After Facebook fails
MAY 23, 2012
Making the rounds is The Facebook Fallacy , a killer essay by Michael Wolff in MIT Technology Review. When I first wrote that, I said 2012.
UX Week 2014 Keynote Josh Clark on the Future of Digital Product Design
AUGUST 7, 2014
In this interview, Josh and I talk about the current trends in digital product design, and where those trends might be heading.
Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise
APRIL 20, 2011
Our relationship with knowledge is changing as our work becomes more intangible and complex. Complexity: the new normal. Social learning.
The many and varied risk factors in Facebook’s IPO
FEBRUARY 1, 2012
To save you reading it all, here is a highly selective summary of just a few of the interesting risk factors Facebook points to in its IPO filing : If we fail to retain existing users or add new users, or if our users decrease their level of engagement with Facebook, our revenue, financial results, and business may be significantly harmed.
The Rise of the Platform Economy
FEBRUARY 9, 2016
The effect is much greater potential for innovation and growth than a single product-oriented firm can generate alone.”. trillion.
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 Nature of the Future – Review
APRIL 24, 2013
Lending Club : “We replace the high cost and complexity of bank lending.” Books Communities complexity Innovation
Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All
JULY 5, 2011
Starting with the no-brainers, both Facebook and LinkedIn. Hold a simple (Not even complex!) Even for us. Till 2007. Yes, sir!
Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary
JANUARY 6, 2012
But it doesn’t end up there just sharing those good practices, productivity tips and whatever other hacks on making the most out of email.
Beyond GDP - Measuring Value in a Service-oriented, Information-based, Digital Economy
APRIL 3, 2013
GDP is essentially a measure of production. More people than ever are using Wikipedia, Facebook, Craigslist, Pandora, Hulu and Google.
HowI Is Our Digital Revolution Doing?
OCTOBER 22, 2014
Technology is the leading cause of the broken links between innovation, productivity and jobs. All-in-all, how’s our digital revolution doing?
Sexting Apps Versus Helping Cure Cancer
APRIL 23, 2014
Cool exists at the ineffable confluence of smart people, big money and compelling product.” . That makes for a lot of cool apps. rests.
Some Puzzling Questions about Innovation in the Digital Economy
FEBRUARY 26, 2014
Such systems are particularly hard to understand and control because of the complexities inherent in human and organizational behaviors.
Transforming the Workplace with Radical Management by Steve Denning
AUGUST 2, 2012
But in reality what we are seeing is how platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus, etc. To name Authority and Money. To name: .
Technology and the Future of Media
AUGUST 18, 2015
Production: the bundling of different content into a final market-ready product, - a newspaper, TV schedule, cable package or DJ’s playlist.
Big-Bang Disruptions: The Innovator’s Dilemma in the Digital Economy
MARCH 12, 2014
Companies are now able to create products that are simultaneously better, cheaper and more appealing than those of competitors. As a result , “entire product lines and whole markets are now being created or destroyed overnight.” But now entire product lines - whole markets - are being created or destroyed overnight.
The Big Three – How To Handle Your Fragmented Social Life
AUGUST 31, 2011
Like if I would delete my Facebook account would that mean I am less social now and may have lost my social mojo? Rather well. Google Plus.
Social Business in the Age of the Customer
OCTOBER 18, 2012
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.
Google Plus – Bridging Together Too Irreconcilable Worlds
JULY 6, 2011
Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social ComputingThe communities will come as a result.
The Changing Nature of Globalization in Our Hyperconnected, Knowledge-Intensive Economy
JUNE 18, 2014
In April, 2005, NY Times columnist Tom Friedman published The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Globalized World in the Twenty-first Century.
Social Business Forum and a Touch with Reality
JUNE 7, 2011
They call us internauts, bloggers, twitterers, facebookers, social networkers, freaks, you name it. Thus how do you get to compromise? You see?
OCTOBER 21, 2010
Home About Complexity Reading List Knowledge Management Reading List Evolve, Dammit! Facebook is alarmed and promises to fix this.
Social Business: e-business 2.0. and Beyond
SEPTEMBER 15, 2011
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.
