How Large Systems Change
SEPTEMBER 3, 2013
Proclamations of systemic change, particularly in higher education, are more hype than reality. In spite of growing enrolments and expansion of higher education systems worldwide, a small number of folks, generally untethered from reality, are proclaiming higher education as a system in demise. Slides are below.
Online Systems for Behavior Change
OCTOBER 29, 2012
I've always believe that to truly have impact on performance, we need to be experts at Behavior Change. Need to Change Behavior?
a triple operating system
NOVEMBER 21, 2015
This trinity is not three separate operating systems. Our thinking needs to continuously change as well. This is the practice of PKM.
Two separate systems?
MAY 10, 2016
On the other hand, there is quite a bit of expression for more flexible systems, a more podular approach. Start small, scale out, etc.
Leadership in a Changing World
FEBRUARY 2, 2016
What are the critical competencies needed to lead in our fast-changing business environment? Sustaining or disruptive? Ripple Intelligence.
Grand Unified Theory of Service Design, Systems Design, and Organization Design
MARCH 9, 2016
Jeff Sussna is an internationally-recognized systems thinker and IT expert, combining engineering expertise with an ability to bridge business, creative, and technical perspectives. This is where organizational design and system design really become inseparable. And our systems get better and better as we go. couple things.
Scale and Complex Systemic Innovation
JANUARY 2, 2012
But managing the kind of disruptive innovations that change the rules of the game requires a different management style based on identifying a brand new idea, moving quickly to establish an early market presence, and continuous market experimentation to refine the offerings and establish the company’s strategy. markets.”
Design Principles for Complex, Unpredictable, People Oriented Systems
APRIL 13, 2012
Many shared the view that incremental changes are no longer sufficient in a world that is operating in fundamentally different ways.” . For a simple reason: one of design’s most fundamental tasks is to help people deal with change.”. But the mechanisms to increase robustness will in turn make the system considerably more complex.
Nothing Has Changed. Everything Has Changed.
JULY 7, 2014
But we need wider fundamental changes if we’re to do so at speed and scale. So, what are these fundamental changes? Used with permission.
Jay Changes Direction
MAY 2, 2015
Sold instructional systems that taught a million bankers how to make decisions and sell bank services. My book Aha! Sixties and into Seventies.
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. .
Our education system stumbles into the future
SEPTEMBER 4, 2014
According to a local professor, the New Brunswick education system is too centralized , but it’s not just education. Decentralize.
technology, change, and us
MAY 22, 2015
NPR: The most common jobs in every US state [why self-driving vehicles will change the economy]. call these Friday’s Finds. Image: NPR.
The Intersection of Systems and Network Leadership
FEBRUARY 6, 2015
Found when researching systems thinking. Check results and changes actions if needed, getting better and better. Networks
How Can We Ensure that Our Complex AI Systems Do What We Want Them to Do?
APRIL 7, 2015
Software-intensive systems are generally quite flexible, - able to evolve and adapt to changing product and market requirements.
Traditional training structures are changing
OCTOBER 18, 2012
The rapid pace of change is unlikely to abate in the near future. Here is the introduction, and you can read the rest at the link.
“We made up these rules, and we can change them”
MAY 23, 2016
Simultaneously, our educational systems need to phase out teachers and curriculum and focus on everyone becoming a better learner.
Networks and Systems
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
MAY 9, 2014
It''s interesting that he makes the point about ''systems'' twice. To use his own words, he sees at least some networks as systems. And systems are very different from networks. system''s structure and behavior may be decomposed via subsystems and sub-processes to elementary parts and process steps. watch is a system.
Embracing Disruptive Change - Why Is it So Difficult?
MAY 19, 2015
Transformative change comes naturally to young companies, as it generally does to young people. Circling the Wagons. Management Challenges.
Creating an architecture for change
DECEMBER 15, 2014
Those systems were a product of local interaction over time, not the imposition of a pre-determined model. Those will be local. Reflections
Behavior Change as Value Proposition
APRIL 19, 2012
There's a lot of academic research around the areas of persuasive technology and design for behavior change. But where does persuasion live?
OMG, its culture change time
FEBRUARY 25, 2013
It's a form of aversion therapy really, change now or we'll put you through a re-education programme. Constraints are key, manage them.
Measuring the Forces of Long Term Change
APRIL 19, 2012
Intel co-founder Gordon Moore described what became known as Moore’s Law in a 1965 paper where he observed that the number of components in integrated circuits had doubled every year since their invention in 1958, and predicted that the trend would continue for at least ten years, a prediction he subsequently changed to a doubling every two years.
