Why Lean Programs Fail—Where Toyota Succeeds: A New Culture of Learning

Steve Denning

More recently, the Shingo Prize committee, which gives awards for excellence in lean manufacturing, went back to past winners and found that many had not sustained their progress after winning the award. A new culture of learning. A new culture of learning in education.

[berkman] Culturomics: Quantitatve analysis of culture using millions of digitized books

David Weinberger

Erez Lieberman Aiden and Jean-Baptiste Michel (both of Harvard, currently visiting faculty at Google) are giving a Berkman lunchtime talk about “ culturomics “: the quantitative analysis of culture, in this case using the Google Books corpus of text. Q: Can you predict culture?

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The 2019 Artificial Intelligence Index

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Artificial Intelligence Data Science and Big Data Diversity Economic Issues Education and Talent Future of Work Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Peace and Entrepreneurship

John Hagel

Last week the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to Muhammad Yunus , one of the most prominent evangelists for micro-credit in developing economies, and to the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, the lending institution that Yunus founded.

The Big Data Era Is Here

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

During the meeting, the TRB Executive Committee held a policy session on the impact of big data on transportation systems. Each of us made a short presentation which was then followed by an extensive discussion between the panel and the Committee.

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Data Science and the Changing Nature of Research and Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Organizational structures and cultural attitudes are not keeping up with changing realities. Despite their distinct culture and divergent experiences, the ARIEL II recommendations apply to the life sciences as well as the physical sciences.

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Game-Changing Basic Research: Benefits and Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Although the benefit of any particular scientific endeavor is unpredictable, there is no doubt that investing in basic research has always paid off over time,” said professor Marc Kostner , chair of the MIT faculty committee that developed the report.

Republicans suggest shockingly sensible ideas for reforming copyright

David Weinberger

A Republican Study Committee has posted a document (as a pdf ) that nails three myths about copyright law and suggests four areas of reform. The 3 myths are: The purpose of copyright is to compensate the creator of the content. Copyright is free market capitalism at work.

Why Are Americans so Divided? Why Are We so Angry?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, in the 1950s, Senator Joseph McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) destroyed the careeers and livelihoods of many Americans with their unsubstantiated accusations of being communist agents and spies. A decade later, pitched cultural battles were fought in the shadows of the Vietnam War , with one side shouting, “Make love, not war,” and the other, “America, love it or leave it.” .

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Happy July 4th - Independence Day In the U.S.

Mark Oehlert

The drafting committee of the Declaration presenting its work to Congress " In CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « TED Videos - Watch em all!!

Memories from the 1996 Atlanta Olympics

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The International Olympics Committee felt that no one company should be the overall technology provider and the Internet should become its own separate category with different sponsors. Complex Systems Innovation Management and Leadership Society and Culture Technology and StrategyLike a big portion of the world’s populations, I very much enjoyed the recently concluded 2012 London Olympics. Over 10,000 athletes from 204 countries competed in 300 events.

Digital Technologies for 21st Century Democracy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But at the end of the day - whether you are a president, senator, mayor or on the steering committee of your local Occupy Wall Street - someone needs to meld those ideas into a vision of how to move forward, sculpt them into policies that can make a difference in peoples’ lives and then build a majority to deliver on them. Complex Systems Economic Issues Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture

finding community

Harold Jarche

Many work teams today are distributed geographically, culturally, or in different time zones. Communities are not committees or project teams. But trust is required before real knowledge-sharing can happen.

The 20th Anniversary of Linux

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

At the time, I was co-chair of PITAC , the President's Information Technology Advisory Committee. Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Society and Culture Technology and StrategyIn mid-August I traveled to Vancouver to attend LinuxCon , the industry’s premier Linux conference. The conference is organized by the Linux Foundation , which is the nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux.

The 2011 Tapia Conference Celebrating Diversity in Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In 1997, he became co-chair of the President’s IT Advisory Committee (PITAC). Diversity Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Services Innovation Smart Systems Society and CultureLast week I participated in the 2011 Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference which took place in San Francisco, where I had the honor to give the Ken Kennedy Distinguished Lecture.

