The Transformative Power of Analytics - The Houston Astros: a Case Study

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago I read a two-part interview with Astro’s GM Jeff Luhnow, - an excellent case study for any leader seeking to learn from the Astros’ transformation, including the challenges involved and how to overcome them.

Crowdsourcing for social development and economic opportunity: Case study of Malaysia

Ross Dawson

There are many advantages to having common culture and language between clients and workers, and many tasks that require local knowledge or presence. The post Crowdsourcing for social development and economic opportunity: Case study of Malaysia appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks.

The Transformative Power of Analytics - The Houston Astros: a Case Study

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago I read a two-part interview with Astro’s GM Jeff Luhnow, - an excellent case study for any leader seeking to learn from the Astros’ transformation, including the challenges involved and how to overcome them. This was the case in 2012 and 2013, the first two years of Astros’ transformation. And we’ve proven that when you combine the information from the technology and analytics with the human opinion, you get the best possible result.

Smart.fm: Why Goals are the new Lists

Adaptive Path

is a learning community founded on a powerful technology that equips users to memorize anything — from the Capitals of the World to Japanese Vocabulary to the names of various Heart Murmurs. Case Study Part of the Smart.fm iPhone App Story.

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Did Zappos Just Ruin Their Culture Or Is It A Brilliant Org Redesign?

Dan Pontefract

In a word, it’s all about “ culture.” Their collaborative mindset is infectious, one that encourages everyone to scale the culture. It’s an act of recognition, but it’s the opportunity for all Zappos employees to scale the culture.

Learning Technologies UK wrap-up

Clark Quinn

I had the pleasure of speaking at the Learning Technologies ’11 conference, talking on the topic of games. The conference was held on the 3rd floor of the conference hall, while floors 1 and ground hosted the exposition: the ground floor hosted the learning and skills (think: training) exhibits while the 1st floor held learning technology (read: elearning) vendors. design games meta-learning mobile social technology

More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I got somewhat alarmed when seeing that MS Sharepoint is not mentioned at all in “Digital Habitat&# (book by Etienne Wenger et al on Technology Stewardship for communities). This is where examination of technology at all three levels: platform, tool and feature — can really matter.

More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I got somewhat alarmed when seeing that MS Sharepoint is not mentioned at all in “Digital Habitat&# (book by Etienne Wenger et al on Technology Stewardship for communities). This is where examination of technology at all three levels: platform, tool and feature — can really matter.

More Reflections on SharePoint and Picking Technology | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I got somewhat alarmed when seeing that MS Sharepoint is not mentioned at all in “Digital Habitat&# (book by Etienne Wenger et al on Technology Stewardship for communities). This is where examination of technology at all three levels: platform, tool and feature — can really matter.

CoP Series #10: Stewarding Technology for Community | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Elearning is growing and evolving hand in glove with a constellation of technologies that have their roots in a number of places. ″ tools, there is a constant thread of the dynamic interplay between technology and the groups using it. We are not simply deploying technology.

Technology Stewardship at Libraries – Free Online Event | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

The full official details are below, but I also wanted to add that I’ll have two special guests who will make the difference – two librarians who work with these issues of technology and community every day in their work.

Are You Being Left Behind as Technology Ushers In a Whole New Approach to Philanthropy? #CoFLA

Beth Kanter

Are You Being Left Behind as Technology Ushers In a Whole New Approach to Philanthropy? How do foundations address power, technology, and audience differently in the 21st century? Leadership that Values the Role of Technology is Key to Success.

Harnessing the Collective Intelligence of Humans and Machines

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The book illustrates these concepts with a wide variety of examples and case studies. To answer these questions they conducted two separate research studies. In their initial set of studies , they randomly assigned nearly 700 volunteers into groups of two to five members.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the past few years, the necessary ingredients have come together to propel AI beyond the research labs into the marketplace: powerful, inexpensive computer technologies; advanced algorithms and models; and most important, oceans and oceans of data. AI is now seemingly everywhere.

