Social Physics - Reinventing Analytics to Better Predict Human Behaviors

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

To help me better appreciate social physics, I looked at it through the lens of physics, - my long-ago field of study at the University of Chicago. who is likely to try this newly-launched product?;

Solow Paradox 2.0: The Lagging Impact of Technology Advances on Productivity Growth

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Our aging economies are thus dependent on productivity gains to drive long-term economic growth , future prosperity and higher standards of living. Their average productivity growth in the 5 years between 2000 and 2004 was 2.4%. The waning of the mid-1990s productivity boom.

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Analytics – The Usability Lab of the new decade

Adaptive Path

The gist of the internal response was, “Analytics!&# As Jesse put it, “Studying actual user behavior will beat the lab every time.&# Analytics alone isn’t sufficient, so it’s best augmented with live intercepts of actual users engaging in real tasks. We’ve known about analytics, multi-variant and A/B testing, and the like for over a decade. Particularly product development teams. Google Analytics is free.

Become a More Productive, Empathetic, Creative Person With the Help of AI-Based Tools

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Despite dramatic advances in technology, most of the world’s economies have been stuck in a long period of slow growth and slow productivity. We’ve long been leveraging technology to help increase productivity.

Non-Research Citations in the Siemens Research Study

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Defending himself against my criticism of his recently released research study on distance and online learning, George Siemens tweets: Au contraire mon frère. Enhancing Teaching and Learning Through Educational Data Mining and Learning Analytics: An Issue Brief (No. LinkedIn endorsements turn you into the product. Retrieved January 16, 2015, from [link] technology/2012/dec/30/linkedin-endorsements-turn-you-into-the-product OECD Publishing.

The 2010 IBM Global CEO Study

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

IBM recently released the 2010 Global CEO Study. This is IBM’s fourth biennial CEO study since 2004. For the 2010 study , IBM held more than 1,500 face-to-face interviews with private sector CEOs (80%) and senior public sector leaders (20%) from 33 different industries spread over sixty countries. In the past three studies, CEOs consistently said that coping with change was their most pressing challenge. Capitalizing on Complexity is the title of the 2010 study.

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New Study: Helpful and Friendly Co-Workers Can Keep You Alive.

Bob Sutton

James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. » New Study: Helpful and Friendly Co-Workers Can Keep You Alive. Tiffany West from the World Economic Forum just alerted me to an intriguing new study that suggests having the right co-workers can help us live longer, while having the wrong ones might kill us.  Bob Sutton.

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New Study: When NBA Players Touch Teammates More, They and.

Bob Sutton

James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. Good Boss, Bad Boss on Five "Best Business Book" Lists for 2010 » New Study: When NBA Players Touch Teammates More, They and Their Teams Play Better. Plus I wrote about another study that shows when either women or men are touched lightly on the back by women, they tend to take bigger financial risks. 

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The Power Of The Roles We Take: A Very Old Study And Related.

Bob Sutton

James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. Wisdom from Stanfords Jim March on the Numbing Effect of Business Schools » The Power Of The Roles We Take: A Very Old Study And Related Thoughts. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference The Power Of The Roles We Take: A Very Old Study And Related Thoughts : Comments. Bob Sutton.

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Getting on the AI Learning Curve: A Pragmatic, Incremental Approach

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Two-thirds of the opportunities to use AI are in improving the performance of existing analytical use cases,” is the paper’s overriding finding. And, in the remaining 15% of cases, machine learning provided limited additional performance over existing analytical methods. .

Caffeine: It Undermines Performance on Collaborative Tasks for.

Bob Sutton

James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. I can't believe that I missed this study reported by BPS research last January.  A study by Lindsay St. That reaching takes time and effort: a continuous cycle of studying, learning, working, and producing. As I said, this is just one study, but if the effects are replicated in others.

Getting on the AI Learning Curve: A Pragmatic, Incremental Approach

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Two-thirds of the opportunities to use AI are in improving the performance of existing analytical use cases,” is the paper’s overriding finding. AI is now being successfully applied to tasks that not long ago were viewed as the exclusive domain of humans, - machine translation, natural language processing, defeating the world’s top Go players, - but only 16% of the use cases studied by McKinsey are greenfield cases, where only machine learning techniques can be used.

The "Rotten Apple" Effect Happens in Herds of Cows Too - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning.      Thanks to Jason, I learned of some weird but unsurprising research that brings together the bad apple studies described in Good Boss, Bad Boss and work on emotional contagion in The No Asshole Rule. Bob Sutton. About Subscribe to this blogs feed Email Me Follow Me @ work_matters.

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Competing Against “Digital Invaders”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The study surveyed over 5,200 CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, CMOs and other C-suite executives across 21 industries in over 70 countries, - most of them in face-to-face interviews. What has enabled the Torchbearers in the study to forge ahead of the rest?

Evidence that "Retail Therapy" is Effective - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning.   BPS Research reports a recent article containing a series of small studies that shows "retail therapy" does work -- at least in a sample of young American consumers.  " I better not show this study to my teenage daughters.  Bob Sutton.

The Emergence of Industry 4.0

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over the past few years, Industry 4.0, - aka the 4th Industrial Revolution, - has been the subject of several articles, studies, and surveys, as well as a book published earlier this year by Klaus Schwab , founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF).

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.

What's Right About Being Wrong: A Sweet Little Essay by Larry.

Bob Sutton

James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. New Study: When NBA Players Touch Teammates More, They and Their Teams Play Better » Whats Right About Being Wrong: A Sweet Little Essay by Larry Prusak. Bob Sutton. About Subscribe to this blogs feed Email Me Follow Me @ work_matters. Book Me For A Speech. Brightsight Group. Search. 17 Things I Believe.

