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.
The Science of Innovation
DECEMBER 17, 2014
“Innovation - identified by MIT economist and Nobel laureate Robert Solow as the driver of long-term, sustainable economic growth and prosperity - has been a hallmark of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since its inception.” The innovation paradigm has changed.
Can Innovation Continue to Drive Long-Term Economic Growth?
JANUARY 23, 2013
The article takes a look at what it calls innovation pessimism , - the notion that we are in a long-term period of slow innovation and growth despite our rapidly advancing technologies and hyperconnected economies. Has the ideas machine broken down?
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
Few business concepts have been as long and widely used as disruptive innovation. His 1997 bestseller, The Innovator''s Dilemma , further elaborated and popularized the concept. Innovation has played a central role in my long career.
Yes, A Business CAN Disrupt Itself
MARCH 10, 2011
Disruptive innovation kills businesses. We learned that in 1997 from Clayton Christensen’s brilliant book The Innovator’s Dilemma which starkly depicted the phenomenon. They meticulously cultivated innovation. The Innovator’s Solution isn’t a solution.
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. And none of us can predict when a new golden age of innovation will finally arrive leading to many new jobs and industries.
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
“IT Doesn’t Matter” Ten Years Later
MAY 23, 2013
The Next Big Thing , we said, would no longer be any one technology innovation or new product, but the fact that technology was becoming integrated into, and transforming all aspects of business and society. How quickly time passes.
Irving Wladawsky-Berger: GIO 3.0 - The 2007 Global Innovation Outlook
MARCH 19, 2007
Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. Professors Lester and Piore describe two kinds of innovation, which they call analysis and interpretation.
Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Some Thoughts on Multidisciplinary Innovation
NOVEMBER 12, 2007
Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. Home Archives Subscribe « Business Innovation and Storytelling | Main | Becoming an Innovation Leader – Is There More than One Style? " Just about every such study has reached a similar conclusion regarding the multidisciplinary nature of innovation in the 21st Century.
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.
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? The result was the present IBM Values : Dedication to every client's success; Innovation that matters, for our company and for the world; and, Trust and personal responsibility in all relationships.
Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Innovation Meeting in Mexico
NOVEMBER 13, 2006
Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. In November of 2004 we published the results of GIO 1.0 , and earlier this year we published the GIO 2.0
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 One critical side is PKM, for this is the source of implicit knowledge, a key to innovation. Innovating with PKM.
The New Entrepreneurship: Back to the Roots of the American Dream
MAY 20, 2011
One is a productivity surge as companies have embraced and learned to take advantage of information technologies, which has resulted in major innovations and efficiencies over the past decade. Ultimately, it is likely to warp our politics, our culture, and the character of our society for years to come,” Peck writes. This special report will use the word in a narrower sense to mean somebody who offers an innovative solution to a (frequently unrecognised) problem.
Hidden Wealth: Science, Technology and Services Innovation in the 21st Century
AUGUST 14, 2009
The Royal Society , - the UK’s national academy of science, - recently released a report: Hidden Wealth: the contribution of science to service sector innovation. This excellent report represents the findings of a major study on the role of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to innovation in the services sector. It is one of the most comprehensive investigations of the impact of services innovation in the 21st century.
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.
Indifference, Hostility, Isolation and Other Obstacles to a Healthy Innovation Environment
AUGUST 11, 2008
In most companies, just about all the cards are stacked against the nurturing of innovation, especially the kinds of new ideas and disruptive innovations that generally lead to major changes in the marketplace and within the business. Let me discuss some of the behaviors I have observed through the years in various companies, which have convinced me how difficult it is to create the proper environment for innovation to flourish. Collaborative innovation is not for them.
The American Dream, Innovation and the Knowledge Economy
SEPTEMBER 15, 2008
These major economic development issues are the primary reasons why innovation has become so prominent in the US and just about every other country in the world. In December of 2004, the National Innovation Initiative issued its final report, Innovate America. It further stated that “America’s challenge is to unleash its innovation capacity to drive productivity, standard of living and leadership in global markets.”. Tags: Society and Culture
I Learned A Lot At My First-Ever F Up Nights
FEBRUARY 15, 2016
I recently attended the first-ever F Up Nights in Victoria, British Columbia, hosted by the fine folks at the Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology & Entrepreneurship Council, or by its much cooler acronym, VIATEC. They even cooked up an App Store – and this was back in 2004.
Reinventing Management: Part 4: Coordination: From bureaucracy to.
JANUARY 23, 2011
Rather than trying to specify the activities in the processes in great detail…specify what they want to come out of the process, providing more space for individual participants to experiment, improvise and innovate.”  Addison-Wesley, 2004.  Addison-Wesley, 2004. 
Guest Post: Adejare Amoo on an Industrialist’s Role in eLearning in Africa
JUNE 24, 2011
Adejare’s role was to illuminate how business can be part of innovating in eLearning in Africa. I think Adejare is my FIRST guest post since I started this blog May 26, 2004. I am an e-learning entrepreneur, a highly innovation promoted and real time evolving industry.
