After Facebook fails
MAY 23, 2012
Making the rounds is The Facebook Fallacy , a killer essay by Michael Wolff in MIT Technology Review. Facebook, with its 900 million users, valuation of around $100 billion, and the bulk of its business in traditional display advertising, is now at the heart of the heart of the fallacy.
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. Josh: The more complex, the more surprises. Adaptive Path UX Week Design Digital Product Design Global Moxie Jesse James Garrett Josh Clark
Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise
APRIL 20, 2011
Our relationship with knowledge is changing as our work becomes more intangible and complex. PDL – Personal Directed Learning: from Clockwork & Predictable to Complexity & Surprising. In complex environments it no longer works to sit back and see what will happen.
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. We had more than 425 million MAUs who used Facebook mobile products in December 2011.
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.”. The importance of platforms is closely linked to the concept of network effects - the more products or services it offers, the more users it will attract.
Digital Twin: Bringing the Physical and Digital Worlds Closer Together
NOVEMBER 28, 2016
A Digital Twin is essentially a computerized companion to a real-world entity, be it an industrial physical asset like a jet engine, an individual’s health profile, or a highly complex system like a city. A few weeks ago I first learned about a relatively new concept - Digital Twin.
Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary
JANUARY 6, 2012
So if there is something out there that it’s killing our very own productivity, it’s not email itself, but our abuse of it that’s killing such productivity. Check out their Facebook Page for more details on how they are getting along and how you, too, could join them!
Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All
JULY 5, 2011
In that year, IBM decided to productise all of those wonderful social interactions and create, as a result of it, a single product: IBM Connections , formerly known as Lotus Connections. Starting with the no-brainers, both Facebook and LinkedIn. Hold a simple (Not even complex!)
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. And if you look into recent examples of wrong-doings by Facebook, Twitter or even LinkedIn that we have seen all over the place we may be starting to think that we are all in big trouble.
A Growing Backlash Against the Relentless Advances in Technology?
JULY 2, 2014
At IBM’s Watson Research Center , where I spent the first 15 years of my career, I was mostly involved in technology transfer initiatives aimed at moving innovations from IBM’s research labs to its product divisions. Otherwise serious concepts sometimes end up as overused buzzwords.
The Nature of the Future – Review
APRIL 24, 2013
Lending Club : “We replace the high cost and complexity of bank lending.” conflicts [between these two priorities] are likely to grow simply because the number of such endeavors [Twitter, Facebook, etc] is growing exponentially. Books Communities complexity Innovation
Two-Speed IT Architectures
NOVEMBER 9, 2015
The article argues that born digital Internet companies, - e.g., Amazon, Google, Facebook, - are setting the standards in the quest to understand and optimize the customer experience , challenging traditional companies to keep up. Digital Product Management .
HowI Is Our Digital Revolution Doing?
OCTOBER 22, 2014
Technology isn’t working: The digital revolution has yet to fulfil its promise of higher productivity and better jobs,” argues The Economist in a special report on Technology and the World Economy in its October 4th issue. Raising the productivity of less-skilled workers.
Beyond GDP - Measuring Value in a Service-oriented, Information-based, Digital Economy
APRIL 3, 2013
Gross domestic product (GDP) is the basic measure of a country’s overall economic output based on the market value of all the goods and services the country produces. GDP is essentially a measure of production.
My Top 5 iOS Apps of the Week – Week #2
SEPTEMBER 23, 2016
More than anything else, because of the trip down the memory lane from over 8 years ago till today to see whether my own work habits and productivity hacks, while on the move, have evolved a fair bit, or perhaps not so much.
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? IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing
Google Plus – Bridging Together Too Irreconcilable Worlds
JULY 6, 2011
If you take a look into some of the most popular social networking tools within the Social Web, hardly any of them provide full support for real-time, online interactions; with today’s Facebook announcement we may have the first exception.
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.” Examples include Skype, iTunes, the Kindle, Netflix, Facebook, Twitter, and smartphone apps like Google maps and Angry Birds. . We’re accustomed to seeing mature products wiped out by new technologies and to ever-shorter product life cycles.
The Prosperity Puzzle
MAY 31, 2016
If the case of light is representative of those products that have caused tectonic shifts in output and consumption, then this raises the question of whether the conventional measures of real-output and real-wage growth over the last two centuries come close to capturing the true growth.”.
Sexting Apps Versus Helping Cure Cancer
APRIL 23, 2014
She notes that the median age of HP employees is 39, compared to 26 at Facebook. “The Young people like to be among young people; they like to work on products (consumer brands) that their friends use and in environments where they feel acutely the side effects of growth.”
