The State of AI Adoption - High Performers Show the Way

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For the past few years, the McKinsey Global Institute has been conducting a yearly survey to assess the state of AI adoption. Its 2017 survey of over 3,000 AI-aware executive found that outside the technology sector, AI adoption was at an early, often experimental stage.

How to Support the Widespread Adoption of AI

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Only 8% of firms are engaged in practices that support widespread adoption. To support the widespread adoption of AI, companies must make three fundamental shifts. Beyond the relatively small number of early adopters, AI is still in the experimental stage.

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Five Ways People Adopt And Love Change

Adaptive Path

Luckily, a communications expert named Everett Rogers looked deep and long at how human beings actually look at and choose to adopt something new and innovative. I love this because Rogers doesn’t look at what sells, but at what actually gets adopted and really, truly used.

The False Promise of "Adopt now, and all will adapt"

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Tuesday, 28 December 2010 The False Promise of "Adopt now, and all will adapt" Its the most widespread lie across IT. Adopt this once , and youll be able to adapt to any and all applications moving and and out of your IT landscape.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Someone buy me this poster

Mark Oehlert

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How Nonprofit Leaders Make Time for Social Media and Other Secrets to Adoption

Beth Kanter

Don’t let the discomfort of the learning curve for new technology tools get in the way of adopting social media or mobile tools as a personal and organizational leadership tool for your organization.

The Org Structure of Enterprise 2.0

Dan Pontefract

Adoption Council , founded by Susan Scrupski. By tools, I believe Andrew implies both software and process are potential barriers to adoption, and as such, we should be patient with Enterprise 2.0 According to the technology adoption life-cycle, that’s up to 13.5%

Adopting The No Asshole Rule: Don't Bother If The Words Are.

Bob Sutton

Financial sector: however good the pay, it doesnt buy results | Business | The Observer. A Cool Old Study » Adopting The No Asshole Rule: Dont Bother If The Words Are Hollow. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Adopting The No Asshole Rule: Dont Bother If The Words Are Hollow : Comments. I'm just wondering who "polices" the rule if a company adopts it. Bob Sutton. About Subscribe to this blogs feed Email Me Follow Me @ work_matters.

I'm sorry, you're just not incompetent enough to get it

Martijn Linssen

But herein lies the catch: (traditional) Enterprise software isn't bought by Enterprises, it buys its way in itself. Make a company pay e.g. 1 million for buying a system, another 7 million for adjusting it to his needs, another 0.25 Olivier Blanchard made me do it.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Wikipatterns: A How-To Site on Driving the Adoption of Wikis Within Your Organization

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "The Name of the Game Is Work" (Business Week) | Main | Someone buy me this poster » August 28, 2007 Wikipatterns: A How-To Site on Driving the Adoption of Wikis Within Your Organization What a great resource.

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NTEN’s We Are Media Project | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

There is a veritable blossoming of projects to help people learn about and adopt social media these days. The resulting curriculum which will live on this wiki and will also cover important organizational adoption issues, strategy, ROI analysis, as well as the tools.

Buyer/organisation alignment

Dave Snowden

You start with the enthusiasts who will buy (and part fund) and idea, then the market shifts and people now less concerned about how you do it, more about what they will get. It contrasts early and late adoption between buyer and organisation.

Artificial Intelligence is Ready for Business; Are Businesses Ready for AI?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

asks McKinsey in a recently published report - Artificial Intelligence: the Next Digital Frontier. “AI adoption outside of the tech sector is at an early, often experimental stage,” is the report’s succinct answer. “Few firms have deployed it at scale.”. AI is now seemingly everywhere.

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Of shoes–and ships–and sealing-wax–

Dave Snowden

It may incorporate other methods and may have ideological aspects associated with its adoption or rejection but at its heart it provides a repeatable way of achieving results which reduced the need to reinvention (that can be good or bad by the way).

