Idiots, Networks and Patterns

Harold Jarche

StevenBJohnson ~&# you can’t have an epiphany with only three neurons&# - Where Good Ideas Come From [innovation is about networks]. Marc Benioff [CEO Salesforce.com]: We learned that the key to success with social collaboration is integrating social into workflow. Collaboration is not an island. Tweet Here are some interesting things that were shared via Twitter this past week. SebPaquet ~ “Make something idiot-proof and somebody will make a better idiot.&#.

innovation means learning at work

Harold Jarche

“So it is important to understand that there is no one-size-fits-all philosophy in terms of successful innovation. Innovation is continuous. Successful innovators and entrepreneurs all embrace change and the risks that they pose. In fact, innovation is the poster child of the mantra that there are no rules. Only by trying out new things, by failing, by discovering what works and what doesn’t, do you gain answers to the innovation question.” – Shaun Coffey.

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Collaborative intelligence

Jay Cross

The title of her session: Evolving Collaborative Intelligence. Zann covered so much ground and presented so many provocative frameworks that I can only offer you a few sound bites from my notes: Collaborative intelligence is more important than collective intelligence. Collaborative intelligence taps the diversity of individuals, manifesting principles of evolutionary design to adapt to continually changing ecosystems. What if life itself is a pattern recognizer?

Workshop on Mass Collaboration - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Introduction to the Workshop - Ulrike Cress Why a workshop in mass collaboration? Nature article on massively collaborative mathematics (see the wiki PolyMath). Can we design mass collaboration? A Brief History of Mass Collaboration Allan Collins, Northwestern University Homo sapiens traded with others many miles away, while Neandrathals did not. As you get more and more collaboration, you get a speed-up of innovation. How about collaboration?

Where innovation comes from

Jay Cross

In sum, they innovate. Steven Johnson has written a book that looks at innovation from all angles. He explains what nurtures innovation. Innovation = working smarter. Where Good Ideas Come From, The Natural History of Innovation is a book about the space of innovation. Johnson’s book argues that a series of shared properties and patterns recut again and again in unusually fertile environments. Innovations can be market-driven or not.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Patterns of Business Innovation in China and India

John Hagel

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel Exploration of emerging innovations on a broad array of edges that are rising up to challenge the core About Recent Posts The Great Reset Passion and Flow Economic Recovery? From a strategist’s viewpoint, though, what I miss in such coverage is any deep analysis of the patterns of business innovation that might help to explain the explosive growth in both economies or the implications for Western companies.

Innovation in an Age of Austerity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On December 7 I participated in an Innovation Summit sponsored by the UK Innovation Research Centre (UK-IRC) at the University of Cambridge. The UK-IRC is “a collaborative initiative for cutting-edge research and knowledge exchange activities on how innovation can make businesses more competitive, improve public services delivery and help the UK meet the social, environmental and economic challenges it faces.”

Social Business Forum 2011 – Communities or Organisations – The New Collaboration Ecology

Luis Suarez

This major driving force of adoption of much more powerful and emergent collaboration and knowledge sharing tools results in a massive shift of how corporations operate, both internally and externally, transitioning from the old concept of project teams, imposed from high above to top down by the organisation itself, to different collaboration patterns, or personas that clearly reflect the complexity of the working environment we have been exposed to over the last few years.

[berkman] Dries Buytaert: Drupal and sustaining collaborative efforts

David Weinberger

Dries Buytaert [twitter: Dries ] , the founder of Drupal and co-founder of Acquia , is giving a Berkman lunch talk about building and sustaining online collaborations. It’s a collaboration model.” ” And “ultimately, that leads to innovation.” We have a good track record of innovation and keeping the right trends. Dries points to a common pattern: From innovation to bespoke systems to products to commoditization.

