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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: From Push to Pull

John Hagel

These are not just isolated examples - powerful forces are shaping the need for an alternative approach to mobilizing resources. For example, Amazon or eBay provide robust pull capability for consumers to access on demand an extraordinary abundance of products like books and CD’s.

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.

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Vertical Ascent

Steven Berlin Johnson

stevenberlinjohnson.com « The Huddled Masses | Main | » Vertical Ascent My other favorite example of Hong Kong’s insane vertical organization: on my last night there, we went to a spectacular restaurant called Aqua on top of a 28-story building in Kowloon.

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Steven Berlin Johnson

December 11, 2005 in Cities | Permalink Comments There's a reason those New Englanders are alarmingly friendly. The economics surrounding Christmas trees in NYC are a great example of how "location, location, location" applies in retailing as well as in real estate.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Innovation and R&D

John Hagel

There are lots of ways to “game” productivity in the short-term – for example, by raising prices or by cutting staff and forcing the remaining people to work harder. Read More] Tracked on December 06, 2005 at 04:18 PM Comments Solid article/blog post, John!!!

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Literary Darwinism

Steven Berlin Johnson

Its true that you can find plenty of examples of status-seeking and kin preference and incest taboo in the canon, but you can also find plenty of examples of characters dutifully obeying the laws of gravity as well -- and thats not going to tell you anything interesting about physics, right?

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Dubai - Global Talent Magnet

John Hagel

Mohamed Ali Alabbar, the founder and chairman of Emaar, one of the leading real estate development companies in Dubai, provided an example of this urgency in a recent article: This region is way behind all the regions of the world, except sub-Saharan Africa.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Bra Blowback

John Hagel

Posted by John Hagel on November 13, 2005 | Permalink TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Bra Blowback : Comments Want another example?

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Druckers Gone

John Hagel

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Onshore Manufacturing

John Hagel

in the September 4, 2005 issue of the New York Times. For example, Haas Automation estimates that its productivity rate is 50 times greater than equivalent Chinese manufacturers, more than making up for a 10 times higher wage rate.

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

John Hagel

For example in the massive industrial park in Suzhou a new University has opened and is still under construction. Posted by: Mike Nevens | August 25, 2005 at 10:44 AM Verify your Comment Previewing your Comment Posted by: | This is only a preview.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Diamonds and China

John Hagel

It is another example of China’s ability to compete on skill, rather than simply wage rate advantages. This is probably a different article, though it has all of the info (including the examples and labour costs).

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Goldhaber and Attention Economy

John Hagel

For example, he anticipated that all organizations would become temporary and that money would diminish in importance as a medium of exchange. Posted by: Frank Ruscica | June 05, 2005 at 02:57 PM Verify your Comment Previewing your Comment Posted by: | This is only a preview.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Offshore Labor Markets

John Hagel

Posted by John Hagel on June 18, 2005 | Permalink TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Offshore Labor Markets : Comments Verify your Comment Previewing your Comment Posted by: | This is only a preview.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Process versus Practice

John Hagel

Ive spent the better part of my career building applications that help people connect to each other and share knowledge (search is the best example of that).

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Steven Berlin Johnson

December 16, 2005 in Television | Permalink Comments Yes! The IPod example is an undeniable manifestation of this phenomenon. Faiser Posted by: Faiser | December 17, 2005 at 03:25 AM "Jumping the shark" is so last year. Posted by: jon | December 19, 2005 at 04:41 PM Actually, it sounded like the President had at least three.

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

Steven Berlin Johnson

For most readers here, I suspect that the example scenario I give will be old news, but the more interesting stuff comes at the end. 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. For example, an industrial forester views dead and dying old trees as "decadent" and fallen logs as "waste."

Technorati's Statistics

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

If we look at the chart provided, the number of posts using "tags or categories" was zero as of january 1, 2005. To create a chart, therefore, showing zero instances as of January 1, 2005, is grossly misleading. For example, when Sifry writes, "Technorati has tracked over 25 Million tagged posts from January to July of 2005," does he mean Technorati Tags (tm) or does he mean "tags or categories"?

