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Corporate Survival: Lessons from Biology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Therefore, the principles that confer robustness in these systems, whether natural or manmade, are directly applicable to business.”. Let’s take a closer look at the nature of complex adaptive systems. Why are these systems so complex?

Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Design thinking is now being applied to abstract entities, - e.g. systems, services, information and organizations, - as well as to devise strategies, manage change and solve complex problems. Design thinking has become an increasingly popular topic of discussion over the past decade.

Understanding the Workings of Our Minds

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I heard a fascinating talk by Daniel Kahneman that directly addressed these questions at the IBM Cognitive Systems Colloquium which I attended last month. System 1 is the intuitive, fast and emotional part of our mind. System 1 does better the more expertise we have in a subject.

Unleashing the Next Age of Prosperity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I first met Carlota , - a friend so I will refer to her by first name, - around the time of the publication of her 2002 book: Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital: The Dynamics of Bubbles and Golden Ages. Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and StrategyA few weeks ago I met with Carlota Perez in New York.

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. On education, the report observes that the deep future changes we expect demand equally major changes to our educational systems.

Understanding complexity

Harold Jarche

As I have suggested, it was the most-regulated in the financial system that were in fact the most disaster-prone: big banks on both sides of the Atlantic, not hedge funds. Human systems are complex.

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

The future of higher education and other imponderables

George Siemens

I wrote an article with Kathleen Matheos on this topic in 2009: Systemic Changes in Higher Education ). As a result, they have not developed systemic capacity to function in a digital networked age. Many solutions are myopic and lack a systemic focus. Education is a system.

Coaching Should Be An Expectation Of All Connected Leaders

Dan Pontefract

Your brain is not a contingency backup: Create a system in which you’re recording conversations, thoughts and ideas for each of your team members. When I joined the company in 2002, I joined the services arm, not even in Dave’s bailiwick.

Reflections on the Future of TV

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In my own case, for example, I just finished watching the 60 episodes of The Wire , originally shown on HBO between 2002 and 2008. Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Services Innovation Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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.

Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Reusable Learning Resources The initial development of online learning technology began at scale with the development of the learning management system (LMS) in the mid-1990s. These systems were modeled on distance education resources such as programmed texts and course workbooks. Technological systems based on these designs were first developed by the aviation industry, in the form of the AICC specification (Aviation Industry Computer Based Training (CBT) Committee).

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

While the automated systems approach has its place, we believe that these and other weaknesses prevent the method from supporting scalable solutions to human-interaction intensive learning. The dualism of teacher-supports-students or automated-system-supports-students is a false dichotomy.

“IT Doesn’t Matter” Ten Years Later

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

At the time I was general manager of the On Demand initiative that IBM had launched in October of 2002. If you look at IT, the bulk of investment these days, certainly on the vendor side, is on cloud systems and applications. How quickly time passes.

Context Is Everything: Online Communities

Beth Kanter

We were part of an email thread with a small group of individuals offered input on community management systems and facilitator recruiting resources. Highlights: April, 2002 Netpreneur AdMarketing discussion. Flickr Photo BirkgetKing.

The Day SAP Ruined a Good Thing

Dan Pontefract

Social ­ wasn’t really defined between 2002 and 2007, but we were already doing it. What’s more, we propagate the openness of our systems – that is, they are open to non-SAP systems. This post was four years in the making.

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Rejected: On being disappointed, sorta

George Siemens

This was before the days of WebCT and broader use of learning management systems. I experimented with various blended and online courses (I remember, in early 2000, running a course in Groove – a P2P system since purchased by Microsoft – because I didn’t like the limited functionality of the web-based instructional systems we had access to at that time) and different types of media, video, and simulations.

How Do I Make Sense of Social Networking Tools

Luis Suarez

I use it for everything, as a personal knowledge sharing hub , as my operating system , and a whole lot more than just chat.

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How to speak the language of thought

Mind Hacks

Albert Lee and Matthew Wilson, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) first helped to set out the principles in 2002. One application of techniques like these, which are equal parts highly specialised measurement systems and fiercely complicated algorithms, has been to decode the brain activity in patients who are locked in or in a vegetative state.

Passion and Flow

John Hagel

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:    ]. As I dive deeper into passion, I’m frequently asked: “isn’t this just another term for Mihaly Csíkszentmihályi’s concept of “flow?” Indulge me with a brief detour before I answer this question more directly.

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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.

Social Media: An Interview

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In addition to the usual readings and essays, he added an online forum run through the university's central computing system. From my perspective, contemporary social media technology is an outgrowth of these basis systems. But probably the definitive date would be when I wrote An Introduction to RSS for Educational Designers in 2002 ( [link] ). What has always ended these silos of isolation has been some sort of system of common standards.

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The Master and His Emissary

Mind Hacks

A closed knowledge system. An open knowledge system. But, of course, there’s always the risk that you end up valuing the tools for their own sake, or believing in the symbol system you have created to understand the world. It is worth noting that dual-systems theories, of which this is one, are perennially popular. 2002).

An example of informal learning from Europe

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

At the beginning of this century, learning management systems were quite dominant, and therefore dominant on the radar screen of Sara Lee. The research was conducted in 2002. Three years ago I talked with a former KPPG consultant, Harm Wegstra, at Online Educa Berlin.