Smarter Cities Santiago

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The panel included Pablo Allard , executive coordinator of Chile’s Reconstruction Committee that was formed following the powerful earthquake that shook Chile in February of this year; Alfredo Barriga , CIO & Executive Secretary for Digital Development in Chile’s Ministry of Economy; and Gonzalo Miranda , Founding Partner and General Manager of Austral Capital Partners , one of the top VC firms in Latin America.

Nonprofit Workplace Wellness Initiatives: United Way of Central Ohio

Beth Kanter

Four years ago, the United Way of Central Ohio created a staff committee that focuses on balanced well-being, which also includes healthy eating. She was motivated by both an interest to improve her skills leading a team and to better understand her organization’s work culture.

Training Board Members As Brand Champions on Social and Beyond

Beth Kanter

Student-led grant committee program with University of Central Florida. Leadership Networked Nonprofit Networks Organizational Culture Training Design

My Upcoming 50th High School Reunion

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In particular, I have been a member of the Physical Sciences Division Visiting Committee for years. Diversity Education and Talent Society and Culture Various Other SubjectsI graduated high school in 1962 from the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools , usually referred to as U-High.

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Complexity and Design in Warfare

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

If the client is a committee, say for the construction of a new hospital or the design of a new freeway, there are often disparate needs that must be taken into account in the final design. Complex Systems Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and StrategyOn March 11 I participated in a workshop in Washington, - Design Unbound , - organized by The Highlands Forum.

Social Business Entrepreneurship

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The prize announcement by the Nobel Peace committee said: "Muhammad Yunus has shown himself to be a leader who has managed to translate visions into practical action for the benefit of millions of people, not only in Bangladesh, but also in many other countries. " I met Dr. Yunus about eight years ago when I was co-chair of the President's IT Advisory Committee (PITAC). Tags: Innovation Society and Culture

Civil War senator’s 1000-acre hunting estate in Texas deer country

Jay Cross

Senate, and twice headed the Democratic National Committee. Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture Haskell County Hunting Season Texas Dove Hunting Links Haskell County, Texas. More than a century ago, my great great grandfather, Senator James K.

Education and Services Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

From 1997 to 2001 I served in the President’s IT Advisory Committee (PITAC). Tags: Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Society and Culture Richard Larson is Professor of Engineering Systems and Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT. Professor Larson is a pioneer in applying technology, science and engineering to a wide variety of problems in services industries, from technology-enabled education to urban service systems.

The Big Shift: from Scalable Efficiency to Scalable Learning

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I have known John Seely Brown for many years and have served with him on several committees and boards. Tags: Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Society and Culture John was Chief Scientist at Xerox and Director of its Palo Alto Research Center for almost twenty years. Since retiring from Xerox, he has continued to be very busy as a speaker, writer, member of the boards of several public and private companies and lots of other activities.

The revolution starts within

Harold Jarche

Are there deep impenetrable departmental silos within a non-collaborative culture? An idea that is too early for its time will often get killed, especially if it gets referred to a committee. Do you work in an organization that is slow to adapt?

Participatory Governance

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, I am a member of my local library's advisory council , as well as having served in various councils in Washington, such as the President's IT Advisory Committee (PITAC). Tags: Management and Leadership Society and Culture In early October I attended a small meeting on "Digital Media and Democratic Participation,” sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation.

The Zeitgeist

Harold Jarche

The Zeitgeist (spirit of the age or spirit of the time) is the intellectual fashion or dominant school of thought that typifies and influences the culture of a particular period in time. The possibilities would be greater than any central committee could plan.

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Book Review of WORK RULES: Insights From Inside Google

Dan Pontefract

Laszlo (and Google) believe employees will seek out organizations that provide an open, collaborative and innovative environment, so why not make the organizational culture one where “power” is held by the masses versus the few. And importantly, “hire by committee.”.

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stories connect knowledge

Harold Jarche

It can be as explicit as an organizational knowledge base, or as implicit as the work culture. Is it how-to knowledge, like a trade secret formula, or is it certain practices and norms that define the culture? Decisions were made by a committee on which compound to pursue.