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.” Those companies that are able to tap into the talent and energy of these Millennials will find them a great source of creativity and innovation.
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. . At the regional and local level America is already reforming and innovating vigorously.
Has the Economic Meltdown & 9/11 Impacted our Definition of Teams?
SEPTEMBER 25, 2011
Thanks to RITA , (Research and Innovative Technology Administration through the U.S. 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.
Reinventing Management: Part 5: From value to values
JANUARY 25, 2011
A number of books , including The New Capitalist Manifesto , The Power of Pull , Reorganize for Resilience , Open Leadership and The Responsible Business , point to the need for adherence to values that are aligned with delighting the client, motivating autonomous teams and continuous innovation.
Smarter Cities Santiago
DECEMBER 2, 2010
Peñalolen has been recognized as one of the most innovative municipalies in Chile, and has received several international recognitions. He was elected mayor of Peñalolen in 2004, and reelected in 2008. Claudio is a true pioneer in the use of technology and innovation to radically transform government, especially to help poorer municipalities like Peñalolen significantly improve their community, health care and educational services. “We
Smart Cities and "Liveability"
MAY 11, 2009
The workshop was organized by the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group of the Imperial College Business School , as part of a new multi-disciplinary research initiative, Ecocit, whose goal is to study how to help urban environments around the world thrive both ecologically and economically. Nick said that in the knowledge based economy, innovation is increasingly seen by cities and regions as the battleground for economic competitiveness.
The 2010 IBM Global CEO Study
MAY 28, 2010
This is IBM’s fourth biennial CEO study since 2004. Given the realities of globalization, disruptive innovation, and profound changes across technology, markets and society, it should not be surprising that CEOs and their companies must now navigate a highly volatile and unpredictable business environment. Standouts practice and encourage experimentation and innovation throughout their organizations. Creative leadership and innovation should lead to great customer service.
Fixing the US Jobs Problem
JUNE 30, 2011
Remember that the set of goods and services that is practically tradable is expanding because of transportation and information-technology innovations.” “The Just about every major study, like the 2004 National Innovation Initiative , that has analyzed what must be done to improve US innovation and global competitiveness has made similar recommendations.
The 2008 IBM Global CEO Study
MAY 19, 2008
Four years ago, the 2004 study found that CEOs were emerging from the depressed business environment caused by the bursting of the dot com bubble , and were beginning to shift their priorities from cost cutting to driving profitable growth and strengthening overall financial performance. The overriding theme of the 2006 Global CEO Study was innovation. Therefore, to be successful, innovation had to be orchestrated from the top, with the CEO personally leading the charge.
Economics After the Crisis
APRIL 23, 2010
Greenspan believed that derivatives and other financial instruments created by the private sector were so good at distributing risks, that there was less of a need for regulating the increasingly complex financial markets: “Not only have individual financial institutions become less vulnerable to shocks from underlying risk factors, but also the financial system as a whole has become more resilient,” he said in 2004.
Education Technology Strategies - Day Two
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
innovators of today") Q: are we looking at ways to. So the Achieving Excellents has four major objectives: - achieving excellence - ensuring equity - promoting well-being - competence We''ve also been partnering with the Council of Directors of Educations (CODE - ''superintendants'') - this boosts what we know about technology and enabling innovations. Do you see innovation hubs emerging in K12 - are you looking to encourage this?
Reflections on Economics from a Non-Economist
OCTOBER 3, 2009
Not only have individual financial institutions become less vulnerable to shocks from underlying risk factors, but also the financial system as a whole has become more resilient,” he said in 2004. Tags: Complex Systems Innovation Management and Leadership Society and Culture
SEPTEMBER 9, 2010
As a result of the incredible advances in digital components and personal computing over the past thirty years, many new innovations are first emerging in consumer markets and among communities of experimental users, from which they eventually trickle-up into the worlds of business and government applications. IBM is not a consumer oriented company, especially since it sold its personal computer business to Lenovo in 2004.
Not Your Father’s ROI
JUNE 28, 2009
In a business culture that is skeptical of nonnumerical reasoning, ROI implies disciplined, mathematical rigor. The July issue of Chief Learning Officer is now available online.
The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
NOVEMBER 16, 2008
Fenning, 2004) We continue to organize classes in grades, sorted, especially in the earlier years, by age. Mohn & Nault, 2004) Interaction is structured and led by an instructor. Siemens, 2004) The theory proposes that knowledge is contained, not merely in the bits of information transmitted to and fro as content and creations, but in the way these contents, and the people that create them, link together.
How I use social media
AUGUST 4, 2009
They invented ways to leap across the barriers, innovating with mobile technology, translating community and tribal practices into online environments and getting things done. This is true across generations and the impacts are significant on our culture and our world.