The Science of Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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.

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.

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Can Innovation Continue to Drive Long-Term Economic Growth?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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?

The Productivity Puzzle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

From 1987 to 2004 US labor productivity grew at a 2.1% rate between 2004 and 2014. The Impact of Technological Innovation: An Innovation Slowdown or the Solow Paradox 2.0.

Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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.

Money Doesn't Necessarily Buy Competitive Advantage

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Just about every company will tell you that innovation is one of its highest priorities. We can see if the company is putting its money where its mouth is by measuring how much it spends on innovation relative to other companies in its industry. There is no consensus as to which budget line items to include in measuring innovation spending. Research and development is often used as such a proxy for innovation.

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Yes, A Business CAN Disrupt Itself

Steve Denning

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

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. 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

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

“IT Doesn’t Matter” Ten Years Later

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

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.

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? 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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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.

Indifference, Hostility, Isolation and Other Obstacles to a Healthy Innovation Environment

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Dan Pontefract

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.

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 One critical side is PKM, for this is the source of implicit knowledge, a key to innovation. Innovating with PKM.

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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.

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

Steve Denning

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.” [4] Addison-Wesley, 2004. [3] Addison-Wesley, 2004. [6]

Guest Post: Adejare Amoo on an Industrialist’s Role in eLearning in Africa

Nancy White

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

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.” 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?

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. . At the regional and local level America is already reforming and innovating vigorously.

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

Dan Pontefract

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

Steve Denning

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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"

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Reinventing Relationships

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Jay Cross

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.

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The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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.