Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Fragility of Globalization

John Hagel

He has a new article in the Spring 2005 issue of The National Interest entitled "Trading Places" (for some reason, on the cover of the print version of the quarterly, Druckers article has the more ominous title of "Our Mercantilist Future").

The Evolution of My Complex Relationship with Blogging

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the Spring of 2005 the company was getting ready to launch a major blogging initiative to encourage its employee s to participate in the rapidly growing blogosphere. I posted my first blog on May 16, 2005. At the end of 2005, about seven months into blogging, I wrote : “I did not anticipate how much effort writing this blog would take. I have been blogging now, week-in, week-out, since May of 2005.

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The True State of Globalization

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Currently available evidence… suggests that the world was about 8% more connected in 2015 than in 2005.” Information flows, - measured by international internet traffic, telephone call minutes and trade in printed publications - has grown over 60% over this ten year period.

Notes from 2005

Harold Jarche

This is a continuation of my notes from 2004 … I see that 2005 was the year I started digging deeper into PKM/Networked Learning. From the The Walrus magazine on an uninspiring 2005 McLuhan International Festival of the Future , until the very end: As the last few intellectual thrusts of “Probing McLuhan&# wound down, a figure rose from the crowd and said a few words.

Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Design thinking is now being applied to abstract entities, - e.g. systems, services, information and organizations, - as well as to devise strategies, manage change and solve complex problems. I first learned about design thinking during a 2005 visit to the Olin College of Engineering.

Why Are We Stuck in a World of Slow Economic Growth? Nobody Seems to Know

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These have enabled them to analyze and predict the behavior of our highly complex physical systems under widely different conditions. Between 1960 and 2005, the global labor force grew at an average of 1.8 percent per year, but since 2005, the rate has downshifted to just 1.1

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Process versus Practice

John Hagel

The best products are the ones that slowly reveal complexity as you use them. Edge Perspectives with John Hagel Exploration of emerging innovations on a broad array of edges that are rising up to challenge the core About Recent Posts The Great Reset Passion and Flow Economic Recovery?

innovation in perpetual beta

Harold Jarche

A 2005 article on Network Structure & Innovation by Steve Borgatti defined two types of innovation networks based on the need for either individual creativity or interactive creativity. Complexity ConnectedEnterprise Learning Work

Trust and the On-Demand Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As this 2005 IBM study noted: “The nature of competition - increasingly intense, global and unpredictable - requires strength across the board.

Is There a STEM Crisis or a STEM Surplus?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In 2005, for example, the National Innovation Initiative listed “Build the Base of Scientists and Engineers” as one of its top recommendations, noting that “unless the United States takes swift action, the demand for S&E talent will far outstrip supply.

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Networked individuals trump organizations

Harold Jarche

2005 was the year when more than 50% of US workers’ occupations involved non-routine cognitive work, that long-awaited milestone. complexity SocialBusiness Wirearchy

The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

By 2005, the have-mores Index had increased by a factor of 1.7, The Index of the haves also increased in 2005 and 2013, but still comprised a fraction of the have-more’ Index at 12% and 14% respectively.

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There Is No Remaining Doubt

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

BBC News , Feb 17, 2005 The Times of London , Feb 18, 2005 "The debate about whether there is a global warming signal now is over, at least for rational people," said Tim Barnett, of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California. Joint science academies’ statement : Global response to climate change, June 7, 2005 "There will always be uncertainty in understanding a system as complex as the world s climate.

Global Warming and the Future

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

People who do not treat this as a complex long-term problem endanger not only themselves but also the others they come into contact with. Eric write, It seems so strange/absurd, though, that most Newstrolls regulars never could "get it" despite all the evidence of the global warming urgency posted here over the years. And still don't get it, now.) Then again, maybe it was too late ten years ago, and we just didn't realize it.

Representing Events, Representing Knowledge

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In particular, I would like to observe that while events are complex entities, practice thus far has tended to represent them in single self-contained documents. A *complex* event consists of a collection of simple events. Complex events obtain their structure by referencing simple events to each other. Two comments to blogs, that at first glance appear to address very different topics, but are in fact saying exactly the same thing.


“Complicated” vs. “Complex”

Martijn Linssen

The background: A gentleman who makes a living “reducing complexity” for IT systems keeps running into some of us on Twitter who study complexity. The ask: There is a group of complexity aficionados that criticize my use of the word “complexity.” ” In general, these are folks who are influenced by the Cynefin framework that considers complexity and complicated to be different attributes of a system. The Emergence of Complexity.

The Best Days of Hockey

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The point here is that this change reduced the complexity of the gamed, eliminates the nuance that an offensive strategy can 9and should have). Sheesh, why don't they just convert hockey into basketball and be done with it. Scording goals isn't supposed to be easy, it's supposed to be hard.


Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In other words, every entity in a discussion forum would look like this: My first Post This is my first post [link] Anything over and above this basic forumation is not only needless complexity , it is in addition redundant and hence increases the possibility of error. Why does metadata frustrate me? I've looked at dozens of metadata formats over time, most associated with online learning.


build your own edge

Harold Jarche

Every one of the major challenges facing us is complex. But our organizations are not designed for complexity. Our workplace training does not factor in complexity. Understanding complexity means working in it together and using our collective intelligence.

Dupes, Subs and Atom

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

But, you know, the more we wait for Atom, the more complex Atom becomes, the more it solve problems via 'requirements' rather than enablements, the less happy I become. Regarding Tim Bray, Why We Need Atom Now Before commenting, let me first note that I am officially agnostic with respect to Atom. That is not to say I don't care; I care a great deal. But I do not take a stance favouring either Atom or RSS.

