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Trust and the On-Demand Economy

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However, markets are not perfectly fluid.  The decomposition of the firm has accelerated in the past few years. 

Disruptive Innovation Revisited

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The New Yorker described the article as “Rethinking the innovation craze.”  But, a company doesn’t have to disappear to have been severely disrupted. 

The Continuing Evolution of Service Science

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This blind spot threatens to hinder the development of effective innovation policies and the development of new business models and practices…”.

The Rise and Potential Fall of the Talent Economy

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Professor Martin is also a prolific writer, having published a number of books and articles over the years.  . Over the past 50 years the U.S.

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Entrepreneurship and Job Creation

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Then a few days after posting my blog , I got an e-mail from John Dearie , Senior VP at the Financial Services Forum.  million people.  million. 

Reflections on Big Data, Data Science and Related Subjects

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Given the central role of big data with CUSP and with other initiatives I’m involved with, I’d like to step back and reflect on what this all means.

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Realizing the Potential of the Digital Economy

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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?  .

Reflections on Ten Years of Blogging

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Friedman’s words came to mind as I was reflecting on the evolution of blogging since I posted my first blog in May of 2005.

Principles for Managing Strategy and Innovation

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They are all related to agility , that is, a company’s ability to quickly adapt to unpredictable change in technology, markets or competitive conditions.  I will not further discuss them in this blog.  Through the years, I have been intrigued by the number of once powerful companies that are no longer around.  Pull , don’t just Push.

Is the Link Now Broken Between Innovation, Jobs and a Higher Standard of Living?

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Are we now in an economy in which technology and innovation do not necessarily lead to a higher standard of living and quality of life?

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

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Many more people traveled to towns they didn’t know, and they needed places to sleep.  Finally, the American worker is about to get a break.”.

Is a Backlash Brewing Against Silicon Valley’s Perceived Insularity?

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Blogging Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and CultureNot when, but how? 

Patent Activity and the State of US Innovation

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learned about the Brokings study in a very good blog on the subject by professor and author  Richard Florida. The report adds: “. history.”.

Social Business in the Age of the Customer

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Starting about a decade ago with the rise of Web 2.0 , we have seen the explosive growth of social media technologies, - e.g., blogs, wikis and podcasts, - as well as platforms like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube with hundreds of millions of users.  What is the primary responsibility of a business?  its partners and customers. 

Digital Technologies for 21st Century Democracy

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One wonders whether the Internet, blogging, Twitter, texting and micro-blogging, as in China’s case, has made participatory democracy and autocracy so participatory, and leaders so finely attuned to every nuance of public opinion, that they find it hard to make any big decision that requires sacrifice.  That’s a good thing - in theory. 

Leadership and Rational Thinking

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As part of its Centennial celebrations , IBM held a conference in New York in September - THINK: A Forum on the Future of Leadership.  After the Forum, I spent some time reflecting on what I had heard in the various talks and panels.  Lots of different opinions and points of views were expressed.  What do we mean by rational thinking ?  players. 

En Route to the Cashless Society

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Just before posting this blog, it was announced  that Square’s mobile payment offerings will be available at Starbucks’ 7,000 US stores.  Over the last few months there have been a spate of articles on the evolution to a cashless society as the use of mobile devices continues to grow around the world.  are some of the titles. 

Technology and the Future of Media

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Three major processes are part of the media value chain:  . Unilateral.  Distributed.  As always, disruptive innovations have unintended consequences. 

The Passing of an Era

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At the time I had not read Mark’s blog, as I was busy getting ready to give a keynote presentation the following week at LinuxCon  in Vancouver.  I made a mental note to check what Mark had actually written after I returned from Vancouver. The IBM Personal Computer  was announced on August 12, 1981.  Mainframes survived.  Then there is focus. 

A New Style of Work

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About a year ago I wrote a blog on the post retirement phase of my life.  Finally, there is blogging.  I recently wrote about my complex relationship with blogging and the central role it now plays in my life.  Blogging helps me structure my fairly eclectic life.  But, as a self-employed individual, I am also on my own. 

The Evolution of Online Learning

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Blogging Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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Social Business: e-business 2.0. and Beyond

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With more than 500 million people on Facebook, and 200 million blogs being updated daily, the power of numbers and of experience has taken over the world.  It is growing faster than anything we have seen in the past.  IBM announced its Social Business initiative in the Fall of 2010.  Let me explain.  implications.

