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Social Physics - Reinventing Analytics to Better Predict Human Behaviors

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These data tell the story of everyday life by recording what each of us has chosen to do… Who we actually are is more accurately determined by where we spend our time and which things we buy, not just by what we say we do.”. who is likely to try this newly-launched product?;

Leveraging Commercial Best Practices to Maximize Government Productivity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On October 6, the Technology CEO Council released its report One Trillion Reasons: How Commercial Best Practices to Maximize Productivity Can Save Taxpayer Money and Enhance Government Services. 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

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Guy Kawasaki Makes an Enchanting Offer: Buy One, Get One Free.

Bob Sutton

Financial sector: however good the pay, it doesnt buy results | Business | The Observer. James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Howard Gardner: Changing Minds: The Art and Science of Changing Our Own and Other Peoples Minds. Guy Kawasaki: Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions. May: The Shibumi Strategy: A Powerful Way to Create Meaningful Change. Bob Sutton.

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The State of AI Adoption - High Performers Show the Way

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A common theme throughout the report was that the same players who were leaders in the earlier waves of digitization and analytics were the early leaders in the AI wave. Nevertheless, the survey shows that a majority of companies are preparing for AI-related work-force changes.

The Emergence of Industry 4.0

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They all attempt to describe and put a name to the disruptive changes taking place all around us within the context of the past 250 years. reveals some powerful emerging currents with strong potential to change the way factories work.”. Don’t buy the hype.

How to Support the Widespread Adoption of AI

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But during this period of rapid IT growth, US labor productivity grew at only 1.5% You can see the computer age everywhere but in the productivity statistics,” said MIT Nobel Prize laureate economist Robert Solow in 1987, in what’s become known as the Solow productivity paradox.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A successful program requires firms to address many elements of a digital and analytics transformation: identify the business case, set up the right data ecosystem, build or buy appropriate AI tools, and adapt workflow processes, capabilities, and culture.”.

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The Transformative Power of Cloud Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

There are clearly other major technologies around us, - e.g., smartphones, IoT, analytics, AI, - but when you think about it, all of them rely on their connections to cloud-based data, applications, and services for much of their functionality. Smart Products and Services.

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Institutional Innovation - I Have a Dream

John Hagel

Yes, the business will look very different in terms of the specific activities being performed, but the overall approach to how to be successful in business will not necessarily change. This institutional transformation is an imperative because the scalable efficiency model is increasingly challenged given the profound changes playing out in our global economy (see our work on return on asset trends for US companies). Growth: Shift from make or buy to mobilize.

The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The social matrix, the Internet of all things, big data and advanced analytics, and realizing anything as a services are the report’s top four trends. SMAC - Social, Mobile, Analytics & Cloud, - has become the new plastics , capturing the future of IT in one word, or rather, one acronym.

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Guy Kawasaki's Enchantment: A Beautiful Business Book Cover.

Bob Sutton

Financial sector: however good the pay, it doesnt buy results | Business | The Observer. James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Howard Gardner: Changing Minds: The Art and Science of Changing Our Own and Other Peoples Minds. Guy Kawasaki: Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions. May: The Shibumi Strategy: A Powerful Way to Create Meaningful Change. Bob Sutton.

Matt May's Shibumi Strategy: What a Lovely Book! - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

Financial sector: however good the pay, it doesnt buy results | Business | The Observer. James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Howard Gardner: Changing Minds: The Art and Science of Changing Our Own and Other Peoples Minds. Guy Kawasaki: Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions. May: The Shibumi Strategy: A Powerful Way to Create Meaningful Change. Bob Sutton.

My 25 Years of Ed Tech

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

2000 – Learning Objects Also: Portals, CoI I wrote my paper 'Learning Objects' in 2000 - it was the product of a presentation I did on IMS-LOM a few months earlier, building on a lot of the idea people like Dan Rehak had already developed. And most of the change has been for the better.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Public safety and security. “One of the more successful uses of AI analytics is in detecting white collar crime, such as credit card fraud. Hardware platforms remain challenging to build, and there are few applications that people want enough to buy.

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The Datafication of Business and Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I first encountered the term datafication in The Rise of Big Data: How It’s Changing the Way We Think About the World , by Kenneth Cukier and Viktor Mayer-Schönberger.

