The Firm as a Large, Complex, Extended Family

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

He lived a long and extraordinarily productive life until the very end. In a 2010 OpEd , he called economic scientism “.the A firms is best viewed as a kind-of rather large and highly complex family.

Design Principles for Complex, Unpredictable, People Oriented Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

An IBM Global CEO Study conducted in 2010 concluded that complexity was the primary challenge emerging out of its conversations with 1,500 CEOs and senior government officials. CEOs told us they operate in a world that is substantially more volatile, uncertain and complex. A similar view was expressed by Roger Martin , the dean of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management in an excellent January, 2010 article in the NY Times - Multicultural Business Theory.

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Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise

Harold Jarche

Our relationship with knowledge is changing as our work becomes more intangible and complex. PDL – Personal Directed Learning: from Clockwork & Predictable to Complexity & Surprising. In complex environments it no longer works to sit back and see what will happen.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

Before I start with any of my actual predictions, let me throw in an overall prediction that the year is going to start off slow for most people, but by the end of the year, we will all be thinking: “Wow, 2010 was a crazy year!” For example, Harold Jarche tells us 2010: Year of the CM.

The Collapse of Complex Business Models ? Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

The Times’ Paywall and Newsletter Economics » The Collapse of Complex Business Models. In 1988, Joseph Tainter wrote a chilling book called The Collapse of Complex Societies. Every one of those groups had rich traditions, complex social structures, advanced technology, but despite their sophistication, they collapsed, impoverishing and scattering their citizens and leaving little but future archeological sites as evidence of previous greatness. Clay Shirky.

Services, Production and Clouds

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

So, like many others, I have discussed services and their attributes in contrast to what they are not - physical products that are generally manufactured in factories. The distinction between products and services blurs, as physical products are increasingly embedded into service-based solutions, where the clients pay for the services they receive, not the products embodied in the solutions. He views cloud computing as being primarily a story of production.

The Glass Box And The Commonplace Book

Steven Berlin Johnson

Since the heyday of the commonplace book, there have been a few isolated attempts to turn these textual remixes into a finished product, into a standalone work of collage. Call it, in this example: textual productivity.

Network Learning: Working Smarter

Harold Jarche

2010) uses a Web-based note system to store messages, manage his financial risk and stay on top of the multiple factors necessary to run a successful dairy farm. Teams and organizations that can share information faster and make better sense of it are more productive.

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

And every year I use this as a Big Question – see: Learning 2010. During 2010, I’ve been ramping up my use of twitter as a learning tool. Learning Coach Model Very Powerful In 2010, I had a great experience where Dr. Joel Harband wrote a series of articles for my blog on Text-to-Speech in eLearning. Neither do more complex solutions. Flash may Die and HTML 5 is Going to be Big 2010 opened my eyes are Flash and HTML 5.

Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning

Tony Karrer

The other posts are: Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality , Digital Signal Processor and Text-to-Speech , Using Text-to-Speech in an eLearning Course , and Text-to-Speech eLearning Tools - Integrated Products. Global web training by a Systems Engineering Manager at a Large Product Corporation. Company-wide training modules by a Lead Courseware Developer at a Security Products Corporation. Summary Obviously, there are complex questions around the use of voice-over at all.

No Agile Gospel please, just give me Enlightenment

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Monday, 28 June 2010 No Agile Gospel please, just give me Enlightenment For lack of a logo, heres the Snowbird resort where the Agile Manifesto was developed back in 2001 Agile Software Development presently is suffering from evangelisation, it seems.

Passion Versus Obsession

John Hagel

The obsessive person’s focus is narrow because they are less interested in complex growth than singular direction. Objects of obsession are often quite narrow, for example using a specific photo editing tool, developing enhancements to a specific product or developing new art around a specific pop culture character or icon.  When I was a little boy, I was obsessed with chemistry. 

The Rise of Winner-Take-All Urbanism

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Whenever a product, service or process is captured in software and digitized, it becomes digital capital and the economics of abundance take over. Between 1990 and 2010 the rate of economic convergence across American states slowed to less than half what it had been between 1880 and 1980.

2010-2020: The Great Divide

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Monday, 13 December 2010 2010-2020: The Great Divide A Great Divide is what I see for the coming decade. PaaS your DTAP: Test, Acceptance and Pre-production systems have never come at a cheaper price. Business or Pleasure? -

Blockchain and the Music Industry: Turning Pennies into Dollars

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), revenues fell from roughly $12 billion in 2006 to around $7 billion in 2010. Just about every industry has been significantly transformed in the past few decades. But few have been as disrupted as the music industry.

Human-AI Decision Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In modern societies, decision systems provide a leader the ability to make informed and timely decisions, supported by a complex enterprise of distributed information and communication systems that provide situational awareness. The results were published in the October 2010 issue of Science.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Enterprise 2.0: The Prodigal.

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Wednesday, 10 November 2010 Enterprise 2.0: ') [link] 10 November 2010 23:24 Martijn Linssen said. 11 November 2010 06:50 Martijn Linssen said. Hanoz Dilli Dur Ast :) Regards, Prem 11 November 2010 18:02 Jon Husband said.

Learning is (still) conversation

Harold Jarche

Encouraging open, honest conversation through work space design, setting ground rules for conversing productively, and baking conversation into the corporate culture spread intellectual capital, improve cooperation, and strengthen personal relationships.

The Pernicious Effects of Advertising and Marketing Agencies Trying To Deliver User Experience Design

Adaptive Path

As those vehicles got more complex, it was recognized they needed UX disciplines like information architecture and interaction design involved, and so agencies grew UX capabilities in order to deliver that service. Ad agencies, by their nature, see people first and foremost as consumers, or, as Jerry Michalski once said , “a gullet who lives only to gulp products and crap cash.&# User experience projects are complex and take over your whole brain.

