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Agency: privilege & complexity

Dave Snowden

The daily email from Gaping Void is saving me the effort of searching the internet for images before posting. Reflections

Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise

Harold Jarche

Our relationship with knowledge is changing as our work becomes more intangible and complex. Complexity: the new normal. Jay Cross.

The Firm as a Large, Complex, Extended Family

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A firms is best viewed as a kind-of rather large and highly complex family. The job of very clever people is to ask deceptively simple ones.

PKM is making sense of complexity

Harold Jarche

It is in making sense of complexity. In the same Wikipedia article, reference is made to Dave Snowden’s issues with the concept. I agree.

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Preparing Students for an Increasingly Complex Business World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Are engineering and management schools adequately preparing students for our fast-changing, highly complex business world?

The search for a genetic killer

Mind Hacks

Something as simple as a DNA sequence cannot explain anything as complex as behaviour. His appeal also relied upon this angle. Inside the Brai

[liveblog][act-tiac] A federal portal in the age of search?

David Weinberger

“In a world where everyone can search and has apps, is a web portal relevant?,” Now people arrive through search. People are surprised when it’s complex. Someone has a general idea, but not informed enough to search. Sarah Crane , Dir., Federal Citizen Information Center, GSA., ” she asks.

Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It’s “a framework for thinking about complex, multidisciplinary problems that applies to just about anything. Let me explain.

The Evolution of the Firm

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Among the key such other factors is the ability to address complex technical and management problems. High-tech companies emerged from nowhere.

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Learning to Apply Data Science to Business Problems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Furthermore, data science is a highly complex discipline, a veritable mashup of several different fields. We still have much to learn.

Data 104

Becoming a Data-Driven Business: Challenges and Opportunities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In 2000, only one-quarter of the world’s stored information was digital and thus subject to search and analysis. Is big data all hype?,”

Data 77

The Datafication of Business and Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Datafication is a fairly new concept associated with our recent data revolution. They can tell you if you’re likely to get diabetes.” .

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Management and Leadership Media and Communications Society and CultureThis will take time.

Skills 117

Knowledge Management for Decision Memories

Harold Jarche

Unfortunately, no records were available to search the rejected compound database and find ones that met the new criteria. complexity PKM Work

Design Thinking and the Workplace Experience

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It’s particularly effective when breakthrough thinking is required to address highly complex problems. Identify real and compelling needs.

Design 102

Trust and the On-Demand Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Services Innovation Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

Search Pidgin

David Weinberger

Search engines are easier because they have already trained us how to talk to them. We eventually learn that quoting a phrase searches for exactly that phrase. Google has enough dominance in the market that its syntax influences other search engines. and questions marks or not. Or does this already exist?

The future is connected, messy, loose and open

Harold Jarche

What is most amazing is that now we can learn about these things with a simple search or click. complexity SocialLearningImage by Waldir.

The Coming Robotics Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Hi, Robot: Work and Life in the Age of Automation , reads the Hamlet-inspired cover of the July, 2105 issue of Foreign Affairs.

The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These factors eventually led to significantly increased management complexities and costs. The total number of users is now into the billions.

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“Complicated” vs. “Complex”

Martijn Linssen

The background: A gentleman who makes a living “reducing complexity” for IT systems keeps running into some of us on Twitter who study complexity. The ask: There is a group of complexity aficionados that criticize my use of the word “complexity.” Simplicity is the absence of complexity.

The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last month, the McKinsey Global Institute published Ten IT-enabled business trends for the decade ahead. There are few surprises.

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Why Some Work Groups Thrive While Others Falter

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These include solving problems, comprehending complex ideas, reasoning and planing, learning quickly, adapting to new situations, and so on.

In Defense of Data Centrism

Martijn Linssen

We can look to theories, i.e., this ‘should’ work; or we can look to data. Here is what happened with BP, or Enron, or the 111th Congress.

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Blockchain - Once Again, the Technological Genie Has Been Unleashed from its Bottle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

His 2006 Wikinomics predicted the rise of mass collaboration in what became known a few years later as the On Demand Economy. If we will it.”. Period.

Innovating our way out of the industrial era

Harold Jarche

These are complex or arcane tasks being done by unique individuals. complexity Technology WorkYou know the type.

Lean Principles in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, this push economy is fading fast in our complex, integrated, fast changing world.

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Anticipating the Future of the IT Industry

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

How can we best anticipate the future of a complex, fast changing industry like IT? Data Centers → Cloud. It’s been quite an incredible journey.

Why do we need social business?

Harold Jarche

Search engines give each worker more information and knowledge than any CEO had 10 years ago. complexity SocialLearning Wirearchy

The Future of Jobs in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Since the advent of the financial crisis around five years ago, we have been searching for answers to these very important questions.

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The Rise of the On-Demand Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Having a good job meant working for one such company. But those days are long gone. Some 53m American workers already work as freelances.”.

The MIT Second Machine Age Conference

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

And question-answering systems like IBM’s Watson are enabling us to solve increasingly complex problems. . “We’re he added. I’m not so sure.

How Will AI Likely Impact How We Work, Live and Play?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The report is organized into three main sections. My previous discussion was primarily focused on Section I. Transportation. million people.

The Future of Financial Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Why include money in such an exhibit? Transaction records actually pre-dated the advent of money. Big data is one such disruptor.

Reinventing Society in the Wake of Big Data

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most people think that big data is about what people do online, like posts on Facebook or searches on Google. But, what do we mean by big data

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The Era of Cognitive Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Can it help us understand our incredible complex economies and societies? . We call this the era of cognitive computing.”. players.

The Digital Transformation of the Customer Experience

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Customers are taking advantage of all the information they can now access to search for the best possible values. . Vision and Leadership .

Reflections on Bitcoin

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, as is the case with all complex platforms, its architecture, protocols and governance will have to evolve. Others are pretty negative. .

Towards a Hyperconnected, Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It has enabled companies to integrate their business processes, information and workforce around the world, in search of lower costs and higher productivity as well as new markets for their products and services. Complex Systems Economic Issues Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and CultureGlobalism is different.

Customer Service and Trust in the Internet Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Customers are taking advantage of all the information at their disposal to search for the best possible values. Another major force was at play.