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The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This gap points to substantial room for much of the economy to boost productivity. The companies with the highest returns on their technology investments did more than just buy technology; they invested in organizational capital to become digital organizations.

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The Internet, Blockchain, and the Evolution of Foundational Innovations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last year, a panel of global experts convened by the World Economic Forum selected blockchain as one of the Top Ten Emerging Technologies for 2016, based on its potential to fundamentally change the way economies work.

Blackboard’s identity crisis, Desire2Learn’s optimism, and Instructure’s coolness

George Siemens

And the LMS is not being commoditized – it’s being integrated with new value adds including curriculum, eportfolios, analytics, learner relationship management, advising, mobile, etc. Their move to synchronous tools, their tactics of buying competing company to eliminate competition (Elluminate and Wimba), acquisitions of iStrategy, etc., They were no longer content to be an LMS provider and broadened their product line (good idea – Elluminate/iStrategy).

The Continuing Evolution of Service Science

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This has all been changing. Services are now front and center in some of the most prominent areas in IT, such as analytics and data science, cloud computing, and design thinking. Analytics and Data Science.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A successful program requires firms to address many elements of a digital and analytics transformation: identify the business case, set up the right data ecosystem, build or buy appropriate AI tools, and adapt workflow processes, capabilities, and culture.”. A common theme throughout the report is that the same players who were leaders in the earlier waves of digitization and analytics are now leading in the AI wave. AI is now seemingly everywhere.

Data-Driven Decision Making: Promises and Limits

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This Big Data comes from location data from your cell phone and transaction data about the things you buy with your credit card. Their experts mined the data and found that the stores would need certain products beyond the usual flashlights, batteries and bottles of water. .

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5 impacts of Apple’s app store subscription model on experience design

Adaptive Path

But what does the change mean for experiences and experience design? once for an app that you might or might not like, but a $25-plus subscription isn’t necessarily an impulse buy. This means consumers want to try it out before they buy it. Bottom line: If your trialing/demo experience sucks, people won’t buy your subscription. Subscriptions tip the orientation of your product to a service.

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Managing Multiple Learning Managment Systems - The High Cost of Choice

Xyleme

In this environment of too much choice, the buying decision is complex and drawn out, and the unintended result is that learning organizations often end up implementing more than one LMS. Did you know that today there are approximately 500 Learning Management System vendors in the market?

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A Time of Institutional Recomposition

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

There is little question that our economy, our society and just about all our institutions are going through major structural changes mostly caused by the digital technology revolution that has been all around us for the past several decades. Such technology-based structural changes are not new. While sharing a number of similarities, each such period of structural change has its own distinct character. I am well aware of the difficulties of implementing these changes.

Social Business: e-business 2.0. and Beyond

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Grandparents are talking to their grandchildren, leveraging social media just as clients are impacting companies’ products using the same tools.”. “A It is a company that engages its employees and clients in a two-way dialogue with social tools, is transparent in sharing its expertise beyond its four walls, and is nimble in its use of insight to change on a dime.

Just What is a UX Manager?

Adaptive Path

Someone who manages user experience has stuck their neck out and said they'll deliver business outcomes through improving the experience that customers have with a product or service. They've agreed to deliver results on something they can't directly manipulate and change.

The Future of Social Media

Kevin Wheeler

Analytical tools are being applied to “grock&# your likes, dislikes, political persuasion, and personality so that both marketing and recruiters can more effectively screen you in or out of a job or persuade you to buy a service of product.

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. When transistors first appeared in the marketplace in the 1950s, they quickly replaced vacuum tubes and paved the way for smaller and cheaper radios, televisions, calculators, computers and many other products. They are clearly much lighter and thinner than CRT-based products.

[shorenstein] Managing digital disruption in the newsroom

David Weinberger

Processes : They’ve done a lot to change their newsroom processors. We also need better realtime analytics. Comments serve another purpose: they are a product and platform in and of themselves where your community can talk about your product. We’re not pushing for digital change because we want to but because data backs up our claims. About frictionlessness: It’s so easy to buy goods. Even buying a necklace. Q: Analytics?

