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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Social policy will therefore have to cover the needs of not just those outside the labor market but even many inside it.  What should we do? 

Insights into effective social media policies

Ross Dawson

Social media policy is not different from HR or other policies. Here are some of the key points made during our discussion. Enterprise 2.0

How Fun and Creativity Can Shape Your Own Social Computing Guidelines and Policy

Luis Suarez

remember the day when IBM was first facing that very same issue , on whether to put together a social computing policy and guidelines or not.

International Organizations and Social Media: News, Engagement, and Social Data for Policy Change

Beth Kanter

They will be doing a variety of work tasks (not just social media and networks).   Not every student in my class is focused on the same policy issue.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The advent of automated teller machines (ATMs) in the 1970s is another, more recent example.  By 2010, there were approximately 400,000 ATMs in the US. 

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HTLGI2013 Quack Policy

Dave Snowden

There is a lot of nonsense in so called evidence based policy but it will be be countered by libertarian (my judgement) nonsense in response.

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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How is the Real America Doing?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What about immigration, - an issue that’s quite personal for me? But, what’s going on beyond the beltway, - in cities and towns across America?

Realizing the Potential of the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago I attended the 12th annual Brookings Blum Roundtable on Global Poverty.  and, what are the major risks posed by the 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.”  .

Beyond GDP - Measuring Value in a Service-oriented, Information-based, Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most measures of economic performance used by government officials to inform their policies and decisions are based on GDP figures. 

The Digital Evolution Index

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Institutional Environment : Are government policies and regulations facilitating the creation of digital ecosystems?  Neighborhoods matter. 

The Future of Management

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The full issue can be downloaded here.  . Fifty years later, the forces symbolized by these three disconnected events are almost unrecognizable.

Data-Driven Decision Making: Promises and Limits

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, I recently traveled to a Latin America city I had not been to before.  They can tell you if you’re likely to get diabetes.” .

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Innovation as a Journey into the Future

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strateg

The Puzzling Technology Adoption Discrepancy Between Individuals and Institutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Cloud, Services and the Transformation of Production

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Ever since cloud computing first appeared in the IT world, people have struggled to define what it is and why it’s so important.

Bridging the World’s Knowledge Divide: Technology + Competition, Skills and Institutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the financial sector, the entry of nontraditional players poses new challenges for policy, regulation, and supervision.”  .

What???s the Key Economic Challenge of the Future?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most everyone agrees that these are both important challenges, but of the two, which should be at the top of our policy priorities?  Nor does he think that its policy recommendations are realistic and implementable.  I have serious reservations about Pikettys theorizing as a guide to understanding the evolution of American inequality. 

The Emergence of Cognitive Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, it took Watson 85,000 watts of power to beat two guys with 20 watts of power each in their brains.  We still have much to learn from biology. On October 21 I participate in a Colloquium on the Frontiers of IT at IBM’s Thomas J Watson Research Center.  The work is underway. Challenge against the two best human Jeopardy!

Does giving teachers bonuses improve student performance.

Dan Pink

One of the hottest ideas in education policy these days is tying teacher pay to student performance on standardized tests. Dan Pink. Contact.

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The Nature of the Firm in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

The Social Progress Index

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Political Issues Society and Culture But, the improvements flatten out as incomes continue to rise. 

Can Innovation Continue to Drive Long-Term Economic Growth?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

is the lead article in the January 12 issue of The Economist.  Medicine offers another example. Has the ideas machine broken down? years.

Corporate Social Media Policies

Tony Karrer

and is asking about a very important issue. This is a big issue. I've posted before a list of Corporate Policies on Web 2.0 Corporate Access that shows that a significant number of corporate policies are to shut down access to the tools. There's a very interesting set of questions in the post Happy New Year!

Is a College Education Still Worth It?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Global Trends 2030 - Living Through a Transformative Period

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Every four years, it develops a Global Trends report with an approximate time horizon of fifteen years in order to provide the White House and the intelligence community with a framework for long-range strategic policy assessment.  fusion - worldwide cooperation on a number of issues led by the US and China; . Let’s take a closer look.

Innovation Hubs in the Global Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Part II of the paper deals with the economic and policy implication of this ICT-based production transformation.  . Why is it so difficult? 

The Changing Nature of Globalization in Our Hyperconnected, Knowledge-Intensive Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, 90% of eBay sellers export their goods to other countries, compared with an average of 25% for traditional small companies.

Notes About Mobile, Digital Trends, and Social Media Leadership from Knight Digital Media Center Workshop

Beth Kanter

Mobile Organizational Culture social media policy Training Design Digital Trends. Alois Bell was a diner at AppleBee’s in St. More here.

Data Science and the Changing Nature of Research and Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Revising policy and practice across the U.S. But, government is facing its own economic constraints. 

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[berkman] Karim Lakhani on disclosure policies and innovation

David Weinberger

Karim Lakhani of Harvard Business School (and a Berkman associate, and a member of the Harvard Institute for Quantititative Social Science ) is giving a talk called “How disclosure policies impact search in open innovation, atopic he has researched with Kevin Boudreau of the London Business School. NOTE: Live-blogging. Missing points.

The Science of Cities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Urban systems are the quintessential example of complex sociotechnical systems , the emerging field studying systems that combine powerful and ubiquitous digital technologies with the people and organizations they are transforming.  Several weeks ago, I was appointed executive-in-residence at CUSP by its Director, Steve Koonin.  .

Digital Technologies for 21st Century Democracy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, the plenary panel I was part of included Olusegun Obasanjo , President of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007 and Alejandro Toledo , President of Peru from 2001 to 2006.  Complex Systems Economic Issues Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and CultureThese empowered citizens express lots of different opinions. 

Traditional Data Analysis and Data Science

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Consider the unanticipated events and side effects so often invoked to explain policy failure.  always yield the same results. 

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Scale and Complex Systemic Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The year end issue of The Economist includes a provocative column - Big and clever: Why large firms are often more inventive than small ones.  The column is based on a recent study - Scale and Innovation in Today’s Economy - by Michael Mandel , chief economic strategist of the Progressive Policy Institute.  markets.”

The MIT Forum on Future Cities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Forum on Future Cities attracted leading world thinkers from academia, industry and government to discuss the most pressing issues surrounding the large scale urbanization taking place all around us, and to explore how new mobile, smart technologies can contribute to help us better manage our rapidly growing cities.  billion today. 

A Neural, Digital System for the Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, about ten years ago it was becoming clear that as information technologies were getting increasingly powerful, inexpensive and ubiquitous, one of our biggest challenges was the growing complexity of the IT infrastructures we were developing and the rising costs of managing this complexity. What does this mean? 

A Tale of Two Americas

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Innovation in the US, for example, is alive and well.  Yet, the Gilded Age was also a time of major innovations and rapid economic growth. 

Job Creation and America's Future

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The overriding recommendation in the McKinsey report is that: “Job creation must become a national priority, not a by-product of other policy decisions.”  It is the only way that the country will achieve the high-job-growth scenario and get back to full employment. . But simply employing a nation’s people is not enough.