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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. Social learning.

The Firm as a Large, Complex, Extended Family

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

PKM is making sense of complexity

Harold Jarche

It is in making sense of complexity. agree. Periodically you relax the constraints again to allow new possibilities to emerge.

PKM 85

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. 3. Sarah Crane , Dir., ” she asks. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong.

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 Evolution of the Firm

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Among the key such other factors is the ability to address complex technical and management problems.  

Cost 87

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.

Data 104

Becoming a Data-Driven Business: Challenges and Opportunities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It’s very hard to anticipate the consequences of disruptive innovations. The dot-com era was famous for its many innovations, but also for its hype.

Data 75

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

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.”  .

Data 126

Design Thinking and the Workplace Experience

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Services Innovation Technology and Strategy

Design 102

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

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. only wish the pidgin were more uniform and useful.

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

Cisco calls it fog computing , an allusion to what happens to clouds as they get closer to the ground.  . The cost of connectivity.  Not future-proof. 

Data 116

“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.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Blockchain Revolution , his 16th book, now explains “How The Blockchain Will Transform Everything From Banking To Government To Our Identities.”.

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. 

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.

Trends 134

In Defense of Data Centrism

Martijn Linssen

Often the latter choice is considered backward looking, or stripped of context.  Here is what happened with BP, or Enron, or the 111th Congress.

Data 34

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. 

Data 88

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.

The Rise of the On-Demand Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Having a good job meant working for one such company.  Some 53m American workers already work as freelances.”. asks The Economist. 

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. 

Skills 117

The MIT Second Machine Age Conference

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Some of these ubiquitous robots will be used in search-and-rescue operations while others might help us fold the laundry.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The report is organized into three main sections. Cybersecurity (including spam) is a widely shared concern.”. Transportation. Home/Service Robots.

The Future of Financial Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Why include money in such an exhibit?  Money was later invented as a store of value and a medium of exchange to make commerce more efficient. 

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, is it worth it? 

Data 75

The Era of Cognitive Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Can it help us understand our incredible complex economies and societies?  . What is it telling us about the environment we live in?  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

Complex Systems Digital Money and Payments Economic Issues Innovation Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

Towards a Hyperconnected, Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and CultureFor the past couple of decades we have been talking about the evolution to a new, Internet-based digital economy.  Isn’t the hyperconnected, digital economy a byproduct of both the IT revolution and the forces of globalization? 

Blockchains: the Promise of More Frictionless, Trusted Economies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Blockchains have the potential to eradicate the cost of complexity and ultimately redefine the traditional boundaries of an organization.”.