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Toward a Pattern Language for Enterprise 2.0 : Andrew McAfee’s Blog

Andy McAfee

Andrew McAfee’s Blog The Business Impact of IT Home Home RSS Search Toward a Pattern Language for Enterprise 2.0 June 10 2009 Comments to this post A Pattern Language , published in 1979 by Christopher Alexander and his colleagues, was a landmark book in architecture that also became a landmark in other fields like computer science ; one review called it “The decade’s best candidate for a permanently important book.&# First is a set of patterns where 2.0

[berkman] Karim Lakhani on disclosure policies and innovation

David Weinberger

Karim Lakhani of Harvard Business School (and a Berkman associate, and a member of the Harvard Institute for Quantititative Social Science ) is giving a talk called “How disclosure policies impact search in open innovation, atopic he has researched with Kevin Boudreau of the London Business School. Karim has been thinking about how crowds can contribute to innovation for 17 years, since he was at GE. Communities/Collaboration.

Trends That Will Likely Shape a Highly Uncertain Year

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Exactly where will have enormous implications: for transport patterns, property prices and the layout of cities, among other things.”. Economic Issues Future of Work Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Some Thoughts on Multidisciplinary Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. Home Archives Subscribe « Business Innovation and Storytelling | Main | Becoming an Innovation Leader – Is There More than One Style? " Just about every such study has reached a similar conclusion regarding the multidisciplinary nature of innovation in the 21st Century.

Tech Wellness in the Nonprofit Workplace: Tips for Avoiding Collaborative Overload

Beth Kanter

The session is designed to answer three questions: Why does collaborative technology overload lead to loss of nonprofit workplace productivity and what are the best practices to avoid it? What is Collaborative Overload? The potential for being overwhelmed by technology is magnified in the workplace by something called “ Collaborative Overload ” Rob Cross and Adam Grant in a recent Harvard Business Review article.

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Hidden Wealth: Science, Technology and Services Innovation in the 21st Century

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Royal Society , - the UK’s national academy of science, - recently released a report: Hidden Wealth: the contribution of science to service sector innovation. This excellent report represents the findings of a major study on the role of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to innovation in the services sector. It is one of the most comprehensive investigations of the impact of services innovation in the 21st century.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Hamel on Management Innovation

John Hagel

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel Exploration of emerging innovations on a broad array of edges that are rising up to challenge the core About Recent Posts The Great Reset Passion and Flow Economic Recovery? The HBR article broadly deals with the topic of management innovation and it helps to expand our view of innovation. But here’s the tension that pervades Hamel’s article(s): are we focused on breakthrough management innovation or continuous management innovation?

Social Physics and Cybercrime Detection

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Social physics is based on the premise that all event-data representing human activity, - e,g,, phone call records, credit card purchases, taxi rides, web activity, - contain a special set of group behavior patterns. These patterns can be used to detect emerging behavioral trends before they can be observed by other data analytics techniques. It’s not surprising that evolutionary biology and natural selection have led to similar universal patterns in the behavior of human crowds.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Innovating on the Edge of Big Waves

John Hagel

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel Exploration of emerging innovations on a broad array of edges that are rising up to challenge the core About Recent Posts The Great Reset Passion and Flow Economic Recovery? Executives can gain significant insight into the innovation process by looking in unexpected places like the big wave surfing arena. Innovations in big wave surfing Surfing has a long and distinguished history.

Building a Solid Library of Use Cases

Luis Suarez

I have been advocating for social software tools (as an opportunity to explore their huge potential in terms of how they help us become more effective at what we do by becoming more open, collaborative and innovative) from as early as 2000, when I was first exposed to different instances of blogs and wikis, whether inside or outside of the firewall, along with what today would be known as social profiles. Collaboration Communities Employee Engagement Enterprise2.0

What History Tells Us About the Accelerating AI Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks before our lives were turned upside down by Covid-19, I read Technology at Work v4.0 , the fourth report in the Technology at Work Series developed by Citigroup in collaboration with Oxford University. Computers followed a similar pattern. It was only in the late1990s that the Internet, business process reengineering and other technical and organizational changes helped to spread productivity-enhancing innovations across the economy.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Understanding individual human mobility patterns" (nature article)

Mark Oehlert

eLearning Guilds Summer Seminar Series » June 19, 2008 "Understanding individual human mobility patterns" (nature article) ( link ) Cautionary Note: Id like to read this article but dont really want to drop $32 for the privilege. This inherent similarity in travel patterns could impact all phenomena driven by human mobility, from epidemic prevention to emergency response, urban planning and agent-based modelling."

