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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 Collaborative, Sharing Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

According to Owyang, the collaborative economy is being driven by a number of converging market forces.  This one-to-many Web 1.0 Web 2.0

A framework for industry leadership based on collaboration

Ross Dawson

The future of every industry lies in value creation across organizations. This will inevitably require a high degree of: Collaboration.

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.

Scale and Complex Systemic Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, the kind of innovation that Michael Mandel writes about in his article is a mixture of disruptive and incremental.   It favors large companies because of their ability to address complex systemic problems, manage the large-scale ecosystems that solving such problems requires, and bring their solutions to market all round the world. 

Workforce collaboration in the network era

Harold Jarche

In the industrial era we saw the rise of specialized departments and specialized jobs. Social media are merely a conduit for collaboration.

Corporate Survival: Lessons from Biology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Therefore, the principles that confer robustness in these systems, whether natural or manmade, are directly applicable to business.”.

The MIT Systems Thinking Conference

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently participated in MIT’s 2010 Systems Thinking Conference for Contemporary Challenges.  This annual conference is sponsored by Systems Design and Management (SDM) - an interdisciplinary program between MIT’s School of Engineering and Sloan School of Management.  Political leaders blame recession on corporate fraud or terrorism. 

The next generation of computer interfaces will drive better remote collaboration

Ross Dawson

Now Underkoffler’s company, Oblong Industries , has created the collaboration platform Mezzanine, shown below. Used It.

Becoming a 21st Century Digital Tinkerer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Recominant innovations are all about the creation of new products, markets and industries based on novel combinations of existing technologies.  .

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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Could Blockchain Prove to Be “The Next Big Thing”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

While these legacy systems operate with a high degree of robustness, they’re rather inflexible and inefficient.

The Need to Adapt to the Speed of Change or Die: lessons for L&D from the retail industry

Charles Jennings

Many organisations have wondered why employees look for ways not to use their Learning Management Systems and other learning technologies.

Is the Blockchain Now Reaching a Tipping Point?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Another problem is that a number of key financial and government legacy systems are rather inflexible and inefficient. 

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Man, Machine, and Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Others are dismissive of such dire concerns while agreeing that we must work hard to ensure that our complex AI systems do what we want them to do.  .

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On Saving the American Health System: Dr. Donald Berwick's.

Bob Sutton

The Observer | Business | You could be a genius - if only you had a good system. Hansen: Collaboration: How Leaders Avoid the Traps, Create Unity, and Reap Big Results. Adam Penenberg: Tragic Indifference: One Mans Battle with the Auto Industry over the Dangers of SUVs. Bob Sutton. Book Me For A Speech. Brightsight Group. Again?

Blockchain Can Reshape Financial Services… But it Will Take Significant Time and Investment

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The future of financial infrastructure report is based on a year long study involving industry leaders, regulators and other subject matter experts.

Caffeine: It Undermines Performance on Collaborative Tasks for.

Bob Sutton

The Observer | Business | You could be a genius - if only you had a good system. Hansen: Collaboration: How Leaders Avoid the Traps, Create Unity, and Reap Big Results. Adam Penenberg: Tragic Indifference: One Mans Battle with the Auto Industry over the Dangers of SUVs. Bob Sutton. Book Me For A Speech. Brightsight Group. Again?

The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

There are few surprises.  Disruptive innovations take time to play out. Its potential for driving business innovation remains untapped.

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The Economic Potential of The Internet of Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Interoperability requires both standardization in the technology stacks, and the ability to integrate systems and platforms across vendors.  .

Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Society and Culture Technology and StrategyLet me explain.

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 Future of Financial Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

How is the FS industry likely to evolve into the into the future?  Cryptocurrencies represent another potential disruptor of the FS industry

Why People and Companies Die While Cities Keep Growing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Prior to joining the SFI in 2003, he was the leader and founder of the high energy physics group at Los Alamos National Lab. Amazing. 

Design Thinking and the Workplace Experience

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Collaboration, co-creation, co-production.  Design has long played a major role in product innovation.  Identify real and compelling needs. 

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The MIT Second Machine Age Conference

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Let me discuss a few of the presentations as well as my overall impressions.  . For the most part, they complemented, rather than replaced humans. 

The Datafication of Business and Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Data science and datafication may be new, but the relationship between computing and data goes back to the early days of the IT industry

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Skills and Jobs in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Equipment : Equipment Maintenance, Installation, Operation Monitoring, Repairing, Systems analysis, Troubleshooting, …. million people. 

The Importance of Empathy in Our Services-Centric, People-Oriented Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Finding and retaining talented individuals with these capabilities is a challenge regardless of geography or industry. This will take time. 

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As Big Data and AI Take Hold, What Will It Take to Be an Effective Executive?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Smart Systems Society and Culture

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Vanity Killed the Social Media Star

Luis Suarez

Why did we turn Industrious in our own vanity in the first place? Collaboration Communities Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0 Yikes!

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The Era of Cognitive Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Industrial Revolution led to dramatic improvements in productivity and standard of living over the past two hundred years.  players. 

The Rise of the T-Shaped Organization

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Collaboration , - both within their own boundaries and beyond, - is indispensable for innovation.  They don’t get respect from the group.”.

The President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These collaborations have led to the creation of standards, open source software and governance processes embraced by all participants.

The Continuing Evolution of the On-Demand Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The past few years have seen the rise of what’s been variously referred to as the on-demand, collaborative, sharing, or peer-to-peer economy. 

Leadership in a Changing World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Ripple intelligence acts as a kind-of early warning system, helping leaders understand the impact and risks of a systemic, fundamental transformation.

Can AI Help Translate Technological Advances into Strategic Advantage?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Within this integrated strategy machine, people and technology must closely collaborate, with each playing the particular role they are best at.

Why Some Work Groups Thrive While Others Falter

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Management and Leadership Society and CultureHigher empathy. More women.

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 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