Notes from 2004

Harold Jarche

I’ve gone through my 2004 posts, which was my first year of full-time blogging on this site, and here is what still remains interesting. Note that in 2004, blogging was not mainstream yet. In 2004, I posted for the first time, “Learning is business, and business is learning – finally.&#. More thoughts & comments from 2004: Many companies are trying to find ways to motivate their knowledge workers.

AI and the Productivity Paradox

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

annual growth rate sustained from 1995 to 2004… What’s more, real median income has stagnated since the late 1990s and non-economic measures of well-being, like life expectancy, have fallen for some groups.”.

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Dear Adobe, Please buy Flickr

Doc Searls

Flickr was created and lovingly nurtured by Stewart Butterfield and Caterina Fake, from its creation in 2004 through its acquisition by Yahoo in 2005 and until their departure in 2008. Art Business Culture Future Internet Photography Adobe flickr yahoo

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Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Stanford’s Institute of Design , - better known as the, - was launched in 2004 as a graduate program that integrates business, the social sciences, the humanities and other disciplines into more traditional engineering and product design.

The Productivity Puzzle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

From 1987 to 2004 US labor productivity grew at a 2.1% rate between 2004 and 2014. Translating technological advances into productivity gains requires major transformations in business processes, organization and culture, - and these take time.

The Organization Needs to Ask Itself Tough Questions to Survive

Dan Pontefract

Another is the cultural and business transformation story of Telefonica , detailed in the case study Transforming the firm for the digital era: An organizational effort towards an E-culture by Juan Llopis, M. Culture leadership warren bennis

“IT Doesn’t Matter” Ten Years Later

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In 2004 Carr published a book based on his HBR article with the more toned-down title of Does IT Matter? Cloud Computing Economic Issues Management and Leadership Society and Culture Technology and Strategy How quickly time passes.

Can Innovation Continue to Drive Long-Term Economic Growth?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, as Robert Gordon points out, after growing rapidly through the first part of the 20th century, US productivity has dipped sharply since the 1970s, except for an Internet-driven productivity boost between 1996 and 2004. . “Mr Has the ideas machine broken down?

We Are All New Immigrants to the Hyperconnected World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

He observed that when he started writing That Used to be Us , he went back and looked at The World is Flat , which he had written in 2004. These companies and technologies had not been born or were in their infancy in 2004, yet they are now a major part of our conversations. Such an expanded view of entrepreneurship is reminiscent of the immigrant culture that attracted millions to the US in search of prosperity through talent and hard work.

3000 half-baked ideas

Harold Jarche

The commons can cause a global cultural revolution.” — Yochai Benkler. Starting this blog in 2004 helped me connect with a global audience and share ideas with many people who over the years have become friends and colleagues.

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The MIT Forum on Future Cities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Sense able City Lab was founded in 2004 by architect and engineer Carlo Ratti , who is a faculty member in MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning. Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Smart Systems Society and CultureLast week I participated in a Forum on Future Cities hosted by MIT’s Sense able City Lab with support from the Rockefeller Foundation.

A New Style of Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Tom Foremski , a journalist blogger and friend who reports on the business and culture of innovation in Silicon Valley Watcher , wrote an interesting comment in my blog: “In some ways, I see your post-retirement life as being somewhat futuristic, in that it will be the way many people will be working in the future. Blogging Cloud Computing Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

Money Doesn't Necessarily Buy Competitive Advantage

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The results of our recent study of the Booz Allen Hamilton Global Innovation 1000 - the 1,000 publicly held companies from around the world that spent the most on research and development in 2004 - may provoke a crisis of faith.” Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Services Innovation Society and Culture Technology and StrategyJust about every company will tell you that innovation is one of its highest priorities.

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Business Problems, Trust and Values

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For me this is particularly interesting, given that organizational culture is one of the topics I often discuss in my university seminars. So, how does a company establish a culture of trust, especially large, large global company like IBM or the News Corporation? Competitive and market pressures will sometimes pull companies into behaviors that may go against their established culture and values.

The New Entrepreneurship: Back to the Roots of the American Dream

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Ultimately, it is likely to warp our politics, our culture, and the character of our society for years to come,” Peck writes. We saw the rise of a kind of bureaucratic corporate culture, more interested in preserving its organizational power and managing orderly prosperity. Other major studies, like the 2004 US National Innovation Initiative have made similar recommendations. Economic Issues Education and Talent Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Cultur

70:20:10 - Beyond the Blend

Charles Jennings

Diagram from Heinze & Proctor ‘Reflections on the Use of Blended Learning’ (2004). We still have a long way to go to break the learning=schooling mindset, increase the impact and efficiency of learning, and build cultures of continuous development embedded in work.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: GIO 3.0 - The 2007 Global Innovation Outlook

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Global Innovation Outlook is an experiment that we started in 2004 to help us better surface new and unforeseen opportunities for business and societal innovation.

I Learned A Lot At My First-Ever F Up Nights

Dan Pontefract

” In 2004, Clayton was COO of a web development shop called Mercurial Communications. They even cooked up an App Store – and this was back in 2004. Don’t shoot the messenger! I didn’t make up the group name.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Some Thoughts on Multidisciplinary Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

» November 12, 2007 Some Thoughts on Multidisciplinary Innovation The 2004 US National Innovation Initiative succinctly pointed out that "[Innovation] is multidisciplinary and technologically complex. Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects.

Enterprise 2.0 and Social Business are Hollow Shells without Democracy

Harold Jarche

Thomas Malone, in The Future of Work (2004) envisaged four potential organizational models for the network era: Loose hierarchies. Tweet A guiding goal in much of my work is the democratization of the workplace.

