Flip your meetings

Jay Cross

American business people attend 11,000,000 business meetings every day and half of it’s a waste of time. Knowledge workers spend three hours a day in meetings. Four out of five of us have brought other work to do during a meeting. It adds up to years of meetings.

IBM Connect 2013 Conference Highlights – Adoption, Adoption, Adoption! #ibmconnect

Luis Suarez

Well, nothing more than plenty of wonderful conversation after conversation around perhaps what I feel has been the main theme throughout the event: Social Business Adoption! IBM Innovation Open Business Travelling

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Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt

Martijn Linssen

and Social are about humans, people, change management, radical organisation change, and, in the end, about tools And, on the field of Integration, the theme of adopt versus adapt has always played the most significant role in my working life. Do we adopt the industry standards?

The Blockchain and Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Transformational innovations don’t always play out as originally envisioned. R3 is contributing a new financial transaction architectural framework designed to specifically meet the requirements of its global bank members and other financial institutions…”.

The MIT 2017 Inclusive Innovation Challenge

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

How can we accelerate the transformation of institutions, organizations, and human skills to keep up with the quickening pace of digital innovation? I was really impressed with their innovative ideas, courage and determination as they addressed some of society’s toughest problems.

Embracing Disruptive Innovations: Organizational Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In early August I participated in a strategic planning meeting in the Boston area. They both participated in the planning meeting, along with senior executives from one of ID3’s industrial partners. At the beginning of the meeting a few of us made brief introductory remarks.

Organizational Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Almost seventy years ago, Austrian economist Joseph Schumpeter popularized the term creative destruction to describe the process of transformation that accompanies disruptive innovation. In Schumpeter's vision of capitalism, innovative entry by entrepreneurs was the force that sustained long-term economic growth, even as it destroyed the value of established companies that enjoyed some degree of monopoly power.

The MIT 2017 Inclusive Innovation Challenge

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

How can we accelerate the transformation of institutions, organizations, and human skills to keep up with the quickening pace of digital innovation? To help come up with breakthrough, real-world answers to these tough questions, IDE launched the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC) last year. We created the Inclusive Innovation Challenge to recognize and reward the many amazing people and organizations that are working to accomplish this mission.”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: An Unusual Meeting

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. Some of us have been in 3D meeting rooms for over a decade. Black Sun advocates drove the early VRML adoption.

Innovation in an Age of Austerity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On December 7 I participated in an Innovation Summit sponsored by the UK Innovation Research Centre (UK-IRC) at the University of Cambridge. The UK-IRC is “a collaborative initiative for cutting-edge research and knowledge exchange activities on how innovation can make businesses more competitive, improve public services delivery and help the UK meet the social, environmental and economic challenges it faces.”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: GIO 3.0 - The 2007 Global Innovation Outlook

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. with back-to-back meetings in New York City, one of which I was the host for.

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

Beth Kanter

How can nonprofit leaders help their organizations embrace experimental innovation methods and mindsets as part of implementing their integrated social media strategy?

Why Innovation is Critical to Help Governments Adjust to the Realities of the 21st Century?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Aligning government with 21st century economic realities will require innovations at least as disruptive and profound as those embraced by the private sector. 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

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

Bob Sutton

The ergonomics of innovation -- The McKinsey Quarterly. interview Pixar Brad Bird - Innovation lessons from Pixar Director Brad Bird - Strategy - Innovation - The McKinsey Quarterly. IBM Reshapes Its Sales Meetings - BusinessWeek. BusinessWeek: How to Make Meetings Matter. Customer-Focused Innovation. David A Owens: Creative People Must Be Stopped: 6 Ways We Kill Innovation (Without Even Trying). Innovation in a Recession: Forum | KQED|NPR.

The Economic Value of Digital Identity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, like other innovations, digital ID technologies can be used both to benefits society and for undesirable purposes. Identity plays a major role in our everyday life.

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Meeting the Geeks of Arabia at N2Vlabs Talks in Amman, Jordan

Beth Kanter

This post is brief re-cap about what I learned about technology innovation investments to develop new social media platforms and apps for the Arab World. ” He was invited to attend Davos in January and had an opportunity to meet Microsoft founder, Bill Gates and demo their project.

The Evolution of Design Thinking

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The application of design thinking beyond products, - in innovation, problem solving and business strategy, - isn’t new. Innovation is absolutely essential to be able to adapt to, let alone survive unpredictable market conditions and intense global competition.

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Using Design Thinking for A Foundation’s Investment Strategy

Beth Kanter

It is a useful technique for creating a more responsive, flexible organizational culture as well as coming up with more innovative ideas for programs and grants that are a good fit. Sometimes the enemy of innovation is not solving the right problem.

The Transformative Power of Cloud Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I was recently involved in two different meetings, each convened by an IT research organization focused on providing strategic advice to CIOs. My participation in each of the CIO meetings was in the form of a fireside chat with a senior analyst of the organization.

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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. .

The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These systems were optimized for simplicity and flexibility, and their graphical user interfaces led to many innovative applications, including the new web-based applications in the 1990s. Even as revenues fail to meet expectations, costs are prohibitively high.

