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. Jay Cross.
The Firm as a Large, Complex, Extended Family
SEPTEMBER 18, 2013
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
DECEMBER 15, 2013
It is interesting to note that this definition comes from a study on manufacturing and artificial intelligence. I agree.
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?
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
As this 2005 IBM study noted: “The nature of competition - increasingly intense, global and unpredictable - requires strength across the board.
Why Some Work Groups Thrive While Others Falter
APRIL 25, 2016
In a 2015 study, executives said that profitability increases when workers are persuaded to collaborate more. Higher empathy. More women.
The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT
JUNE 12, 2013
The study identified individual empowerment as their top megatrend. There are few surprises. Disruptive innovations take time to play out.
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.
“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.
How Will AI Likely Impact How We Work, Live and Play?
DECEMBER 5, 2016
The report is organized into three main sections. My previous discussion was primarily focused on Section I. Transportation. million people.
The Rise of the On-Demand Economy
MARCH 10, 2015
Having a good job meant working for one such company. But those days are long gone. Some 53m American workers already work as freelances.”.
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, what do we mean by big data
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 .
What Should We Think of Machines that Think?
FEBRUARY 10, 2015
Complexity of AI software. “We Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Innovation Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and Strategy
Towards a Hyperconnected, Digital Economy
JULY 5, 2012
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.
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.
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
Creating More Intelligent Organizations
DECEMBER 26, 2012
The CCI was founded to study how new communications technologies are changing the way people work together. tools and platforms. .
Cloud, Services and the Transformation of Production
MARCH 26, 2014
Is it a return to centralized computing , driven by the rising complexities, management costs and energy inefficiencies of distributed systems?
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. There were 23 megacities , - that is, metropolitan areas with populations in excess of 10 million, - among the 120 cities in the study. billion, passing from 7.0
The Nature of the Firm in the Digital Economy
JULY 24, 2013
The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization that aims “to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues.”
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. This has resulted in all kinds of innovative applications, - search, e-commerce, entertainment, social networks, Watson-like intelligent systems, and so on. The rest is history.
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.
Open, Collaborative Trust Frameworks
DECEMBER 15, 2011
Self-organizing, open communities are now well accepted as a production model for complex initiatives with major societal benefits, - like trust frameworks. Our Web searches and sites visited, including our likes and dislikes and purchase histories. I just joined its Board of Directors. The list continues to grow.” .
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.
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?
Searching for the off switch
OCTOBER 20, 2010
People in passing cars have apparently been known to shout “jump! Link to streamed audio of The Report on suicide chat rooms.
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.
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. Is it too much to hope that other practitioners of the dismal science will follow his example and study the real world?”.
Loose hierarchies for knowledge management
APRIL 10, 2013
Knowledge-sharing practices are highly contextual. I have seen this with clients in multiple locations, across national borders. Leadership Work
The IT-based Transformation of Services
OCTOBER 13, 2011
In 2009, the UK’s Royal Society published the findings of a major study - Hidden Wealth: the contributions of science to service sector innovation highlighting the key role that science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are now having in service innovations. Kushida. Nor is it about the revolution in digital technology.
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. Today U.S.
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.
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.
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?
Reflections on the Future of TV
AUGUST 26, 2014
Studying such dramatic changes helps me better appreciate the transitions our economy is going through. I am not alone.
Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery
FEBRUARY 27, 2017
Discovery requires studying the task logic (i.e., This is necessary, but not sufficient.
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. Repeat.