Disruptive Innovation Revisited

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Lepore’s article may well be part of a growing backlash against the relentless advances in technology. We’ve generally studied disruption by looking at case studies of individual companies, including companies like DEC, Wang, Polaroid and Borders that are no longer around.

The ‘Occupy IT’ Movement of Organizations

Dan Pontefract

“The characteristics and economics of infrastructural technologies, whether railroads or telegraph lines or power generators, make it inevitable that they will be broadly shared – that they will become part of the general business infrastructure.

Definition of Social Learning from Wired for Culture by M. Pagel (further discussion)

Mark Oehlert

Currently reading this book and hit the following definition : "Social learning can be fiendishly difficult to define but has - when applied to humans-two important features that together make the entirety of our cultural achievements possible and effectively open up an unbridgeable gulf between ourselves and all other animals. I'd be curious to find case studies supporting this definition in the virtual learning world.

Definition of Social Learning from Wired for Culture by M. Pagel (further discussion)

Mark Oehlert

Currently reading this book and hit the following definition : "Social learning can be fiendishly difficult to define but has - when applied to humans-two important features that together make the entirety of our cultural achievements possible and effectively open up an unbridgeable gulf between ourselves and all other animals. I'd be curious to find case studies supporting this definition in the virtual learning world.

Kudos Jacques Godin, an Engaged Air Canada Employee

Dan Pontefract

I study, write, speak and teach about organizational behaviour, leadership, learning, technology and culture. Behaviour Culture employees engagement organization Air Canada behaviour

Harnessing the Collective Intelligence of Humans and Machines

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The book illustrates these concepts with a wide variety of examples and case studies. To answer these questions they conducted two separate research studies. In their initial set of studies , they randomly assigned nearly 700 volunteers into groups of two to five members.

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The ‘Occupy IT’ Movement of Organizations

Dan Pontefract

In 2003, when Nicholas Carr penned the piece “ IT Doesn’t Matte r “, an overlooked definition of what he referred to as ‘infrastructural technologies ‘ may now be, in 2012, unintentionally defining the relationship between IT and the organization.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over the past several years, the necessary ingredients have come together to propel AI beyond the research labs into the marketplace: powerful, inexpensive computer technologies; huge amounts of data; and advanced algorithms including machine learning.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the past few years, the necessary ingredients have come together to propel AI beyond the research labs into the marketplace: powerful, inexpensive computer technologies; advanced algorithms and models; and most important, oceans and oceans of data. AI encompasses a broad rage of technologies and application. They tend to adopt multiple AI technologies depending on the specific use case. However, adoption of AI technologies remains largely at an experimental stage.

The Organization Needs to Ask Itself Tough Questions to Survive

Dan Pontefract

Another is the cultural and business transformation story of Telefonica , detailed in the case study Transforming the firm for the digital era: An organizational effort towards an E-culture by Juan Llopis, M. technologies to bridge the connection gap?

The Complex Relationship Between Science and the Public

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

More than ever, scientific and technological innovations touch every aspect of our lives and influence the choices we make in a wide variety of areas. Over 70% believe that Federal investments in basic scientific research and in engineering and technology pay off in the long run.

A Riddle, Wrapped in a Mystery, Inside an Enigma

Dan Pontefract

Perhaps prescient Churchill was not only referring to Russia, but the pending organizational cultural shift that beckons today’s companies and institutions. Those of you on the learning side of the house need to embrace and understand the technology and leadership implications.

At the edge

Clark Quinn

Another response to my request for topics asked about moving from the classroom to the ‘fringe’ Here, I have a very simple response: the case studies in Revolutionize Learning & Development. Coaching also played a role in the case study Jane Bozarth provided.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over the past several years, the necessary ingredients have come together to propel AI beyond the research labs into the marketplace: powerful, inexpensive computer technologies; huge amounts of data; and advanced algorithms including machine learning. While AI is likely to become one of the most important technologies of our era, we’re still in the early stages of deployment, especially outside leading-edge technology companies.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A lot is going on with blockchain, so much so that last year the World Economic Forum (WEF) named The Blockchain one of its Top Ten Emerging Technologies for 2016. Get on the blockchain learning curve now or wait until the technology is more mature before jumping in?

