The social Web before social networks: a report from 2003
AUGUST 22, 2014
In 2003 it was becoming clear that we needed?—?and That was the theme of Clay Shirky ’s 2003 keynote at the ETech conference, the most important gathering of Web developers of its time. Clay’s 2003 analysis of the situation is awesome. ” The Web was getting very very big by 2003 and Clay points says that “we blew past” the “interesting scale of small groups.” ” But now (2003) we’re fully into the fully social web.
The ‘Occupy IT’ Movement of Organizations
MAY 2, 2012
In 2003, when Nicholas Carr penned the piece “ IT Doesn’t Matte r “, an overlooked definition of what he referred to as ‘infrastructural technologies ‘ may now be, in 2012, unintentionally defining the relationship between IT and the organization.
The ‘Occupy IT’ Movement of Organizations
MAY 2, 2012
Diamond Digital IQ suggests 41% of organizations witness 30% or more of IT expenditures residing elsewhere from IT. Organizations and its employees outside of IT have begun to, well. And as a consequence, the organization is pushing back.
Coaching Should Be An Expectation Of All Connected Leaders
OCTOBER 8, 2013
The most overused yet inappropriately applied term in an organization is “coaching.”. It is an approach to leadership that invites more leaders from all levels in our organizations, communities and families. book coaching collaboration engagement leadership organization
The Day SAP Ruined a Good Thing
SEPTEMBER 21, 2011
Through 2003 and 2007, I was also a part of many acquisitions that Business Objects made to help bolster its business intelligence technology and sales capabilities. But first, let me explain the remarkable organization and team I was a part of for those five years.
Serendipity is at the heart of today’s emerging society
APRIL 21, 2011
The more than dozen posts discussing serendipity on my blog include how we created “enhanced serendipity at an event I ran in 2003 in New York , more details on the story of the word serendipity and how to enhance it , the importance of the “serendipity dial and far more.
our future of work
FEBRUARY 15, 2015
Part of changing the human condition is changing the way we organize to work. Many people talk about the future of work, on stages around the world, and say that organizations must become more transparent and work out loud.
Open Innovation 2.0
MARCH 27, 2017
In his 2003 book, Open Innovation: The New Imperative for Creating and Profiting from Technology , UC Berkeley professor Henry Chesbrough outlined this new model for business innovation. Participating organizations must create synergies rather than cancel each other out.
Lean Principles in the Digital Economy
AUGUST 6, 2014
Such methods include quality control of the processes involved in production; just-in-time production to reduce the costs associated with excess inventory; and continuous improvement involving everyone in the organization in the quest for new, easy to implement ideas. .
MAY 16, 2013
Therefore, learning amongst ourselves and sharing implicit knowledge to create intangible value, is the real work in organizations today. The challenge for organizations, institutions and governments is to help as many people as as possible make this shift, and to support those who cannot.
Birgit Mager and the Evolution of Service Design
NOVEMBER 10, 2015
I started at HP to help organizational units figure out how to best create new interfaces for customers and the kinds of people needed at the contact points to really bring a solution-focus into the organization. It was very exciting for me at the time; in a way, I was trying to “design” organizations to be able to deliver excellent service. How would you define it, the scope, and its position within an organization? [BM]:
A Reading List That (Actually) Gets Read
FEBRUARY 26, 2014
Leah’s is the toolkit and thinking to make User Experience a force within any organization. This is a case study of the LEGO Group, focused most strongly on a all-in focus on innovation that almost sunk the company in 2003. Books can be like New Years’ Resolutions.
Why People and Companies Die While Cities Keep Growing
JANUARY 5, 2016
Prior to joining the SFI in 2003, he was the leader and founder of the high energy physics group at Los Alamos National Lab. Furthermore, the bigger the organism, the longer it lives, and the longer it takes to grow and mature, all predicted by the same sublinear power law.
Can AI Help Translate Technological Advances into Strategic Advantage?
MAY 17, 2016
We all thought that the Solow paradox was finally behind us when IT-driven productivity surged between 1996 and 2003. How can the broader organization embrace the strategy machine? “In the end, a strategy is only valuable to the extent that it’s embraced and leveraged by the organization.
Would you recommend your L&D department?
MARCH 25, 2014
Fred Reichheld, The One Number You Need to Grow, Harvard Business Review, December 2003). The prime directive of any organization is to create customers. The Net Promoter Score shows how the organization is doing in terms all managers and workers can understand. As Reichheld says, “The path to sustainable, profitable growth begins with creating more promoters and fewer detractors and making your net-promoter number transparent throughout your organization.
Embedding Learning in Work: The Benefits and Challenges
NOVEMBER 17, 2014
Disruptive Innovation Revisited
JULY 9, 2014
Most of us who’ve studied or lived through them find Christensen’s work to be a useful explanation and organizing framework for understanding technology-based disruptions.
Automation For The People
SEPTEMBER 11, 2015
In 2003, Maarten Goos and Alan Manning coined this phenomenon “job polarization”.
Managing Transformative Initiatives - Some Lessons Learned
APRIL 28, 2015
Over the years, they’ve amassed a number of valuable assets and extensive organizations. Disruptive innovations are very exciting, but we often forget that they are truly disruptive , - not only in the marketplace, but also in your own organization.
Pirates Play Databall, Purge Postseason Drought
SEPTEMBER 27, 2013
As Sawchik writes, With little money to spend on free agents, few impact prospects ready for 2013 and many outside the organization calling for a regime change, [general manager Neal] Huntington and [manager Clint] Hurdle discussed how to get more production from their returning roster.
