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.

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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The Productivity Paradox: Digital Abundance and Scarce Genius

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Jobs requiring expert problem solving and complex communication skills have significantly expanded with the earnings of the educated workers need to fill such jobs rising steadily. “In 2008, the top 25 percent of US workers earned more than half of all labor income, the top 2.5

The Evolution of Design Thinking

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Yet, they account for the bulk of the growing complexity in our daily lives. This new approach is in large part a response to the increasing complexity of modern technology and modern business.” . In such an environment, formulating a winning market strategy is very complex indeed. .

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The Internet, Blockchain, and the Evolution of Foundational Innovations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What makes disruptive innovations dangerous to incumbent firms is that, if allowed to gain a market foothold, they can get on a learning curve of rapidly improving quality and capabilities while preserving the lower prices and/or ease-of-use that drove their early acceptance.

Cloud Computing and the Supply Chain of Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

IT was then undergoing a similar transformation, as cloud service providers were starting to offer IT-as-a-Service with near unlimited scalability at very attractive prices, based on a flexible pay-as-you-go delivery model.

The Slow, Steady March Towards Digital Money

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As in previous years, the Symposium convened a group of leaders in their field to explore the state of adoption of digital money and its economic and societal impacts around the world. . Digital money adoption is a slow changing, long haul commitment. .

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.

The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These factors eventually led to significantly increased management complexities and costs. The centrally managed, highly scalable, attractively priced cloud platforms were now being designed to support a variety of mobile devices, - e.g. smartphones, tablets, e-readers and laptops.

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Disruptive Innovation Revisited

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What makes disruptive innovations dangerous to incumbents is that, if allowed to gain a market foothold, they can get on a learning curve of rapidly improving quality and capabilities while preserving the lower prices and/or ease-of-use that drove their early success.

Shaping the Future of the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

That year saw the adoption of TCP/IP , - the communications protocol that defines the Internet to this day. As is the case with any complex system, the Internet’s design has been the result of many different choices.

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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 Digital technologies are all around us, - increasingly ubiquitous and commoditized. But, are they a major source of competitive differentiation

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A Data Science Approach to Organizational Health

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

By 2006, about 20% were out of business, almost half were struggling and a only a third were still high performers, according to Beyond Performance: How Great Organizations Build Ultimate Competitive Advantage , a book published in 2011 by McKinsey’s Scott Keller and Colin Price.

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The Future of Financial Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The wide adoption of the Internet in the 1990s led not only to online banking, but paved the way for e-commerce. .

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The Global Business Environment: Success or Struggle?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago I wrote about one of them, The burdens of the past , which dealt with the growing gap between individuals and institutions in their adoption of knowledge-sharing technologies. Many of these companies have adopted a defensive posture in response to such unpredictable markets, - focusing on increased productivity and lower costs, which leaves little room for creativity and innovation.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Business, Innovation and Survival

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Some of them will do so through a direct attack, trying to imitate what you do with some differentiating attribute, such as lower prices, higher quality or better customer service.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Business, Innovation and Survival

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Some of them will do so through a direct attack, trying to imitate what you do with some differentiating attribute, such as lower prices, higher quality or better customer service.

The Analog Foundations of the Digital Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Companies can thus provide lower prices and better services to their customer, and governments can offer more convenient online services for a wide range of tasks. Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strateg

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The Continuing Evolution of Cloud Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Early adopters viewed cloud as computing-on-demand. Cloud service providers offered computing-as-a-service, with near unlimited scalability at very attractive prices.

Cloud Computing and the Supply Chain of Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

IT was then undergoing a similar transformation, as cloud service providers were starting to offer IT-as-a-Service with near unlimited scalability at very attractive prices, based on a flexible pay-as-you-go delivery model. At the same time, the costs of managing complex, geographically dispersed supply chains started to come down, - largely driven by global, integrated IT systems and sophisticated supply chain management applications.

A Kind of Digital “Perfect Storm”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Mobile is furthest along while cloud adoption is taking off. Over time, I expect that cloud will help standardize many of the components of the growing IT stacks, as has been been the case for decades with complex engineering products and systems across the industrial sector of the economy.

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AI and the Productivity Paradox

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Traditional metrics don’s adequately account for the digital economy, because so many of its technologies deliver substantial value while accounting for a small share of GDP due to their relatively low price. It’s only been in the last few years that complementary innovations like machine learning have taken AI from the lab to early adopters in the marketplace. B eyond the relatively small number of early adopters, AI is still in the experimental stage.

Big-Bang Disruptions: The Innovator’s Dilemma in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Once it’s clear that the innovation is inevitable, the company must step up to embrace it, - whether it likes it or not, - with efforts like in-house skunkworks , marketplace experiments, collaborations with early adopters and evaluation of potential acquisitions. Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Services Innovation Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

En Route to the Cashless Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Square Register is an iPad app that enables merchants to accept payments, generate digital receipts and manage their menu items and prices. Similarly , this past June, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and Citi announced a partnership aimed at accelerating mobile money adoption in developing countries. Complex Systems Digital Money and Payments Economic Issues Innovation Political Issues Services Innovation Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

Reinventing Relationships

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Once upon a time, new technologies were first deployed in large institutions - enterprises, universities and research labs, the military and civilian government agencies, - from which they eventually trickled down to the rest of the economy as their prices and complexity dropped. Tags: Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Services Innovation Smart Systems Technology and Strategy

The Management of Disruptive Innovations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The management of disruptive innovations is very different when looking at relatively simple or self-contained technologies, products or services versus highly complex platforms and infrastructures. A lot of the hype you often hear when new innovations come about is the result of people not properly understanding the different dynamics that apply to simple versus highly complex innovations. The dynamics of innovation with complex platforms and infrastructures is quite different.