The Science of Complex Systems
JULY 9, 2011
When I look back over my long, relatively eclectic career, complex systems have been a common theme in all the activities I’ve been involved in. It started in the 1960s, when I was an undergraduate and graduate student at the University of Chicago majoring in physics, - the study of complex natural systems. Let me explain. Amazing.
A Neural, Digital System for the Economy
DECEMBER 9, 2011
Most everyone will agree that the world’s economy is undergoing historical structural changes , mostly caused by the digital technology revolution taking place all around us. In particular, ever since the explosive growth of the Internet in the mid 1990s, we are seeing the emergence of a global, digital economy. What does this mean?
Changing Schools, Changing Knowledge: The Agenda
NOVEMBER 22, 2013
I’ve had the privilege of being on Steve Paikin’s The Agenda several times over the last few years. The interview is below
Complex Sociotechnical Systems: the Case for a New Field of Study
MAY 16, 2012
Digital technologies are enabling us to develop systems with huge numbers of interconnected components and sophisticated software that infuses them with seemingly unlimited capabilities. And, they are profoundly changing the way all organizations operate, as well as our working and personal lives. . Let me discuss a few. .
Systems Thinking, Safety and Risk Management
MAY 2, 2012
The roundtable gathered together a group, - consisting primarily of financial experts, with a sprinkle of technologists like me, - to explore how to best regulate financial markets in our fast changing, highly interconnected, complex, digital world. . Financial systems are an example of such complex engineering systems.
Game-Changing Basic Research: Benefits and Challenges
JUNE 2, 2015
But, technology and market environments have drastically changed in the intervening years. None of these, however, were U.S.-led
Six thoughts on the Klout scoring changes
OCTOBER 26, 2011
Today influence ratings service Klout significantly changed its rankings. Last week Klout CEO Joe Fernandez announced there would be changes , saying “a majority of users will see their scores stay the same or go up but some users will see a drop”. Here are a few quick thoughts on the changes: 1.
7 principles of intervention in complex systems
FEBRUARY 8, 2012
I may buy this T-Shirt as its a great slogan. As it happens I was working on intervention strategy in Washington a week ago. Reflections
Can cyber-crime result in global financial systemic risk?
MAY 13, 2013
Financial systems evolve, and even while banks continually improve their protection, there will be ways to attack banks.
Networks, Information, and Complex Adaptive Systems
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
MAY 11, 2014
The first part is designed to be very broad, as a "view of the universe as a self-organizing information system that can, in some sense, be seen to have knowledge and to change through co-adaptation of its parts." We need to be clear about what we mean by an information system. Under the heading "A believable theory?
Changing the mechanistic mindset
FEBRUARY 28, 2011
Work is changing as we get more connected. Visualization is a powerful change agent. think this may be a long response, Mike. OrgDevTal
If you want to foster change, stay out of training
JULY 16, 2014
Nothing had changed. If you want to change the world, or just your organization, stay out of the training department. CH146 Griffon.
The Web is 25 years old today – so how has it changed the way we learn?
MARCH 12, 2014
25 years ago today, on 12 March 1989, the British scientist Tim Berners-Lee wrote a proposal to develop a distributed information system for CERN, and in doing so lay down the foundation for what was to become the World Wide Web. In the ensuing 25 years there can be few people whose lives haven’t been [.]. Social learning
Learning is Behaviour Change: why is it often so hard to help it happen?
FEBRUARY 3, 2014
Could you change when change really mattered? Now with nicotine there’s a very clear reason why behaviour is difficult to change.
An Operating System for the Mind
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
SEPTEMBER 19, 2009
Interestingly, that's how many people used to think of electronic information systems - as mechanisms into which you input facts to facilitate easy discovery and retrieval. The computer, or online systems (such as Minitel) were visualized as giant electronic libraries, with the sum total of the world's knowledge at our disposal. Third.
Cloud and “Game Changing” Business Innovation
MAY 23, 2012
According to the report “cloud empowers six potentially game changing business enablers”: . market adaptability - rapid prototyping and innovation to quickly respond to rapidly changing market conditions; . books is another widely used, game changing cloud application that is already transforming the book publishing industry.
Some fundamental changes
DECEMBER 3, 2013
The initial thesis of The Cluetrain Manifesto is that markets are conversations, but I think that theses 10 through 12 describe the big potential change in relationships brought on by the Internet. #10. Participation in a networked market changes people fundamentally. #11. That change has to start with people. ” in Quora.