Can Things Still Get Done in Our Gridlocked Political System?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

No wonder we’re so ready to believe that almost anything, short of Shakespearean witches, is possible in the dysfunctional culture of Washington. . Before 2004, same-sex civil marriage was not recognized in any US jurisdiction.

What blogging was

David Weinberger

Some of us had been arguing from the beginning of the Web that the Web was more a social space than a publishing, informational or commercial space — “more” in the sense of what was driving adoption and what was making the Web the dominant shaping force of our culture. At the turn of the millennium there was no MySpace (2003) and no Facebook (2004). At a recent Fellows Hour at the Berkman Center the topic was something like “Whatever happened to blogging?,”

my pkm story

Harold Jarche

I started down the path of personal knowledge mastery in 2004, inspired by Dave Pollard , Denham Gray , and others. “To A culture of innovation can be created by changing daily behaviours, which the practice of PKM can do.

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Reinventing Management: Part 4: Coordination: From bureaucracy to.

Steve Denning

Addison-Wesley, 2004. [3] Addison-Wesley, 2004. [6] Addison-Wesley, 2004. Reinventing management Part 6: From command to conversation How education is infected by bureaucracy: We need a new culture of learning Obama and the moral of the salmon: its the story, stupid!

Has the Economic Meltdown & 9/11 Impacted our Definition of Teams?

Dan Pontefract

There are three key trends or periods that I’d like to highlight: Phase 1 : September, 2001 through June, 2004. Phase 2 : July, 2004 through July 2008. teams budget corporate Culture engagement social networking team work 2.0


David Weinberger

Apple killed off HyperCard in 2004, but it remains more than a fond memory to many of us. “I grew up in a box-centric culture at Apple. If I’d grown up in a network-centric culture, like Sun, HyperCard might have been the first Web browser.

The Freelance Revolution

Harold Jarche

I wrote that free agents are the future of work in 2004 when I noticed that it was getting much easier to be a free agent. The tools for individual workers to connect and collaborate are now available, though we don’t have the culture or mindset to fully embrace them yet.

Heads you win, tails you lose

Harold Jarche

The concept was popularised by Chris Anderson in an October 2004 Wired magazine article, in which he mentioned and Netflix as examples of businesses applying this strategy.

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Yes, A Business CAN Disrupt Itself

Steve Denning

In some cases as at Nokia in 2004, the disruptive innovation that was overlooked came from within the firm itself. Disruptive innovation kills businesses. We learned that in 1997 from Clayton Christensen’s brilliant book The Innovator’s Dilemma which starkly depicted the phenomenon.

Jobs? We ain’t got no jobs

Harold Jarche

I wrote in 2004, early in my life as a freelancer, that knowledge work requires new structures, including the concept of the job: Perhaps the actual structure of work, especially the Corporation itself, is an obstacle to knowledge work.

Growing Up in a Complex World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This is IBM’s fourth and largest CEO study since 2004, based on more than 1,500 face-to-face interviews with CEOs and senior public leaders from more than 60 countries. To meet this commitment, they said they needed to understand and respond to diverse cultures and local needs, whether economic, environmental or social.” Tags: Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Healthcare Systems Innovation Political Issues Society and Culture

My Watershed Moments

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

On a trip through Australia in 2004, for example, I was inspired by Olegas Truchanas in Strahan , to think of teaching as stewardship and by the Aboriginal cave drawings in Kakadu to understand that we read the world.

Reinventing Management: Part 5: From value to values

Steve Denning

Toyota Culture: The Heart and Soul of the Toyota Way. Toyota Culture: The Heart and Soul of the Toyota Way. Toyota Culture: The Heart and Soul of the Toyota Way.

Meaning and truth

Dave Snowden

The term has become a neologism to describe the deliberate telling of a lie to damage someone, arising from the smear campaign against Kerry in the 2004 Presidential elections. I have always rated Yiannis Gabriel's writing and the various conversations I have had with him over the years.

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UX Week Keynote Speaker Ken Jennings on Maps and Design

Adaptive Path

back in 2004, he was a humble software engineer from Salt Lake City. I was very aware that this was super weird, that I lived in a culture where America famously didn’t know where anything was and people thought maps were confusing and bad and you only looked at them when you were lost.

Scaling Up Excellence: The Problem of More

Bob Sutton

tricky, they had to learn to articulate something that had been tacit: a shared understanding of goals, culture, and what it takes to succeed at Citrus Lane. Between 2004 and 2006, for example, a Boston-based nonprofit called the Institute for Health Improvement.

Connective Knowledge and Open Resources

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I outlined my theory in the paper ‘Learning Networks’ in 2004 [link] and George wrote his important paper also in 2004. I have never even been to China, so I am very hesitant to make recommendations for the development of China’s MOOCs, except to offer wide platitudes: don’t close your options, embrace a diversity of approaches, focus on helping people learn for themselves, and develop a culture of sharing and cooperation.

MOOC - The Resurgence of Community in Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

slide 1 – MOOC Wordle] My objective in this talk is to address how the massive open online course (MOOC) will impact the future of distance education, and in particular, strategies and examples of the use of MOOCs to promote cultural and linguistic diversity. The proposition I will offer is that MOOCs give us a new way to understand learning, and hence, a new way to understand certain types of learning, such as for example learning that supports diversity in language and culture.

Is there a child mental health crisis?

Mind Hacks

Similarly, a very common finding is huge variation between countries and cultures. Concepts, reporting, and the experience of emotions can vary greatly between different cultural groups, making it always difficult to make direct comparisons across the globe.

How I use social media

Nancy White

Little did I think when I began this blog in 2004 that my blog would a) reveal the network I didn’t know I had and b) give my work visibility that helped me grown and deepen my consulting work. This is true across generations and the impacts are significant on our culture and our world.