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The Vital Role of Culture in Business

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

When properly aligned with personal values, drives, and needs, culture can unleash tremendous amounts of energy toward a shared purpose and foster an organization’s capacity to thrive.”. Attributes of Culture. Cultural Styles. Levers for Evolving Culture.

Culture And Design: Legacy Versus From Scratch

Adaptive Path

This collection of observations has made me realize just how deeply culture and cultural differences impact the practice of design. Culture and Design" is the overall theme I have chosen to write about in a series of posts covering the following topics: Culture of legacy and preservation versus culture from scratch. Culture of collective progress versus culture of individual progress. Culture of rhetoric versus culture of making.

The Vital Role of Culture in Business

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

When properly aligned with personal values, drives, and needs, culture can unleash tremendous amounts of energy toward a shared purpose and foster an organization’s capacity to thrive.”. Attributes of Culture. Cultural Styles. Levers for Evolving Culture.

Patterns of Emergent Cities: 1. The Founder - EMERGENT CITIES

Seb Paquet

Sebs research blog: [link] On Twitter: [link]. Patterns of Emergent Cities: 1. This is the first in a series of posts describing patterns that help understand the experience of building something really new, together. You are a cultural innovator; you need culture creators.

If Your Enterprise Social Network Is a Ghost Town It’s Probably Due To Your Corporate Culture

Dan Pontefract

They’re windowless and the carpets look as though designers around the world have colluded with one another to see who can come up with the most bizarre patterns possible. Tell me, would you describe your culture as one that is open or closed?

Patterns of Emergent Cities: 2. The Fellowship - EMERGENT CITIES

Seb Paquet

Sebs research blog: [link] On Twitter: [link]. Patterns of Emergent Cities: 2. Upcoming pattern: 3. cultural engineering. I think its an unusually appealing design and the ancients were real big on it; I used it as a template in designing my business card

All Social is Learning | Organizational Knowledge Design

Martijn Linssen

Even while asleep, some research indicates, the brain assembles and makes sense of what it experienced that day. If events occur as predicted, we reinforce that cognitive pattern for the next use (naturally, we have the ability to learn the wrong things here).

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

John Hagel

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.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Retailers and Customers

John Hagel

Almost a decade ago, I detected an intriguing pattern regarding the unbundling and rebundling of firms (purchase unfortunately required). Of course, the pace and trajectory of unbundling (and related rebundling) differs across industries and geographies – the patterns are complex and fractal.

Has AI (Finally) Reached a Tipping Point?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The panel examined key AI research trends, AI’s impact on various sectors of the economy, and major issues concerning AI public policy. The report’s first section addresses a very important question: How do researchers and practitioners define Artificial Intelligence? .

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A Slow Community Movement? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

The article talks about the work of communities in Oaxaca who are eschewing schools and centrally designed learning experiences to take learning back into the hands of the community – on it’s own time, terms and tempo.

AI - the Creation of a Human-Centric Engineering Discipline

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over the past few years, the necessary ingredients have finally come together to propel AI beyond the research labs into the marketplace : powerful, inexpensive computer technologies; huge amounts of data; and advanced algorithms. AI as a field of academic research was born in 1956.

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Minds and Machines

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Brynjolfsson and McAfee are professor and research scientist respectively at MIT’s Sloan School of Management , as well as co-Directors of MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy. Machines have a deep but narrow view of the world they were designed for.

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Artificial Intelligence is Ready for Business; Are Businesses Ready for AI?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the past few years, the necessary ingredients have come together to propel AI beyond the research labs into the marketplace: powerful, inexpensive computer technologies; advanced algorithms and models; and most important, oceans and oceans of data. AI is now seemingly everywhere.

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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. Hidalgo and Albert-László Barabási could explain why they want to publish such great research behind such a walled garden. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Firefox 3 not loved by Corp.

Where is Technology Taking the Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Brian Arthur , - External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute , Visiting Researcher at PARC , and former faculty member at Stanford University. I recently read Where is Technology Taking the Economy? , an article in McKinsey Quarterly by W.

Improving the Odds of Success for Corporate Transformations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Patterns of Transformation. Considering the increasing pace of technological change and volatility in many industries, the patterns suggest that the need for transformation is rising, while the chance of successfully achieving it is falling,” was the study’s overriding conclusion.

AI and The Future of Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

While such statistical pattern recognition approaches can be applied to many tasks, they’re no substitute for model formation , the main approach used by humans, - from toddlers to physicists, - to understand how the world works.

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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.

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Offshoring - The GE and McKinsey Connection

John Hagel

Manjeet attributes this to many factors: Insiders and outsiders say the two are unique in their scale, their ability to attract top performers, their comfort with multiple cultures and languages, and their commitment to outsourcing.

Creating More Intelligent Organizations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The CCI is conducting research on a number of topics related to collective intelligence. Their research results were published in the October 2010 issue of Science. I recently read a fascinating online conversation on Collective Intelligence with Tom Malone.

Corporate Survival: Lessons from Biology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Drawing on their research at the intersection of business, biology, and complex systems, the authors identify six key principles to help increase the robustness of complex business systems.

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Data-Driven Decision Making: Promises and Limits

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Considerable research is needed as we learn how to strike the right balance between such data-driven decision making and privacy. . The ordered world is the world of facts-based management; the unordered world represents pattern-based management.” .

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Reinventing Society in the Wake of Big Data

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, Gartner’s Research director Svetlana Sicular recently observed that big data has already reached the peak of the hype cycle , and is now falling into the trough of disillusionment , a necessary step before (hopefully) moving on to the slope of enlightenment.