What Will Life Be Like in an AI Future?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I believe that in the end, it comes down to which of two major forces will prevail over time - exponential growth or complexity brake. . The human brain may well be the most complex object in the universe. The complexity of the brain is simply awesome.

The Science of Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I found the report quite interesting, both because I’ve been closely involved with innovation activities through a great part of my career, and because since 2005 I’ve been affiliated with MIT.

Harold Jarche » Learning is Conversation

Harold Jarche

Watch Kiran Bir Sethi [link] no technology required Themes Complexity PKM Social Learning Work Literacy Threads Books Commons Communities Friday's Finds Informal Learning InternetTime Learning OpenSource Performance Improvement Technology Wirearchy Work jarche.com About Advertisers Clients Consulting Contact Français Key Posts Projects Toolbox Learning is Conversation Posted on December 1st, 2005 by Harold Jarche This is a remix and update of some previous posts. 2005).

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195 posts about MOOCs

Jay Cross

MOOC on complexity JAY CROSS | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013. patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more. The year was 2005 and “From Nand to Tetris” became the first of what are now known as MOOCs , Massive Open Online Courses.

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“Soft” AI Is Suddenly Everywhere

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These are generally statistically oriented, computational intelligence methods for addressing complex problems based on the analysis of vast amounts of information using powerful computers and sophisticated algorithms, whose results exhibit qualities we tend to associate with human intelligence.

Becoming a Digital Business: Progress and Obstacles

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The overall economic trends are complex, but an argument could be made that the slowdown began around 2005 - just when Big Data began to make its appearance.

Could the End of Moore’s Law Be Near? If so, What’s Next?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In his 2005 book, The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology , - author and inventor Ray Kurzweil predicte d that exponential advances in technology, would lead to what he calls The Law of Accelerating Returns. Evolution essentially took off in a different direction, leading to the development of all kinds of complex life forms. I recently read The Next Wave: A Conversation with John Markoff in Edge.org.

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Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Reflections on Complex Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Home Archives Subscribe « The Web and the Long, "Soft" War | Main | The Life Cycle of a Business » April 16, 2007 Reflections on Complex Systems Last week I attended the Almaden Institute , a meeting held annually at IBMs Almaden Research Center , located in Silicon Valley.

Complex Organizational Systems: Some Common Principles

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Following Vest’s keynote, I participated in a panel on Critical Issues and Grand Challenges , in which we discussed the kinds of complex and exciting societal challenges Chuck told us are needed to inject excitement into engineering. John Reed , - chairman and CEO of Citi from 1984 until 2000, and head of the New York Stock Exchange from 2003 - 2005, - shared his views of the issues in the financial services industry that led to our current crisis.

Social Reputation in the Age of Globalization

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Given my current university affiliations and teaching responsibilities, I spend quite a bit of time thinking how we should best train future leaders to help prepare them for the complex, volatile and unpredictable environments that they must learn to navigate. Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture

Is a College Education Still Worth It?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These are generally high-skill human activities that involve expert problem solving and complex communications for which there are no rule-based solutions. NY Times editor David Leonhardt recently wrote a column with the provocative title: Is College Worth It?

Some Thoughts on the Affordable Care Act

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

He was one of the first people I knew who had a blog, - which is still going strong after all these years, - and was a big influence in my decision to start my own blog in May of 2005. . The agency has little experience in developing such a complex Web site.

The Changing Nature of Globalization in Our Hyperconnected, Knowledge-Intensive Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In April, 2005, NY Times columnist Tom Friedman published The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Globalized World in the Twenty-first Century. Cross-border Internet traffic has been going up by over 50% CGR since 2005.

Growing a Bigger Brain with a Larger Social Network

Eide Neurolearning

skip to main | skip to sidebar Eide Neurolearning Blog Weekly articles related to brain-based learning and learning styles, problem-solving and creativity, kids, families, and parenting, gifted and visual learners, dyslexia, attention deficit disorders, autism, and more.

The New Center for Global Enterprise

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The world was waking up to the growing economic power of emerging markets and the BRICs in particular, especially with the publication of The World is Flat in April of 2005, Tom Friedman’s best-seller that did so much to explain the transformative powers of globalization and digital technologies.

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moving to social learning

Harold Jarche

In 2005 I wrote that the beauty of a decentralized social learning approach, versus a closed learning management system (LMS) was that each person keeps all of his/her content, and it does not get locked away in an inaccessible archive of a centrally controlled LMS.

Scaling the Heights of Language, its Learning, and its Teaching

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Complex dynamic systems. Complexity theory - scientists seek patterns and relations within systems. Complex is not the same as complicated - an automobile is complicated, but not complex. The example of a murmuration is an example of complexity. Algar 2005 p.

Leadership emerges from network culture

Harold Jarche

Employers wanted to keep workers on-site, when it made no sense, as this post from 2005 noted: virtual work, but we need you onsite. In a naturalistic redescription of the phenomenon, we might view it as an emergent, self-organising property of complex systems.

Autonomy and Value in Social and Workplace Learning

Charles Jennings

I’ve combined the C-Curve [X=Autonomy, Y= Strategic Alignment] with the knowledge acquisition models from these three organizational types (simple, Complicated, Complex). My colleague Jane Hart recently shared the diagram below on her blog.

Reflections on the Future of TV

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I’m also a (very minor) content producer, given the weekly blogs I’ve been posting since 2005 and my 2-year guest columnist affiliation with the WSJ’s CIO Journal . With complex films or series, I often rely on comments and reviews to better understand their storylines and characters.