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Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise

Harold Jarche

Our relationship with knowledge is changing as our work becomes more intangible and complex. Complexity: the new normal. Social learning.

The Firm as a Large, Complex, Extended Family

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

NY Times columnist David Brooks had a similar opinion of what he called economic scientism.   In a 2010 OpEd , he called  economic scientism  “.the

Design Principles for Complex, Unpredictable, People Oriented Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

An IBM Global CEO Study conducted in 2010 concluded that complexity was the primary challenge emerging out of its conversations with 1,500 CEOs and senior government officials.  CEOs told us they operate in a world that is substantially more volatile, uncertain and complex.  This is where we enter the world of design.  .

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Three Models of Knowledge Production

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

knowledge production as growth - on this view, data is like a raw material that serves as a nutrient or growth medium. Here's what I think.

The Collapse of Complex Business Models ? Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

The Times’ Paywall and Newsletter Economics » The Collapse of Complex Business Models. In 1988, Joseph Tainter wrote a chilling book called The Collapse of Complex Societies. At this point, any additional complexity is pure cost. Why didn’t these societies just re-tool in less complex ways? Clay Shirky.

Services, Production and Clouds

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Services, along with their creation and consumption, have been difficult to define.  So, like many others, I have discussed services and their attributes in contrast to what they are not - physical products that are generally manufactured in factories.  Kushida. Apple‘s iPod is more than an attractively designed mp3 player. 

Network Learning: Working Smarter

Harold Jarche

Teams and organizations that can share information faster and make better sense of it are more productive. In California, Ray Prock, Jr. Vimeo).

The Glass Box And The Commonplace Book

Steven Berlin Johnson

productive ecosystem, like a rainforest, sustains more life per unit of energy than an unproductive ecosystem, like a desert. But it gets worse.

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

And every year I use this as a Big Question – see: Learning 2010. A lot of it is thinking through where my thinking has changed over the course of the year. During 2010, I’ve been ramping up my use of twitter as a learning tool. I’ve had to find ways to filter the flow and figure out when/how to reach out. for more on this. 7.

Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning

Tony Karrer

The other posts are: Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality , Digital Signal Processor and Text-to-Speech , Using Text-to-Speech in an eLearning Course , and Text-to-Speech eLearning Tools - Integrated Products. Global web training by a Systems Engineering Manager at a Large Product Corporation. Why not use human voice-over? Results?

Learning is (still) conversation

Harold Jarche

With complex problems, we need as many and as diverse conversations as possible, and there are a variety of ways to get started.

No Agile Gospel please, just give me Enlightenment

Martijn Linssen

Not because they had so much fun and anarchy creating a product that only they themselves could fix or maintain. knowledge lock-in. Hi Martijn.

The Pernicious Effects of Advertising and Marketing Agencies Trying To Deliver User Experience Design

Adaptive Path

As those vehicles got more complex, it was recognized they needed UX disciplines like information architecture and interaction design involved, and so agencies grew UX capabilities in order to deliver that service. User experience projects are complex and take over your whole brain. Many of these firms come at it from an honest place.

Passion Versus Obsession

John Hagel

The obsessive person’s focus is narrow because they are less interested in complex growth than singular direction. Objects of obsession are often quite narrow, for example using a specific photo editing tool, developing enhancements to a specific product or developing new art around a specific pop culture character or icon. 

Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The application of design thinking beyond products isn’t new.  Let me explain. Desirability is central to Design Thinking.

2010-2020: The Great Divide

Martijn Linssen

PaaS your DTAP: Test, Acceptance and Pre-production systems have never come at a cheaper price. How can you keep it all together ? And people.

Automated and Outsourced

Harold Jarche

How much time do we have to prepare people for the new revolution? We cannot leave these people behind. Creativity. Passion. Standard HR policies.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Enterprise 2.0: The Prodigal.