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.”. AI is now seemingly everywhere.

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Preparing Students for an Increasingly Complex Business World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Not quite, say a number of recent studies. Universities generally do a pretty good job when it comes to teaching hard skills, - engineering methods, technology, analytical tools, finance, marketing, and so on.

Evidence Employees Are MORE SATISFIED With Their Bosses: Why.

Bob Sutton

James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. I got a note from my book publicist, the relentless and civilized Mark Fortier, about an interesting new study.    And plant performance didn’t suffer a bit; productivity, efficiency, and quality reached record levels in 2009. Bob Sutton.

How to Transform a “Big, Old” Company into an Agile Digital Business

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A quarter century into the digital age , - as a recent McKinsey study found, - the digital maturity of traditional incumbent firms is still relatively low, - under 25% of their overall potential.

Learning to Apply Data Science to Business Problems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This past semester I was involved in an interesting course at MIT’s Sloan School of Management , - Analytics Labs (A-Lab). A-Lab’s objective is to teach students how to use data sets and analytics to address real-world business problems.

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Serious AI Challenges that Require Our Attention

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few months ago, Stanford University’s One Hundred Year Study of AI project published a report by a panel of experts assessing the current state of AI. Earlier this year, the World Economic Forum published Global Risks Report 2017 , its 12th annual study of major global risks.

A Framework for Building AI Capabilities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Based on a study of over 150 AI-based projects, the authors found that AI can play a major role in three important business needs: advanced process automation, cognitive insight through data analysis, and cognitive engagement with customers and employees.

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The Emergence of Industry 4.0

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over the past few years, Industry 4.0, - aka the 4th Industrial Revolution, - has been the subject of several articles, studies, and surveys, as well as a book published earlier this year by Klaus Schwab , founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF). The Second starting a century later, brought us steel, cars, chemicals, petroleum, electricity, the telephone and radio while creating the age of mass production.

Reflections on Linux and Mainframes

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In IBM, which I joined after finishing my studies in 1970, major portions of my 37 year career involved mainframe architecture and strategy. That summer, IBM commissioned a study to help define the company’s overall Linux strategy.

The Business Value of Resilience

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Industrial Revolution was “as much about process innovations that reduced waste and increased productivity as it was about the application of new technologies,” wrote Roger Martin in a recent Harvard Business Review (HBR) article, - The High Price of Efficiency.

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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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The Rise of the T-Shaped Organization

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A growing number of articles have been extolling the value of T-shaped professionals , that is, individuals who combine deep cognitive, analytical, and/or technical skills in a specific discipline, with broad multidisciplinary, social skills.

The Challenges of Executing a Transformational Strategy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Studies have found that two-thirds to three-quarters of large organizations struggle to implement their strategies.” . The 2018 MIT CIO Symposium will take place on May 23. This year’s Symposium will be focused on the challenges of executing a digital transformation strategy.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

T he First , - in the last third of the 18th century, - introduced new tools and manufacturing processes based on steam and water power, ushering the transition from hand-made goods to mechanized, machine-based production.

Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The application of design thinking beyond products isn’t new. Design thinking has become an increasingly popular topic of discussion over the past decade. It was featured in the September, 2015 issue of the Harvard Business Review with several articles on the subject.

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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.

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A Framework for Building AI Capabilities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Based on a study of over 150 AI-based projects, the authors found that AI can play a major role in three important business needs: advanced process automation, cognitive insight through data analysis, and cognitive engagement with customers and employees.

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The Changing Nature of Globalization in Our Hyperconnected, Knowledge-Intensive Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently found a really good answer in an excellent study by the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), Global Flows in the Digital Age. The study takes an in-depth look at the expansion of cross-borders flows in the economy.

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The Evolution Toward Digital Supply Chains

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The meeting was organized by the Center for Global Enterprise (CGE), - the nonprofit research institution founded by former IBM Chairman and CEO Sam Palmisano to study the contemporary corporation, globalization, economic trends, and their impact on society.

What Machine Learning Can and Cannot Do

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

One of the key features of deep learning algorithms is that, unlike classic analytic methods, there’s no asymptotic data size limit beyond which they stop improving. Artificial intelligence is rapidly becoming one of the most important technologies of our era.

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Becoming a Digital Business: Progress and Obstacles

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The survey asked the executives about their companies progress and obstacles in embracing five major digital trends: big data and advanced analytics, digital engagement of customers, digital engagement of employees and external partners, automation, and digital innovation. .

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Human-AI Decision Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Nor have they integrated the large amounts of data, analytical tools and powerful AI systems now at our disposal into their decision making systems. . Sports analytics are now used by just about every professional sports team in the world.

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gRSShopper in a Box

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I've tried to cast the net widely, looking at much more than just free tools or commercial products. It includes some elements you might expect to find in a learning technologies landscape - learning analytics, competencies and skills, etc., Second, we have the study phase.

Pirates Play Databall, Purge Postseason Drought

Andy McAfee

As Sawchik writes, With little money to spend on free agents, few impact prospects ready for 2013 and many outside the organization calling for a regime change, [general manager Neal] Huntington and [manager Clint] Hurdle discussed how to get more production from their returning roster.

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Customer Experience - the Key Competitive Differentiator in the Digital Age

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

More specifically, the survey asked them about their progress in embracing five major digital trends: big data and advanced analytics, digital engagement of customers, digital engagement of employees and external partners, automation, and digital innovation.

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