Lessons in Leadership From Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis
SEPTEMBER 5, 2013
” – Lazaridis, 2003. It was an organization whose leadership and leadership behaviours were closed and unrepentant. To many, RIM seemed to morph from an innovative and flexible organization to one that was rigid, blind, egocentric and hierarchical.
A Growing Backlash Against the Relentless Advances in Technology?
JULY 2, 2014
I later held different positions across the company, mostly based on identifying emerging technologies and market developments and organizing companywide initiatives to capitalize on them, including supercomputing , the Internet , Linux and On Demand.
“IT Doesn’t Matter” Ten Years Later
MAY 23, 2013
The article appeared in the May 2003 issue of the Harvard Business Review , where Carr was then an editor-at-large. There is a clear consensus that there is no real consensus on what cloud computing is,” was how the conference organizer succinctly summarized the sense of the meeting.
Skills and Jobs in the Digital Economy
JANUARY 27, 2015
In 2003, David Autor , Frank Levy and Richard Murnane developed a framework for looking at the impact of technology on various classes of jobs. The disruption is an opportunity for organizations, but may be a threat to many workers.
Informal Learning – the other 80%
APRIL 16, 2013
This paper addresses how organizations, particularly business organizations, can get more done. Because organizations are oblivious to informal learning, they fail to invest in it. The metrics of our scale are the organization’s core objectives: Reducing time-to-performance.
Reflections on Linux and Mainframes
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
After three month, the study strongly recommended that IBM embrace Linux across all its product lines, that it should partner with the Linux community and contribute to its development, and that it should establish a company-wide organization to coordinate its various Linux activities. .
Jobs in the Age of Watson
NOVEMBER 26, 2011
I like the framework proposed by my fellow panelists Frank Levy and David Autor in two different papers: The Skill Content of Recent Technological Change , published in 2003 by Autor and Levy along with Harvard Professor Richard Murnane ; and How Computerized Work and Globalization Shape Human Skill Demands published in 2005-2006 by Levy and Murnane.
The Rise and Potential Fall of the Talent Economy
NOVEMBER 12, 2014
Until early in the 20th century, most companies were organized around their physical assets, such as land, minerals or oil. in 1993, fell to 35% in 2003, and it’s been back to 39.6%
Who forces Google to remove search results because of copyright claims?
SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
Tayob, Google has released data on which organizations request certain search results be suppressed because of copyright issues. Here’s an op-ed I wrote in 2003 about this.). According to a post at TechDirt by Riaz K. From TechDirt: It may be a bit surprising, but at the top of the list? Microsoft, who has apparently taken down over 2.5 million URLs from Google’s search results. Most of the the others in the top 10 aren’t too surprising.
Learning 2.0 Tetrad Through Marshall McLuhan
AUGUST 30, 2009
Derrick de Kerckhove, Director of the McLuhan Program of Culture and Technology at the University of Toronto since 1983 wrote McLuhan for Managers in 2003. Obsolesce (what is pushed aside by the new organ).
Embracing Disruptive Innovations: Organizational Challenges
AUGUST 21, 2013
Given that I had 15 minutes for my introductory remarks, I distilled them into three key points: the need for a clear, compelling strategy that the whole organization can rally around; the management of disruptive innovation initiatives; and the importance of top-down leadership and support.
When explaining becomes a sin
AUGUST 11, 2011
One of my favourite papers is “ Thinking the unthinkable: sacred values and taboo cognitions by Philip Tetlock (2003). In an added twist, Tetlock and colleagues also offered participants the opportunity to engage in ‘moral cleansing’ by subscribing to an organ donation scheme. 2003).
Before Facebook, there was DeanSpace
NOVEMBER 29, 2014
Here’s a four-minute video from July 13, 2003, of Zack Rosen describing the social networking tool he and his group were building for the Howard Dean campaign. DeanSpace let Dean supporters connect with one another on topics, form groups, and organize action.
Yes, A Business CAN Disrupt Itself
MARCH 10, 2011
In 2003, Clayton Christensen and Michael Raynor offered The Innovator’s Solution which argued that an organization could cope with disruptive innovation by setting up a separate unit to carry out the innovation. Disruptive innovation kills businesses.
Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
DECEMBER 12, 2014
These were designed originally by organizations such as the Open University, in Britain, and Canada''s Athabasca University. In addition to LOM, the consortium designed Content Packaging, to bundle sets of learning objects for storage and delivery, and sequencing and design specifications, to organize them into courses. In addition, an organization called Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL), working for the U.S.
Reserve a seat for my webinar: In conversation with Harold Jarche
MARCH 6, 2012
Harold helps organizations learn, work, and innovate in the network era. PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server. My guest in my next In conversation with … webinar is my Internet Time Alliance colleague, Harold Jarche.
Executive pay: what's wrong with this picture?
JANUARY 12, 2011
Had the relationship of compensation to size, performance and industry classification remained the same in 2003 as it was in 1993, mean compensation in 2003 would have been only about half of its actual size. All of which underlines the need for organizations to move into Capitalism 3.0
Making Sense of the World
SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
Organizations are becoming organic. Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt said “Every two days we create as much information as we did from the dawn of civilization up until 2003.” The process of seeking out and sharing meaning is a responsibility of enlightened social citizenship.
Strata Conference Wrap Up: Big Data, Big Opportunities
FEBRUARY 21, 2011
Through social network analysis (email, LinkedIn, Facebook) organizations are able to gain a better understanding of the social and collaboration fabric that influences how work gets done. In early February, I attended the Strata Conference in Santa Clara.
Social Business Begins by Unleashing Your Business Talent
MARCH 7, 2011
the company wanted to support the informal networks that arise within an organization, help employees share knowledge, and make it easier for the younger generation, which is comfortable with consumer social software, to fit in.