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. Adding management and technology won’t help either.

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.

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A Growing Backlash Against the Relentless Advances in Technology?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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.

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?

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. So, we see this huge growth in technology. Also, what technology has blown up the idea of information for us.

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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New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Abstract We often talk about games, simulations and other events in learning, but these technologies support only episodic learning. Equally important are those technologies that provide a context for these learning episodes, an environment where students and interact and converse among themselves. Context Online learning today is beginning to be dominated by developments in games, simulations and related technologies. Implementing the Seven Principles: Technology as Lever.

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 carefully researched the market and new technologies. They meticulously cultivated innovation.

Smart Homes - Building for America's Bravest

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the Fall of 2007, I taught a graduate course in MIT - Technology-based Business Transformation. In 2004 he formed the Lt. Smart Homes represent a concrete, compelling examples of the power of technology to empower individuals.

the core competency for network era work

Harold Jarche

Since first writing about PKM in 2004 , I have continuously worked at improving the model, identifying emergent practices and tools, and promoting the need to let people manage their own learning in the workplace. Adding management and technology won’t help either.

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An Amazing Story About a Certified Asshole on This American Life.

Bob Sutton

The ergonomics of innovation -- The McKinsey Quarterly. interview Pixar Brad Bird - Innovation lessons from Pixar Director Brad Bird - Strategy - Innovation - The McKinsey Quarterly. Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP). Center for Work, Technology and Organization. Customer-Focused Innovation. David A Owens: Creative People Must Be Stopped: 6 Ways We Kill Innovation (Without Even Trying). Dorf & Byers: Technology Ventures.

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. In particular, I have thought a lot about the role of the Web and related technologies as key enablers of such a distributed style of work. .

“IT Doesn’t Matter” Ten Years Later

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

His claims that companies were overspending on IT, because the technology was becoming more commoditized and accessible to everyone “ignited an industry firestorm.” . has entered the post-technology era. It is not that technology itself no longer matters, he explained.

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.

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.

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.

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. They have been leveraging the same information technologies propelling us into the hyperconnected world and transforming their organizations in order to become significantly more efficient.

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. Its key objective is to bring together the worlds of design and architecture with the worlds of technology and engineering, in order to understand and anticipate how digital technologies are changing the urban environment as well as their impact on people’s lives.

You Are Not Perfect! Live With It

Luis Suarez

or at a time where we see how pervasive work has become with the emergence of social technologies, but, mostly, also, because of the huge impact on the corporate world by mobile altogether. IBM Innovation Learning Life Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Enterprise Work Life Integration

Google+ and the Unsettled World of Social Media

Andy McAfee

The G+ team evidently worked on the technology for at least a year before releasing a public version of it, and it shows that they’ve done their homework. technologies is not yet anywhere near complete — we’ve not yet seen all the important innovations.

70:20:10 - Beyond the Blend

Charles Jennings

However, the incorporation of technology into learning or training delivery has given blended learning a boost. It focuses on the ‘delivery channel’ - integrating technology with traditional face-to-face approaches and stretching the time available to spend learning.

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

Education, Technology and Myth

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Responding to Norm Friesen, E-Learning Myth #2: Technology Drives Educational Change In this post, various propositions have been collected under a single heading. From the text: It is often said or implied that technology or technological change impact education. The assumptions behind such understandings are that technology drives educational change, and that there is generally a direct and one-way relationship between technical innovation and educational transition.

An Irish Wake for the PC

Andy McAfee

The PC forever changed how knowledge work is carried out; was instrumental in reinvigorating American industrial productivity; generated huge amounts of entrepreneurship, innovation, and wealth; and served as the initial access point to the Internet for most of us.

Reflections on the early days of social networking as LinkedIn reaches 100 million users

Ross Dawson

From there, Friendster was founded in 2002, LinkedIn and MySpace in 2003, and Facebook in 2004. In February 2004, the same month that Facebook launched, I gave a presentation on The Rise of Social Networking Technologies (incidentally the second presentation ever at the Innovation Bay network). Last week LinkedIn reached a significant milestone: 100 million users.

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. Don’t shoot the messenger!

Organizations, work, and learning

Harold Jarche

They cover the main themes of organizations, work, and learning, that I have been discussing on this blog since 2004. This article was published by UK-based Inside Learning Technologies & Skills magazine.

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 Organizations are still enamoured with information technology. One critical side is PKM, for this is the source of implicit knowledge, a key to innovation.

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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. Their main premises were that: 1) management models are important social technologies; 2) the current models are out-of-date; and.

Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Reusable Learning Resources The initial development of online learning technology began at scale with the development of the learning management system (LMS) in the mid-1990s. Technological systems based on these designs were first developed by the aviation industry, in the form of the AICC specification (Aviation Industry Computer Based Training (CBT) Committee). Additional technologies to support resource discovery and reuse have been developed since then.

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.

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.

Non-Research Citations in the Siemens Research Study

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

2004). US Department of Education, Office of Educational Technology. Fall of the wall: Capital flows to education innovation. Defending himself against my criticism of his recently released research study on distance and online learning, George Siemens tweets: Au contraire mon frère. There are many non-research articles cites, with a particular preference toward foundations, consultants, a few blogs and news and magazine articles.

Buzzword: Micro-learning

Xyleme

As a term, “micro-learning” has been around since about 2004, when it was put forward in a PhD thesis by Gerhard Gassler. I was introduced recently to a new buzz word making its way across the learning & development industry: Micro-learning.

Shifting responsibility by taking responsibility

Harold Jarche

Where will the diversity of ideas needed to drive innovation come from? – Lilia Efimova 2004. It is a technology-neutral framework to promote common understanding through ongoing conversations.

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Harold Jarche » Big Consulting Companies Jumping on Bandwagon 2.0

Harold Jarche

ralphmercer: committees are place to lure great ideas to be killed while absolving everyone of the blame hjarche: innovation is something you create from thinking & doesn’t usually come from existing practices that others are following [link] hjarche: Our Future: Security, Consumption, Participation and/or Green? technology ?

Reinventing Relationships

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Once upon a time, new technologies were first deployed in large institutions - enterprises, universities and research labs, the military and civilian government agencies, - from which they eventually trickled down to the rest of the economy as their prices and complexity dropped. But, this trickle-down approach to technology diffusion dramatically reversed itself with the advent of inexpensive technologies, especially digital technologies.

Harold Jarche » Learning is Conversation

Harold Jarche

ralphmercer: committees are place to lure great ideas to be killed while absolving everyone of the blame hjarche: innovation is something you create from thinking & doesn’t usually come from existing practices that others are following [link] hjarche: Our Future: Security, Consumption, Participation and/or Green?

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Free-agents and enlightened despots

Harold Jarche

Tweet A recent NYT article on The Auteur vs. The Committee compares Apple and Google, describing Steve Jobs as an “auteur&# : Two years ago, the technology blogger John Gruber presented a talk , “The Auteur Theory of Design,” at the Macworld Expo. As I wrote in 2004 - I’ve heard and discussed the film crew metaphor many times over the past five or so years.

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. They need to learn to approach problems from different perspectives, so they are better able to come up with innovative solutions to the kinds of complex technical, business and organizational problems they will encounter throughout their careers. Several weeks ago IBM released its 2010 Global CEO Study.