The Puzzling Personal Productivity Paradox

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Yet, despite these impressive advances, for most of this period economies around the world have been stuck in an era of slow productivity growth. Individuals are also experiencing their own version of the productivity paradox. What accounts for this personal productivity paradox?

Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2018

John Hagel

For me, that often means stealing a few quiet moments with my book, hiding out…er…I mean, hanging out on my couch, or comfortably wedged into a window seat listening to an audiobook on a long flight. On productivity. Don’t tell them about your product.

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AI and the Productivity Paradox

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, at the same time, productivity growth has significantly declined over the past decade, and income has continued to stagnate for the majority of Americans. Economists have proposed competing explanations for declining productivity growth and so far have failed to reach a consensus.” .

Cloud, Services and the Transformation of Production

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Cloud-based services require a much more standardized, mass customized , process oriented, industrialized approach to production , including the application of advanced technologies and rigorous science, engineering and management methodologies. .

Favourite Books of 2013 That I Read

Dan Pontefract

Books – remember those?) In no particular order, these are the books I read in 2013 that caught my attention: Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now by Douglas Rushkoff. I can honestly say it is an ‘epic’ book. That’s what a good book should deliver.

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Book Review: Originals by Adam Grant

Dan Pontefract

While reading Adam Grant’s new book, Originals: How Non-Conformists Move The World , I found myself utilizing four different lenses of observation. Originals is a book that might help you in one or more of the roles I note above, too. For example, the book has more than 250 references.

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AI and the Productivity Paradox

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, at the same time, productivity growth has significantly declined over the past decade, and income has continued to stagnate for the majority of Americans. This puzzling contradiction is addressed in Artificial Intelligences and the Modern Productivity Paradox , a working paper recently published by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Economists have proposed competing explanations for declining productivity growth and so far have failed to reach a consensus.” .

How to Increase Your Productivity Without Working More Hours

KCC Business Psychology

More Work Doesn’t Equal More Productivity. One key question to consider as you plan your own workweek is, are you getting the best productivity from your work schedule? Does working extra hours actually make us more productive? Work Time Versus Productive Time.

How books were made

David Weinberger

Jeff Goldenson , my colleague at the Harvard Library Innovation Lab found this fabulous 1947 short documentary on how books used to be made. (He What a production! It’s hard to believe (or, for some of us, to remember) how hard it used to be to print books.

books in perpetual beta

Harold Jarche

Finding Perpetual Beta is now in production. Meanwhile, collaborative work is dominating both transactional and production work. A community of practice of Canadian training managers will also incorporate these books into their 2015 professional discussions.

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UX Week 2014 Keynote Josh Clark on the Future of Digital Product Design

Adaptive Path

Josh is the author of the book Tapworthy: Designing Great iPhone Apps, and frequently gives workshops and talks at conferences around the world. In this interview, Josh and I talk about the current trends in digital product design, and where those trends might be heading.

Flat Army Book Excerpt: Organizational Learned Helplessness

Dan Pontefract

Maybe they’re simply about making money or providing service or making products in the most efficient manner without regard for its people. Dan''s Related Posts: Autotelic: The Word of 2013 Flat Army Book Launch Party … A Sea of Humanity How did you learn about #OBL?

Enabling Innovation – Book

Harold Jarche

Tweet I had the pleasure of writing an article for the book, Enabling Innovation: Innovative Capability – German and International Views as a follow-up to some work I did with the EU’s International Monitoring Organisation. list price for this book. Books complexity Work

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.

A forward to a Cynefin book

Dave Snowden

I finished off the forward to a forthcoming book about Cynefin in Japanese a day or so ago. The constant flow over those spaces was designated as the knowledge creation spiral and was used to explain the process of idea conversation into products mainly in the manufacturing sector.

Productivity Tips on Presentations: Inform, Inspire and Motivate

Luis Suarez

Yes, I know, another article on the topic of Productivity , although this time around with a slightly different flavour: how can we improve the way we deliver messages through presentations? Shouldn’t we be aiming at addressing that productivity overkill and do something about it?

