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The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most everyone agrees that there was a major qualitative distinction between the First and Second Industrial Revolutions.  Impact on Business.

The Puzzling Technology Adoption Discrepancy Between Individuals and Institutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This discrepancy in technology adoption has been observed for the past few years.  These three indices are highly interrelated. 

The connected enterprise adoption curve

Harold Jarche

These are the early adopters. [First.] Mental models, behaviours and formal systems remain stubbornly resistant to change. Anne Marie McEwan.

Third Industrial Revolution – Review

Harold Jarche

Tweet The future should be networked writes Jeremy Rifkin in The Third Industrial Revolution. shift buildings to become local power plants.

The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Index is then used to quantify the extent of digitization in 22 industry sectors. Build - or buy - the capabilities of the future.

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The Blockchain and Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Internet and World Wide Web introduced a culture of standards to the IT industry. Let me explain.

The Slow, Steady March Towards Digital Money

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What factors affect the adoption of digital money around world, and how do they vary across different countries and regions?,

The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Cisco calls it fog computing , an allusion to what happens to clouds as they get closer to the ground.  . The cost of connectivity.  Not future-proof. 

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The Future of Financial Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The wide adoption of the Internet in the 1990s led not only to online banking, but paved the way for e-commerce.  . Rapid Change/Many Suppliers. 

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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

The Evolution of Design Thinking

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The School of Design in London’s Royal College of Art has long been pushing the boundaries of industrial design.  Their very nature is vague. 

The Complex Nature of Cloud-based Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

By now, most will agree that  cloud computing is a major transformational force in the world of IT. But, cloud has not the easiest concept to grasp.

The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Until recently, they have been slow to adopt Web-based platforms, big data analytics, and other IT innovations.  There are few surprises. 

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Personalization for Knowledge Workers

Dawn of Learning

Regulated Industries and Audits  In regulated industries, such as Pharma, the system can know who is responsible for what products.

You Need To Launch An Internal 2.0 Adoption Council

Dan Pontefract

concepts, cultures and applications. train is culturally, technologically and organizationally superior than yesterday’s industrial model. Those Adoption Council. Adoption Council is a way for you to reach out to the organization and do it in a flat, cohesive, collaborative and (incidentally) 2.0 The 2.0

Realizing the Potential of the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago I attended the 12th annual Brookings Blum Roundtable on Global Poverty.  and, what are the major risks posed by the digital economy?  .

Fred Wilson’s talk at LeWeb

Doc Searls

Transaction and communication costs were so high in the industrial era that these pyramids were the best way to organize work and run systems. No radio or music industry required. Creative industries like Kickstarter and VHX. When the industrial revolution came along, we had polluting. Go listen. Examples… Twitter.

The Vital Role of Research in Preserving the American Dream

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Following World War II, government funded roughly two thirds of all R&D, while industry funded one third.  Those shares have now reversed. 

A Kind of Digital “Perfect Storm”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Mobile is furthest along while cloud  adoption is taking off. Staying ahead of this wave is a challenge, even for the industry’s giants.”  .

Are Smart Cities Empty Hype?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In discussing the nature of smart cities platforms, Siegele asked whether I thought that cities would adopt proprietary platforms.

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The Global Business Environment: Success or Struggle?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The 2013 version consists of five separate reports, each focused on a different topic.  A few weeks ago I wrote about one of them, The burdens of the past , which dealt with the growing gap between individuals and institutions in their adoption of knowledge-sharing technologies.  I now want to discuss another 2013 report, Success or Struggle?

On the Complex Evolution toward Mobile Digital Payments

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Digital Money and Payments Economic Issues Innovation Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

The Evolution toward a Global Digital Money Ecosystem

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The finance industry did so decades ago, when it adopted common payment instruments like checks, credit cards and debit cards. 

Bigger is Not Necessarily Better in Our Information-Rich Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Political Issues Services Innovation Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

The Holy Trinity: Leadership Framework, Learning 2.0 & Enterprise 2.0

Dan Pontefract

Adoption Council , they need a cross-functional team (the Enterprise 2.0 connected ‘culture of collaboration’. and Enterprise 2.0 here ).

Can Innovation Continue to Drive Long-Term Economic Growth?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategyyears.

Bridging the World’s Knowledge Divide: Technology + Competition, Skills and Institutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Advances in technology keep expanding the benefits of the digital revolution across the planet.  Digital technologies are necessary but not sufficient. 

Big-Bang Disruptions: The Innovator’s Dilemma in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Industry leaders are often blindsided by such innovations, because their attention is focused on their existing products and customers.  “No company or industry is immune.”     . I recently read a very interesting article, - Big-Bang Disruption.  Big-bang disruptions are often unplanned and unintentional. 

A Data Science Approach to Organizational Health

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Advances in technology are eroding the prevailing business models in industry after industry

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A Great Stagnation or a New Golden Age of Innovation?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

According to Perez , over the past couple of centuries we have had such a technology-based economic and societal revolution every 40 - 60 years, starting with the Industrial Revolution in 1771, which was characterized by the emergence of machines, factories and canals.  They led to the formation of many new industries, factories and jobs.

Some Thoughts on the Affordable Care Act

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

and, should it be repealed? Do we need the ACA or something like it?  Different countries have developed universal health care along different models. 

Hurricane Sandy: a 21st Century Wake-Up Call?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

The Continuing Evolution of the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Then in the 1980s a small set of Internet e-mail protocols were adopted, - e.g., SMTP , MIME , POP , IMAP , - as well as a common format for e-mail addresses , - username@domain.  They actually have come to reflect the very culture of the Internet, a culture that puts a premium on collaborative innovation. 

Learning is the Work

Beth Kanter

Dave Gray :   Dave Gray is a guru on the topics of design, innovation, culture and change. Learning Organizational Culture Organization.

The Citi-Imperial Digital Money Readiness Index

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What factors affect the adoption of digital money around world, and how do they vary across different countries and regions?  .   Why Bother?

SXSW 2013 – Are You A Social Media Nonprofit Manager Looking for Your Peers? #npsmpeer

Beth Kanter

We adopted a set of Guidelines that TNT created (creative commons) to ENCOURAGE their staff to use social: bit.ly/YQe91n Use abundance as frame.

Why Do Firms Exist?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

When processes have been effective for a long time, people follow them without thinking and over time they become part of the culture of the organization.  Value shape the culture of the organization, defining what it does as well as the boundaries beyond which it will generally not go. Why isn’t everything done by the market?’”

Small thoughts, loosely joined

Harold Jarche

New disciplines, like personal knowledge mastery, based on seeking, sense-making, and sharing have to be adopted. Complexity

Why Innovation is Critical to Help Governments Adjust to the Realities of the 21st Century?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and CultureLast week I wrote about the structural changes underway in countries around the world, driven primarily by the digital technology revolution and the forces of globalization.  Government has lagged the private sector. 

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The Evolving Automotive Ecosystem

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

New software skills, representing a whole new culture are now needed.  This is an issue in many other industries.  Time will tell.  .