The Complex Relationship Between Science and the Public

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

More than ever, scientific and technological innovations touch every aspect of our lives and influence the choices we make in a wide variety of areas. A 2015 study by the Pew Research Center revealed that most Americans have a positive view of science and of the accomplishments of scientists. Over 70% believe that Federal investments in basic scientific research and in engineering and technology pay off in the long run. Case studies of specific controversial topics.

Lessons from the Rescue of the Chilean Miners

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What can we learn from the successful rescue effort as a case study in how to organize and manage such complex projects? But, this was not a case of a top down hierarchic organization where Piñera and Golborne called all the shots and made all the decisions. The rescue project represents one of the most innovative case studies of distributed leadership I have seen, one that I am sure will be studied for years to come.

Book Review: When Millennials Take Over and the Fluid Workplace

Beth Kanter

The meat of the book is in the chapters dive into the framework with research and case studies. The last few months have been a time of deep reading and thinking many reports, research, and books. … Read More Books Organizational Culture

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Book Review: Sharing Cities – Activating the Urban Commons

Beth Kanter

Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons is a collection of 137 case studies and policies in 11 categories how self-organized, democratic, and people-powered policies and initiatives can help solve some of the most thorny problems we face around the world in urban areas.

It’s (almost) out!

Clark Quinn

What I’ve tried to do is make the case for dragging L&D into the 21st Century, and then provide an onramp. For example, culture change is not a recipe, it’s a process. Practitioner friends and colleagues provided the five case studies I’ve the pleasure to host.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A lot is going on with blockchain, so much so that last year the World Economic Forum (WEF) named The Blockchain one of its Top Ten Emerging Technologies for 2016. The Internet and associated technologies like smartphones and cloud computing have significantly lowered the costs of collaboration and experimentation, enabling innovations to emerge more rapidly. Get on the blockchain learning curve now or wait until the technology is more mature before jumping in?

The Disruption Debate - What's Missing?

John Hagel

Some of the commentators may be right: perhaps this article is better read as the most recent manifestation of the cultural conflict between the humanities-driven East and the technology-driven West. He does a good job of responding to some of the specific factual issues in his case studies highlighted by Jill Lepore and emphasizes that he continues to evolve his theory of disruptive innovation based on new research.

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How the World Sees the US | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

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How the World Sees the US | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

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The Limits of Strategy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Why were so many companies in the IT industry done in by such disruptive technology and market changes? Or it is that, as if actors in a kind of Greek tragedy , they see the changes coming and understand what needs to be done, but are somehow unable to make the needed strategy and cultural transformations? Above all we learned how disruptive technology can work to destroy even those who understand it well.

The Networked NGO in Pakistan

Beth Kanter

organizational change, and technology. Her knowledge of the country and the culture made it easier to localize the curriculum. Movement Building Networked Nonprofit Networks Organizational Culture Training DesignDay 2: Certificates Awarded To Senior Staff Attendees.

Hatch: A Tool for Digital Storytelling for Social Impact Launches

Beth Kanter

Based on the research, they have launched a platform that helps connect practitioners with tools and resources to tell better stories of impact. I particularly like the sections about how to create a culture of storytelling and measurement.

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Learning from Experience

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This past Fall, I taught my MIT graduate seminar Technology-based Business Transformation for the second time. The focus of the course is on how to leverage emerging, disruptive technologies to significantly transform a business or even a whole industry. IBM managed to survive and reinvent itself in the process by embracing a number of major technology, market and organizational innovations - the Internet in particular, - that transformed the company and its culture.

The Book of Love | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Nov 17 2008 The Book of Love Published by Nancy White at 5:49 am under Monday videos , culture of love I have written in the past about the power of love. Keith Olbermann gives a tour de force editorial on why this culture is needed in the world as a response to the passage of California’s Proposition 8 banning gay marriage.

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