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Culture or Cultures?

Clark Quinn

A twitter pointer led me to an HBR article arguing that We’re Thinking about Organizational Culture all Wrong. In it, the author argues that it’s fallacious to think that there’s just one organizational culture, , and that all people buy into it. The first is that the cultural values may be interpreted differently.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

From time immemorial, our identity systems have been based on face-to-face interactions and on physical documents and processes. What is identity?

Securing the Foundations of our Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On December 1 the Commission issued its final Report on Securing and Growing the Digital Economy. The attacker has the advantage.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Entrepreneurship and flexible security. We are transitioning to a digital economy whose vast implications are not well understood.

Security?

Dave Snowden

I also come form an oral culture that values the ability to weave words together in front of an audience. The post Security? Musings

We know we’ve traded away privacy. But for exactly what security?

Doc Searls

Not everyone, nor every culture, will find the same point of equilibrium. It has been said that “security” is not found in apprehending a guilty party but in preventing the harm from occurring. Moreover, as technology and society evolve, the equilibrium points may shift. How can we reason with lack of stuff to reason about?

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 Growing Importance of Storytelling in the Business World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

While storytelling is mostly associated with entertainment, education and culture, it also plays a major role in business.

Blockchain - Once Again, the Technological Genie Has Been Unleashed from its Bottle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Why wasn’t stronger security designed into the original Internet protocols? The book is organized into three main sections. If we will it.”.

Socio-cultural engineering?

Clark Quinn

Ok, social engineering and cultural engineering have bad connotations in a number of ways. Yet, if I can talk about learning engineering, the desirable properties of cultures for learning, and moves in that direction, aren’t we really talking about socio-cultural engineering? The post Socio-cultural engineering?

The President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Former national security advisor Tom Donilon and former IBM CEO Sam Palmisano serve as chair and vice-chair respectively. Workforce development.

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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Towards a Trusted Framework for Identity and Data Sharing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These include social security ID, passport number, driver’s license number, e-mail address, telephone numbers, and login IDs and passwords.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Inside IBM's Historic Turnaround ,” former IBM Chairman and CEO Lou Gerstner wrote about the bureaucratic culture that contributed greatly to the near-death experience IBM went through in the early 1990s. Lou called it A Culture of “No.”. “I The book then goes on to explain the steps he took to transform the outdated IBM culture.

The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently saw a very interesting presentation , - From Cloud to Fog: The Internet of Things , - by Cisco executive Michael Enescu. Not future-proof.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

billion has been invested in blockchain-based startups over the same time span. The WEF correctly warns that this will take time.

Why fix a problem that doesn’t exist?

Doc Searls

Culture Law North CarolinaWe all know what this symbol means: Two people are not allowed to share an iPad. Just kidding. It means the lavatory in the airplane is occupied. Also that it can be used by persons of either gender. Which gender you are is of no concern to the airline. Or to the lavatory. Because it doesn’t matter.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Organizational forms - Company structures and culture must be rethought to better deal with new market environments and business models.

The Economic Potential of The Internet of Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Home - Energy management, security, safety, and automation of home chores. Privacy, Security, Confidentiality and IP. Interoperability.

The Rise of the On-Demand Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A firm will keep expanding and adding people as long as doing so is less expensive than securing the additional services in the marketplace.

Narratives of Culture: 1st movement

Dave Snowden

One of the problems with cultural surveys in organiations is that they tend to be evaluative in nature. Reflections

Is FinTech Forcing Banking to a Tipping Point?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Digital Money and Payments Economic Issues Innovation Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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AI and Public Policy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over the past several weeks I’ve discussed the first and second sections. These warning should be taken very seriously. Hype vs reality.

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. Data Analysis → Data Science, Cognitive, AI.

The Collaborative, Sharing Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This is a major cultural, as well as business step. At the Roundtable, I heard a number of interesting presentations. This one-to-many Web 1.0

The Firm as a Large, Complex, Extended Family

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We depend on colleagues to do well in our jobs, and to achieve whatever professional recognition and financial security we are after.

Penultimate: forget cultural change

Dave Snowden

Yesterday I argued that compatible but different cultures had more resilient than a "common culture". Polemic

How Will AI Likely Impact How We Work, Live and Play?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Public safety and security. “One of the more successful uses of AI analytics is in detecting white collar crime, such as credit card fraud.

Should the US Slowly Phase Out the $100 Bill?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

There are important issues of privacy, cyber-security, but it would certainly have big advantages.”. billion people.”. There’s a record $1.4

The Future of Financial Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Privacy and security become key competitive advantages. Why include money in such an exhibit? Big data is one such disruptor.

Blockchains: the Promise of More Frictionless, Trusted Economies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Why wasn’t stronger security designed into the original Internet infrastructure? Foremost among them is security. Why do firms exist?

Reflections on Bitcoin

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Digital Money and Payments Economic Issues Innovation Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

How B Corps Just Might Eliminate the Foolishness of Maximizing Shareholder Return

Dan Pontefract

For comparison sake, according to the United States Social Security Administration, the median wage in the U.S. What is a B Corp? percent.

On the Complex Evolution toward Mobile Digital Payments

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On September 9, Apple announced Apple Pay , an easy, secure way to make mobile payments using their latest devices , - the iPhone 6’s and Apple Watch.

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.

What’s the Value of a Liberal Arts Education in Our 21st Century Digital Economy?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They should be exposed to the diversity of human cultures, and the major systems of belief and value with which they have made sense of their lives.

Sexting Apps Versus Helping Cure Cancer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Ms Lu is a very good writer, storyteller and ethnographer , i.e., a kind of cultural anthropologist. One is the youth culture. rests.

Jobs in the Age of Watson

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

And, systems like Watson will be extensively used to help experts deal with highly complex problems in areas like medicine, finance and national security. Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Services Innovation Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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We’re all going to need clothes

Doc Searls

We should be able to keep personal data as secret and secure as we like. Business Culture Future Life Past Personal Personal clouds problems Technology VRM In the physical world we know what privacy is and how it works. We know it because we have developed privacy technologies and norms for thousands of years. So is clothing.

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From Mass Production to Mass Individualism

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The result is a personalistic culture in which people have actively lost trust in big institutions. But I was clearly wrong,” he writes. “And