A day with Dave Snowden

Jay Cross

Dave Snowden is a compelling storyteller, mad genius, and irascible Welshman who has pioneered the mash-up of complexity theory and management practice. Dave led a day-long seminar on his version of complexity in San Francisco today. Complex adaptive systems. Complexity theory.

There are two kinds of people in the world. | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Personal Productivity (14). December 13th, 2010. Cindie on December 13, 2010. Ben Knight on December 13, 2010. Shiva Mathivanan on December 13, 2010. Alan Matan on December 13, 2010. Jeffrey Cufaude on December 13, 2010. Aerin on December 13, 2010.

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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. The application of design thinking beyond products isn’t new.

The revolution brewing in the world of work: Q&A with Rod Collins

Steve Denning

Leadership is about the role of the catalysts in organizations who influence and shape both strategy and execution, while management is the discipline that guides how large numbers of people efficiently accomplish complex work.

Technological Unemployment and the Future of Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

To the contrary, automating the more routine parts of a job will often increase the productivity and quality of workers, by complementing their skills with machines and computers, as well as enabling them to focus on those aspect of the job that most need their attention. .

21st Century L&D Skills

Charles Jennings

It got me thinking about a piece I’d written for TrainingZone a few months ago titled “What does your ideal L&D team look like in 2010?”. L&D Capabilities for 2010 and beyond So, how does all this impact what the L&D department of 2010 and beyond looks like?

Automated and Outsourced

Harold Jarche

Any scenario that I consider – peak oil, global warming; globalization; Asian dominance – still requires that the developed world’s workforce deals with more complexity and even chaos.

Lean Principles in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Lean principles is the name given to a group of production techniques developed by Japanese manufacturing companies around the 1970s-1980s to maximize customer value while reducing wasteful resource. But, this push economy is fading fast in our complex, integrated, fast changing world.

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Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

Luis Suarez

All in a single place so that you can take a look into how things developed further during the course of 2010. Starting off in 2008 with an average of 32 emails per week, to 22 emails received per week in 2009, to then, finally, 18 emails received in 2010.

Notes from Intelligent Content 2010

Xyleme

Home > Instructional Design , Learning Content Management > Notes from Intelligent Content 2010 Notes from Intelligent Content 2010 March 11th, 2010 Goto comments Leave a comment A couple of weeks ago, Xyleme presented at Intelligent Content conference hosted by the Rockley Group.

The Collaborative, Sharing Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Since the advent of the steam engine in the late 18th century, technology advances have been radically improving the productivity of business, enabling companies to significantly lower their prices while providing higher quality products and services.

Pronoia

Jay Cross

Klaus Hennig, the architect of Aachen’s €20+ million/year research initiative , described his framework of “dynaxity&# (dynamic + complexity) to provide a structure for discussing global socioeconomic dilemmas. There’s another product placement ad for Microsoft.

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IT, Productivity and Organizational Capital

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, to achieve long term economic growth, as well as gains in our standard of living , the US must also focus on innovation and productivity growth. US labor productivity - “the amount of goods and services that a laborer produces in a given amount of time” - grew at only 1.5% This period of slow productivity coincided with the rapid growth in the use of computers in business, giving rise to the Solow. As the US recovers from the financial.

The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, unlike the prices of goods and services in most other industries, ICT prices have declined 63% between 1983 and 2010, driven by the dramatic advances in digital technologies over that time span. This gap points to substantial room for much of the economy to boost productivity.

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The Future of the Globally Integrated Enterprise

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Those local subsidiaries tended to have control over sales, manufacturing and other business functions, while the parent company continued to perform such tasks as R&D, finance and product management. From 1990 to 2010, for example, 1.2

The Analog Foundations of the Digital Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This is evident in the many new kinds of products and services we’ve seen over the past 20 years, including e-commerce platforms, digital payment systems, e-books, streaming music, social media, and on-demand companies.

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Is FinTech Forcing Banking to a Tipping Point?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

First comes the use of IT to improve the productivity and quality of production-oriented, back-end processes. billion in 2010 to $19 billion in 2015 - with over 70% of this investment focusing on the last mile of user experience in the consumer space.

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March 2010 Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

March 1, 2010 to April 1, 2010. The Social Media Bubble - HarvardBusiness.org , March 23, 2010. Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010. Augmented Reality – Explained by Common Craft - Common Craft – Explanations In Plain English - , March 23, 2010. Why HTML5 is worth your time - OReilly Radar , March 15, 2010. The Ethical Dog - Scientific American , March 19, 2010.

Networks and complexity

Harold Jarche

A cultural change is required in the way we organize our work because of two related factors: Networks & Complexity. The cynefin model shows that emergent practices are needed in order to manage in complex environments and novel practices are necessary for chaotic ones. Tweet.

Reflections on Innovation, Productivity and Job Creation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This interest is a natural outgrowth of my work on highly complex systems , especially the kinds of people-oriented complex systems with which economists generally deal. Such a dramatic shift in jobs is largely due to the massive productivity improvements in the agriculture and industrial sectors as a result of the technological advances and innovations of the Industrial Revolution.

Jobs in the Age of Watson

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

At the MIT symposium, I was part of a panel on How will technology affect productivity and employment? These are generally high-skill human activities that involve expert problem solving and complex communications for which there are no rule-based solutions. Examples of expert problem solving include sophisticated medical diagnosis, complex designs, many R&D tasks, making decisions in complex organizations, software architects, and diagnosing tough auto repair problems.

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