We Are All New Immigrants to the Hyperconnected World
OCTOBER 6, 2011
Many companies are experiencing a productivity surge. At the same time, the public sector is under huge pressures to significantly increase productivity and reduce costs by embracing many of the technologies and organizational practices that have been successfully applied in the private sector over the past twenty years.
Business Winners: Combining Scale with Agility
FEBRUARY 25, 2011
Once large and successful, aren’t companies that once revolutionized their industries supposed to be too slow and locked into the sources of their past success to respond to the new waves of entrepreneurs now attacking them with innovative products and services? . Doesn’t this violate Schumpeter’s 70-year-old theory of creative destruction ?
Social Business Forum Highlights – Highlights from Breakout Sessions and Final Keynote
JUNE 19, 2011
His perception of sensemaking in such abundance and complexity was brilliant (Check slide #20 for more on that topic!) event of events. e2conf.
The race to platform education
OCTOBER 13, 2011
As liberating as the web is, tremendous centralization of control is occurring in numerous spaces: Google in search/advertising/Android, Amazon in books/cloud computing, Facebook in social networks, etc. I use a smaller range of tools today than I did five years ago. So Facebook is different for everyone. Very complex. Amazon.
Extending collaboration toward cooperation
JUNE 10, 2013
mixed productivity tool set can help to support these activities, as I noted in my post on social tools. Smart enterprises should support both.
Losing interest in social media: there is no there there
JULY 30, 2011
After recreating my online social network ( largely based on blogs from early 2000) in Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and Quora, G+ was a chore. What has Twitter and Facebook done for me? Put another way, Twitter/Facebook/G+ are secondary media. Maybe you are unsatisfied by oversimplifications in the product itself.
I Know It When I See It
JANUARY 27, 2009
product? – are just windowdressing on products that are still essentially geared for Collaboration 1.0. Whose products at present come closest to enabling Web 2.0-style collaboration and interaction in enterprise environments? products that lack the ability to produce “meaningful RSS feeds. software.
What I’ve learned in my first week of a dual-layer MOOC (DALMOOC)
OCTOBER 28, 2014
Today, knowledge is diverse, messy, partial, complex, and rapidly changing. The largest group of learners in a course that i have run is ~5,000.
It’s about networks
AUGUST 10, 2011
Citizens are using Twitter and Facebook to help the police have better intelligence and the police are learning this week how best to respond and to monitor. My thinking is a product of my networks. hope it’s fast enough to deal with the the increasing complexity and violence. complexity NetworkedLearning
A new way to work
JANUARY 1, 2015
Work in complex environments requires faster feedback loops. There are alternatives. Post-job Economy. That period is almost over. Wirearchy.
SEPTEMBER 9, 2010
Once upon a time, new technologies were first deployed in large institutions - enterprises, universities and research labs, the military and civilian government agencies, - from which they eventually trickled down to the rest of the economy as their prices and complexity dropped. Social networking applications are not new to business.
Make Work More Human
MARCH 19, 2014
This is a complex situation. As they say, if you are not paying for a service online, you are the product. We were lucky.
The Future of the State
APRIL 1, 2011
Finally, the report offers a set of recommendations that governments might follow if they want to get a handle on the extremely complex and challenging problem of reforming the state. there are pragmatic grounds now for politicians of all sorts to make the state more productive. How do they do it? Governments cannot continue to grow.
The Rise of the Digital Capital Economy
APRIL 14, 2015
Whenever a product, service or process is captured in software and digitized, they become digital capital and the economics of abundance take over.
How the Internet May Evolve
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
JULY 12, 2016
For example, you don't see the discussions I have on my Facebook feed or on Twitter with interesting and informed participants. Sure, there are disasters like the Facebook news stream, but people are already amazed at how much Google knows about them. But a great deal of public online discourse consists of what we and others don't see.
Farming the meatware
MARCH 5, 2013
We know that Facebook makes its money out of the information we share and the patterns that that information makes. Again of interest to governments, or those designing food products - or even insurance companies. When I am asked what the next big thing on the web will be I say patterns. This is a choice that matters.
The 2016 Look at the Future of Online Learning
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
MARCH 4, 2016
The only people who really need predictive analytics are advertisers (their task will be to advise companies to create products people want, rather than to influence people to want the products they create). Sure, learning and working with other people can be fun and productive. The first was the obvious basis in technology.