IT, Productivity and Organizational Capital

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, to achieve long term economic growth, as well as gains in our standard of living , the US must also focus on innovation and productivity growth. US labor productivity - “the amount of goods and services that a laborer produces in a given amount of time” - grew at only 1.5% This period of slow productivity coincided with the rapid growth in the use of computers in business, giving rise to the Solow. As the US recovers from the financial.

Increase Your Productivity and Your Happiness

21 Days to Happiness

Being busy can add extra pressure to our schedules and mean that we need to be extra productive. Making a few simple changes to how you approach your work periods can really impact your productivity.

How We Got To Now, the Book

Steven Berlin Johnson

It’s my ninth book, but the first to be accompanied by a TV series, airing on PBS beginning on October 15. I wrote up a few thoughts about the relationship between the book and show at our new site, How We Get To Next. . So far the reception to the book has been very enthusiastic.

Stop Days: The Secret To Nonprofit Productivity

Beth Kanter

The NTEN Book Club, organized by Lauren McKown and Kai Williams, hosted a video chat this week.This month they have been reading The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout and discussing it in the NTEN online community. Workplace Productivity and Well Being .

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: BOOK REVIEW: The New.

Steve Denning

» December 19, 2010 BOOK REVIEW: The New Capitalist Manifesto by Umair Haque The New Capitalist Manifesto: Building a Disruptively Better Business by Umair Haque (Boston: Harvard  Business Revew Press, 2011). The New Capitalist Manifesto is a short, elegant and readable book.

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The Glass Box And The Commonplace Book

Steven Berlin Johnson

The words on this page belongs to a long and fruitful tradition that peaked in Enlightenment-era Europe and America, particularly in England: the practice of maintaining a “commonplace” book. Over the next decade he developed and refined an elaborate system for indexing the book’s content.

Workplace Productivity

Tony Karrer

One of the favorite quotes I used to use during presentations was Drucker - The most important contribution of management in the 21st century will be to increase knowledge-worker productivity. Complexity of Productivity for Knowledge Work Productivity is defined as: the ratio of the quantity and quality of units produced to the labor per unit of time For some knowledge workers, we can reasonably define things this way.

Changing the Book game

Clark Quinn

They’ve set a price cap (ok, perhaps just for high school, to begin ), and a richer target product. Apple has also democratized the book creation business, with authoring tools for anyone. I was boarding a plane away from home as Apple’s announcement was happening, so I haven’t had the chance to dig into the details as I normally would, but just the news itself shows Apple is taking on yet another industry.

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Xyleme Product Update: Pastiche 2.4 for the iPad – Content monetization and more

Xyleme

Users can browse your catalog of products directly within the app and pay to get access to the content they are interested in. Get reports on books uploaded, users in the system, groups and sales and export them in a CSV format to process the data in tools like Microsoft Excel.

12 Books That Every Leader Should Read: Updated

Bob Sutton

I have been maintaining – and occasionally updating -- a list of “Books Every Leader Should Read” on this Work Matters blog since 2011. I have expanded it to 12 books this year and, even with that, I left out many of my favorites – and probably many of yours as well. Read the book.

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Books And Their Future: SXSW 2011

Steve Denning

Last night, I was at the CaveHenricks Books & Bytes party at SXSW 2011 in Austin TX with Barbara Cave-Henricks, Rusty Shelton and a host of people who love books: people who write books, who write and talk about books, people who publish books, above all, people who care about books.

Books And Their Future: SXSW 2011

Steve Denning

Last night, I was at the CaveHenricks Books & Bytes party at SXSW 2011 in Austin TX with Barbara Cave-Henricks, Rusty Shelton and a host of people who love books: people who write books, who write and talk about books, people who publish books, above all, people who care about books.

Xyleme Product Update: Pastiche 2.4 for the iPad – Content monetization and more

Xyleme

Users can browse your catalog of products directly within the app and pay to get access to the content they are interested in. Get reports on books uploaded, users in the system, groups and sales and export them in a CSV format to process the data in tools like Microsoft Excel.

