Managing in Complexity
JANUARY 24, 2013
As our markets and technologies get more complex, we need new models to get work done. This can be fostered in a culture of perpetual Beta.
Traditional Data Analysis and Data Science
MAY 15, 2013
Complexity hinders our ability to discover the delayed and distal impacts of interventions, generating unintended side effects.
Scale and Complex Systemic Innovation
JANUARY 2, 2012
We generally think of large companies as being good at operations and incremental innovations, which require them to excel at management discipline, detailed information analysis and project management. This kind of complex systemic innovation leverages lots of known ideas and makes them work together to help address important problems.
Big Data, Complex Systems and Quantum Mechanics
DECEMBER 7, 2012
What are some of these limitations? In thinking about this question over the last few years, I started to notice that a number of subtle, non-intuitive concepts that I learned many years ago as a physics student seem to apply to the world of big data and information-based predictions in highly complex systems. Let me explain. .
If Your Enterprise Social Network Is a Ghost Town It’s Probably Due To Your Corporate Culture
MAY 29, 2015
Tell me, would you describe your culture as one that is open or closed? But the real secret is hidden in an organization’s operating culture.
Corporate Survival: Lessons from Biology
JANUARY 26, 2016
Complex systems, whether natural, social or engineered, are composed of many parts. What does this mean for business leaders?
Is There a STEM Crisis or a STEM Surplus?
AUGUST 9, 2016
Their answer, as is often the case with such complex questions, is that both sides are right. It all depends. workforce. level (e.g.,
The Economic and Cultural Polarization of America
MARCH 15, 2012
For most of our nation’s history, whatever the inequality in wealth between the richest and poorest citizens, we maintained a cultural equality known nowhere else in the world - for whites, anyway.” For most of its history, a major hallmark of American democracy has been the comfortable mingling of the social classes.
The Importance of Empathy in Our Services-Centric, People-Oriented Economy
OCTOBER 6, 2015
Cultural competence : Capacity to think, act and move across multiple functions, silos and global cultures. .
The Rise of the T-Shaped Organization
DECEMBER 15, 2015
Five such attributes were identified in the study: adaptability, cultural competence, 360-degree thinking, intellectual curiosity, and empathy.
Why Some Work Groups Thrive While Others Falter
APRIL 25, 2016
These include solving problems, comprehending complex ideas, reasoning and planing, learning quickly, adapting to new situations, and so on.
Leadership in a Changing World
FEBRUARY 2, 2016
Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Management and Leadership Society and Culture Technology and Strategy
The Collapse of Complex Business Models ? Clay Shirky
APRIL 1, 2010
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. The answer he arrived at was that they hadn’t collapsed despite their cultural sophistication, they’d collapsed because of it.
Anticipating the Future of the IT Industry
MARCH 22, 2016
How can we best anticipate the future of a complex, fast changing industry like IT? Data Analysis → Data Science, Cognitive, AI.
Why People and Companies Die While Cities Keep Growing
JANUARY 5, 2016
Most surprisingly, their analysis led to a result that no one had predicted. In the 1990s, his attention first turned to biology. Amazing.
The President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity
MAY 23, 2016
The Commission is composed of twelve individuals from the world of business, technology and academia. Today, money is mostly intangible.
The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things
OCTOBER 15, 2014
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.
Intervention Design: Overcoming Stiff Resistance to a New, Disruptive Innovation
SEPTEMBER 29, 2015
This effect turns out to be even more important with complex, intangible designs.” . This was new for us - and for me personally. .
As Big Data and AI Take Hold, What Will It Take to Be an Effective Executive?
JANUARY 21, 2015
Garbage in, garbage out applies as much to data analysis today as it has to computing in general since its early years.
What’s the Value of a Liberal Arts Education in Our 21st Century Digital Economy?
MARCH 1, 2016
They should be exposed to the diversity of human cultures, and the major systems of belief and value with which they have made sense of their lives.
The Economic Potential of The Internet of Things
JULY 14, 2015
Business Organization and Culture. Like many technological advances, the Internet of Things (IoT) has been long in coming. Interoperability.
Complexity and Design in Warfare
MARCH 18, 2011
The workshop explored how design-oriented approaches can help us better understand and deal with the very complex problems we are increasingly encountering in all aspects of business, economies, government, public policy, military operations and society in general. Analysis involves a relatively linear set of steps. Armed Forces.
Skills and Jobs in the Digital Economy
JANUARY 27, 2015
Equipment : Equipment Maintenance, Installation, Operation Monitoring, Repairing, Systems analysis, Troubleshooting, …. million people.
“Flexible Security”: A Sensible Social Policy for our Digital Age
JULY 7, 2015
First, all important rules should be subjected to cost-benefit analysis by an independent watchdog… More important, rules need to be much simpler.”.
A Growing Backlash Against the Relentless Advances in Technology?
JULY 2, 2014
Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strateg
Data-Driven Decision Making: Promises and Limits
SEPTEMBER 25, 2013
They tend to be complex, and unstructured because of the uncertainty and risks that generally accompany longer term decisions.
Shaping the Future of the Internet
FEBRUARY 16, 2016
Its technical directions and overall culture have been largely determined by the academic and research communities, who were also its early users.
Realizing the Potential of the Digital Economy
SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
And, because these two powerful forces are highly interrelated, they’re giving rise to a new round of complex questions. .
Data Science - the Emergence of a New Discipline
APRIL 10, 2013
They concluded that innovation involves two fundamental processes: analysis and interpretation. . Its authors, Tom Davenport and D. J.
Reflections on Big Data, Data Science and Related Subjects
JANUARY 2, 2013
When used properly big data analysis leads to a deeper understanding of both the customer and the business processes used to serve them.
“Soft” AI Is Suddenly Everywhere
JANUARY 13, 2015
Even more complex are socio-technical systems, which involve people as well as technology. Challenge against the two best human Jeopardy!
Cognitive Systems and Big-Data-driven Applications
OCTOBER 23, 2013
There are many additional factors, including whether the culture of the acquired company will mesh with IBM’s culture.
The Vital Role of Research in Preserving the American Dream
DECEMBER 3, 2014
Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture
The Emergence of Cognitive Computing
NOVEMBER 5, 2011
Major advances must be made not just in the volumes and variety of data collected and analyzed, - including text, voice, images and video, - but also in the speed of the analysis, as many emerging smart applications require very fast response times. John Kelly , senior VP and director of IBM Research, gave an overview of these four areas.
Technology and the Future of Media
AUGUST 18, 2015
Three major processes are part of the media value chain: . Unilateral. Distributed. As always, disruptive innovations have unintended consequences.
Can AI Help Translate Technological Advances into Strategic Advantage?
MAY 17, 2016
The authors concluded that innovation involves two fundamental processes: analysis and interpretation.
Cloud, Services and the Transformation of Production
MARCH 26, 2014
Ever since cloud computing first appeared in the IT world, people have struggled to define what it is and why it’s so important.
Creating More Intelligent Organizations
DECEMBER 26, 2012
Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Society and Culture Technology and Strategy
The Social Progress Index
MAY 21, 2014
The overall analysis found a broad positive correlation between economic performance, as measured by GDP per capita, and social progress.
Growing Up in a Complex World
JUNE 18, 2010
The primary challenge emerging out of the CEO conversations was complexity - the fact that CEOs now operate in a world that is substantially more volatile, uncertain and complex. They grew up in a complex world. Sixty percent of CEOs viewed the new economic environment as significantly more complex than before.