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Holacracy Is Not The Answer To Your Employee Disengagement Issues

Dan Pontefract

Holacracy — and what I think is its originating parent, holarchy — however will not solve your organizational disengagement issues. Holacracy?

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Capitalism and Social Issues in the 21st Century

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Many politicians must respond to the wishes of a few big donors and of small, single-issue interest groups in their districts.  asks Bruni.

Text-to-Speech Examples

Tony Karrer

Javed Alam pointed me to a couple of Text-to-Speech eLearning Examples, so I thought I’d capture a few of the examples here.

An Example of the Flat Army CLAM in Action: BC Ideas2Action

Dan Pontefract

always vote, but I often vote based on the issues versus being tied to a political party. I’m politically Neapolitan. create (the result).

The rise of social shopping in 2011: 7 examples of where it is going

Ross Dawson

These 7 examples are in the vanguard of a far broader shift to true social shopping. Here are a few further thoughts on social shopping.

Becoming a 21st Century Digital Tinkerer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Recombinant innovations, remixes and mashups are all examples of creating new contexts.  . This sense of, ‘I’m building something, does it work?’

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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The Coming Robotics Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Hi, Robot: Work and Life in the Age of Automation , reads the Hamlet-inspired cover of the July, 2105 issue of Foreign Affairs. 

Technological Unemployment and the Future of Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Everyday examples include speaking a language, riding a bike, driving a car, and easily recognizing many different objects and animals.  .

The Real Issue Behind SOPA, PIPA and DMCA

Nine Shift

The real issue is intellectual property ownership and sharing rights. . Big corporations want to own words, ideas, concepts, genes, and more. 

Knowledge Management Core Issues

Tony Karrer

Great post by Denham Grey - Perennial KM issues that are very similar to the core problems that we deal with in eLearning: How to speed learning, increase awareness and share experiences. Once again top level support, legitimization and walking the talk - leading via example is the key. practices ? Great stuff Denham

The Analog Foundations of the Digital Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Other see even more substantial rises with, for example, the global middle class reaching 3 billion people by 2030.”. Digital Dividends.

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The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Digital technologies are all around us, - increasingly ubiquitous and commoditized.   But, are they a major source of competitive differentiation ? 

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Is FinTech Forcing Banking to a Tipping Point?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last October, for example, Citigroup launched the Citi FinTech division, aimed at developing new mobile banking services and business models.

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The Smart London Plan

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Urbanization is one of the major forces shaping the 21st century - right up there with the digital technology revolution and globalization. 

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The Rise of the Platform Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This embrace of platforms by established firms raises a number of organizational and governance issues. trillion.

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Man, Machine, and Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The June, 2015 issue of the Harvard Business Review includes a spotlight on Man and Machine: Knowledge Work in the Age of the Algorithm. 

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Could Blockchain Prove to Be “The Next Big Thing”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last week I discussed some of the highlights of Citi’s excellent FinTech report.  But much, much work remains to be done. 

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STEM Literacy and Jobs

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Economic Issues Education and Talent Political Issues Society and CultureThe skills requirement are radically different.  Every year U.S.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Artificial Intelligence Complex Systems Economic Issues Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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. 

The Collaborative, Sharing Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

There is a lot I find appealing about it, in particular, its potential impact on the really critical issue of jobs in the digital economy. 

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

Skills and Jobs in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Google’s autonomous car and Rethink robotics’ Baxter are two examples of relatively difficult manual tasks that can now be performed by computers. 

A Growing Backlash Against the Relentless Advances in Technology?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Examples abound, including core competencies , paradigm shift , and synergy.  . Several people have weighed in on Lepore’s article. 

The Big Data Era Is Here

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

With traffic congestion, for example, how do you get people to modify their behavior?  They can tell you if you’re likely to get diabetes.”.

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The MIT Second Machine Age Conference

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

She also talked about the issues involved in human-robot cross training, the subject of another recent paper.  Jobs, however, are down. 

The Datafication of Business and Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Datafication is a fairly new concept associated with our recent data revolution.  They can tell you if you’re likely to get diabetes.”  .

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What Will Digital Life Be Like in 2025?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The advent of cars, for example, brought us traffic accidents, congestion and pollution, to list just a few.  Let’s discuss a few of the theses.

The Digitization of the Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These are the kinds of issues that will be addressed in MIT’s new digital economy initiative.  This is certainly the case with digital economy. 

Customer Service and Trust in the Internet Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Let’s look, for example, at the recent collapse of the planned Comcast - Time Warner Cable (TWC) merger.  . The real issue was broadband.”  .

Learning to Apply Data Science to Business Problems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Technology and Strategy

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Design Thinking and the Workplace Experience

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Services Innovation Technology and Strategy

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Entrepreneurship and Job Creation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

million left their jobs for one reason or another.  “In 2011, for example, 47.5 Innovation and entrepreneurship are hot subjects the world over. 

Are Smart Cities Empty Hype?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Political Issues Smart Systems Society and Culture

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A Useful Framework for Analyzing the Impact of Technology on Jobs

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Beyond predictions based on responses to a survey, can one develop an overall framework to help analyze these critical issues?

Jobs in the Age of Watson

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, in a paper written in 1930, economist John Maynard Keynes wrote : “We are being afflicted with a new disease of which some readers may not yet have heard the name, but of which they will hear a great deal in the years to come - namely, technological unemployment.  The Watson Challenge was an exhibition Jeopardy! There are only 1.2

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Reflections on Bitcoin

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Towards a Hyperconnected, Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and CultureFor the past couple of decades we have been talking about the evolution to a new, Internet-based digital economy.  Isn’t the hyperconnected, digital economy a byproduct of both the IT revolution and the forces of globalization? 

On the Complex Evolution toward Mobile Digital Payments

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

And it’s that old chicken and egg issue that gets in the way of every new payments system.”  . Engage actively on the regulatory agenda.