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Agency: privilege & complexity

Dave Snowden

The daily email from Gaping Void is saving me the effort of searching the internet for images before posting. So to start this journey, let me look at two issues, the moral question of privilege and the ontological question of complexity: Firstly to the morality of privilege.

Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise

Harold Jarche

Our relationship with knowledge is changing as our work becomes more intangible and complex. PDL – Personal Directed Learning: from Clockwork & Predictable to Complexity & Surprising. In complex environments it no longer works to sit back and see what will happen.

The Firm as a Large, Complex, Extended Family

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Transaction costs are incurred in obtaining goods and services outside the firm, such as searching for the right people, negotiating a contract, coordinating the work, managing intellectual property and so on. A firms is best viewed as a kind-of rather large and highly complex family.

PKM is making sense of complexity

Harold Jarche

This is what you find on the first page of most searches for PKM : Personal knowledge management (PKM) is a collection of processes that a person uses to gather, classify, store, search, retrieve, and share knowledge in his or her daily activities – Wikipedia.

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Preparing Students for an Increasingly Complex Business World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Are engineering and management schools adequately preparing students for our fast-changing, highly complex business world? Not quite, say a number of recent studies. A good education should include soft as well as hard competencies.

The search for a genetic killer

Mind Hacks

Something as simple as a DNA sequence cannot explain anything as complex as behaviour. The medical examiner for the Sandy Hook shooting has requested a genetic analysis of killer Adam Lanza.

[liveblog][act-tiac] A federal portal in the age of search?

David Weinberger

“In a world where everyone can search and has apps, is a web portal relevant?,” Now people arrive through search. People are surprised when it’s complex. Someone has a general idea, but not informed enough to search. Sarah Crane , Dir., Federal Citizen Information Center, GSA., is going to talk about USA.gov. ” she asks. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness.

Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Design thinking is now being applied to abstract entities, - e.g. systems, services, information and organizations, - as well as to devise strategies, manage change and solve complex problems. Design thinking has become an increasingly popular topic of discussion over the past decade.

The Evolution of the Firm

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Transaction costs are incurred in obtaining goods and services outside the firm, such as searching for the right people, negotiating a contract, coordinating the work, managing intellectual property and so on.

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Becoming a Data-Driven Business: Challenges and Opportunities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In 2000, only one-quarter of the world’s stored information was digital and thus subject to search and analysis. Artificial Intelligence Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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Learning to Apply Data Science to Business Problems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But more important for the students, the various A-Lab projects served as a concrete learning experience on what data science is all about, - how to leverage messy, incomplete, real-world data to shed light on a complex and not-so-well-defined problem.

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Knowledge Management for Decision Memories

Harold Jarche

Unfortunately, no records were available to search the rejected compound database and find ones that met the new criteria. For complex work, Little KM is critical, as most of the knowledge required is implicit, and not easy to codify. complexity PKM Work

The Datafication of Business and Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Data is now being generated by just about everything and everybody around us, including not only the growing volume of online and offline transactions, but also web searches, social media interactions, billions of smart mobile devices and 10s of billions of IoT smart sensors. .

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The Importance of Empathy in Our Services-Centric, People-Oriented Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It gathered additional data through online surveys and partnered with Korn Ferry , - the world’s largest executive search firm, - which gave them access to data on almost 1,900 executives with a broad range of professional backgrounds. .

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Design Thinking and the Workplace Experience

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It’s particularly effective when breakthrough thinking is required to address highly complex problems. An elegant solution resolves a complex set of activities with seeming simplicity, making the outcome natural and harmonious, rational and efficient.” .

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Trust and the On-Demand Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Transaction costs are incurred in obtaining goods and services outside the firm, such as searching for the right people, negotiating a contract, coordinating the work, managing intellectual property and so on.

Search Pidgin

David Weinberger

Search engines are easier because they have already trained us how to talk to them. We eventually learn that quoting a phrase searches for exactly that phrase. ’&# is way worse than “Moby-Dick harpoonist’ &# I have no idea what the curve of query sophistication looks like, but most of us have been trained to one degree or another by the search engines who are our masters and our betters.

The future is connected, messy, loose and open

Harold Jarche

What is most amazing is that now we can learn about these things with a simple search or click. It seems so obvious to me, but most organizations are trying to deal with this complexity in simplistic ways. complexity SocialLearning

The Coming Robotics Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This is a particularly serious problem when trying to use robots in the kind of general environment humans live in, as would be the case with transportation or search-and-rescue missions. .