Why Some AI Efforts Succeed While Many Fail

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

To help answer these questions, the study looked for patterns in the survey data and in the executive interviews to uncover what the companies that are succeeding with AI are doing. A common mistake companies make is to assume that, since AI is so dependent on advanced research and technical innovations, their AI strategy should be considered primarily from a technology perspective.

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The Future of Open Business At Stake

Luis Suarez

They thought that people would find it difficult to navigate if it didn’t follow the familiar patterns “ I guess nowadays it’s what most people would be calling Collaboration, but this time around happening through social software tools. In fact, for vast majority of practitioners social / open business is all about, and just about, collaborating with your peers, although perhaps nowadays with a fancier set of collaborative and knowledge sharing tools.

The Digital Evolution Index

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The report, - based on a research study by the Fletcher School in collaboration with MasterCard * , - explores the economic transformations taking place around the world as countries continue their evolution toward the 21st century digital age. Innovation and Change : What is the extent of innovations to enable a healthy digital economy? Sustaining high improvement rates at this level of development requires continuos innovation and market expansion.

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Human-AI Decision Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As new data is ingested, the system rewires itself based on whatever new patterns it now finds. It turns out that high performing teams naturally behave in exactly the manner required for a successful human-AI organization.” Several years ago, Pentland, along with MIT professor Tom Malone , CMU professor Anita Woolley and other collaborators, conducted a study to ascertain the key attributes of high performance teams.

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State of the Net 2012 – People Tweet Tacit Knowledge – Part Two

Luis Suarez

Couple of the main online resources on KM, the Social Web, Collaboration, Narrative and Complexity that keep feeding my brain into the bursts that you folks get to read over here and in other social networking sites over the course of time. . However, I’m going to try it, encouraging you all though to not miss out on the video clip itself, because it’s one of the most essential resources on The Social Web, KM, Narrative and Storytelling, Complexity, Collaboration, etc.

Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

Luis Suarez

Well, 4 years ago if people would have asked me that very same question, I would have probably said that email would be dying a very painful and slow death over the course of time, as the Social Web and Enterprise Social Software tools continue to take by storm the corporate world as the preferred methods for knowledge sharing and collaboration. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

Why People and Companies Die While Cities Keep Growing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

West and his SFI collaborators analyzed an extensive body of data about cities around the world to explore the scaling relations between population and a wide range of attributes, including energy consumption, economic activity, demographics, infrastructure, innovation, employment, and patterns of human behavior. Understanding is critical to mitigating problems, to innovating, to sustainability.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Wikipatterns: A How-To Site on Driving the Adoption of Wikis Within Your Organization

Mark Oehlert

A collection of patterns and anti-patterns (or actually resistance patterns) for moving forward with Wikis within your organization. The site also includes people patterns and forms (anti-patterns) that resistance can take, like " Manager Lockdown " "This pattern refers to the situation where a manager takes ownership ofcertain wiki content which is particularly visible and unintentionallydiscourages people from changing their content.

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Preparing Students for an Increasingly Complex Business World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Companies generally want MBA graduates with good social skills who are good at leadership, communications, and innovation. Without talent, companies cannot innovate; without innovation, there can be no growth.” 360-degree thinking : “Think holistically – be capable of seeing the big picture, recognize patterns, and make imaginative leaps based on those patterns.” . Medical schools collaborate with physicians.

BlueIQ at IBM Finally Goes External!

Luis Suarez

The vast majority of the topics that we will cover will describe how BlueIQ works, what we do to help accelerate IBM’s own adoption of social technologies, both inside and outside of the firewall, and at the same time you will also find interesting and relevant articles around topics like The Social Enterprise, Social Business, Social Networking, Adoption, Collaboration, Knowledge Sharing, Communities and Community Building, etc. Key Innovations & Timeline.

The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2017

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year, Scientific American , in collaboration with the World Economic Forum , published a special report on The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2017. As new data is ingested, the system rewires itself based on whatever new patterns it now finds. Deep learning looks for patterns of patterns, with each successive layer looking for patterns in the previous layer. Researchers will continue to drive innovations in both the hardware and software.