The Internet, Blockchain, and the Evolution of Foundational Innovations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But the adoption process of foundational technologies like blockchain is gradual, incremental and steady, unlike the hockey stick adoption we typically associate with disruptive innovations. What’s the likely adoption process for foundational technologies like blockchain?

Is Blockchain Now Transitioning to a More Mundane and Useful Era?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most potentially transformative technologies go through the kind of adoption cycles that Orcutt has (metaphorically) compressed into three years. Blockchain was created around a decade ago as the public, distributed ledger for the Bitcoin cryptocurrency.

Start with the 70. Plan for the 100.

Charles Jennings

BUY THE BOOK: The book is divided into 100 numbered sections across 313 pages in ‘coffee table’ format. Starting with the 70 and designing for the 100 is a good mantra to adopt if we are looking to deliver effective learning solutions.

Blockchain and the Promise of an Open, Decentralized Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

There’s generally a considerable time-lag between the time we start reading articles about their exciting potential and their adoption by companies and industries across the marketplace.

Impact of AI on Government - Opportunities and Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

To help manage this transformation, government leaders should communicate often with employees to explain the potential of AI to alter their work using concrete examples from early adopters.

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Mobile Payments - a Long, Relentless War of Attrition

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Some gas stations offer discounts when buying gas with their app, which requires paying directly with a checking account through ACH. Apple Pay was launched in September of 2014.

Artificial Intelligence is Ready for Business; Are Businesses Ready for AI?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

asks McKinsey in a recently published report - Artificial Intelligence: the Next Digital Frontier. “AI adoption outside of the tech sector is at an early, often experimental stage,” is the report’s succinct answer. “Few firms have deployed it at scale.”. Only 20 percent of respondents had adopted AI at scale in a core part of their business. 40 percent were partial adopters or experimenters, while another 40 percent were essentially contemplators.

In praise of Texture

Dave Snowden

It is a similar story-telling convention adopted in the Game of Thrones, where the white walkers are an enemy that do not tire, that are death personified (the COVID-19 virus has been identified to be a bit of a zombie virus ; there is nothing to kill as the virus is already dead).

The Transformative Power of Cloud Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

E arly cloud adopters were mostly focused on improving the economics of IT, giving them the ability to expand their current offerings without major investments in additional IT infrastructure.

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The Popinjay

Dave Snowden

These books are based on the proposition is that the old evil ways should now be abandoned and adoption of the new approach will lead to a future full of milk and honey, although a more honest approach would offer bread and circuses.

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The Startup Version of the Wealth Gap

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

New products and services get discovered and adopted at a speed never seen before, driven by the networked economy and always-on rich communication.”. As a result, adoption happens faster. Freemium models only drive the adoption curves even faster.”.

Are Instructional Designers Making Themselves Irrelevant?


We recently spoke to the L&D group at Nielsen—the measurement company famous for letting the world know what consumers watch and buy—who shared with us their moment of truth regarding the need for change and the incredible journey they took to change the way they design and develop content.

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Bridging the World’s Knowledge Divide: Technology + Competition, Skills and Institutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Regulations that promote competition : Lowering the cost of starting firms, avoiding monopolies, removing barriers to adoption of digital technologies, ensuring the efficient use of technology by businesses, enforcement of existing regulations, ….

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The Modern Mantra: “Instrument, Analyze, Tune”

Andy McAfee

It’s great because it increases the quality and consistency of the products we buy, and lowers their prices (rework and waste are expensive for manufacturers, and instead of eating the costs they pass them on to us). An interesting article by James R.

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Blockchain and Business Process Transformation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

You could track the status of your packages, access the latest sports results, check the weather of any city in the world or buy a book or CD.

The New Era of US Manufacturing: Good News and Bad News

Andy McAfee

“And you had enough money to go out and buy a new car. As I wrote in my last post , our companies are really good at adapting to changing circumstances and adopting new tools and techniques.