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A positive direction

Clark Quinn

The final step was the Board finally choosing to have, as one of it’s standing committees, an IT Committee. For obvious sins, I chair the Board’s IT committee, and raised the NFP’s awareness that the Board was serious. Finally, the Board’s IT committee asked the NFP to create an IT Strategy, and that catalyzed effective action.

Institutions and Openness

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

What makes this last - the only thing that makes this last - is culture. As I said, it must be part of culture." He first responds to my contention that culture, not institutions, preserve the good things we want to preserve: Institutions are one of the mechanisms we use as a society to perpetuate, change, or disseminate culture. There are other means, but seeing culture as an alternative to institutions is a bit like seeing travelers as an alternative to cars.

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: How delighting the.

Steve Denning

Qatar chose the law firm of SNR Denton in May 2009 to help legally structure its plans for World Cup, according to Romi Nayef, an American citizen and lawyer for the firm, who worked with the Qatari bid committee.

Have social networks replaced groups?

David Weinberger

This isn’t to say that groups have to have a selection committee and charge dues. So it’s entirely possible, in fact it’s probable, that the Internet has not made a lot of progress supporting groups because our culture no longer values groups.

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Dear C-Suite: We Don’t Do Training Anymore

Dan Pontefract

Jenny says, “100 per cent of the time they say a special project, committee, stretch assignment, or a mentor.” The combination of social and informal learning alongside new collaborative technologies has created a sharing culture at ING Direct.

Executive pay: what's wrong with this picture?

Steve Denning

Compensation committees on boards hire consultants to advise them on how much other chief executives at rival companies are paid to make sure that they are not undercutting their own top executives.

The 2014 MIT Sloan CIO Leadership Awards

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

More than just new technologies are required; a whole cultural transformation is needed. The CIO is ideally placed to lead this technical and cultural transformation. On May 21 I attended the 2014 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium.

Why Creating Space for Creative Time in the Nonprofit Workplace Improves Productivity

Beth Kanter

The book looks at how individuals can avoid burnout through self-care and how nonprofits can support it – through activities that promote well-being, cultural cues, or an overall strategy. How cultural norms influence participation. Random fun from the IFYC “giddy committee.”.

3 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofit Professionals to Build Resilience

Beth Kanter

I’ve continued to do conference keynotes, workshops and facilitate staff retreats about activating a culture of wellbeing. Flickr photo by Geoff Livingston. I wish you a very happy and healthy 2019! I had a great holiday break, although unfortunately I got sick.

Questions from and for the Digital Public Library of America workshop

David Weinberger

Fortunately, John Palfrey, the head of the steering committee , did some high-value live-blogging, which you can find here: 1 2 3 4. Invigorated : An amazing set of people, very significant national institutions ready to pitch in, an alignment on the value of access to the works of knowledge and culture. The sense of the room was that it’s important that DPLA not get stuck in committee for years, but should launch something quickly.

The social Olympics

Euen Semple

Mix in Twitter’s over-reaction to British journalist criticism of NBC and the Olympic committee asking us to tweet less about events so that it doesn’t screw up the TV coverage and you have a fascinating mix of naivety, human fallibility, and institutional over-reaction in various forms. For me the most reassuring aspect of all of these incidents is that the Internet isn’t the problem - our behaviours and existing culture are the problem.

The history of the birth of neuroculture

Mind Hacks

My recent Observer piece examined how neuroscience has saturated popular culture but the story of how we found ourselves living in a ‘neuroculture’ is itself quite fascinating.

Could a Super Bowl ad make us love the US Government?

Steve Denning

Reinventing management Part 6: From command to conversation How education is infected by bureaucracy: We need a new culture of learning Obama and the moral of the salmon: its the story, stupid!

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Bridging the Gap between Business and Government

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But when I look back over the past forty years, some of my most rewarding times have been my involvement with government boards and committees. From 1997 to 2002, for example, I was a member of the President’s IT Advisory Committee (PITAC) , and served as co-chair of PITAC for part of that time. Tags: Complex Systems Economic Issues Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture My entire professional career has been spent in the private sector.