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Corporate Survival: Lessons from Biology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I found the most satisfying answer to this seemingly Socratic question in an excellent 2002 paper - Complexity and Robustness - by professors Jean Carlson and John Doyle.

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Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Olin College was started in 2002 as a small, new kind of engineering college on the outskirts of Boston. Complex Systems Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

The Rise of the Global Superstar Company

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It was an era characterized by bureaucratic corporate cultures, focused on organizational power and orderly prosperity. The accounting scandals surrounding Enron , WorldCom , and others led to the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

Innovation as a Journey into the Future

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

He was a Senator then, a position he held from March of 2002 until his appointment to president of the Innovation Council. Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

The Day SAP Ruined a Good Thing

Dan Pontefract

Crystal Decisions and Business Objects sought to create the perfect company in terms of its culture when that acquisition was announced. CEO & Founder Bernard Liautaud , at the time of acquisition, wanted to ensure that this was not a takeover, rather a blending of people and cultures.

Technology, Capitalism and “The American Way of Life”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But few have brought the kind of historical perspective to the subject that helps us better understand our turbulent times like scholar and consultant Carlota Perez in her 2002 book Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital: The Dynamics of Bubbles and Golden Ages and related publications.

I Am A Corporate Floater

Dan Pontefract

When I left academia in 2002 I also left the trappings of an office. For you, the organization that continues to succumb to the false pretense that work only occurs if you physically see your employees, I abhor your archaic if not disengaging methodology of workforce culture.

Some Thoughts on The Future of Internet-Centric TV

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In addition, I’ve been a member of the advisory board of USC’s Annenberg Innovation Lab (AIL) since it was founded in 2010 to study the impact of technology and cultural changes on the media industries. Innovation Media and Communications Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

A Great Stagnation or a New Golden Age of Innovation?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In her 2002 book Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital: The Dynamics of Bubbles and Golden Ages , scholar and writer Carlota Perez brings a historical perspective to these patterns of technology-based disruptive innovations. Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Services Innovation Smart Systems Society and CultureHere is the way things are supposed to work.

Why is it so Difficult to Make Long-Term Predictions?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I learned about such long cycles from the works of scholar and writer Carlota Perez , author of the 2002 book Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital: The Dynamics of Bubbles and Golden Ages. Complex Systems Economic Issues Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strateg

Storytelling is Engagement

Dan Pontefract

Peter Bregman, author of 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done states that an easy way in which to begin changing an organization’s culture is by telling stories.

The CEO That Was Out Of Touch

Dan Pontefract

It was a high-tech start-up that had the funkiest culture you could imagine. Maybe start-up is the wrong term seeing as there were close to 2,000 employees by the time I joined in 2002. Had he bothered to be briefed on the culture of our firm before he accepted the role?

Some Thoughts on the Affordable Care Act

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

He cites a 2002 study by the Institute of Medicine , Care Without Coverage: Too Little, Too Late. Complex Systems Economic Issues Healthcare Systems Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Services Innovation Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

The 20th Anniversary of Linux

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In a seminal 2002 paper, Coase's Penguin, or, Linux and the Nature of the Firm , Harvard Professor Yochai Benkler , - then at Yale Law School, - coined the term commons-based peer production : “. Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Society and Culture Technology and StrategyIn mid-August I traveled to Vancouver to attend LinuxCon , the industry’s premier Linux conference.

Understanding complexity

Harold Jarche

Bar-Yam, Complexity rising: From human beings to human civilization, a complexity profile , EOLSS UNESCO 2002. In the Six Nations culture, power was distributed but the roles were clear.

The New Center for Global Enterprise

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

70-20-10: Origin, Research, Purpose

Charles Jennings

Some people find implementing 70-20-10 brings transformational change to their corporate learning cultures. The challenge is how can L&D activate and support informal and social learning in an intentional, high impact way that builds a vibrant learning culture?

Google’s whacking of GoogleWhack is whack

David Weinberger

Gary Stock invented it in 2002, and it took off rather rapidly. On the other hand, why would we entrust our culture to bots? Googlewhacking is the harmless pastime of trying to find two word combinations that get a single return when searched for at Google (without quotes around them). Disclosure: I was an early promoter of it (also here and here and here , etc.). Now, nine years and millions of views later, Google has decided that Googlewhack threatens its brand.

What Does Resiliency Really Mean for Nonprofit Leaders and Their Organizations?

Beth Kanter

These factors include: Culture of learning. Flickr Photo by J Ronald Lee.

How I Learned To Think Out Loud Through The Tragically Hip’s Live Concerts

Dan Pontefract

Copyright 2002 The Associated Press. Steve Jobs – My Favourite Beatle I’m Showing My Work … My Next Book Is Postponed Apple CEO Tim Cook and his Moment of Open Culture.

Map of the Decade, ExaTrends of the Decade, and the Zeitgeist for 2011

Ross Dawson

CULTURE JAMMING. Remix culture will surge, with everybody taking and jamming up slices of everything and anything to express themselves, while intellectual property law fails to keep pace. Real-time translation software will enable true multi-cultural teams.