Is your focus prevention or promotion? 5 questions for Halvorson & Higgins

Dan Pink

The symbols nicely capture the central idea in this fascinating book (Buy it on Amazon, BN , 800CeoRead , or IndieBound ), which debuts today. Do we ever change over time? .

Beyond Free ? Open Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It''s not simply the money, but it''s the background, the expectations, the culture, and the values that money can buy." or you can buy the season for $29.99 or maybe you can buy an open access, public domain work for who knows how much.

Is your focus prevention or promotion? 5 questions for Halvorson & Higgins

Dan Pink

The symbols nicely capture the central idea in this fascinating book (Buy it on Amazon , BN , 800CeoRead , or IndieBound ), which debuts today. Do we ever change over time? .

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Learning Analytics 6. Analytics will be the buzzphrase of the year. Convergence of educational institutions to the supply chain of corporate training will change the supplier landscape. Production of content into eLearning is becoming much more of a commodity.

The 2016 Look at the Future of Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And the third was the set of global changes happening, from the rise of Asia to the increasing urbanization of society, and the stress on resources and reserves. Listen to this, from the 'Context' section: "it it is not technology that drives adoption; it is the institutional strategy, the changing nature of the student population and the decisions of individual instructors and faculty members." Sure, learning and working with other people can be fun and productive.

Pareto Power and Leveraged Growth

John Hagel

  Yet, most companies have not yet learned that cost reduction buys temporary relief at best.  How to change this profile?  So, let’s start with the various roles that networks can play in amplifying growth: Generating new product ideas – Not much need be said here. We are all familiar with the role of networks in scanning the environment for promising technologies and product ideas as well as evaluating product ideas. 

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Implementing Lean Startup in Mission-Driven Organizations

Beth Kanter

This usually leads to discussions of “scope creep” and “change orders” as well as feeling pressure from funders to meet targets and goals originally outlined that may no longer fit with the project’s direction. Video streaming by Ustream.

5 Warning Signs to Watch for at Apple - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

Financial sector: however good the pay, it doesnt buy results | Business | The Observer. James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Howard Gardner: Changing Minds: The Art and Science of Changing Our Own and Other Peoples Minds. Guy Kawasaki: Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions. May: The Shibumi Strategy: A Powerful Way to Create Meaningful Change. Bob Sutton.

Inside Apple: Adam Lashinsky Revealing and Well-Crafted Book.

Bob Sutton

Financial sector: however good the pay, it doesnt buy results | Business | The Observer. James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Howard Gardner: Changing Minds: The Art and Science of Changing Our Own and Other Peoples Minds.

Giant Christmas Eve Used Tab Closing Sale

Doc Searls

Love, Life and R: Personal Analytics Gets Real | WIRED. Product Categories Collectibles – Fybush Media. The Technology of Us on Twitter: "A new era of “vendor relationship management,” where individuals dictate what, where and how they’ll buy – @dsearls. Public Books — Changing Climates of History. Lucky Is Carving Out an E-Commerce Identity by Putting Readers, Not Products, First | Adweek.

Notes from Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training ITHET 2013, Antalya

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

leads to questions about designing learning for the future - reference to the old ''cranking ifo into students'' heads diagram - claims about the future: - work at own time, place, etc - computers will revolutionize learning - along came MOOCs - investment in MOOCs: $100M - will take time but will have a major impact - why things will change.

The Diminishment of Don Draper

Andy McAfee

He has a clear idea of his own skills; as he said during a boardroom battle, “I sell products, not advertising.&# But is this still the right strategy when times change and it’s possible to see through the fog of business better? When I reflect on how I’ve seen strategy, marketing, planning, and product design decisions made at large organizations, I see a lot of the stuff listed above. As a result of the Affinnova study, Staples made several changes.

Reflections on Smarter Healthcare Systems: Practical, Concrete, Expert Advice

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

it’s the only way you get people to really buy in, you have to say it over and over and over again, engage with them.” “The The central health plan and the primary care workers in the practice work closely as a team, using predictive analytics and other advanced technologies to anticipate and try to prevent problems. Dr. Paulus talked about the importance of managing chronic disease , which their analysis has shown is a key driver for productivity and quality improvements.

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Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This was a manifesto that was authored by economic students demanding that the way their profession be taught be changed. They made observations about things like the global economic collapse and global climate change and other things not really being addressed by current economic theory.