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To Understand Where We’re Headed, Read This Essay Written 64 Years Ago

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Norbert Wiener was at MIT legend. So he drove to his old neighborhood instead. Due to an unfortunate series of events the essay never ran.

Big Data Reveal Three Surprising Facts About Chinese Censorship

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He talked about research he’s been conducting with Jennifer Pan and Margaret Roberts about the nature and practice of censorship in China today.

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In Memoriam: Chris Argyris

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He didn’t offer quick fixes or ‘the 4-hour organization.’ ” – The Talmud.

Pirates Play Databall, Purge Postseason Drought

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If crusty, old-school baseball managers can learn become data-driven, then the ones in your organization have absolutely no excuse. ’ ”.

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Big Data: Running out of Metric System…

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The first is the great thirst mainstream organizations have for analytic talent. How fast are they exploding?

Everything You Need to Know About Social Business and Enterprise 2.0 in Three Short Reports

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Throughout the second half of 2011, I worked with AIIM (the professional organization for information management and collaboration pros) on a task force to understand the state of Enterprise 2.0 / social business / call-it-what-you-will. This percentage rises to 60% among organizations that offer rewards for EQ&A participation.

Data From The Edge

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After doing this for long enough, turn on the technology in all the units in group A, but none in group B. As I say, it’s the gold standard.

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Living Intelligence

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I first met Chris Rasmussen when I was invited to Washington to research the Enterprise 2.0 but it’s never their official output.

Real Insights about Artificial Intelligence

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Prior to that time, we were trying to teach computers rules: how language worked, how knowledge was organized, how the universe was structured.

The Oxford Union Debate: Coming Home With Our Shields, Not On Them

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His organization polled people around the globe, and came to a striking conclusion. How about China?”. Like Kal, I’ve been to both.

Productivity and Employment (and Technology): In the Jaws of the Snake

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suggest you do the same. He talked to us yesterday about the big questions where Washington needs help from academia. So what is?

Upcoming Geek Fun: Alone Together and the Implications of IBM’s Watson

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How will workers, organizations, and institutions change in reaction to today’s digital advances, and tomorrow’s? I wanted to let everyone know about two upcoming events of great geek interest. The first is a panel I’m moderating at this Saturday’s Boston Book Festival. And it’s free! And that feels good.

Enterprise 2 at 5

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When it’s working well, it makes people more central and leaves organizations better off. helps put into practice Nelson Mandela’s advice to find everyone’s spark of genius in an organization, and in doing so helps companies know what they know. Next week the Enterprise 2.0 If Enterprise 2.0 The best thing about Enterprise 2.0

Enterprise 2.0 the Indian Way

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If the US Intelligence community thinks the benefits of more information sharing outweigh the risks, so should most other organizations. On my recent trip to India (post here , pictures here and here ) I got to sit down with Ashok Krish and his team. Ashok is the head of the Web 2.0 Innovation Lab at Tata Consultancy Services ( TCS ).

Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Knowledge Workers

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Computers can now do many things (like drive a car ) that we used to need people for; they can also facilitate human knowledge workers, making them much more productive and so requiring fewer of them to accomplish the work of the organization. highlighted that both technology substitution and facilitation were taking place. So go.

Education and Employment: Some Thoughts Against the Conventional Wisdom

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The well-organized education lobbies exploit these beliefs to the fullest. A lot of us are concerned about the jobless nature of this recovery , at least in America, about wage stagnation , and about the fact that the economic gains of today seem to be going primarily to capital, not labor. Is it because of good old inertia? Other factors?

‘Social Business’ is Past Retirement Age

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The Tavistock Clinic, later Institute, which applied psychoanalytic theory to organizations. Chris Argyris’s concepts of defensive reasoning and Model 1 vs Model 2 organizations , published in the 1970s and 80s. The single biggest group of books and articles we read, though, had to do with business as a social system. In the 2.0

Control Technology Choice, Not Technology Use

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I talked a couple days ago with the CIO of a huge global organization. Tight control over technology choice ensures that a big organization doesn’t wind up with hundreds of disjointed deployment efforts and fragmented technology environments. Do you agree? Leave a comment, please, and let us know what you think

Among the Techonomists

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Organizers David Kirkpatrick, Simone Ross, and Michael Federle have put together another great lineup that includes both thinkers and doers. I’ll use my technology platforms to broadcast my highlights and commentary. I’m headed today to Techonomy , which bills itself as “not a tech conference.

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Race Against the Machine: The Book and the Blurbs

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Erik Brynjolfsson and I have just published our new book Race Against the Machine : How the Digital Revolution is Accelerating Innovation, Driving Productivity, and Irreversibly Transforming Employment and the Economy.  It’s an ebook available for sale at Amazon (other ebook formats coming soon). If you’d like to attend, please RSVP.

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I Know It When I See It

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In extremely large organizations, this is a constant struggle. Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet I Know It When I See It by Andrew McAfee on January 27, 2009 More and more often these days I get asked “Does [offering X] from [vendor Y] qualify as an Enterprise 2.0 product?&#

Bring Out Your Data

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We want to hear from as many organizations as possible, so please do fill out the short Web-based survey, which is available here. Take a few minutes and tell us what’s going on with E2.0 in your organization; I’d really appreciate it So we’ve put together a task force to understand the terrain where Enterprise 2.0

Kill the Umpires

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Umpires are a powerful constituency in the sport, and large, successful, antitrust-immune organizations tend to be conservative ones.

