Gender Diversity, Empathy and Technology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What’s the value of gender diversity in technology-based disciplines? Is gender diversity an asset for technology-based companies? Are men inherently better than women at technology-based jobs? These are questions that have long been discussed.

Gender Diversity, Empathy and Technology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What’s the value of gender diversity in technology-based disciplines? Is gender diversity an asset for technology-based companies? Are men inherently better than women at technology-based jobs? But, while much research remains to be done, let’s accept the conclusions of the E-S theory, and consider a different question: Are empathy and related soft capabilities important, - for males as well as females, - even in the hard world of technology?

The Economic Value of Artificial Intelligence

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

North America will see the fastest growth in the near term, given its current lead in AI technologies, applications, and market readiness. Technology, Communications and Entertainment. Make sure you have the right talent and culture, as well as technology.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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. c and technological developments (many of which originated in fundamental ‘blue skies’ research), have precipitated major transformations in services industries and public services, most notably through the advent of the internet and world-wide-web.

From Horseless Carriages to Driverless Vehicles

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The special report starts out with the assumption that whatever technological hurdles lie in their way will be eventually overcome. By comparison, cars seemed clean and hygienic, and promised to provide safe and fast transportation, - key reasons why they were so quickly embraced.

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stevenberlinjohnson.com:

Steven Berlin Johnson

Has anyone seen that comparison done somewhere? Everything Bad Is Good for You: How Todays Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter The title says it all. This one sparked a slightly insane international conversation about the state of pop culture -- and particularly games.

Lessons from Leonsis - Not the Tech but the Culture

Mark Oehlert

The fact that it is Leonsis presents us with a nice comparison.   This is a central lesson about social media - people are already talking about the stuff they don't like and the policies they don't like - by not fully embracing not just the technology of social media but its attendant CULTURE of openness and transparency (as Leonsis recommends) all that happens is you prevent the sharing of all the good stuff.

Imagination as a Journey of Survival and Discovery

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As a point of comparison, today Apple has the biggest market cap, about 4.1% Fewer still not only survive but are able to transform their culture and re-invent themselves to the degree IBM did. But beyond that, he also dealt with IBM’s culture. .

From Horseless Carriages to Driverless Vehicles

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The special report starts out with the assumption that whatever technological hurdles lie in their way will be eventually overcome. By comparison, cars seemed clean and hygienic, and promised to provide safe and fast transportation, - key reasons why they were so quickly embraced. Autonomous Vehicle Technologies. I n just a few short years, AV technologies have advanced from not-sure-it-can-be done to it’s-just-a-matter-of-time.

From Mass Production to Mass Individualism

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Technology and globalizations have significantly reduced the employment opportunities and earning of middle-skill, middle-wage jobs. Beyond the enabling technologies, major social and economic forces are behind what Brooks calls a new trust calculus.

Reciprocity: The Word of 2011

Dan Pontefract

rather than myopically introducing cool technological bells and whistles we should first stop to address why it’s so cool in the first place. The tools and technologies that allow us to do this actually act as the glue that binds the reciprocity book together.

Solving Big Problems in Our 21st Century Information Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The November issue of the MIT Technology Review featured a provocative article, Why We Can’t Solve Big Problems , written by its editor in chief Jason Pontin. Blithe optimism about technology’s powers has evaporated, too, as big problems that people had imagined technology would solve, such as hunger, poverty, malaria, climate change, cancer, and the diseases of old age, have come to seem intractably hard” .

How B Corps Just Might Eliminate the Foolishness of Maximizing Shareholder Return

Dan Pontefract

For comparison sake, according to the United States Social Security Administration, the median wage in the U.S. Bill Sullivan, CEO of Agilent Technologies is a Chief Engagement Officer Can Employee Engagement Improve Customer Satisfaction?

En Route to the Cashless Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The articles are generally focused on two key aspects of mobile digital money : innovative technologies and apps, which are primarily being introduced in the more advanced economies; and the financial inclusiveness of the poorer segments of society in developing economies. Shoppers will use their mobile device as a coupon book, a comparison-shopping tool, and a repository of those unwieldy loyalty cards they carry from everyone from giant retail chains to the corner bakery.