The Growing Value of Social Skills

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, as Autor points out , this explanation does not fit well with the patterns of IT investment since 2000. The digital revolution has had a profound impact on all our social interactions, - giving us the ability to communicate through a variety of means and devices, easily share all kinds of information, and collaborate on just about any endeavor.

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agile sensemaking

Harold Jarche

Continuous ambiguity exerts continuous pressures on organizations to modify their patterns of interaction, information flow and decision making. This creates a demand for innovative approaches in sensemaking. Radical innovation can appear here. Radical innovation only comes from diverse networks with large structural holes, according to Steve Borgatti. In our work teams we can focus on incremental innovation, to get better at what we already do.

A Framework for Building AI Capabilities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It’s only been in the last few years that complementary innovations, especially machine learning have taken AI from the lab to early marketplace adopters. Cognitive insight projects take AI to the next level, using machine learning and other advanced algorithms to detect patterns in vast volumes of data. Artificial Intelligence Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Innovation Management and Leadership Smart Systems Technology and Strategy

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The Vital Role of Culture in Business

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Strategy provides clarity and focus for collective action and decision making… Culture, however, is a more elusive lever, because much of it is anchored in unspoken behaviors, mindsets, and social patterns… whereas strategy is typically determined by the C-suite, culture can fluidly blend the intentions of top leaders with the knowledge and experiences of frontline employees.”. Learning - characterized by innovation, creativity, knowledge, being open-minded, exploring alternatives.

Social Business in the Age of the Customer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This puts business and government leaders at risk of being overcome by the tidal wave of rapid change and innovation spearheaded by knowledge-empowered customers, partners, and competitors.”. It requires a complementary set of management competencies, much softer or people-oriented in nature, including a focus on human capital, strategy, decision making, innovation and social skills. .

Minds and Machines

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, this isn’t quite the case, as shown in the pioneering research of Princeton Professor Emeritus Daniel Kahneman , - for which he was awarded the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economics , - and his long time collaborator Amos Tversky , - who died in 1996. AlphaGo was given access to 30 million board positions from an online repository of games, and was essentially told “Use this to figure out how to win” by detecting subtle patterns between actions and outcomes.

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Human-AI Decision Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As new data is ingested, the system rewires itself based on whatever new patterns it now finds. It turns out that high performing teams naturally behave in exactly the manner required for a successful human-AI organization.” Several years ago, Pentland, along with MIT professor Tom Malone , CMU professor Anita Woolley and other collaborators, conducted a study to ascertain the key attributes of high performance teams.

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Global Trends and Business Strategy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Digital technologies, and innovative products and services specifically aimed at these markets will play a central role in their development. But, meeting these demands and hopefully unleashing an age of prosperity will only be possible in an economy based on sustainable production and consumption patterns. Many of these innovations are in their infancy, but they are already reaching an inflection point in their development as they build on and amplify each other…”.

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Can AI Help Translate Technological Advances into Strategic Advantage?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Can they help increase innovation and productivity and drive long term growth? In their view business strategy consists of a series of highly interrelated conceptual and analytical operations, including problem definition, signal processing, pattern recognition, abstraction and conceptualization, analysis, and prediction. Within this integrated strategy machine, people and technology must closely collaborate, with each playing the particular role they are best at.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These innovative offerings are restructuring industry boundaries and leading to the creation of whole new industries. Collaborative innovations - Companies have to become much more innovative to better respond to the fast-changing, highly competitive business environment. Collaboration is indispensable for innovation, both within the company’s own boundaries and beyond, - including customers, partners, startups, universities and research communities.

Strategy and Execution in an Increasingly Complex World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, as development cycles start to shrink, we saw the rise of design for manufacturability , that is, the close collaboration between engineering design and manufacturing so that products are as easy as possible to manufacture. It must embrace innovations like cloud computing, flexible cost structures and partnering capabilities to allow them to rapidly scale up or down. . They are constantly innovating in how they lead and communicate.