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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.

Technology, Media and Culture - the Best of Times or the Worst of Times?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

USC’s Annenberg Innovation Lab (AIL) was founded in 2010 to study the transformational impact of technology on culture and on the media industries

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.

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 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.

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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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 .

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.

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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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 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. 

Skills 125

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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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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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 (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.

Data 93

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.

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 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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Why Some Work Groups Thrive While Others Falter

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

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:   .

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.

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.

FinTech and Financial Inclusion

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

billion unbanked adults in 2011. percent of adults with accounts in 2011.   But, Mexico still lags many of its peers in Latin America.

Open Letter on the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Will new industries and job creation eventually follow as has been the case in the past?  Could it be different this time around?   .

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 Blockchain and Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Internet and World Wide Web introduced a culture of standards to the IT industry. Let me explain.

Leadership in a Changing World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Management and Leadership Society and Culture Technology and StrategyRipple Intelligence.

Man, Machine, and Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For instance, the first Industrial Revolution created vast wealth but also brought us pollution and disease and the exploitation of child labor.”  .

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The Continuing Evolution of the On-Demand Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Political Issues Services Innovation Society and Culture Technology and Strategyasks The Economist. 

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. 

Data 122

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:  .

Data 93

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. 

Why People and Companies Die While Cities Keep Growing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Prior to joining the SFI in 2003, he was the leader and founder of the high energy physics group at Los Alamos National Lab. Amazing. 

“Flexible Security”: A Sensible Social Policy for our Digital Age

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Flexicurity is neither liberal nor conservative, transcending these tired, old industrial age ideological labels that now have little relevance.   .

Vehicle Automation - a Very Important Priority for AI Research

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Artificial Intelligence Complex Systems Innovation Political Issues Smart Systems Society and CultureHandling s uch challenges will take time.