The Public Face of Science

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Public Face of Science project will explore the interactions of the general public with science, technology, medicine and related areas. B]oth the public and scientists are critical of the quality of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM subjects) in grades K-12.”.

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The Co-Evolution of Humans and our Tools

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Modern human behavior is closely associated with the origin of language, the accumulation of knowledge, skills and culture, and the ability to process vast amounts of information. In the last two centuries we have seen the emergence of a wide variety of communication and media technologies, which in turn led to the development of many new tools, like the telegraph and telephone, the phonograph and film, and radio and TV.

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Towards a Hyperconnected, Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Stahlman, an IT strategist and financial analyst, is co-founder of TMT Strategies , a research company focused on the impact of digital technologies on the economy and society. As defined in Wikipedia, globalization refers primarily to the process of business and economic integration that has resulted from advances in digital technologies and the rise of the Internet. In comparison to a world dominated by television, we are literally putting our "digits" (i.e.

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A new social contract for creative work

Harold Jarche

Jon Evans looks at the current boom in software engineering jobs in comparison to the lack of jobs elsewhere. It’s beginning to look like we might have entered a two-track economy, in which a small minority reaps most of the benefits of technology that destroys more jobs than it creates.

The Decline, Fall, and (Hopefully) Reinvention of a Giant

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Once the company is stabilized, comes the next step, which I think of as the cultural transformation phase. Until now, GM has not gone through the gut wrenching near death experience that IBM went through, and consequently it has been able to keep postponing the massive cultural changes it needs to make to ensure its survival into the future. In comparison, IBM’s decline was precipitous. IBM needed to go through a massive cultural transformation.

Reflections from Stanford Nonprofit Management Institute: New Skills for a Complex World

Beth Kanter

Lucy talked about how technology is driving the shift to a social economy and picked out a few themes, pointing out it is not the technology itself but how we use it. She highlighted the impact of crowd funding platforms and the technology to collect, visualize, and share data.

Living Through Times of Political Volatility

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Today’s electoral oscillations, for all their drama, seem modest by comparison.” It was a time of major industrial and technological advances, including railroads, steel and factories of all sorts. Tags: Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture

Description not evaluation

Dave Snowden

When we do that we find that comparisons between their self-signification and signification of the same material by experts reveals an interesting difference. That is important in terms of cultural bias and power but it is also vital in terms of discovering novelty.

Exploratorium: Mapping the Experience of Experiments

Adaptive Path

They help you and your organization see the experience from the outside-in, helping you see and talk about how changes in operations, technology, and organization can bring about a better experience. We're huge fans of our soon to be San Francisco waterfront neighbors, the Exploratorium.

Social and Semantic Web

Clark Quinn

One statement that resonated was a comparison between the social web and social networks as being analogous to open space versus silos. Similarly, problems that can arise from bad behavior may be better solved as cultural issues rather than technical ones. Tags: social technology Yesterday I attended the Social Web incubator Bar Camp of the W3C , focusing on issues in web support for social media.

embracing perpetual beta

Harold Jarche

We finally have the technology, so that even business no longer needs to be run as a tyranny. Augmented by technology, knowledge catalysts cooperate through their networks to solve complex problems and test new ideas.

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

Beth Kanter

I’m thrilled to be doing a session with Aisha Moore and Gina Schmeling at the NTEN NTC called “ Technology Wellness in the Nonprofit Workplace.” When does technology boost personal productivity for nonprofit professionals and when does it get in the way?

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Cooperation and networks at Innotribe

Harold Jarche

Tweet Stowe Boyd & I are opening the presentation on corporate culture this morning, here in Toronto at Sibos. A new degree of privacy and autonomy animates cooperative work, in comparison to collaborative work.

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

Andy McAfee

work — from how knowledge workers used technology to get their jobs done before all these weird (and wonderful) Web 2.0 I’ve had for some time now the vague sense that the iPhone, Twitter, Gmail, Googling, Facebook, Wikipedia, Delicious, and other runaway successes are trying to tell us something about how we want to use technology in our lives and in our work, and if we enterprise technologists listen carefully we’ll hear what that something is.

