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.
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.
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.
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. .
OMG, its culture change time
FEBRUARY 25, 2013
If in doubt, blame the culture seems to be a golden rule in consultancy and management alike. Culture as an “…ideational system.
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?
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.
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. .
Becoming a Data-Driven Business: Challenges and Opportunities
DECEMBER 19, 2016
It’s very hard to anticipate the consequences of disruptive innovations. The dot-com era was famous for its many innovations, but also for its hype.
Blockchain Can Reshape Financial Services… But it Will Take Significant Time and Investment
SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
Not surprisingly given their complexity, change comes much slower to global financial infrastructures. Let me discuss a few of these findings.
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.
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.,
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.
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.
Leadership in a Changing World
FEBRUARY 2, 2016
Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Management and Leadership Society and Culture Technology and Strategy
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.
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.
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. .
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.
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.
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.
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.”.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Competitive Value of Data: From Analytics to Machine Learning
JANUARY 31, 2017
Artificial Intelligence Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Innovation Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy
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. .
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
Three Principles for Net Work
APRIL 15, 2012
These complex exceptions need tacit knowledge to solve them but tacit knowledge cannot be codified in a KM system or EPSS. complexity Wirearch
Creating More Intelligent Organizations
DECEMBER 26, 2012
Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Society and Culture Technology and Strategy
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.
New Tools Beget Revolutions: Big Data and the 21st Century Information-based Society
MAY 29, 2013
On May 22 I attended the 2013 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium. All while the windows of opportunity and response will continue to shrink.
Can AI Help Translate Technological Advances into Strategic Advantage?
MAY 17, 2016
The authors concluded that innovation involves two fundamental processes: analysis and interpretation.
“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!