Balance

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Their political objectives sway them to lavish their attention on the one side, which may be, for example, the counter-demonstrators, so much so that any resemblance to reality is lost in the process. An anonymous commentator wrote to me on NewsTrolls : And while we're at it, why do we have to "balance" Rush Limbaugh, Laura Schlessinger and James Dobson?

Taxes, Corruption and Belief

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It does not, for example, take into account federal and provincial jurisdiction. While even Conservatives recognize that the government needs some tax base in order to continue operations, the sorts of taxes they favour are not income, equity, or other wealth-based taxes, but rather, consumption taxes, of which the GST is a prime example. Let's deal with the issue of corruption head-on.

Opposing the $100 Computer

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

They should be combined with other programs, such as electrification, transportation and communications infrastructure, banking (and, for example, microloans) services, the rationalization of trade laws, and more. It just figures that the writers on this site would come out opposed to a plan to put cheap computers into the hands of people worldwide, even when such a plan wouldn't cost then a dime out of their precious tax dollars.

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Chomsky's Trust

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

For example , when one is arguing 'Jack is a murderer', Jack or Jack's defendent says 'You're a murderer too'. Re: The Branding of the World's Top Intellectual: Noam Chomsky This article is a rather straightforward (and fairly boring) instance of the logical fallacy known as Ad Hominem Tu Quoque. " The response is only blaming the claimer for the same thing he/she did as well. This doesn't refute the fact Jack is a murderer, but only draws away the attention by involving another person."

Standing Alone

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Ludwig Wittgenstein, for example: a former prisoner of war, master logician and theorist of language (whose mere thoughts would likely have been themselves a masterpiece, were they to be captured and printed), possibly gay (and who would have witnessed the destruction of colleague Alan Turing from close range). I find myself standing alone a lot, lost in my own thoughts, and it from time to time crosses my mind: what do great thinkers think about when they stand alone?

Evidence and Obesity

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

If you look at the ADA evidence summary , for example, you see the majority of studies showing a greater and more defined correlation between unhealthy eating and obesity. Exercise is obviously a major component, as is the form of consumption (liquid calories, for example, have a much greater impact than solid calories, since the body does not register their intake). Re: No Fizzy Drinks, Please.

The Paucity of Intelligent Design

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

To be sure, an instance of Sanata within the domain of math - the calculus version of flying reindeer, for example - would pose a problem for math. But it's not like science cannot handle such counter-examples. Consider, for example, 'signal drift' - the idea that a message, through a series of successive transmissions, changes into a new message (gossip is like that too, and nobody claims that gossip is evidence in favour of intelligent design).

Hate Crime Legislation

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The specific example cited by the author is misleading. Hate crime legislation already exists in nations around the world, for example, in Canada. History is filled with examples. Declan McCullagh wrote: By way of background, here's a cogent argument against "hate crime" legislation: [link] There is no doubt that it is an argument; whether it is cogent is a matter of opinion. Let's examine it.

U.S. Drugs, Canadian Prices

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

For example, over the last ten years, the pharaceutical industry twice managed to convince the Canadian government to extend patent protection. Re: So Much For American Sovereignty Well, I must say, that was a pretty funny article. Not intentionally so, perhaps, but funny nonetheless. Let's deal with patents first. Patents are not some sort of god-given right. An application for a patent is a request that the government interfere in a free market by creating an artificial monopoly.

Principles for Evaluating Websites

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

When you read it in the newspaper, for example, it was probably true. For example, they often use adjectives and adverbs to suggest how you should feel about something. Convert any loaded terms to neutral terms (for example, convert a sentence like “He claimed…” to “He said…”). When someone says “All dogs are animals”, for example, they are talking about every single dog. A person might say, for example, “Most people are generous.” EDT, July 16, 2005.

