immunize for complexity
FEBRUARY 8, 2017
It comes from the 1990’s but is still in use to describe the complex and chaotic world of business, politics, and technology.
FEBRUARY 12, 2014
Last week I spent several hours each day, for four consecutive days, trying to share complex knowledge. complexity Learning Wirearchy
simple structures for complex problems
MAY 6, 2015
What is the optimal digital transformation technology for a networked organization? The human brain is the best interface for complexity.
Managing in Complexity
JANUARY 24, 2013
As our markets and technologies get more complex, we need new models to get work done. Complex problems cannot be solved alone.
Build trust, embrace networks, manage complexity
JULY 24, 2014
We have known for quite a while that hierarchies are ineffective when things get complex. Complexity. Complexity ConnectedEnterprise
Complex Systems and the “Rashomon Effect”
MARCH 24, 2015
So does the world of highly complex systems , especially those systems whose components and interrelationships are themselves quite complex.
Automation Technologies and the Future of Work
SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
It found that 45% of work activities could be automated using existing, state-of-the-art technologies.
Organizing for diversity and complexity
SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
It comes down to the fact that what we know and do inside our organizations is insufficient to address external complexity or to be innovative.
Absorbing complexity with PKM
MARCH 24, 2014
We both use social technologies to reach out into the complexity and try to make sense of it. Sense-making is acting on one’s knowledge.
Re-wiring for the Complex Workplace
MAY 8, 2014
Note: The following article appears in Inside Learning Technologies & Skills – May 2014. Complexity is the new normal. Trust.
The Complex Nature of Cloud-based Innovation
JUNE 25, 2014
In addition, cloud can help business users become more agile and keep up with the fast pace of technological and market changes. Scienti?c
Future of work is complex, implicit and intangible
OCTOBER 9, 2013
I recently spoke with Jay Deragon at Smarter Comanies about intangibles and the influence of technology on learning. complexity Work
Scale and Complex Systemic Innovation
JANUARY 2, 2012
Large enterprises are typically thought of as hidebound defenders of the status quo, dominating by market power and brute force rather than technological and innovative prowess.Yet reality is far more complicated than this simple small versus big distinction. So, which is it? They require the formation of large-scale innovation ecosystems.
The Puzzling Technology Adoption Discrepancy Between Individuals and Institutions
DECEMBER 11, 2013
In the case of the 2013 Shift Index, the story centers on the puzzling discrepancy in technology adoption between individuals and organizations.
The Dark Side of Technology
DECEMBER 4, 2013
Every talk or article coming out of Silicon Valley follows the prescribed template: start with a dazzling description of awesome new digital technologies and then proceed to explore all the wonderful benefits and opportunities that these technologies will bring to us. I’m going to disrupt the Silicon Valley script. Far from it.
hold space for complex problems
APRIL 27, 2015
“Technology (think 5 billion people, digitized knowledge, ubiquitous cloud). Every one of the major challenges facing us is complex.
Design Principles for Complex, Unpredictable, People Oriented Systems
APRIL 13, 2012
An IBM Global CEO Study conducted in 2010 concluded that complexity was the primary challenge emerging out of its conversations with 1,500 CEOs and senior government officials. CEOs told us they operate in a world that is substantially more volatile, uncertain and complex. At B-School? This is where we enter the world of design. .
Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise
APRIL 20, 2011
Organizations, in order to function, need to encourage social exchanges and social learning due to faster rates of business and technological changes.
Can AI Help Translate Technological Advances into Strategic Advantage?
MAY 17, 2016
Go is a very complex game, for which there are more possible board positions than there are particles in the universe. Clarke.
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.
A Growing Backlash Against the Relentless Advances in Technology?
JULY 2, 2014
At Citigroup, where I consulted from March, 2008 through June of this year, I was strategic advisor for innovation and technology.
The Power of Networks in a Complex (Business) World
JULY 6, 2013
The task today is to understand what both social business and complexity mean. To them, social networking is just a complete waste of time.
