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
To really share complex knowledge takes a willingness to listen as well as the time and space to do so. 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
Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Innovation Supercomputing Technology and Strategy where he wrote: .
Automation Technologies and the Future of Work
SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
According to McKinsey, “fewer than 5 percent of occupations can be entirely automated using current technology.
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
By now, most will agree that cloud computing is a major transformational force in the world of IT. But, cloud has not the easiest concept to grasp.
Future of work is complex, implicit and intangible
OCTOBER 9, 2013
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. Mandel summarizes the economic research evidence in two words: It depends. markets.”
The Puzzling Technology Adoption Discrepancy Between Individuals and Institutions
DECEMBER 11, 2013
Why then do so many corporations and institutions seem unable to effectively embrace technological advances that speed up the flow of knowledge?” .
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 do something different. What do I mean?
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. They generally involve a relatively linear set of steps.
Can AI Help Translate Technological Advances into Strategic Advantage?
MAY 17, 2016
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic,” is one of the most memorable quotes of science fiction writer Arthur C.
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.
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
A Growing Backlash Against the Relentless Advances in Technology?
JULY 2, 2014
Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strateg
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
What are some of these limitations? 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. Let me explain. .
Blockchain - Once Again, the Technological Genie Has Been Unleashed from its Bottle
AUGUST 22, 2016
Blockchain Revolution , his 16th book, now explains “How The Blockchain Will Transform Everything From Banking To Government To Our Identities.”.
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. .
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
The workshop was sponsored by UC Irvine’s Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion (IMTFI).
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. Using technology to find more (vs. the Macbook, Android - web-based applications, eg. Are remote labs effective? 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? Why aren’t they simpler?
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
business was not about any one product or service. It was about how to best leverage a new disruptive technology, the Internet, for business value.
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
Digital technologies are not only giving rise to more distributed and inclusive models, but are also enabling alternative unilateral-like models.
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. The panel was moderated by Beth Noveck , Professor of Law at the New York Law School , who until recently served in the White House as Deputy Chief Technology Officer and leader of the White House Open Government Initiative. Leaders shape polls.
Better Education Through Technology
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
JANUARY 10, 2011
The immediate reaction of the typical Canadian (ie., 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. The same could be said of any other technology.
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.