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Is craigslist or eHarmony the Right Model for Enterprise 2.0?

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Which of these two types of digital connective tissue would you rather have throughout your organization? large part of their value proposition (as I understand it) is the survey they ask people to complete when they join their organization’s PP-built social network. Some sophisticated organizations are in the latter camp.

MIT’s Second Machine Age Conference in September: Sign up Now

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I am sorry to brag, but this really is an all-star lineup. Erik and I are both speaking, but that’s not the the exciting part (sorry, Erik).

MIT’s Second Machine Age Conference in September: Sign up Now

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I am sorry to brag, but this really is an all-star lineup. Erik and I are both speaking, but that’s not the the exciting part (sorry, Erik).

Join Us This Friday in San Francisco

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The lineup is pretty fantastic (if I do say so myself). The full agenda is here. Registration Registration starts at Noon, and cocktails begin at 5:45.

Chapter 1 of Enterprise 2

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As an added enticement, the conference organizer’s have given me a discount code. hope it whets your appetite and leads to massive volumes of preorders. More seriously, I hope it piques your interest in the book’s ideas and contents. If you have any questions or comments after reading the chapter, please leave a comment here.

What's Coming Out of the Wall?

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Monday was a Center for Digital Business workshop on IT-fueled business experimentation organized by Michael Schrage and Erik Brynjolfsson (with a tiny bit of help from me). I’ll blog more about this event later; I’m still wrapping my mind around what I learned. But what about CEOs and other senior line executives? Why not? link].

Bravo, Amazon, for Kicking Out WikiLeaks

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It went from being a potentially important tool to being an organization that seems to have publicity and anti-Americanism at its primary goals. I read just now that Amazon kicked WikiLeaks off its Amazon Web Services cloud platform, apparently at the request of Senator Joe Lieberman ‘s office. The foreign minister is a drunk.

Judging by the Cover…

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The book covers and expands on many topics discussed in this blog. For now you can read a bit about it on the Amazon pre-order page. Looks like an explosion when the idea for 2.0 is tying everything together. Andrea Baker May 1, 2009 at 12:19 pm I like the simple design. know right away this is a must have book for me. So when is the book tour?

How Beautiful it is, and How Easily it can be Broken : Andrew McAfee’s Blog

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And I also realized that I had been hearing the same ones over and over when I talked with people whose organizations had been able to profit from 2.0 deployments that have succeeded entirely because a bunch of people in the organization kind of thought that it would be a good idea. deployment. Shawn and Chris did an amazing job.

Toward a Pattern Language for Enterprise 2.0 : Andrew McAfee’s Blog

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Andrew McAfee’s Blog The Business Impact of IT Home Home RSS Search Toward a Pattern Language for Enterprise 2.0 Alexander and his team came up with them inductively, by looking at architecture all around the world that worked and asking themselves why it did so. work is different from Enterprise 1.0 And I thought that in best 2.0 vision.

The Diminishment of Don Draper

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When I reflect on how I’ve seen strategy, marketing, planning, and product design decisions made at large organizations, I see a lot of the stuff listed above. Given the tautness of corporate and organization budgets, I suspect that attitude to be largely replicated through the business and nonprofit world. Not amendable. link].

Please, Hamel, Don't Hurt 'Em

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In general, though, I believe Hamel’s right: most organizations do need to take into account how millennials work, and how they think about hierarchy, expertise, collaboration, decision making, resource allocation, and many other aspects of organizational life. Groups are self-defining and -organizing. This is a tough one.

Technology and the Right Decision Rights Decisions

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started reading the article because of my geek interests in IT and supply chain management, but stayed interested because of a much broader interest (also geeky) in technology’s  influence on the design of organizations. Other organizations are heavily decentralized, giving great autonomy to people far from headquarters. Web 2.0

Three Mantras

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Self-organizing communities, built on top of emergent social software platforms , have become common.  The best of these communities become hugely valuable resources for everyone who visits them –  super-users and lurkers alike –  as well as for the organizations that host them. And they would work for free. link]. Thanks.

The Art of Community Building: Two Views

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find it a truly inspiring story, and one that gives me hope that even the most large, bureaucratic, and tradition-bound organizations can be changed by a combination of technology, innovative thinking, and tenacity. describe the genesis, spread, and impact of Intellipedia and the IC’s other 2.0 Can you see what’s coming next?

On Walking out of the Classroom

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For members of my generation the term ‘organization man’ is somewhere between a joke and an insult; Warren showed me that it can also be an honorific. I co-taught with him one semester, which was a great way to learn humility. find teaching rewarding as hell, but also exhausting and stressful. Not onerous, just heavy. Regards.

The big and small of IT

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Outsourcing, joint ventures, industry consortia, partnerships with academia, network organizations, etc. In smaller organizations (2-1,000 employees) the proximity to those you work with is much higher, and the odds you will hear about the efforts of those you don't are much greater. The] big reason [is] scale. Right? And no.