The Evolution of My Complex Relationship with Blogging

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From time to time, I like to reflect on my feelings about blogging, and then write about them in an entry in my blog.  I have not done so in a while, and it has now been just about six years since I started this blog, so I thought that it would be a good time to return to the subject. more interesting.  But it does not matter. 

Blogging and Personal Feelings

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Blogging is therefore to writing what extreme sports are to athletics: more free-form, more accident-prone, less formal, more alive.  It is, in many ways, writing out loud.”. Looking back at the many blogs I have posted, I am reminded of some of the major events of the past seven years. For bloggers, the deadline is always now. 

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Some Thoughts on the Affordable Care Act

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

The Continuing Evolution of Cloud Computing

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Early adopters viewed cloud as computing-on-demand.  Let me discuss each of these phases.  . Cloud as Utility Computing  .

The Science of Information-based Predictions

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His final forecasts for the 2008 presidential elections predicted the winner in 49 of the 50 states, as well as the winner of every race in the Senate.

The New Entrepreneurship: Back to the Roots of the American Dream

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The latest figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that the US unemployment rate continues to hover around 9%.  Gallup’s measurements are somewhat higher at 9.2%.  When you add to the unemployment rate the percentage of Americans working part time but wanting full time work, you get an underemployment rate of 19.1%.  Not at all. 

Fifty Years of Memories

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For the past six months I have been looking forward to the many posts that different classmates were writing, some reminiscing about the past, others talking about their present lives.  In February I posted an entry in my blog about my U-High experiences.  . Blogging Education and Talent Society and Culture Various Other Subjects

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Open Services Innovation

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Over the years, I have given quite a few seminars on the subject, including a graduate course in MIT in the Fall of 2010.  I have also written a number of entries on services in this blog. When I recently found out that he had published a book on services, I was eager to learn how he framed the subject.  They ?rst table growth.” Concept 2.

The Impact on Government of the Structural Changes in 21st Century Economies

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In my next blog, I will discuss some of the key actions governments have to take to help them adjust to these structural changes in the economy. Employment growth in the U.S. economy between 1990 and 2008 was substantial, on the order of 27.3 million jobs, off a base in 1990 of 121.9 million.  Virtually all (97.7

The Employment Challenge in the US Economy

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Michael Spence addresses this question in  Fixing the US Jobs Problem , the essay he contributed to the What Matters Growth and Productivity topic, as well as in The Evolving Structure of the American Economy and the Employment Challenge.  I will discuss his recommendations for fixing the US jobs problem in next week’s blog.

Reflections on the Future of TV

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I’ve long been interested in the impact of digital technologies on the media industry.  Does this spell the end of television as we know it? 

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: The Life Cycle of a Business

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As a bonus, your blog helped inspire me to launch mine.I Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. What is a business - anyway? In quantum mechanics we learn that questions like "what is an electron?" and J.

“One Nation” in an Increasingly Polarized America

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But, I believe that our national governance model will have to evolve to better adapt to the new technological, economic and social realities of the 21st century.  I will discuss this potential evolution of our idea of one nation in next week’s blog. What are the implications of living through an extended period of deep social divisions? 

Principles and Compromises

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Last week I posted a blog focused on the tax deal between President Obama and Senate Republicans as a good example of political compromise, - bringing people together with widely different opinions in order to get something concrete done.  Are there limits to compromise?  Are there occasions when principles should trump compromise?

Growing Up in a Complex World

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wrote about the CEO study in this recent blog.  Several weeks ago IBM released its 2010 Global CEO Study.  This is IBM’s fourth and largest CEO study since 2004, based on more than 1,500 face-to-face interviews with CEOs and senior public leaders from more than 60 countries. More than two thirds were between 20 and 25 years old.

The Gulf Between Planning and Reality

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But, given the increasing complexity of private and public sector IT systems, the lessons are worth thinking about. Failure is always an option. 

Are Markets Efficient, Irrational, or Both?

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In a recent blog, Is Economics a Science? Our new big data tools have the potential to usher an information-based scientific revolution. .

Blogging and Writing

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Ever since, writing a new blog entry week in, week out, has become a major part of my life.  I have not missed one week yet.  wasn't sure what to expect when colleagues encouraged me to start blogging as part of IBM’s blogging initiative launched in May of 2005.  Tags: Blogging Society and Culture