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The Collaborative, Sharing Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

One of the most intriguing was The Collaborative Economy , by Jeremiah Owyang , a partner and analyst at Altimeter Group , whose research focuses on the changing relationships between companies and their customers. . The collaborative economy feels very different.

Coherence in complexity

Harold Jarche

Anecdote reports that John Kotter, leadership guru , is accepting that methods like his 8-step process for leading change may not be effective in the face of complexity. Complexity, driven by global networked communications, is the main factor.

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No cookie cutters for complexity

Harold Jarche

As social learning, collaboration, and even complexity become mainstream concepts, the array of products and services around them are becoming commoditized. Making a value proposition around behaviour and culture change is therefore very difficult. complexity

Build trust, embrace networks, manage complexity

Harold Jarche

But hierarchies are rather useless to create, innovate, or change. We have known for quite a while that hierarchies are ineffective when things get complex. In matrix management people have more than one reporting line and often work across business units. Complexity.

Leadership in a Changing World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What are the critical competencies needed to lead in our fast-changing business environment? Its findings were recently published in The CEO Report: Embracing the Paradoxes of Leadership and the Power of Doubt. But, w hile speed is the major dimension of change, it’s not the only one.

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Automation and the Changing Demand for Workforce Skills

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the intervening three years, the study has published a number of report on the subject. Based on an analysis of around 2,000 work activities across 800 different occupations, the report concluded that “fewer than 5 percent of occupations can be entirely automated using current technology.

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Scale and Complex Systemic Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Conventional wisdom these days says that small is better when it comes to innovation and putting new ideas into practice,” writes Mandel at the beginning of the report. But managing the kind of disruptive innovations that change the rules of the game requires a different management style based on identifying a brand new idea, moving quickly to establish an early market presence, and continuous market experimentation to refine the offerings and establish the company’s strategy.

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How Can We Ensure that Our Complex AI Systems Do What We Want Them to Do?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Software-intensive systems are generally quite flexible, - able to evolve and adapt to changing product and market requirements. And, at the bleeding-edges of complexity are data-driven AI systems , which are generally based on statistical analysis and machine learning methods. .

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Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise

Harold Jarche

Corporations that understand the value of knowledge sharing, teamwork, informal learning and joint problem solving are investing heavily in collaboration technology and are reaping the early rewards. ~ Our relationship with knowledge is changing as our work becomes more intangible and complex.

On the Complex Evolution toward Mobile Digital Payments

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Apple is collaborating with the big credit card networks, several banks and a number of merchants in the development and deployment of Apple Pay. The report notes that while 50 percent of adults around the world have accounts at a financial institution, more than 2.5

Organizations and Complexity

Harold Jarche

Tweet I’ve discussed this table before, but I’d like to put it all the links together to highlight what we need to do with our organizations and structures to deal with complexity. Complexity. How we can support emergent practices in the increasingly complex enterprise: COMPLEXITY. Patti Anklam , in discussing value networks and complexity states: Understanding of complexity provides a practical guide to managing context.

Data Science and the Changing Nature of Research and Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The study examined the current state of US research and innovation; looked at the role of its key players: academia, industry, and government; and proposed a set of recommendations to better address the highly complex challenges we face in the 21st century information economy.

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Measuring the Forces of Long Term Change

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Intel co-founder Gordon Moore described what became known as Moore’s Law in a 1965 paper where he observed that the number of components in integrated circuits had doubled every year since their invention in 1958, and predicted that the trend would continue for at least ten years, a prediction he subsequently changed to a doubling every two years. The Foundation index has been growing at a ten percent CGR since 1993, and is the primary driver of all the other changes.

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Climate Change, Waste & Festivals: a collective fight needing a common understanding

Dave Snowden

it also has the potential to mobilise momentum and drive change through the sharing of stories about what people are doing to make the world a better place. Building small, incremental change has always been the complexity mantra. When thinking about change and transformation, we were particularly interested in the idea of apathy, simplicity and the importance of time, e.g. are people thinking ahead or are there “more important things to do”?

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The Complex Transition to the Age of the Cloud

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

a sea change - a deep and permanent shift in how computing power is generated and consumed. But, after discussing a number of its benefits to business, - individual productivity, group collaboration, information insights and application development, - McAfee points out that the shift to cloud computing has been slow. The IT function of 2015 will bear little resemblance to its current state,” concludes one such report.

Mass Collaboration Workshop, Day Three

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Darren Gergle Understanding and Bridging the Wikipedia Language Gap There is an extensive literature on Wikipedia, everything from collaboration to participation to embedded bias to the uses of Wikipedia data structures by AI and natural language processing application. So, in different places people speak different languages, but the presumption is people are reporting on the same things, and have the same sort of coverage biases. Why do people takee part in mass collaboration?

Mass Collaboration Workshop, Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Note that coordination here is not really needed, in contrast to other systemss of mass collaboration. Response: I don''t think it is completely different - when you read an article, I understand some, I don''t understand some, I try to use it - I would lable this a collaborative process. Reefercne to a buncch of theories by title - complex systems, socio-cultural construction, situated learning, etc). to change things to. They create content collaboratively.

Cloud and “Game Changing” Business Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year, IBM’s Institute for Business Value published a very good report - The Power of Cloud: Driving Business Model Innovation. According to the report “cloud empowers six potentially game changing business enablers”: . market adaptability - rapid prototyping and innovation to quickly respond to rapidly changing market conditions; . e-books is another widely used, game changing cloud application that is already transforming the book publishing industry.