The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These factors eventually led to significantly increased management complexities and costs. In the end, the IoT is expected to make the physical world every bit as easy to search, utilize and engage with as the virtual world.

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“Complicated” vs. “Complex”

Martijn Linssen

The background: A gentleman who makes a living “reducing complexity” for IT systems keeps running into some of us on Twitter who study complexity. The ask: There is a group of complexity aficionados that criticize my use of the word “complexity.” ” In general, these are folks who are influenced by the Cynefin framework that considers complexity and complicated to be different attributes of a system. The Emergence of Complexity.

The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Consequently, these two trends are significantly more complex and their evolution is harder to predict because they are directly affected by strong societal forces. Last month, the McKinsey Global Institute published Ten IT-enabled business trends for the decade ahead.

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In Defense of Data Centrism

Martijn Linssen

Home About Complexity Reading List Knowledge Management Reading List In Defense of Data Centrism John 0 comments Education System Dec 23 In the never ending search to know “what works,” we have a few choices.

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Why Some Work Groups Thrive While Others Falter

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These include solving problems, comprehending complex ideas, reasoning and planing, learning quickly, adapting to new situations, and so on. Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Management and Leadership Society and Culture

Blockchain - Once Again, the Technological Genie Has Been Unleashed from its Bottle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It has been great for reducing the costs of searching, collaborating, and exchanging information… Overall, the Internet has enabled many positive changes - for those with access to it - but it has serious limitations for business and economic activity.”.

Innovating our way out of the industrial era

Harold Jarche

I have frequently said that simple and complicated work is getting automated and outsourced and that the real value in the networked enterprise is in complex (creative) work. These are complex or arcane tasks being done by unique individuals. complexity Technology Work

Lean Principles in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, this push economy is fading fast in our complex, integrated, fast changing world. Customers are taking advantage of all the information they can now access to search for the best possible values.

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Anticipating the Future of the IT Industry

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

How can we best anticipate the future of a complex, fast changing industry like IT? Over time, sophisticated applications were developed to help manage more complex operations, including enterprise resource planning , customer relationship management and human resources.

Why do we need social business?

Harold Jarche

” Looking just at the key differences in the info-graphic, I’d like to dig into “Why” these differences are necessary: Greater acceptance of risks & failures: This is how complex problems are addressed, and all businesses are dealing with more complexity.

The Future of Jobs in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Since the advent of the financial crisis around five years ago, we have been searching for answers to these very important questions. But, in his talk, Professor Autor presented three possible ways of framing the problem as we continue to search for potential solutions. .

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The Rise of the On-Demand Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex tasks, such as programming a computer or writing a legal brief, can now be divided into their component parts - and subcontracted to specialists around the world.” .

The MIT Second Machine Age Conference

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The second age machines are now enhancing our cognitive powers, giving us the ability to process vast amounts of information and make ever more complex decisions. And question-answering systems like IBM’s Watson are enabling us to solve increasingly complex problems. . “We’re

The Future of Financial Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Data is now being generated by just about everything and everybody around us, including not only the growing volume of online and offline transactions, but also web searches, social media interactions, billions of smart mobile devices and 10s of billions of IoT smart sensors. .

How Will AI Likely Impact How We Work, Live and Play?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Artificial Intelligence Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

Reinventing Society in the Wake of Big Data

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Most people think that big data is about what people do online, like posts on Facebook or searches on Google. We have generally been studying complex systems in terms of averages, probability distributions and expected values.

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The Era of Cognitive Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Can it help us understand our incredible complex economies and societies? . Since that time, analyzing or searching large amounts of information has become increasingly important and commonplace in a wide variety of disciplines.

The Digital Transformation of the Customer Experience

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Customers are taking advantage of all the information they can now access to search for the best possible values. . Cloud Computing Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Services Innovation Technology and Strategy

Reflections on Bitcoin

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I usually tell people that the development of digital money ecosystems is such a complex undertaking that it’s best, at least for now, to stick to traditional currencies, e.g., $, £, €, ¥,?,

Towards a Hyperconnected, Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It has enabled companies to integrate their business processes, information and workforce around the world, in search of lower costs and higher productivity as well as new markets for their products and services. Complex Systems Economic Issues Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and CultureFor the past couple of decades we have been talking about the evolution to a new, Internet-based digital economy.

Customer Service and Trust in the Internet Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Customers are taking advantage of all the information at their disposal to search for the best possible values. Complex Systems Economic Issues Management and Leadership Political Issues Services Innovation Society and Culture