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 Firm as a Large, Complex, Extended Family
SEPTEMBER 18, 2013
Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Education and Talent Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture
Preparing Students for an Increasingly Complex Business World
DECEMBER 23, 2014
Are engineering and management schools adequately preparing students for our fast-changing, highly complex business world?
PKM is making sense of complexity
DECEMBER 15, 2013
It is interesting to note that this definition comes from a study on manufacturing and artificial intelligence. agree.
Attention Nonprofit #DataNerds: A Few Recent Research Studies on Data, Technology, Funding, and Trends
NOVEMBER 15, 2013
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.
The Importance of Empathy in Our Services-Centric, People-Oriented Economy
OCTOBER 6, 2015
His studies uncovered that a few group attributes significantly correlated with a collective IQ. This will take time.
Trust and the On-Demand Economy
DECEMBER 22, 2015
Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Services Innovation Society and Culture Technology and Strategy
The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT
JUNE 12, 2013
The Global Trends 2030 study lists the increasing demand for food, water and energy as one of its four megatrends. There are few surprises.
“Complicated” vs. “Complex”
DECEMBER 9, 2013
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 Rise of the On-Demand Economy
MARCH 10, 2015
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
MARCH 20, 2013
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?
In Defense of Data Centrism
DECEMBER 23, 2010
Data autopsies are conducted with the results analyzed and presented as a ‘case study.’ And not through data autopsy and case studies.
Reflections on Bitcoin
FEBRUARY 11, 2014
But, it’s most definitely underway, with an increasing number of market pilots and research studies taking place around the world.
Creating More Intelligent Organizations
DECEMBER 26, 2012
To answer these questions they conducted two separate studies. In the first, they randomly assigned individuals to 40 different three-person groups.
Reflections on Big Data, Data Science and Related Subjects
JANUARY 2, 2013
Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Smart Systems Society and Culture
What Should We Think of Machines that Think?
FEBRUARY 10, 2015
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
MAY 14, 2014
Customers are taking advantage of all the information they can now access to search for the best possible values. . Vision and Leadership .
Cloud, Services and the Transformation of Production
MARCH 26, 2014
Ever since cloud computing first appeared in the IT world, people have struggled to define what it is and why it’s so important.
Towards a Hyperconnected, Digital Economy
JULY 5, 2012
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.
Technology and the Future of Media
AUGUST 18, 2015
Last summer AIL conducted a global study of fan engagement during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Unilateral. Distributed. Inclusive.
The Nature of the Firm in the Digital Economy
JULY 24, 2013
This is particularly important because of the growing complexity of the products, services, systems and solutions companies are now developing.
A Data Science Approach to Organizational Health
MAY 7, 2014
These two books studied over 50 of the most successful companies of the past few decades. A 2013 Deloitte report, Success or Struggle?
Why is it so Difficult to Make Long-Term Predictions?
FEBRUARY 19, 2014
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.
Reflections on the Nature of Human Organizations
OCTOBER 31, 2012
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.
Data Science and the Changing Nature of Research and Innovation
JUNE 19, 2013
reorganization of the research and innovation enterprise proposed by the ARISE II study. But, government is facing its own economic constraints.
The Emergence of a Digital Money Ecosystem
DECEMBER 22, 2011
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.
Reflections on the Future of TV
AUGUST 26, 2014
Studying such dramatic changes helps me better appreciate the transitions our economy is going through. Then there is social media.
Research Goes Asian
AUGUST 6, 2009
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.
Open, Collaborative Trust Frameworks
DECEMBER 15, 2011
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.
Why Do Firms Exist?
JANUARY 26, 2011
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
Searching for the off switch
OCTOBER 20, 2010
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.
70-20-10: Origin, Research, Purpose
AUGUST 13, 2016
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.
The MIT Systems Thinking Conference
OCTOBER 29, 2010
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?
Loose hierarchies for knowledge management
APRIL 10, 2013
Knowledge-sharing practices are highly contextual. have seen this with clients in multiple locations, across national borders. Leadership Work
Are Markets Efficient, Irrational, or Both?
NOVEMBER 20, 2013
Some studies tell us to consume more coffee, wine and chocolate; others recommend the opposite. In a recent blog, Is Economics a Science?
The IT-based Transformation of Services
OCTOBER 13, 2011
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.
Why Content Curation Should be in Your Skillset
APRIL 29, 2015
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.
Extreme Scale Computing
FEBRUARY 11, 2010
This DARPA ExaScale Computing Study provides a very good overview of the key technology challenges. The study identified four major challenges where current trends are insufficient, and disruptive technology breakthroughs are needed to make exascale computing a reality. They got us into the terascale and petascale ranges.
The US Constitution: A Pantheon of (Sometimes Conflicting) Values
DECEMBER 9, 2010
The Constitution has a good share of deliberately open-ended guarantees, like rights to due process of law, equal protection of the law, and freedom from unreasonable searches. The Framers of the Constitution seemed to have intuitively understood the concepts of unpredictable complex systems and emergent behaviors.
embracing perpetual beta
MARCH 22, 2015
Michelle Ockers has been working hard at incorporating social learning in the workplace, as her posted case study shows.