Notes from 2004
JANUARY 8, 2011
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.
Dear Adobe, Please buy Flickr
MAY 7, 2016
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
Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?
OCTOBER 31, 2016
Stanford’s Institute of Design , - better known as the d.school, - 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.
A Growing Backlash Against the Relentless Advances in Technology?
JULY 2, 2014
At IBM I was VP of Innovation and Strategy from 2004 until my retirement in May of 2007. Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy
Smart Homes - Building for America's Bravest
JULY 17, 2013
The course focused on the major challenges that a business must deal with to successfully bring a disruptive innovation to market, including technical and market strategies as well as organizational and cultural issues. In 2004 he formed the Lt.
Can Innovation Continue to Drive Long-Term Economic Growth?
JANUARY 23, 2013
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
OCTOBER 6, 2011
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.
The MIT Forum on Future Cities
APRIL 15, 2011
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
JULY 24, 2011
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
MAY 28, 2011
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.
Business Problems, Trust and Values
JULY 16, 2011
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
MAY 20, 2011
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
MAY 5, 2015
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.
Enterprise 2.0 and Social Business are Hollow Shells without Democracy
FEBRUARY 8, 2012
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.
Irving Wladawsky-Berger: GIO 3.0 - The 2007 Global Innovation Outlook
MARCH 19, 2007
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
FEBRUARY 15, 2016
” 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.
my pkm story
FEBRUARY 27, 2015
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.
Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Some Thoughts on Multidisciplinary Innovation
NOVEMBER 12, 2007
» 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.
Can Things Still Get Done in Our Gridlocked Political System?
JANUARY 2, 2014
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.
Has the Economic Meltdown & 9/11 Impacted our Definition of Teams?
SEPTEMBER 25, 2011
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
What blogging was
JANUARY 8, 2014
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?,”
The Freelance Revolution
SEPTEMBER 1, 2011
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.
Reinventing Management: Part 4: Coordination: From bureaucracy to.
JANUARY 23, 2011
Addison-Wesley, 2004.  Addison-Wesley, 2004.  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!
Heads you win, tails you lose
MAY 22, 2010
The concept was popularised by Chris Anderson in an October 2004 Wired magazine article, in which he mentioned Amazon.com and Netflix as examples of businesses applying this strategy.
Jobs? We ain’t got no jobs
MAY 17, 2011
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.
My Watershed Moments
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
SEPTEMBER 9, 2016
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.
AUGUST 10, 2012
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.
Meaning and truth
JANUARY 16, 2012
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.
UX Week Keynote Speaker Ken Jennings on Maps and Design
JUNE 2, 2014
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.
Yes, A Business CAN Disrupt Itself
MARCH 10, 2011
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.
Growing Up in a Complex World
JUNE 18, 2010
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
Reinventing Management: Part 5: From value to values
JANUARY 25, 2011
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.
Scaling Up Excellence: The Problem of More
OCTOBER 9, 2013
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
OCTOBER 20, 2013
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
MAY 30, 2013
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.
Micah Sifry: Why the Net’s effect on politics has disappointed us
DECEMBER 2, 2014
The percentage of money coming from small donors is essentially constant from 2004 to 2012, without even considering the superpacs enabled by the Citizens United case. A lot of people didn’t take matters into their own hands because of deep cultural issues.
How I use social media
AUGUST 4, 2009
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.
MOOC - La résurgence de la communauté dans l'apprentissage en ligne
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
MAY 30, 2013
Mais, parallèlement, si nous comptons sur le tutorat individuel pour propager et promouvoir une culture quelconque, qu''il s''agisse de la culture des physiciens ou la culture des francophones, nous constaterons que les progrès réalisés dans la promotion de cette culture sont lents et coûteux. Toutefois, pour apprendre parfaitement une langue, il est essentiel de se plonger dans les activités quotidiennes et la culture des gens qui la parlent.
The Role of Open Educational Resources in Personal Learning
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
NOVEMBER 6, 2011
I took this photograph in 2004, and if youlook at it really closely it’s a fish and fish guts. This hasto do with environment, placement, localization, language, culture, reference.A
Is there a child mental health crisis?
MAY 10, 2016
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.