Some Puzzling Questions about Innovation in the Digital Economy
FEBRUARY 26, 2014
In engineering, we made huge progress in applying science and technology to develop increasingly complex physical objects and infrastructures, such as railroads, cars, airplanes, chemical plants, refineries, power stations, bridges, skyscrapers, computers, microprocessors, and so on.
Social Business Forum and a Touch with Reality
JUNE 7, 2011
They call us internauts, bloggers, twitterers, facebookers, social networkers, freaks, you name it. IBM Knowledge Management Knowledge Snippets Life Metablogging Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing Work Life Integration
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. Why is it that many of the same companies that have successfully reengineered their processes, reduced their costs and increased their productivity over the past twenty years are having a tough time implementing social business strategies?
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. Most everyone will agree that advances in information and communication technologies (ICT) are radically transforming the business landscape.
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. Grandparents are talking to their grandchildren, leveraging social media just as clients are impacting companies’ products using the same tools.”. “A She references a study by the London School of Economics that concluded that continuously aligning business and IT increases overall productivity by around 20%.
Business Winners: Combining Scale with Agility
FEBRUARY 25, 2011
It is provocative because people generally associate agility with entrepreneurial startups, and scale with more mature, established companies, although a few relatively young companies like Amazon, Google and Facebook have already achieved scale to complement their entrepreneurial agility. Disruptive innovations, most of which are technology-based by nature, take years to develop, come to market, and build up enough momentum to threaten existing products and services.
The Changing Nature of Globalization in Our Hyperconnected, Knowledge-Intensive Economy
JUNE 18, 2014
Examples include high-tech products such as semiconductors and computers, pharmaceuticals, automobiles and other machinery, and business services such as accounting, law, and engineering.”.
We Are All New Immigrants to the Hyperconnected World
OCTOBER 6, 2011
In the earlier book he never mentioned Facebook, Twitter, Cloud, LinkedIn, 4G or Skype. 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.
Social Business Forum Highlights – Highlights from Breakout Sessions and Final Keynote
JUNE 19, 2011
Demand intuitive interfaces (Which surely confirmed how knowledge workers should never get tired of demanding for better quality products when interacting with social tools, on the contrary). Once again, I am on the road on to another business trip.
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. But a critical concept is expressed about mid-way through the post: Google+ is a knee-jerk reaction, a study in short-term thinking, predicated on the incorrect notion that Facebook is successful because they built a great product. So Facebook is different for everyone.
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? I wrote about the mechanisms of online emergence here and here ; they include linking, tagging, friending (as on Facebook and LinkedIn), and following (as on Twitter). So what happens to products that pass two of the three tests?
Extending collaboration toward cooperation
JUNE 10, 2013
A mixed productivity tool set can help to support these activities, as I noted in my post on social tools. How are workers currently using social tools?
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. I hope it’s fast enough to deal with the the increasing complexity and violence. complexity NetworkedLearning
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. I spent a few weeks of responding to G+ friend requests, trying to engage with a few people, posting a few random links, all the while trying to upkeep (occasionally) Twitter and (almost never) Facebook. What has Twitter and Facebook done for me? Put another way, Twitter/Facebook/G+ are secondary media.
The Competitive Value of Data: From Analytics to Machine Learning
JANUARY 31, 2017
As a result, data is now raising competitive concerns especially in Europe, given data’s growing role in creating and shaping markets, led by America’s digital platform giants , - e.g., Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft.
What I’ve learned in my first week of a dual-layer MOOC (DALMOOC)
OCTOBER 28, 2014
In the process, I’ve used roughly any tool I can get my hands on, including Second Life, Twitter, Facebook, G+, Netvibes, blogs, Wikispaces, Diigo, and so on. Today, knowledge is diverse, messy, partial, complex, and rapidly changing.
Make Work More Human
MARCH 19, 2014
This is a complex situation. It’s Facebook in social networking; Google in advertising; Amazon in retail; and soon upstarts like AirBNB in temporary lodging or Über in personal short-haul transportation. As they say, if you are not paying for a service online, you are the product.
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A new way to work
JANUARY 1, 2015
The “job” was the way we redistributed wealth, making capitalists pay for the means of production and in return creating a middle class that could pay for mass produced goods. Work in complex environments requires faster feedback loops.
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. First, productivity in the state sector, especially in fields like education and health, has lagged behind the private sector.