Productivity and Employment (and Technology): In the Jaws of the Snake

Andy McAfee

He said some nice things about the work Erik and I did in Race Against the Machine to highlight technology’s role in this phenomenon (he blurbed our book), and showed a very clever graph. They were great for the productivity statistics, but not for the employment ones.

The 6 essential lessons of a satisfying, productive career

Dan Pink

Just in time for graduation season, Johnny Bunko is here to remind you of the 6 essential lessons of any satisfying, productive career: 1. Buy the book at Amazon , BN.com , or IndieBound.

Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Personal Productivity Tips for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

The first Nonprofit Blog Carnival of 2015 is on the theme is personal productivity. But maintaining productivity, especially online, can be challenging. What is personal productivity? How are nonprofits folks strengthening their personal productivity muscles in 2015?

The Secret Every Successful Nonprofit Leader Knows About Being Productive

Beth Kanter

I have found the work of Tony Schwartz, The Energy Project and his best selling book, “ The Way We Are Working Isn’t Working ” to be valuable. What is your secret to being productive? Flickr Photo by udithawix.

The 6 essential lessons of a satisfying, productive career

Dan Pink

Just in time for graduation season, Johnny Bunko is here to remind you of the 6 essential lessons of any satisfying, productive career: 1. Buy the book at Amazon , BN.com , or IndieBound.

3 cheap and effective productivity apps

Dan Pink

The idea is similar to Jerry Seinfeld’s ruthlessly elegant productivity tip. How about using Replay My Day to compile research for a book or article? Personal Productivity Self-managementNeed a life-hack fix? Got a couple bucks? Here are three cool iPhone apps that will help you track your journeys, value your time, and meet your goals: The first app is the delightfully named Wonderful Day.

Announcing My Next Book: The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit

Beth Kanter

I am excited to announce that I am working on my next book, tentatively titled “The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout.” I’m honored to be co-authoring this book with Aliza Sherman to be published in 2017 by Wiley. Productive and effective meetings.

Book Review: Connecting to Change the World

Beth Kanter

” This books updates their experiences and provides easily understandable, field-tested information on how to form and manage social-impact networks. Here’s a few ideas, concepts, and insights from the book that resonated. Books

New Book on Cars' Decline Gets it Wrong!

Nine Shift

Fifteen years after NineShift accurately predicted trains replacing cars and driving, two new books this year are reporting the same thing. One of the two books is "Street Smart: The Rise of Cities and the Fall of Cars.'' (Published by PublicAffairs.) Time is so precious knowledge workers in this century cannot afford to waste 2 hours a day, 25% of their productive time, driving.

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5 Book Recommendations for Nonprofit Networking and Data Nerds

Beth Kanter

But it is also a quiet time of year and a good time to catch up on reading. Also, if you are looking for a last minute gift for the nonprofit networking and data nerd in your life, here’s some book recommendations. If you are working with data in any way, you need this book.

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

Bob Sutton

Book Me For A Speech. The Decent Thing to Call My Book - Publishers Weekly. Six Business Books to Read on the Beach -- Wall Street Journal. globeandmail.com: Hard facts about this years books. Good Books. editors of Klutz: The Klutz Book of Inventions.

[berkman] Yochai Benkler on his new book

David Weinberger

Yochai Benkler is giving a talk about his new and wonderful book, The Penguin and the Leviathan. (I In each, there have been huge successes of social production. Management science: Work on team production and networks; high commitment, high-performance organizations. A: I should note that I don’t address that in the book. But I don’t talk about that much in the book.

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Happy, Focused, and Productive: There Is An App for That!

Beth Kanter

When researching the book, we came up with a curated a list of our favorite technology wellness apps. But last week, I was honored to do a webinar for Whole Whale where George Weiner and I discussed apps. Productivity. Image by Ayyamsyria.

A Conversation with Allison Fine About Her New Book #Matterness

Beth Kanter

Today is the official launch of Allison Fine’s new book, Matterness. We recently had a delightful email interview about some of the ideas and themes from the book. BK: Hi, Allison, I hear you’ve written another book. BK: What do you hope happens with this book?