Martijn Linssen

11 November 2010 06:50 Martijn Linssen said. Hanoz Dilli Dur Ast :) Regards, Prem 11 November 2010 18:02 Jon Husband said. Scary! Coffin.

A day with Dave Snowden

Jay Cross

Dave led a day-long seminar on his version of complexity in San Francisco today. I’m still absorbing the implications. Complexity theory.

Technological Unemployment and the Future of Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The advent of automated teller machines (ATMs) in the 1970s is a case in point.  By 2010, there were approximately 400,000 ATMs in the US. 

There are two kinds of people in the world. | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Personal Productivity (14). December 13th, 2010. Cindie on December 13, 2010. Ben Knight on December 13, 2010. Dan Pink.

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The revolution brewing in the world of work: Q&A with Rod Collins

Steve Denning

For the last 150 years, the work of large organizations has been about mass production and making centralization effective. Please try again.

Lean Principles in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The key challenge was to manage the growing means of production in the most efficient way possible. 

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The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Digital technologies are all around us, - increasingly ubiquitous and commoditized.   But, are they a major source of competitive differentiation ? 

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Networks and complexity

Harold Jarche

cultural change is required in the way we organize our work because of two related factors: Networks & Complexity. Tweet.

The Analog Foundations of the Digital Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The number could drop by about 50 percent between 2010 and 2030, according to some models. Promoting economic development. Digital Dividends.

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21st Century L&D Skills

Charles Jennings

L&D Capabilities for 2010 and beyond So, how does all this impact what the L&D department of 2010 and beyond looks like?

The Collaborative, Sharing Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This results in market efficiencies that bear new products, services, and business growth.”  . This one-to-many Web 1.0 Web 2.0

Is FinTech Forcing Banking to a Tipping Point?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

First comes the use of IT to improve the productivity and quality of production-oriented, back-end processes. Banks will look like Uber.

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Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

Luis Suarez

All in a single place so that you can take a look into how things developed further during the course of 2010. Are you ready? Let’s go!

IT, Productivity and Organizational Capital

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, to achieve long term economic growth, as well as gains in our standard of living , the US must also focus on innovation and productivity growth.   US labor productivity - “the amount of goods and services that a laborer produces in a given amount of time” - grew at only 1.5% As the US recovers from the financial. economy. 

Pronoia

Jay Cross

There’s another product placement ad for Microsoft. Pronoia : the suspicion that the world is conspiring to show Jay a good time. Oxford.

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Is research racing to the middle?

Harold Jarche

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What Will Life Be Like in an AI Future?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The human brain may well be the most complex object in the universe.  The complexity of the brain is simply awesome.  What happens then?

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Jobs in the Age of Watson

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

At the MIT symposium, I was part of a panel on How will technology affect productivity and employment? These are generally high-skill human activities that involve expert problem solving and complex communications for which there are no rule-based solutions.  The Watson Challenge was an exhibition Jeopardy! There are only 1.2

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Reflections on Innovation, Productivity and Job Creation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This interest is a natural outgrowth of my work on highly complex systems , especially the kinds of people-oriented complex systems with which economists generally deal. Although there are numerous technological innovations that have improved the productivity of services over the past century (e.g.,

March 2010 Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

March 1, 2010 to April 1, 2010. The Social Media Bubble -  HarvardBusiness.org , March 23, 2010. Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles -  eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010. Augmented Reality – Explained by Common Craft -  Common Craft – Explanations In Plain English - , March 23, 2010.

The Future of Financial Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Why include money in such an exhibit?  Money was later invented as a store of value and a medium of exchange to make commerce more efficient. 

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: The product-to-service.

Martijn Linssen

In big IT companies, there isnt much enthusiasm to be found for selling Open Source products. 22 August 2010 11:44 Wim Rampen said.

Innovation as a Journey into the Future

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

CNIC has been led by Fernando Flores since April of 2010. couple of months ago, Flores sent me a draft of the Strategic Orientations report.