The Soft Skills of Collaboration and The Social Enterprise

Luis Suarez

She eventually comes to talk about the stuff that most folks haven’t considered just yet in any open and transparent collaborative and knowledge sharing environment. Specially, since not all of us are true, natural collaborators. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

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Talking and Walking Collaboration | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

wrote an interesting blog post about people who write about collaboration – by themselves. Anecdote: What do you notice about these recent books on collaboration? This triggered some reflections in the comments about the process of writing collaboratively.

Talking and Walking Collaboration | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

wrote an interesting blog post about people who write about collaboration – by themselves. Anecdote: What do you notice about these recent books on collaboration? This triggered some reflections in the comments about the process of writing collaboratively.

Talking and Walking Collaboration | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

wrote an interesting blog post about people who write about collaboration – by themselves. Anecdote: What do you notice about these recent books on collaboration? This triggered some reflections in the comments about the process of writing collaboratively.

From Addis Ababa to Las Vegas (catching up on trip reports!) | 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… Jul 10 2008 From Addis Ababa to Las Vegas (catching up on trip reports!)

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Scenario Planning - Formulating Strategy in the Face of High Uncertainty

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The reports illustrate how the future might play out by developing a few different scenarios, each embodying the key issues and decisions that will likely shape the global landscape twenty years into the future. “How can we formulate strategy in the face of uncertainty?,”

Talking and Walking Collaboration | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

wrote an interesting blog post about people who write about collaboration – by themselves. Anecdote: What do you notice about these recent books on collaboration? This triggered some reflections in the comments about the process of writing collaboratively.

Talking and Walking Collaboration | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

wrote an interesting blog post about people who write about collaboration – by themselves. Anecdote: What do you notice about these recent books on collaboration? This triggered some reflections in the comments about the process of writing collaboratively.

Talking and Walking Collaboration | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

wrote an interesting blog post about people who write about collaboration – by themselves. Anecdote: What do you notice about these recent books on collaboration? This triggered some reflections in the comments about the process of writing collaboratively.

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. Overall, 63% report revenue increases in the business unit where the AI use case is deployed.

CPSquare’s Long Live the Platform Event Report | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Check it out — Long Live the Platform Report (application/pdf Object).

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Building Capacity for Social Change 2.0

Beth Kanter

Heather agreed to write up this report to share some of the content. Building Capacity for Social Change 2.0 But whether you call it “networked” ways of working, “collaboration 2.0” Call this “social change 2.0”. Photo by Beth Kanter.

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Transmedia Storytelling and Collaborative Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Marketing and communications are essential when introducing a disruptive innovation in the marketplace, given the need to explain what the new initiative is all about to key constituencies including clients, analysts and reporters. And, the more powerful, important and complex the messages you are trying to convey, the more important it is that you do so by telling a compelling, emotionally resonant story.

Dealing with a Highly Unpredictable Future

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It wasn’t all that long ago that we didn’t have much use for probabilities in our daily life, - outside of weather reports, election predictions and baseball. But that’s all been changing in our complex economy and society.

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Talking and Walking Collaboration | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

wrote an interesting blog post about people who write about collaboration – by themselves. Anecdote: What do you notice about these recent books on collaboration? This triggered some reflections in the comments about the process of writing collaboratively.

Why Some AI Efforts Succeed While Many Fail

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Winning with AI , - a 2019 report based on a survey jointly conducted by the MIT Sloan Management Review and the Boston Consulting Group , - found that 90% of respondents agree that AI represents a business opportunity for their company.

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The Coming Era of Decision Machines

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

How should we develop and deploy complex AI systems whose purpose is to make decisions continuously and automatically? As explained in the workshop report , algorithmic systems have long been used to help us make consequential decisions.

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Blockchain Can Reshape Financial Services… But it Will Take Significant Time and Investment

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Not only are there major technology and standards issues to be worked out, but the industry will have to collaborate with governments around the world to develop the appropriate legal frameworks and regulatory environments. Transforming this highly complex global ecosystem is very difficult.

The Third Wave of the Digital Economy - Promises and Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Countries can welcome it, prepare for it, and ride it to new heights of innovation and prosperity, or they can ignore the changing tide and miss the wave,” writes Robert Atkinson in The Task Ahead of Us. “The next wave of digital innovation is coming.

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leadership through cooperation

Harold Jarche

According to one news report by Al Jazeera on 2020-02-06 — “The apparent rapid progress in the search for a vaccine to fight the coronavirus, according to analysts, is due to a decision by Chinese authorities to share information about the virus with the public.”

Will Humans Be Better Off in an Increasingly AI-Based Future?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It received almost 1,000 responses, which formed the basis for its recently published report Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humans. We need to ensure that our complex AI systems do what we want them to do. Improve human collaboration across borders and stakeholder groups.

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Leveraging AI to Transform Government

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

More immediately, though not less consequentially, AI will change the way public servants do their jobs. To illustrate how government is using AI, the report is focused on four concrete use cases being pursued by different agencies. Conquering the Complexities of Federal Purchases.

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Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Hybrid Models of Capitalism

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. Titled “Going Hybrid” , it is the lead article in a special report on business in Japan. These are incredibly complex subjects.

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How to Support the Widespread Adoption of AI

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

From siloed work to interdisciplinary collaboration. Over the past few years, a number of papers , reports and books have addressed this very important question. They require leaders to prepare, motivate, and equip the workforce to make a change.

The Evolution of the Firm

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago I discussed The Rise of the Global Superstar Company based on a recent special report on the subject by The Economist. The report noted that the decade-long trend toward increasingly concentrated global firms is somewhat surprising. .

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