BBC Column: Why cyclists enrage car drivers

Mind Hacks

This is known as “altruistic punishment”, a term used by Ernst Fehr and Simon Gachter in a landmark paper published in 2002 [4]. The fine system allowed cooperation between groups of strangers who wouldn’t meet again, overcoming the challenge of the free rider problem. The key is in a detail from that classic 2002 paper. Here is my latest BBC Future column. The original is here.

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ePublishing business models

David Weinberger

The opening session is on business models for supporting the webification of the educational system. Book sales have gone from 450,00/yr in 2002 to 175,000 in 2010. I’m at an education conference put on by CET in Tel Aviv. This is the second day of the conference. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker.

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Education Technology Strategies - Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We had a range of stakeholders outside the system, a lot of students involved, but there was a high degree of consensus. The challenge now is how do we take those innovations and find those things that are working best and spread them not just to lead schools, but all across the system and in every school and in every board - the challenge is to get the great innovations more generally in use.

Notes from Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training ITHET 2013, Antalya

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

the new buildings don''t have a single standard lecture theatre in them - (but then we see a lecture theatre photo - but with chairs on casers and tiered tables - engineering - labs - but also - remote labs using simulations - support for peer learning, groupwork (picture or room with tables) - picture of studio-type spaces - Learning 2020 Projects: - nuanced timetabline system - change in workload models - data-intensive university - eg.,

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: A Kind of Cambrian Explosion

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As digital components continue to become ever more powerful, inexpensive and standardized, these complex systems are growing in breadth and capabilities at a dramatic rate. IT systems are "going up the stack." We can perhaps learn from the evolution of engineering systems.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: The NYPD Real Time Crime Center

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Home Archives Subscribe « Marty Reilly – In Memoriam | Main | Blogging in the Next Phase of My Career » June 04, 2007 The NYPD Real Time Crime Center On May 3 we held our fourth Innovation Lecture in the series jointly sponsored by IBM and MITs Engineering Systems Division.

Notes from 2004

Harold Jarche

have more potential and utility in this medium [the web] than centralized systems such as LCMS (learning content management systems)&# [The year before I had been working for a company selling an LCMS]. 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).

On the Three or Four Problems of Connectivism

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This paradox, first posed by Socrates (Plato, 2002), can be applied to connectivism as follows: How do you recognize a pattern if you do not already know that a specific configuration of connections is a pattern? Simple systems composed of interacting entities can form and reform into patterns. The neural inputs of a perceptual system are already organized and therefore do not have to have an organization imposed upon them."

Learning With and From Others: Restructuring Budgets for Social Learning

Dan Pontefract

In a survey conducted by Accenture in 2002, 31 percent of all CLOs felt that “technology implementation” was the greatest challenge of the day. In the past, the learning function may have liaised with the IT department solely to address learning management system issues or opportunities. Originally posted to T+D Magazine, January 2011 Edition. Reprinted here with permission. original link here ).

Typology or Taxonomy?

Dave Snowden

I remember in IBM the taxonomy in the KM system took three years to catch up with the use of story telling, and by the time it did there was a clear distinction between story telling and micro-narrative. Knowledge management is closer to policy formation than it is to biology so I am going to use the definitions in Kevin Smith's September 2002 paper in the Policy Studies Journal Typologies, taxonomies, and the benefits of policy classification as my starting point.

Diversity and Diversity Training

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

According to the American Society for Training and Development's 2002 state of the training industry report , only one in 10 companies attempts to create results-based evaluations of its training programs." To be successful in working with and gaining value from this diversity requires a sustained, systemic approach and long-term commitment. Donald Clark appears to be settling into the role of the voice of the closed society.

The 20th Anniversary of Linux

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It was August of 1991, and a 20 year old computer science student named Linus Torvald sat down at his computer in Helsinki to post what is now one of the most famous entries in computer history: ‘Hello everybody out there, I am doing a free operating system, just a hobby, won’t be anything big and professional like gnu, it probably will never support anything other than AT-hard disks, as that is all I have’.

The evolution of Cynefin over a decade

Dave Snowden

Complex Acts of Knowing in 2002 now up to five domains (too many people succumb to the temptation forget the fifth domain) and formally linked to complex adaptive systems theory. I'm working on a history of the Cynefin model.

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

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Maria: how does the 2002 TEACH act apply to MOOCs? There’s a real irony to an institutional system that teaches students to access the library and then kicks them out with no more access to it. Summary of a panel with Maria H. Andersen (Canvas by Instructure), Relly Brandman (Coursera), Rebecca Petersen (EdX), Barbara E.

A Time of Institutional Recomposition

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In her 2002 book Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital: The Dynamics of Bubbles and Golden Ages , scholar and writer Carlota Perez puts our own turbulent times into a clear, historical perspective. The literature points to incentive systems, training and decentralized decision making as some of the practices most complementary to technology.” But, in the end, perhaps the biggest driver for change is that the present system is not working and something must we done.

A Gathering Storm We Totally Missed

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

So did the Wall Street's bonus system which practically encouraged its people to make risky investments so they can earn huge sums of money in a good year, without having to worry about the impact of their risky, short-term bets in subsequent years. Our financial crisis is best seen as a systemic failure of massive proportions. It is a very important part of our system of checks and balances.