this blog since 2004. Management in networks.
Education, Technology and Myth
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
AUGUST 27, 2006
Responding to Norm Friesen, E-Learning Myth #2: Technology Drives Educational Change In this post, various propositions have been collected under a single heading. From the text: It is often said or implied that technology or technological change impact education. So I conclude that technology changes education. will be?)
my pkm story
FEBRUARY 27, 2015
Organizations are still enamoured with information technology. Innovating with PKM. PKM shifts responsibility. Early Tools.
Enterprise 2.0 and Social Business are Hollow Shells without Democracy
FEBRUARY 8, 2012
Thomas Malone, in The Future of Work (2004) envisaged four potential organizational models for the network era: Loose hierarchies.
An Irish Wake for the PC
AUGUST 17, 2011
But the PC is now a legacy technology; the center of gravity in computing has moved on. It was a great run. Last year, it was 18.9%.
I Learned A Lot At My First-Ever F Up Nights
FEBRUARY 15, 2016
” In 2004, Clayton was COO of a web development shop called Mercurial Communications. Don’t shoot the messenger! Todd Dunlop.
Reflections on the early days of social networking as LinkedIn reaches 100 million users
MARCH 27, 2011
From there, Friendster was founded in 2002, LinkedIn and MySpace in 2003, and Facebook in 2004. In February 2004, the same month that Facebook launched, I gave a presentation on The Rise of Social Networking Technologies (incidentally the second presentation ever at the Innovation Bay network). Some have flourished.
Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
DECEMBER 12, 2014
Reusable Learning Resources The initial development of online learning technology began at scale with the development of the learning management system (LMS) in the mid-1990s. SCORM 2004 remains the dominant learning resources specification in both the corporate and academic learning technology marketplace to this day. CCK11.
Indifference, Hostility, Isolation and Other Obstacles to a Healthy Innovation Environment
AUGUST 11, 2008
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?
Shifting responsibility by taking responsibility
OCTOBER 21, 2013
Where will the diversity of ideas needed to drive innovation come from? – Lilia Efimova 2004. – Wikipedia.
Harold Jarche » Big Consulting Companies Jumping on Bandwagon 2.0
DECEMBER 17, 2008
ralphmercer: committees are place to lure great ideas to be killed while absolving everyone of the blame hjarche: innovation is something you create from thinking & doesn’t usually come from existing practices that others are following [link] hjarche: Our Future: Security, Consumption, Participation and/or Green? technology ?
Guest Post: Adejare Amoo on an Industrialist’s Role in eLearning in Africa
JUNE 24, 2011
Adejare’s role was to illuminate how business can be part of innovating in eLearning in Africa. Read on! And thanks to Adejare!
Non-Research Citations in the Siemens Research Study
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
APRIL 30, 2015
2004). US Department of Education, Office of Educational Technology. Fall of the wall: Capital flows to education innovation. Defending himself against my criticism of his recently released research study on distance and online learning, George Siemens tweets: Au contraire mon frère. 2011). Babson Survey Research Group. 2013).
AUGUST 3, 2012
As a term, “micro-learning” has been around since about 2004, when it was put forward in a PhD thesis by Gerhard Gassler.
Harold Jarche » Learning is Conversation
DECEMBER 18, 2008
ralphmercer: committees are place to lure great ideas to be killed while absolving everyone of the blame hjarche: innovation is something you create from thinking & doesn’t usually come from existing practices that others are following [link] hjarche: Our Future: Security, Consumption, Participation and/or Green? Jarche, H. 2005). 2005).
Free-agents and enlightened despots
JULY 26, 2011
Tweet A recent NYT article on The Auteur vs. The Committee compares Apple and Google, describing Steve Jobs as an “auteur : Two years ago, the technology blogger John Gruber presented a talk , “The Auteur Theory of Design,” at the Macworld Expo. And just simply making decisions, one after another, can be a form of art.”.
SEPTEMBER 9, 2010
Once upon a time, new technologies were first deployed in large institutions - enterprises, universities and research labs, the military and civilian government agencies, - from which they eventually trickled down to the rest of the economy as their prices and complexity dropped. Social networking applications are not new to business.
Our aggressively intelligent citizenry
APRIL 20, 2010
In 2004 I commented on an article by Peter Levesque calling for new leadership for the information revolution. However, my conclusion from 2004 pretty well remains the same – our management and corporate models need to change even more to allow our “aggressively intelligent citizenry” to lead in business. The balance is lost.