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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 interesting to note that this definition comes from a study on manufacturing and artificial intelligence. 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? 

Attention Nonprofit #DataNerds: A Few Recent Research Studies on Data, Technology, Funding, and Trends

Beth Kanter

The examples and case studies show that data by itself is no panacea, but is how cities organize themselves to act on the data that matters.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

His studies uncovered that a few group attributes significantly correlated with a collective IQ.  This will take time. 

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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

The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Global Trends 2030 study lists the increasing demand for food, water and energy as one of its four megatrends.  There are few surprises. 

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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.

In Defense of Data Centrism

Martijn Linssen

Data autopsies are conducted with the results analyzed and presented as a ‘case study.’  And not through data autopsy and case studies.

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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. 

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? 

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What Should We Think of Machines that Think?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complexity of AI software.  “We are all familiar with errors in ordinary software.  as its annual question. But wait!  What does this all mean? 

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, it’s most definitely underway, with an increasing number of market pilots and research studies taking place around the world.

Reflections on Big Data, Data Science and Related Subjects

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Smart Systems Society and Culture

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Towards a Hyperconnected, Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They all share in common the overall trend toward individual and community empowerment, whether as consumers, workers or citizens.  A number of studies have observed that as business competition intensifies, customers have been gaining market power, and they are using that power to find the best positive deals. 

Creating More Intelligent Organizations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

To answer these questions they conducted two separate studies.  In the first, they randomly assigned individuals to 40 different three-person groups. 

Cloud, Services and the Transformation of Production

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Ever since cloud computing first appeared in the IT world, people have struggled to define what it is and why it’s so important.

The Nature of the Firm in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This is particularly important because of the growing complexity of the products, services, systems and solutions companies are now developing. 

Reflections on the Nature of Human Organizations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Geoffrey West , a physicist formerly at Los Alamos National Lab and now at the Santa Fe Institute , has analyzed the impact of scaling in complex systems including cities.  Dr. West and his colleagues discovered that if you know the population of a metropolitan area, you can estimate their resource requirements with a pretty good accuracy. 

Technology and the Future of Media

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last summer AIL conducted a global study of fan engagement during the 2014 FIFA World Cup  in Brazil.  Unilateral.  Distributed.  Inclusive. 

The Emergence of a Digital Money Ecosystem

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, it is most definitely underway, with an increasing number of market pilots and research studies already taking place around the world.   As part of my work with Citi , I have been spending a lot of time thinking about the implications of this historical transition to a digital money ecosystem.  The rest is history.

Why is it so Difficult to Make Long-Term Predictions?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The screen can be used not only to see the people you call but also for studying documents and photographs and reading passages from books. 

Open, Collaborative Trust Frameworks

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Our Web searches  and sites visited, including our likes and dislikes and purchase histories.  End users benefit from free, personalised  consumer experiences such as Internet search, social networking or buying recommendations.” “And that is just the beginning.  number of organizations are working to develop digital trust frameworks. 

A Data Science Approach to Organizational Health

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These two books studied over 50 of the most successful companies of the past few decades.  A 2013 Deloitte report, Success or Struggle?

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Data Science and the Changing Nature of Research and Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

reorganization of the research and innovation enterprise proposed by the ARISE II study. But, government is facing its own economic constraints. 

Searching for the off switch

Mind Hacks

It doesn’t look for, or rely on, easy answers and manages some insightful coverage of a delicate issue. Link to podcast of the same.

Why Do Firms Exist?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Transaction costs are incurred in obtaining goods and services outside the firm, such as searching for the right people, negotiating a contract, coordinating the work, managing intellectual property and so on.  Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

The IT-based Transformation of Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Computer Aided Design (CAD) systems, for example, enable engineers to design significantly more complex objects that they otherwise would have been able to.  A variety of tools, from electronic medical records to advanced diagnostic systems, promise to significantly improve the quality and productivity of health care practitioners. Kushida.

70-20-10: Origin, Research, Purpose

Charles Jennings

The course was basically a summary of the findings of The Lessons of Experience study done over a 13-year period at the Center and published in 1988.

Loose hierarchies for knowledge management

Harold Jarche

Knowledge-sharing practices are highly contextual. have seen this with clients in multiple locations, across national borders. Leadership Work

Research Goes Asian

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World Research Goes Asian by Kevin Wheeler on August 6, 2009 Fusionopolis- Singapore The future of scientific research is moving global, and especially toward Asia, in the search for talented, skilled people.  Join us.

Why Content Curation Should be in Your Skillset

Jay Cross

You expect the curator of an art gallery to know the collection and to: search out the best items. It starts in a gallery. publicize viewings.

Reflections on the Future of TV

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Studying such dramatic changes helps me better appreciate the transitions our economy is going through. Then there is social media. 

The MIT Systems Thinking Conference

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The SDM program aims to provide mid-career professionals with a systems perspective that will help them address and solve large-scale, global, complex challenges.  Why do people - even highly educated, experienced and accomplished leaders in business and government - find dealing with dynamic, complex systems so challenging? 

embracing perpetual beta

Harold Jarche

Michelle Ockers has been working hard at incorporating social learning in the workplace, as her posted case study shows.

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EPortfolios and Badges Workshop - #OEB14

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

There were three stages or levels to the process: - storage - workspace - showcase Storage: students can search and gather material, video, audio, etc.

The race to platform education

George Siemens

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. Well, technology is getting complex. Very complex. Who ruled?

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): A Resource on the Visualization of Complex Networks

Mark Oehlert

His site, is a great resource - a great compilation of a ton of resources related to visualizing complex networks.