Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: From Push to Pull

John Hagel

Global process networks built upon pull platforms are reshaping the global operations of such different and demanding industries as apparel, motorcycles and consumer electronics. Fits better with European and Asian cultural patterns than US, so the US may be quite slow on the uptake.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: The World Is Spiky

John Hagel

Tom in his best-selling new book says “The World Is Flat” and Richard in a new article in the October 2005 issue of Atlantic Monthly asserts “The World Is Spiky" Richard’s article is a great read (supported by highly visual maps) and I highly recommend it.

Trending Sources

Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The School of Design in London’s Royal College of Art has long been expanding the boundaries of industrial design. 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

Secular stagnation , says Summers, is the reason behind this unusual situation. “The economies of the industrial world, in this view, suffer from an imbalance resulting from an increasing propensity to save and a decreasing propensity to invest.

The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The report introduces the MGI Industry Digitization Index, a methodology for exploring the various ways US companies are going about their digital journey, - based on 27 indicators that measure how they’re building digital assets, expanding digital usage, and creating a digital workforce.

Data 84

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Patterns of Business Innovation in China and India

John Hagel

If you step back from these stories an interesting pattern emerges across three very different industries in India – let’s call it “open distribution” innovation. They have stories of losing parents in the Cultural Revolution or migrating from the rural interior and leaving family behind.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Offshore Labor Markets

John Hagel

Typical of MGI, the study dives deep into specific industry sectors (in this case, eight sectors - IT services, retail banking, packaged software, retail, insurance, pharma, health care and auto) and, building upon this analysis, extrapolates to a broader perspective.

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.

Data 77

stevenberlinjohnson.com: The Strike

Steven Berlin Johnson

December 21, 2005 in Cities | Permalink Comments DOES IT MATTER TO YOU that the Observer may be presenting a skewed and deliberately manipulative view of things and that drawing on tired yet evocative themes like the "less affluent" is a patronising device they may be using to make "more affluent but basically well meaning" readers like you fall for simplistic positions? Posted by: roseg | December 22, 2005 at 03:42 AM What the above poster said.

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Hong Kong Rising

Steven Berlin Johnson

Then, a million multicolor shipping containers in the industrial harbor, and then suddenly the skyline, pressed up improbably against the waters edge by the sharply rising land behind it. December 04, 2005 in Cities | Permalink Comments I have had exactly this experience when have picked up relatives (first-time visitors to the US) from India at JFK in New York. Posted by: almost witty | December 06, 2005 at 06:11 AM Coming into HK never gets old.

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Why The Web Is Like A Rain Forest

Steven Berlin Johnson

October 03, 2005 in Articles , Web | Permalink Comments Nice piece Steven. Cheers Posted by: Rikard Linde | October 03, 2005 at 07:26 AM Yes, I like the metaphor even though the ecological understanding is weak. This is a very common error in modern techno-industrial thought. For example, an industrial forester views dead and dying old trees as "decadent" and fallen logs as "waste."

The Value of Work

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The strength of an economy is measured, minimally, by what it produces - that is, what food it raises from the ground, what minerals it mines, what wood it hews from the forests, what power is produced in its plants, what amount of finished products is produced in its factories, what innovation is produced by its researchers, what cultural and other artifacts are produced by its artists. Numerous other industries would be similarly affected.

Bill Sullivan, CEO of Agilent Technologies is a Chief Engagement Officer

Dan Pontefract

Bill Sullivan was appointed CEO in March of 2005. There are four quadrants that make up the relative success of the company: customer satisfaction, markets, financial … and employees, leadership & culture.

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. Contractual/Cultural Infrastructure.

Entrepreneurship and Job Creation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

With that in mind, we organized roundtables with entrepreneurs in 12 cities across the United States, choosing our cities with the aim of covering the geographic expanse of the country and well as the industrial diversity of the US economy.” .

Patent Activity and the State of US Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The rapid growth and rising per-capita incomes we experienced during the Industrial Revolution of the past two centuries might have been a unique episode in human history. inventors of granted patents since 1976 and 82 percent since 2005.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I can personally attest to his deep understanding of technology and the IT industry, given the many discussions we’ve had over the years. . 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. The IT industry is now going through something similar.

Price 35

“Soft” AI Is Suddenly Everywhere

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The AI he foresees is more like a kind of “cheap, reliable, industrial-grade digital smartness running behind everything, and almost invisible except when it blinks off… It will enliven inert objects, much as electricity did more than a century ago.

The Rise of the Digital Capital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A highly connected, global economy has been rising all around us, whose magnitude and implications were brought to light by NY Times columnist Tom Friedman in his 2005 bestseller The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Globalized World in the Twenty-first Century. .

Cost 39

Money Doesn't Necessarily Buy Competitive Advantage

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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. In his article, Schrage references a then recently published report, 2005: Money Isn’t Everything by the global management consulting firm Booz and Company. It also excludes companies in the service sector of the economy which we think of as innovation leaders in their industries, such as Walmart, American Express and jetBlue.