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Improving the Odds of Success for Corporate Transformations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Patterns of Transformation. Considering the increasing pace of technological change and volatility in many industries, the patterns suggest that the need for transformation is rising, while the chance of successfully achieving it is falling,” was the study’s overriding conclusion. But surprisingly g iven the stakes involved, there’s been little research on the design and execution of corporate transformations. Patterns of transformation differ across industries.

A Useful Framework for Analyzing the Impact of Technology on Jobs

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last week I discussed a recent Pew Research report on the impact of AI, robotics and other advanced technologies on the future of jobs. As a 2012 NY Times article noted, it took Google researchers 16,000 processors to teach a machine to identify a cat using machine learning principles.

New Tools Beget Revolutions: Big Data and the 21st Century Information-based Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

He referenced a 2011 research paper which he co-authored that found that those companies that have embraced data-driven decision making enjoyed 5 percent higher productivity and 6 percent higher profits that what would be expected given their other investments and IT usage.

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Minds and Machines

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Brynjolfsson and McAfee are professor and research scientist respectively at MIT’s Sloan School of Management , as well as co-Directors of MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy. 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.

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Artificial Intelligence is Ready for Business; Are Businesses Ready for AI?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the past few years, the necessary ingredients have come together to propel AI beyond the research labs into the marketplace: powerful, inexpensive computer technologies; advanced algorithms and models; and most important, oceans and oceans of data. Demand forecasting, supply chain optimization, and improved product design and productivity. “ Organizations need to constantly anticipate the future to gain competitive advantage. AI is now seemingly everywhere.

AI and The Future of Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

While such statistical pattern recognition approaches can be applied to many tasks, they’re no substitute for model formation , the main approach used by humans, - from toddlers to physicists, - to understand how the world works. There was a very interesting panel on AI’s Implications for Productivity, Wages and Employment , comprised of some of the top economists doing research on the subject: MIT’s Daron Acemoglu and Erik Brynjolfsson and Northwestern’s Robert Gordon and Joel Mokyr.

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Where is Technology Taking the Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Brian Arthur , - External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute , Visiting Researcher at PARC , and former faculty member at Stanford University. From mainframe and supercomputers to PCs and workstation, IT was now being used in a wide variety of applications, from financial services and oil exploration, to computer-aided design and office systems. “The economy for the first time had serious computational assistance.”. I recently read Where is Technology Taking the Economy? ,

Social Business in the Age of the Customer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Social CIO , a recently published study by Forrester Research , concludes that the number of businesses that are truly executing social initiatives remains surprisingly small. Many businesses have set up social technologies in their organizations, yet few have truly made the technical, cultural, and process changes necessary to reap the full opportunities and benefits of these tools or the vast amounts of data they capture.

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.”

Reflections on the Nature of Human Organizations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They also discovered that the socioeconomic or human patterns of a city followed a similar power law, but this time it was superlinear with an exponent of 1.15. When Dr. West and his colleagues looked at wages, educational institutions, patents, cultural events and other such measures of creativity and innovation, they found that if you double the size of the city, all these measures will go up by 2 1.15

70:20:10 – Above All Else It’s a Change Agent

Charles Jennings

The people he works with carry out research for the US space programmes – both for the US Government and for civil agencies like NASA and NOAA. Research over the past 40 years has shown that informal and workplace learning is increasingly pervasive and central to learning in organisations.

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Leadership and Rational Thinking

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Ferrucci compared the computational patterns in Watson with leadership in a complex, uncertain world. Another panelist, MIT professor Tom Malone , talked about the research that he and his collaborators are conducting on collective intelligence. In this recent article on his research, Professor Malone said: “Intuitively, we still attribute too much to individuals and not enough to groups.

How Social Movements Happen, Part II: Hollowing Out, Self.

Seb Paquet

Sebs research blog: [link] On Twitter: [link]. In the first installment of this two-part effort , I described how social systems can become ossified and maintain an inwardly-focused culture that rests upon assumptions that are no longer warranted. are there patterns there?

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Map of the Blogosphere | Main | Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others » March 27, 2008 Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others “Common to most anthropologists is a contrarian readiness to search out diverse, improbable kinds of patterning, to be skeptical of commonly accepted categories or boundaries, and to employ varying temporal and geographic scales as tools of inquiry.”

How I use social media

Nancy White

I figured it would be good to exercise my memory a bit and unearth some of the key stories that led me to to my social media use today, and perhaps surface some of my patterns. I was simply unaware of the label, the research and scholarship around these things we call “CoPs.&#

Why Do We Need Data Science when We’ve Had Statistics for Centuries?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I decided to switch fields and in 1970 joined the computer science department at IBM’s Watson Research Center. He asked me what I planned to do research on for my degree, and I told him that I was already working with Professor Roothaan on atomic and molecular calculations.

New Study: When NBA Players Touch Teammates More, They and.

Bob Sutton

Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Tim Brown: Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. Bill Moggridge: Designing Interactions. I've written here before about research on the power of "non-sexual touching," notably evidence that when waitresses touch both male and female customers on the arm or wrist, they tend to be rewarded with bigger tips. Bob Sutton.

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Fixing the US Jobs Problem

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This generally falls under the heading of protectionism, risks reciprocal action, and sets an escalating pattern almost certain to cause more harm than good. Professor Spence calls for investments in higher education, fundamental research and infrastructure. German reforms of the past decade have been designed with competitiveness and employment in mind.

Social Media Planning and Evaluation for NGOs | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

This topic is designed to give you some tools and ideas for including social media appropriately in your overall organizational strategic plan and to measure its effectiveness.