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The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most everyone agrees that there was a major qualitative distinction between the First and Second Industrial Revolutions.  Impact on Business.

Anticipating the Future of the IT Industry

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

How can we best anticipate the future of a complex, fast changing industry like IT? Data Centers → Cloud.

Third Industrial Revolution – Review

Harold Jarche

Tweet The future should be networked writes Jeremy Rifkin in The Third Industrial Revolution. shift buildings to become local power plants.

There Is Nothing Wrong With The Term ‘Company Culture’

Dan Pontefract

The headline from  Harvard Business Review  read,  Why “Company Culture” Is a Misleading Term. ” WHAT? ” He’s right.

Our New Head of Service Design: On the state of the industry, its value, and why Capital One

Adaptive Path

Where is the industry headed? The industry is enthusiastically heading toward creating the right conditions to deliver experiences that are co-created with customers, communities, and diverse, multi-disciplinary teams. Hey, there’s someone we’d like you to meet. How might you characterize the state of service design? It’s a bank.

Why Lean Programs Fail—Where Toyota Succeeds: A New Culture of Learning

Steve Denning

The experts don’t tell the plants what to do and audit them to see if they are following the best practices. A new culture of learning.

The Economic and Cultural Polarization of America

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For most of our nation’s history, whatever the inequality in wealth between the richest and poorest citizens, we maintained a cultural equality known nowhere else in the world - for whites, anyway.”  For most of its history, a major hallmark of American democracy has been the comfortable mingling of the social classes. 

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The Tale of Two Cultures

Jay Cross

Half a century later, the world grows more complex everyday and the two cultures have grow further apart. Wikipedia). Intuitive knowledge .

The Need to Adapt to the Speed of Change or Die: lessons for L&D from the retail industry

Charles Jennings

Yesterday another great British institution slid into the history books. Composer Edwin Elgar took part in the opening ceremony. think there are.

A linchpin culture

Harold Jarche

In our post-industrial world, though, fac­tory worship is a non star­ter. Cheap cogs are worth what they cost, which is not much.

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The Long Term Impact of AI on Jobs - Some Lessons from History

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Artificial Intelligence Economic Issues Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and StrategyWhat impact will AI have on jobs?

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Becoming a Data-Driven Business: Challenges and Opportunities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Six disruptive data-driven models and capabilities are reshaping some industries - and could soon transform many more : .

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Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Society and Culture Technology and StrategyLet me explain.

The Internet, Blockchain, and the Evolution of Foundational Innovations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Their article starts off with one of the best descriptions I’ve seen of the long-term promise of blockchain. They guide managerial and social action. 

Corporate Survival: Lessons from Biology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

The Rise of the Platform Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Cloud Computing Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Services Innovation Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Finding and retaining talented individuals with these capabilities is a challenge regardless of geography or industry. This will take time. 

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Personalization for Knowledge Workers


Regulated Industries and Audits  In regulated industries, such as Pharma, the system can know who is responsible for what products.

Digital Identity - the Key to Privacy and Security in the Digital World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Identity plays a major role in everyday life.  Think about going to an office, getting on a plane, logging to a website or making an online purchase. 

Governance and Pragmatism: Moving Beyond “The Culture of No”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But sometimes the transgressions engulf a number of companies in an industry, as was the case with the events leading to the recent global financial crisis , in which a number of financial institutions were involved. One of the most extraordinary manifestations of this no culture was IBM’s infamous nonconcur system.  natural disasters.

Disruptive Innovation Revisited

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Society and Culture Technology and Strategy Today, the largest U.S.

Becoming a 21st Century Digital Tinkerer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Recominant innovations are all about the creation of new products, markets and industries based on novel combinations of existing technologies.  .

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 Datafication of Business and Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Data science and datafication may be new, but the relationship between computing and data goes back to the early days of the IT industry

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Is FinTech Forcing Banking to a Tipping Point?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Beyond IT, few industries have felt the impact of digital forces like media.  Is the digital revolution finally reaching the banking industry

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Blockchain Can Reshape Financial Services… But it Will Take Significant Time and Investment

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The future of financial infrastructure report is based on a year long study involving industry leaders, regulators and other subject matter experts.

The 2016 MIT Inclusive Innovation Awards

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over time, these disruptive technologies led to the transformation of the economy and the creation of new industries and new jobs.

Has AI (Finally) Reached a Tipping Point?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What impact is it likely to have on jobs, companies and industries?   How might it change our everyday lives? AI was reborn in the 1990s.

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The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Index is then used to quantify the extent of digitization in 22 industry sectors. Build - or buy - the capabilities of the future.

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Why Are We Stuck in a World of Slow Economic Growth? Nobody Seems to Know

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Cultureeconomy, upending old forecasts.

Defining A Leader’s Duty Of Care

Dan Pontefract

But when you drill down into Imperative’s data, you will discover that the lowest vertical is the retail/wholesale industry. Absolutely not.

Preparing Students for an Increasingly Complex Business World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Society and Culture Five such soft competencies were identified:   .

Is There a STEM Crisis or a STEM Surplus?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Education and Talent Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture

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Lessons In Culture From United Airlines

Dan Pontefract

It seems Mr. Muñoz wants to unite its corporate culture, in an attempt to improve its operations. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg.

The Rise of the T-Shaped Organization

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Five such attributes were identified in the study:  adaptability, cultural competence, 360-degree thinking, intellectual curiosity, and empathy.

The President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Commission is composed of twelve individuals from the world of business, technology and academia. Today, money is mostly intangible.

The Collaborative, Sharing Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This is a major cultural, as well as business step.  This one-to-many Web 1.0 then gave way to the many-to-many social media phase.  Web 2.0

The Puzzling Technology Adoption Discrepancy Between Individuals and Institutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The traditional, industrial-age way of doing business is under siege and must evolve.  These three indices are highly interrelated. 

The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Cisco calls it fog computing , an allusion to what happens to clouds as they get closer to the ground.  . The cost of connectivity.  Not future-proof. 

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Lean Principles in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Such a pull approach to business is quite different from the push approaches of the past. But it then adds three additional management disciplines:  .

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