Big Data, Complex Systems and Quantum Mechanics
DECEMBER 7, 2012
In thinking about this question over the last few years, I started to notice that a number of subtle, non-intuitive concepts that I learned many years ago as a physics student seem to apply to the world of big data and information-based predictions in highly complex systems. Big Data is one of the hottest topics out there. Let me explain.
On the Complex Evolution toward Mobile Digital Payments
SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
Let’s hope that initiatives like Apple Pay will help propel forward the complex evolution toward mobile digital payments. .
Blockchain - Once Again, the Technological Genie Has Been Unleashed from its Bottle
AUGUST 22, 2016
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.
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?
Payment Technologies: Past, Present and Future
MARCH 13, 2013
I was reminded of this dictum when recently attending a very interesting workshop, Payment Technologies: Past Present and Future.
Education Technology Strategies - Day One
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
FEBRUARY 3, 2015
lessons scripted around 1:1 laptop); IT issues - we were a Windows network, with everything on our own domain - we needed to open eg printing etc O - consumer technology far more accessible in 2012 esp. dates to classical Greece How does technology change this? - Using technology to find more (vs. CERN ? Which 6?"
The Science of Complex Systems
JULY 9, 2011
When I look back over my long, relatively eclectic career, complex systems have been a common theme in all the activities I’ve been involved in. It started in the 1960s, when I was an undergraduate and graduate student at the University of Chicago majoring in physics, - the study of complex natural systems. Let me explain. Amazing.
Making sense of complexity and innovation
APRIL 5, 2013
Friday’s Finds: Gall’s Law: A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked.
How Can We Ensure that Our Complex AI Systems Do What We Want Them to Do?
APRIL 7, 2015
What is it that makes these systems so intrinsically complex? What purpose does this complexity serve? Complexity of AI software. “We
A Useful Framework for Analyzing the Impact of Technology on Jobs
SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
Last week I discussed a recent Pew Research report on the impact of AI, robotics and other advanced technologies on the future of jobs.
Learning in Complexity
DECEMBER 16, 2011
” @webestime – “Simple rules lead to complex behavior. ” @CharlesJennings – “in a complex world, continuous learning is the only option available to us” – Globalization, Complexity & Change. Many transactional jobs are being substituted with technology. How to whisper 2.
Managing Complex, Disruptive Innovations - Some Lessons Learned
FEBRUARY 6, 2013
It was about how to best leverage a new disruptive technology, the Internet, for business value. How will your industry change over time?
Complexity and Public Administration
AUGUST 31, 2014
So what is applying complexity thinking to public policy really all about? This blog is being posted on behalf of Thomas Townsend.
Technology and the Future of Media
AUGUST 18, 2015
Most everyone will agree that advances in information and communication technologies (ICT) are radically transforming the business landscape.
Strategy and Execution in an Increasingly Complex World
JULY 12, 2012
Twenty-thirty years ago, the business world was arguably less complex, slower moving and more predictable. Strategic planning involved looking out several years into the future, - generally three to five years, longer for technologies and products requiring extensive R&D. Let me say a few words about each. .
Digital Technologies for 21st Century Democracy
NOVEMBER 17, 2011
The focus for this year’s conference was Digital Technologies for 21st Century Democracy. I was invited to attend the conference, and participate in the opening plenary panel on D igital Technologies and the Future of Governance. The conference covered a wide range of topics dealing with digital technologies and government.
Better Education Through Technology
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
JANUARY 10, 2011
me) on seeing a sight like this is to suggest that everybody would be better off with a little more investment in technology. But they could instead higher fewer people, pay them more, and use technology to make up the difference. It is in this context we need to read an article like Kentaro Toyama's Can Technology End Poverty?
Complex Sociotechnical Systems: the Case for a New Field of Study
MAY 16, 2012
Digital technologies are enabling us to develop systems with huge numbers of interconnected components and sophisticated software that infuses them with seemingly unlimited capabilities. They generally exhibit a level of complexity that is often beyond our ability to understand and control. Sussman calls this evaluative complexity.