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

John Hagel

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel Exploration of emerging innovations on a broad array of edges that are rising up to challenge the core About Recent Posts The Great Reset Passion and Flow Economic Recovery? In our article on innovation blowback , JSB and I discussed the experience of a U.S.

Bigger is Not Necessarily Better in Our Information-Rich Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The report is focused on the growing gap in technology adoption between individuals and institutions. They are not able to embrace these disruptive technologies and innovations at anywhere the same speeds.

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Should Your Company Get on the Blockchain Learning Curve Now or Wait?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I explored this question by comparing blockchain today to the Internet in the early-mid 1990s, which is roughly when the Internet made its own transition from early adopters to mainstream users. It’s still in its early adopters stage, - perhaps akin to the Internet in the late1980s.

Some Thoughts on the Affordable Care Act

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Global competition continues to drive companies to aggressively focus on productivity , leveraging IT-based innovations to get their work done with fewer employees. should meet one on one with the president every week to ensure he or she has full authority to carry out the job.

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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. But companies are still learning how to apply innovation to services.

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

Mark Oehlert

Each entry begins with a short descriptor : " Most people want to see the upcoming meetings agenda.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few months ago I attended the 12th annual Brookings Blum Roundtable on Global Poverty , a meeting that brought together around 50-60 policy and technical experts from government, academia, business, investors and NGOs.

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Some Thoughts on the Development of Implementable, Winning Strategies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most winning strategies start with an idea for an innovative new product, service or business model, followed by a plan to bring the idea to market. That’s problematic, because when they become wildly popular and widely adopted, no one gains advantage from them.

Adaptation: The Key to Become a Socially Integrated Enterprise

Luis Suarez

In Adoption via Peer Pressure? Eric comes forward to suggest that driving adoption through peer pressure , if done properly, could surely help out in the long run. But I am no longer certain that (social) peer pressure would eventually help much with those adoption efforts.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The accelerating velocity, expanded scope and systemic impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution will lead to constant surprises and serious disruptions, including: Customer expectations - No transformation is more challenging than meeting the service expectations of digitally empowered customers.

The Rise of the T-Shaped Organization

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Operational excellence entails improving the existing products and services of the company with incremental innovations that will add new features, lower costs and improve quality. Collaboration , - both within their own boundaries and beyond, - is indispensable for innovation.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Gladwells Cellular Church

John Hagel

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel Exploration of emerging innovations on a broad array of edges that are rising up to challenge the core About Recent Posts The Great Reset Passion and Flow Economic Recovery? They adopted and refined the technique of organizing in small cells to achieve change.

Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This is evidenced by the number of companies embracing AI as a key part of their strategies, the innovative, smart products and services they’re increasingly bringing to market, and the volume of articles being written on the subject.

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The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Disruptive innovations take time to play out. Its potential for driving business innovation remains untapped. billion people will become consumers by 2025, that is, they will earn enough to buy goods and services beyond meeting their basic needs.

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The Datafication of Business and Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But digitalization , - its companion concept which captures the impact of the digital revolution on the economy and society, - has been in use since computers were widely adopted around 60 years ago.

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Flying cars are here! Will they become mainstream?

Ross Dawson

Aeromobil is designed to meet both US and EU Light Sport Aircraft regulations, which will allow it to fly at low levels, with a range potentially exceeding 1,000 kilometers at a high fuel efficiency. Future of cities Innovation Technology trends Uncategorized

How Has the Internet Worked Out So Far?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The survey asked questions in four main categories: adoption, impact on everyday life, impact on social relationships, and overall verdict. Adoption. Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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The Continuing Evolution of the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The occasion was a board meeting of the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI) , a not-for-profit organization that promotes research in the public interest which Bob founded in 1986 and continues to lead. Then in the 1980s a small set of Internet e-mail protocols were adopted, - e.g., SMTP , MIME , POP , IMAP , - as well as a common format for e-mail addresses , - username@domain. It paved the way for a much more collaborative approach to innovation.

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What’s Your Purpose?

Luis Suarez

And what are, potentially, some of the expectations you would want to meet up at some point in time? Seriously, if the products you are trying to sell your customers are wonderful and meet their needs, you don’t need to worry about the competition.

Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM’s w3 and www Connections – Job Role and Responsibilities

Luis Suarez

Overall Global Social Adoption & Enablement Lead: essentially, meaning that I’ll be leading the overall effort to transform the way employees work using social software as the core part of their work. IBM Innovation Learning Open Business

Should Your Company Get on the Blockchain Learning Curve Now or Wait?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In particular, I asked whether blockchain is ready to cross the chasm from its early adopters, - who are already involved with blockchain in one way or another, - to the considerably larger set of mainstream users who may be considering blockchain but are waiting for results and assurances before jumping in. It’s still in its early adopters stage, - perhaps akin to the Internet in the late1980s. A few weeks ago I wrote about the current state of blockchain.

The Rise of the Chief Digital Officer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Business strategies now must be seamlessly interwoven with ever-expanding digital strategies that address not only the web but also mobile, social, local and whatever innovation there may be around the corner. To help meet these challenges, companies are increasingly looking for a Chief Digital Officer (CDO) who can oversee the full range of digital strategies and drive change across the organization.”.