Buy 49

Reflections on Ten Years of Blogging

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Internet ushered the rise of a highly connected economy all around us, whose magnitude and implications were nicely captured by NY Times columnist Tom Friedman in his 2005 bestseller The World is Flat. But the one constant is the weekly blog which I have been writing since May of 2005.

Social Reputation in the Age of Globalization

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, beyond my core interests at the intersection of technology, management and complex systems, I have been thinking quite a bit about the central role of trust and reputation now plays, especially for highly visible global companies that are leaders in their industry. As was the case with quality and productivity over the past few decades, the growing importance of social reputation will significantly impact the management and culture of companies around the world.

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. .

Freelancing means freedom

Harold Jarche

We haven’t seen a shift in the workforce this significant in almost 100 years when we transitioned from an agricultural to an industrial economy. As of 2005, one-third of our workforce participated in this “freelance economy.” What happens when freelancers outnumber salaried employees?

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Virtual Worlds Management Industry Forecast 2008

Mark Oehlert

Also examined in the report are the 2008 business goals for many of the leading companies in the industry. What challenges do you expect 2008 to bring for the virtual worlds industry? What are the biggest impacts this will have on the industry?

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.

Class 19

How Fun and Creativity Can Shape Your Own Social Computing Guidelines and Policy

Luis Suarez

At the time, May 2005 , it was rather refreshing to see how instead of the company trying to figure it out by itself, on its own, it decided to rely on a group of prolific bloggers to come to the rescue and eventually put that policy on a wiki page over the course of two weeks.

build your own edge

Harold Jarche

Robert Paterson worked with US public radio, NPR, in 2005 to help determine how to adapt to the industry-wide changes wrought by social media. Part of the secret was to prepare the existing culture by embracing pathfinders from the new culture. “So

Reflections on the Future of TV

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I’ve long been interested in the impact of digital technologies on the media industry. While all industries are subject to the forces of creative destruction , media is one of the most affected. This all adds to the restructuring underway in the media industry.

The MIT Distributed Leadership Forum

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this month, the Center sponsored a Distributed Leadership Forum , which brought together an invited group of people from industry and academia to explore the key attributes of distributed leadership required for effective 21st century organizations. For example, a major finding of IBM's 2005 Global Innovation Outlook (GIO) was: “The nature of competition - increasingly intense, global and unpredictable - requires strength across the board.

IBM’s Trip to Become A Socially Integrated Enterprise

Luis Suarez

Like I said, it continues to take time and lots of good effort and energy to provoke that cultural shift and that mindset change.

ROI 137

Don’t Be Trapped By Dogma

Adaptive Path

For me, the greatest lesson that Steve Jobs taught is summed up in this statement from his renowned 2005 Stanford Commencement speech: "Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.". Most companies still operate under an industrial age bureaucratic mindset, born of railroads and mass manufacturing. They're the ones that authentically understand the importance of culture, of values, of a mission that provides real meaning.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Seven Strategies for Implementing a Successful Corporate Wiki" (Industry Week)

Mark Oehlert

Main | "The Core of Fun" (Raph Koster via IT Conversations) » March 12, 2008 "Seven Strategies for Implementing a Successful Corporate Wiki" (Industry Week) ( article link ) When I first saw this article, I thought great, another study telling us what we already kno w.

Social Computing Guidelines and Why You Would Still Need Them

Luis Suarez

May 2005. . During that time none of us, i.e. that group of bloggers, would know such guidelines would become an industry standard, but they, eventually, did.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Blogging in the Next Phase of My Career

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Home Archives Subscribe « The NYPD Real Time Crime Center | Main | A Matter of World Views » June 11, 2007 Blogging in the Next Phase of My Career I started this blog in May of 2005. From the beginning, I have looked at my blog as something personal, written by a long-time professional in the IT industry who happens to be employed by IBM - not the other way around.

Becoming a Digital Business: Progress and Obstacles

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The article notes that “The astounding rate of growth [of Internet-based big data] would make any parent proud,” It then adds: “For its next act, the industry has pinned its hopes, and its colossal public relations machine, on the power of Big Data itself to supercharge the economy.

The Freelance Revolution

Harold Jarche

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. Perhaps with more worker mobility, a growing body of free-agents and less dependence on corporations for work, we may see this culture changing.

Is it too late to save the Net from the carriers?

Doc Searls

The CEO of AT&T told an interviewer back in 2005 that he wanted to introduce a new business model to the internet: charging companies like Google and Yahoo! It was submitted in November 2005 and ran in the February 2006 issue. Culture is not Free.

MOOC - The Resurgence of Community in Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

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.

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Preface to the new.

Steve Denning

Since 2005, a massive rethinking of management itself has also gotten under way. In 2005, when the first edition of this book was published, Facebook and YouTube had only just been created, and Twitter did not exist.