Contra Canadian Media

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

for example, is a major story, and at the centre of Web 2.0 Prompted by an article in Maisonneuve , the story is circulating once again that the Canadian blogosphere is impotent, that it should be more like its American counterpart and break some big stories. It all goes to foster the myth that we are somehow underdeveloped in Canada, that we would be so much better if only we were like the Americans.

Preserving the Tradition (2)

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

For example, they will be interested in literature that shows that certain approaches "work." To say otherwise is to say (for example) that 50 Cent is *not* a musician, not a steward of music, unless he plays Bach. David Wiley offers a measured, though contrary, commentary on my post.

Representing Events, Representing Knowledge

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The latter, for example, is a French invention, the Encyclopédie of Denis Diderot (1750-1772). Some examples of associated resources include: - agenda - PowerPoint - MP3 recording - blog post summary It should be noted that such associated resources will often be generated independently of the event. For example, a 'conference' may consist of individual 'sessions'.

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On Surveillance

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The chaos that can be caused on the network, for example by spammers and virus writers, and in society, by terrorists and organized crime, is sufficient to argue for some sort of constraint. Re: Canada's Big Brother Plan to Reshape the Internet I think we should be clear that although terrorism is being touted as the reason for these new powers, the intent is to employ them much more broadly, to counteract organized crime generally.

Snake Oil

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Where this has been tried - Argentina, for example - the results have been impressive. A public education, for example, will produce increases in GDP well beyond the 0.6 Re: Less Live 8; More Self Help Tim Worstall argues, "supply side reforms (no, the phrase does not just mean tax cuts, it means reform of the supply of things) will benefit development.

Metadata

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

For example, in a fully normalized database, the string 'Alberta' would only be stored once, and all instances of 'Alberta' in an address would be a pointer to this string in the 'provinces' table. For example, the entry '11829-118 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T3C 2P4' should never be entered in a database more than once. If we have, for example, metadata about a given person (say, me), then it should be stored in one and only one location. Take, for example, a discussion post.

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The Best Days of Hockey

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Because scoring is sometimes difficult in hockey - because, for example, teams can play the trap and stymie even skilled teams - it requires a more sensitive eye for detail. 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.

Kisangani

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

There [is a] remarkable similarity between the map of Africa's civil wars and the map of its precious resources: the Democratic Republic of the Congo (gold and diamonds), Angola (diamonds and oil), Sudan (oil), Sierra Leone (diamonds) and Liberia (diamond trafficking and timber) are the most obvious examples. Bono, for example, argues on Oprah Winfrey : Africa spends $40 million each day repaying old debts to rich countries.

Failing to Connect

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

That we hurt developing nations, for example, if we give them knowledge for free. The dumping of free food on a nation, for example, prices food below the level of sustinance for local farmers, in effect killing the local farming industry. After the Tsunami, for example, it was common for governments to refuse certain types of aid for precisely this reason. Lawrence lessig writes of a talk he gave in South Africa promoting Creative Commons.

Help

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

But in order to qualify for this help, the recipient must satisfy certain conditions - taking a course in computing, for example. Most aid programs, for example, require that the materials purchased for the provision of aid be purchased from the donot nation. David Wiley struggles with these words from Teemu, "The aim of reaching everyone is immoral.

The Value of Work

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

My favorite example is, of course, the pet rock, which would no doubt have been included in the manufacturing statistics, not to mention the GDP, but which consisted entirely of empty production. The nature of janitorial services would change almost overnight, for example. We would, for example, expect a proliferation of the arts. Someone wrote in DEOS just the other day, "Is a terrible, boring, mind-numbing job better than unemployment, or not?

Decomposting Socialism

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Many income-support programs vary by contribution - Canada's Employment Insurance, for example. Canada's 'baby bonus' program, for example, is paid to everyone who has a baby, rich or poor. People who think hockey games should not have scores, for example. How many times do we have to hear these tired old stereotypes? We've seen socialism fail all around the globe. No, you saw dictatorships failing all around the globe.