2010 - year in review

Martijn Linssen

Even taking browser stats makes for hard comparison: GA says its 38-23-17 for Firefox-Chrome-IE, Blogger stats says its 40-9-27 - but they measure, again, in pageviews, and not visits. Business or Pleasure? -

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My Twitter Weekly Links Digest for 2011-07-17

Jane Hart

Infographic: Google+ vs. Facebook, the Only Comparison Chart You’ll Ever Need [link] #. Google Plus Sucks (And Here’s Why) ~ LockerGnome Social Media & Technology [link] <I’m tending to agree with this #. RT @ alc47 : Culture and Technology – synergistic in creating Communities of Practice by @ olliegardener [link] #. RT @ DonaldClark : Learning Technologies & LWF merge (2+2=5) [link] #. Tweet.

Mass Collaboration Workshop, Day Three

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

But when we do pairwise comparisons this doesn''t bear out - comparing English to German, for example, we find 40 percent of the concepts unique to each language. We look at the concept of self-focus - the degree to which language-based cultures centre their descriptions around objects and entities of regional importance. from one facilitator, to several facilitators (plus a metafacilitator) - from qualitative comparison of viewpoints, to quantitative evaluations - from.,

Why Movement Is the Killer Learning App for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

The scan shows a comparison of the brain after sitting vs walking for 20 minutes. There is more red in the walking scan which shows more connections in the brain and more ability to concentrate and that is good for learning.

Tools for Finding Creative Commons Images | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Michael gave a precise review sequence in his blog, so I’ll skipped that and just did a quick “do it now&# comparison.

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Tools for Finding Creative Commons Images | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Michael gave a precise review sequence in his blog, so I’ll skipped that and just did a quick “do it now&# comparison.

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stevenberlinjohnson.com: Boy and Girls and More

Steven Berlin Johnson

But still, the study I really would like to see -- and I cant believe this hasnt been done already somewhere -- is a comparison between the US education levels (both test scores and graduation rates) and the rest of the industrialized worlds -- controlling for both poverty and immigration.

Tools for Finding Creative Commons Images | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Michael gave a precise review sequence in his blog, so I’ll skipped that and just did a quick “do it now&# comparison.

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Institutions, Confidence, and the News Crisis ? Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

Despite these challenges to newspapers, Starkman believes that we can and must “…find ways to preserve and transfer their most important attributes to a digital era, even as we push them to adapt to new financial, technological, and cultural realities.” Comparing a 5 year stretch of recent experiments with the greatest hits of newspapering since the McKinley administration may rally the home team, but it doesn’t make for a particularly informative comparison.

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A Conversation with Jason Kunesh: And You Think Your Projects Are Politically Charged!

Adaptive Path

Their pitch was basically, “we know we’re going to be out spent and we’re looking for a way to use technology to help people in the field be more effective at voter contact. So it was really important to make sure we were using technology to foster those connections.

MOOC Provider Panel: Coursera, Academic Partnerships, Instructure, edX

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And even cultural aspects, eg., I think we’ll see innovations in the technology, eg., There are different cultures – MIT has a very open culture, but as we work across partnerships, there are different cultures, different levels of openness. Relly: I think this is an apples and oranges comparison. This is especially important in a cross-cultural setting. Summary of a panel with Maria H.

MOOC - The Resurgence of Community in Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

slide 1 – MOOC Wordle] My objective in this talk is to address how the massive open online course (MOOC) will impact the future of distance education, and in particular, strategies and examples of the use of MOOCs to promote cultural and linguistic diversity. The proposition I will offer is that MOOCs give us a new way to understand learning, and hence, a new way to understand certain types of learning, such as for example learning that supports diversity in language and culture.

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2012 in Words and Pictures

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Because in the brave new world of Gangnam Style, even our cultural moments and history are manufactured and fake. So it's official - the corporate culture has gone from being merely psychotic to full-blown cat hoarder. So what inspired me to buy the latest in Korean technology?

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10 predictions for 2012 | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Technology (7). Technology. The year’s must-have technology product won’t be the iPad 3 or iPhone 5 , but the Lytro camera. Culture. We will see this kind of technology grow at some point, but not like this, it’s just a gimmick. #7 Dan Pink.

Reflections from Sao Paolo

Jay Cross

Often people do not see the relevance of technology to their lives. Four cubist renditions hang together, inviting comparison. Lilian completed her doctoral dissertation the day before on how teachers adopt (or don’t adopt) new technology.

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