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How Will AI Likely Impact How We Work, Live and Play?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Hardware platforms remain challenging to build, and there are few applications that people want enough to buy. A few weeks ago I discussed whether AI is finally reaching a tipping point, mostly based on a recently published report, - Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030.

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The Continuing Evolution of Cloud Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Early adopters viewed cloud as computing-on-demand. Instead of having to buy and operate their own hardware and software products, users could now obtain the computing resources they needed over the Internet on demand. .

A Riddle, Wrapped in a Mystery, Inside an Enigma

Dan Pontefract

Buy Here. Buy Here. Buy Here. Buy Here. Strategies’ to contemplate or adopt. Perhaps prescient Churchill was not only referring to Russia, but the pending organizational cultural shift that beckons today’s companies and institutions.

The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Digital innovation, adoption, and usage are evolving at a supercharged pace across the US economy,” notes the report in its opening paragraph. “As Build - or buy - the capabilities of the future. Digital technologies are all around us, - increasingly ubiquitous and commoditized.

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PKM in Action. Part 2

Harold Jarche

Both of these methods could be adopted in the professional workplace. In PKM in Action Part 1 I gave a few examples of how people practice personal knowledge mastery. A good way of looking at PKM is as a method to improve serendipity, or fortuitous chance encounters.

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Buzzword: Micro-learning


Looking up the best way to buy a rail ticket from the UK to Germany. I was introduced recently to a new buzz word making its way across the learning & development industry: Micro-learning.

Towards a Trusted Framework for Identity and Data Sharing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, to buy alcohol, all you need is proof that the individual is over the legal drinking age. Current firewall, event sharing, and attack detection approaches are simply not feasible as long-run solutions for cybersecurity, and we need to adopt an inherently more robust approach.

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The Case for eLearning in the Workplace


It also lowers training costs, and promotes a quick adoption of products. Was the first car you ever used borrowed, or did you buy it for yourself? Self-Paced Learning Promotes a Quick Adoption of Products. It ensures a quicker adoption of products.

Well Played, Blackboard

George Siemens

Desire2Learn – the object of a failed Blackboard lawsuit (new t-shirt slogan for BB “all I got from this lawsuit was this lousy reputation&# ) – continues to be an active player (a reasonable argument could be made that Blackboard is largely responsible for the rapid uptake of Moodle following the announcement of its lawsuit…has anyone done a market share analysis that traces adoption of Moodle in relation to the lawsuit?

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The Big Shift: Challenge and Opportunity for Women

John Hagel

  As pressure increases, there is tendency to adopt a zero sum view of the world – if someone else gains, I necessarily must lose.    The masculine archetype is built upon a certain set of beliefs : We can't afford to get tied down in long-term relationships - our focus is on short-term transactions (“battles”) where the goal is to get as much as possible out of each transaction and to treat each transaction as an independent event – buy low, sell high and move on.

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Wal-Mart And The Futility Of Traditional Management

Steve Denning

Besides, the stores are big and clunky and located in places that people used to be willing to drive to, just to buy cheap stuff. It’s the quintessential 20 th Century firm with an inside-out perspective: “You buy what we sell, because it’s cheaper.”

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The race to platform education

George Siemens

Which means that decisions makers are motivated (partly out of fear of appearing ill-informed, partly out of not wanting to take risks) to adopt approaches that integrate fairly seamlessly across the education spectrum. Why buy an LMS when you can buy the educational process? Across the full spectrum of education – primary, secondary, and higher – we are witnessing a race to develop platforms for content, learning, teaching, and evaluation.

The Big Shift From Engagement to Passion

John Hagel

You may buy yourself some time by expanding employee engagement, but it won’t be enough to keep up with markets that are demanding more and more rapid performance improvement. This isn’t an accident, but the deliberate product of the scalable efficiency model that all of our institutions have adopted. For decades now, companies have been relentlessly tracking levels of employee engagement. Every large company I know has an employee engagement survey it regularly administers.