Innovation in Higher Education

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

And if a postsecondary education is fundamentally affordable - meaning lower in cost, not just price - this will also answer the question of how to extend access by enabling students to afford a higher education.” Universities are thus highly complex institutions with very high costs, many of those costs going to the overhead administrative functions needed to coordinate their various missions and responsibilities.

The Power of Pull

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The hierarchically organized enterprise was the management model adopted by businesses to help them scale their production of goods and services. The kinds of changes so well articulated and quantified in The Big Shift have led to a much more complex, integrated and fast changing world. Tags: Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Society and Culture

Why Do Firms Exist?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

There are actual organizational advantages to firms, such as the ability to marshal a wide range of resources to address very complex problems. These capabilities enable large, global companies to succesfully manage complex projects that would be much more difficult to coordinate in an open, distributed marketplace. Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

Organizational Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

If it is a public company, it has investors, a stock price and financial expectations to meet - quarter after quarter after quarter. Tags: Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Technology and Strategy Almost seventy years ago, Austrian economist Joseph Schumpeter popularized the term creative destruction to describe the process of transformation that accompanies disruptive innovation. The Wikipedia creative destruction article further observes: . “In

IT, Productivity and Organizational Capital

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Given their fast declining prices, these companies have been able to acquire and deploy significantly more information technologies across all their operations. Productivity studies at both the firm level and the establishment (or plant) level during the period 1995-2008 reveal that the firms that saw high returns on their technology investments were the same firms that adopted certain productivity-enhancing business practices. As the US recovers from the financial.

Leveraging Commercial Best Practices to Maximize Government Productivity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

By harnessing major technological shifts and adopting best business practices, we can not only make our government far more productive, but also foster greater innovation in areas ranging from healthcare to education and energy – innovation that will generate economic growth and job creation. “We Large government institutions and large companies are both complex organizations employing many people, and providing services to many more - be they citizens or clients.

The Transformative Power of Cloud Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

From its earliest days, cloud service providers have been offering IT-as-a-service with near unlimited scalability at very attractive prices. I was recently involved in two different meetings, each convened by an IT research organization focused on providing strategic advice to CIOs.

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Scaling: of gaps and things

Dave Snowden

For those interested and able to get to Sydney this link will give you a third off the full price. Group think when management simply adopt current fads regardless of evidence based on wider market practice and slick marketing by solution vendors.

Duplication theory of educational value

George Siemens

One of my favorite images in capturing this is the Encarta price curve of death : When Encarta was gearing for release, early prospective customers stated they would be willing to pay $1000 to $2000 for the product. Microsoft set the price at $395. Higher education faces a value crisis.

The future of higher education and other imponderables

George Siemens

pdf) state that “Change is as inevitable as the passage of time, but line of movement in the modern world seems to be accelerating and presenting higher education more complex challenges with each passing decade.”

The Dark Side of Technology

John Hagel

  As anyone who understands complexity theory knows, the more connected we become, the more vulnerable the system becomes to cascades of information and action that can disrupt the system in unexpected ways.   The core technology components – computing, storage and bandwidth – are continuing to improve in price/performance at accelerating rates and the best scientists and technologists suggest that this exponential pace will not slow down in the foreseeable future.

In Defense of Data Centrism

Martijn Linssen

Home About Complexity Reading List Knowledge Management Reading List In Defense of Data Centrism John 0 comments Education System Dec 23 In the never ending search to know “what works,” we have a few choices.

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The “New” Recruiter

Kevin Wheeler

They have ranged from business process re-engineering to Six-Sigma quality and have been responsible for the productivity gains world economies have enjoyed, as well as for the lower prices and better quality of most products we use. We also expect products to be priced very low relative to how they were priced for our parents. Items such as televisions, cars and computers are incredibly cheap compared to when they first appeared on the market, and prices continue to decline.

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Business or Pleasure? - why not both: The product-to-service.

Martijn Linssen

So I wrote a letter (yes its really long ago) to the companys CEO, got a response and 60% off the price - he also agreed the cost of the service was too high given the value of the product itself I bought myself a new laptop yesterday, a budget one costing less than 500 euro, for my new startup.

EVER TRIED TO HIT A MOVING TARGET AT TWENTY PACES WITH A COLT 45?

Charles Jennings

Sometimes L&D departments may also need to leave colleagues behind if they can’t, or won’t, join them on their journey to adapt and adopt the changes that are clear and necessary if they are to remain relevant and provide strategic value to their organisations.

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#AI4Good: What Your Nonprofit Needs To Know About AI

Beth Kanter

The survey will be implemented regularly to benchmark adoption of AI. Allison Fine, my co-author for the Networked Nonprofit , and I are actively researching the use of AI for Good, in particular to scale giving and to spread generosity.

Alone Together - An Important New Book by Sherry Turkle

John Hagel

As Sherry points out, this is particularly true of the narcissists – those with “a personality so fragile that it needs constant support”: [The narcissistic personality] cannot tolerate the complex demands of other people but tries to relate to them by distorting who they are and splitting off what it needs, what it can use.   Yes, individuals are rapidly adopting new forms of technology and drawing it into the enterprise. Sherry Turkle has been on a journey.