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The biggest bust in Santa Barbara is about to go down

Doc Searls

As does this 2002 Pacific Horticulture story , which suggests with this photo—. Architecture Art Culture Geography Geology Santa Barbara

Reflections on the Future of TV

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In addition, I’ve been a member of the advisory board of USC’s Annenberg Innovation Lab (AIL) since it was founded in 2010 to study the impact of technology and cultural changes on the media industries. . I’ve long been interested in the impact of digital technologies on the media industry.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

Shifts in organizational values and culture require a change management approach, with its stages of anger, denial, bargaining, and acceptance. 3. Create a supportive learning culture. Create a supportive organizational culture. Conduct a Learning Culture Audit [15].

Take a Chance on You

Dan Pontefract

Nike Culture: The Sign of the Swoosh (1998), by Robert Goldman and Stephen Papson, p. It was as cool as the one I left in 2002 and in 1998 too. The early 1980’s saw me suffer through horrors of unimaginable proportions.

HyperCard@25

David Weinberger

A couple of months ago, Matthew Lasar at Ars Technica wrote : In an angst-filled 2002 interview, Bill Atkinson confessed to his Big Mistake. “I grew up in a box-centric culture at Apple.

The Entrepreneurial Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Could it be that corporate capitalism, seen as the business counterpart of the fifties culture, played an equally important role as the breeding ground for the entrepreneurial culture that started to take hold in the US in the 1970s, and is now leading to the global entrepreneurial societies that The Economist writes about? To do so, they have had to embrace a lot of the innovative entrepreneurship culture pioneered by VC’s and start-ups.

Passion and Flow

John Hagel

Because the ethics of board sports are so rooted in pushing limits and breaking rules, theirs is a culture of one-upmanship, where athletes attempt to outdo one another and set the bar ever higher for others. The 2002 video, “PJ Ladd’s Horrible Wonderful Life,” (today one of the most well-known skate videos in history), is a classic example of amateurs who can become underground cult heroes and innovators of technique:    ].

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Diversity and Diversity Training

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Ideology of Diversity The case in both Adamson and Clark is that the choice is being force upon us between individual freedom and the rights of a culture to assert itself. It is important to understand that diversity is more than the mere celebration of exotic cultures. And that's the thing about race, culture, religion, gender, orientation, and the other terms associated, as Clark says, with the collective. No, cultural relativism isn't lazy.

Context Is Everything: Online Communities

Beth Kanter

Highlights: April, 2002 Netpreneur AdMarketing discussion. Craig Newmark, of Craigslist fame , talks about culture, customer service and doing things the right way. Flickr Photo BirkgetKing.

The Strength Of A Leader Comes From The Tree Trunk

Dan Pontefract

A leader who is conscious of their team culture and levels of engagement is one who analyzes situations with their people in mind. But it is with grave cultural danger when the leader analyzes situations when only profit, loss, deadlines or self-fulfilling promotion are the outcomes.

The exceptional mourning of twins

Mind Hacks

I’ve just found an amazing article that looks at how the death of twins is mourned in cultures around the world. In 2002 they had a special issue that took a very different look at the subject – examining grief and mourning related to twins.

The Master and His Emissary

Mind Hacks

It’s an argument that takes you from neuroanatomy, through behavioural science to cultural studies [2]. From this foundation, McGilchrist goes on to diagnose a historical movement in our culture away from a balanced way of thinking and towards a ‘left brain’ dominated way of thinking. 2002).

Learning while working

Jay Cross

A strong learning culture in the workplace makes employees more receptive to change, regardless of age. 2002).

Social Media: An Interview

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

But probably the definitive date would be when I wrote An Introduction to RSS for Educational Designers in 2002 ( [link] ). It has two feet placed firm;ly into popular culture. Participants learn about and mash up cultural icons - hit music, blockbuster movies, evocative art, the works. It won't be the case that we use our interpretations of popular culture to co0mmunicate with each other, as in ds106.

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The Modernization of the State

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

He was a Senator then, a position he held from March of 2002 until he was appointed by President Piñera to his present position in March of 2010. Cloud Computing Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Services Innovation Smart Systems Society and CultureI spent the first week of June in Chile, my fourth visit in the last five years.

MOOC Provider Panel: Coursera, Academic Partnerships, Instructure, edX

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And even cultural aspects, eg., There are different cultures – MIT has a very open culture, but as we work across partnerships, there are different cultures, different levels of openness. Maria: how does the 2002 TEACH act apply to MOOCs? This is especially important in a cross-cultural setting. Summary of a panel with Maria H. Andersen (Canvas by Instructure), Relly Brandman (Coursera), Rebecca Petersen (EdX), Barbara E.

Education Technology Strategies - Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Andrews College Building on Existing Platforms School went full laptop in 2002, pen-enabled tablet in 2008 (St.

Notes from 2004

Harold Jarche

This makes me wonder about Peter Drucker’s comment that the corporation as we know it won’t be around in the next 25 years (Managing in the Next Society, 2002). Instead of tweaking the mechanisms of the corporation, through job redesign or cultural initiatives, we should be re-examining the basic structure of the corporation.

Why the Semantic Web Will Fail

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And then there was the company that we sat down with, oh in 2002 or 2003, and laid it all out - RSS, content syndication, social networks. Now - there are many technical reasons why I think the Semantic Web is a loser, along with some cultural and philosophical reasons. Don't get too excited by the title. But I do want to share a few thoughts. It was running through my head just now, the work that we were doing here in Moncton to work on an e-learning cluster.