Rats, coffee & software

Harold Jarche

Horses for Sources : Why Oracle’s acquisition of Taleo shifts the innovation onus onto the service providers: Companies buy software because they want standard process that can be automated with as little human intervention as possible. But to win, Oracle will have to change its strategy as dramatically as it did in 2006 when Ellison famously announced that software innovation was dead and just started to buy everything.

Cultural change in Singapore

Dave Snowden

I'm also taking the opportunity to spend some time in the new office and work through a whole bunch of stuff that follows on from our recent shift on the software. I'm back in Singapore for a week working on a portfolio of projects building on work over the past decade.

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3 Ways Companies Can Use LMS Software to Improve Employee Training

TOPYX LMS

CEOs of the most successful companies in the world have seen firsthand the difference effective employee training makes in company culture. Many highly successful companies rely specifically on learning management system (LMS) software and other types of eLearning tools to improve employee training. LMS LMS SoftwareForward-thinking company leaders are interested in improving employee training any way they can.

Joho: Culture is an echo chamber

David Weinberger

The main article is, unsurprisingly, the first one: Culture is an echo chamber : We all hate echo chambers in which a bunch of yahoos convince one another that they’re right. Report from the DPLA platform : Surprisingly, I’m interim head of the project building the software platform for the Digital Public Library of America. After a couple of years, I’ve actually published another issue of my old ‘zine. Why so long between issues?

Using network perspectives to visualize changing culture and meaning

Trends in the Living Networks

I’m a big fan of Tim Stock ‘s work, which weaves together a deep network perspective with a rich view of how culture is changing informed by semiotic analysis. I earlier shared one of his presentations in a post on how the culture of luxury is changing. The slides to his presentation at SXSW today on Culture Networks and the codes that drive them are available below. Culture Networks (SXSW 2012).

7 critical aspects of Tibbr’s big step forward for enterprise social software

Trends in the Living Networks

Marc Benioff of Salesforce once asked “why isn’t all enterprise software like Facebook?&#. When I first heard about Tibbr my first thought was about the potential for enterprise social software to integrate deeply into the nuts and bolts of enterprise applications. Tibbr’s basic structure of following activity streams from across the organization, drawing on the power of its integration capabilities, is a significant step forward for social enterprise software.

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

Steve Denning

Lean can be seen as a subset of radical management in the context of manufacturing, just as Scrum and Agile can be seen as subsets of radical management in the context of software development. A new culture of learning. A new culture of learning in education. In their exciting new book, A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change , Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown show how the same issues play out in the education system.

The Increasing Economic Value of Digital Capital

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They include patents, copyrights, trademarks, goodwill, brand value, human capital, R&D, software, and data. Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Management and Leadership Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

The Intangible Asset Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Intangibles include patents, copyrights, trademarks, goodwill, brand value, human capital, R&D, software, and data. Even firms in classic physical industries now rely more on intangible assets like intellectual property, software, data, marketing and brand reputation.

Getting Through Highly Uncertain Times - Some Lessons Learned

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These new microprocessor-based platforms, along with their software and services, commanded significantly lower profit margins than the mainframe margins to which IBM had become accustomed.

The Long-Term Future of Work and Education: Three Potential Scenarios

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This scenario reminds me of Software is Eating the World , a 2011 essay by Marc Andreessen which predicted that software was poised to take over large swathes of the economy. An increasing number of businesses and industries are being run on software and delivered as online services.

How to Survive and Thrive in a World of Disruption

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Or it is that, as if actors in a kind of Greek tragedy , they see the changes coming and understand what needs to be done, but are somehow unable to make the needed strategic and cultural transformations?

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stevenberlinjohnson.com: In Which I "Debate" Popular Culture With Stephen Colbert

Steven Berlin Johnson

stevenberlinjohnson.com « Happy Birthday | Main | Colbert, The Morning After » In Which I "Debate" Popular Culture With Stephen Colbert Exactly one year ago today, I made my appearance on The Daily Show. I love the way you give a credible voice to an argument that is at odds with the common myths about popular culture (video games included). Air Purifiers For Data Smog Discover column on software that helps you focus.

May the Network Force Be With You

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

May the Force Be With You has become part of popular culture since the words were first uttered in the 1977 Star Wars film.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Top Ten AntiSpyware Apps from CNET | Main | Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others » March 26, 2008 "Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine) ( LINK ) "This article investigates the use of social software applications indigital library environments.

User-Based Free Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Similarly, free and commercial products are available from a number of open source communities like the Apache Software Foundation. “Competition from substitutes diffused for free via peer-to-peer transfers can increase social welfare by forcing producers to lower prices.

The Coming Era of Decision Machines

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

w hat should software engineers learn about ethical implications of their technologies?;

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The Puzzling Economic Impact of Transformative Technologies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This firm might want, for example, to change its labor mix to build more software and to teach its customers to order products online instead of in person.

Post-Pandemic, Is the World Likely to Become Significantly Less Flat?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Future of Work Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Services Innovation Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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Reinventing management: The magical power of client delight

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!

AI and the Evolution of History

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks later I wrote about one of these challenging issues, the impact of AI on our social interactions , based on the talk by MIT professor Sherry Turkle on Rethinking Friction in Digital Culture , and a related article by Yale professor Nicholas Christakis on How AI Will Rewire US. We’re all familiar with software bugs, especially bugs in highly complex software, which is the case with AI systems.

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I Know It When I See It

Andy McAfee

Established vendors of collaboration software are modifying their offerings and repositioning them as social software platforms that have all the features and functions necessary to support the new modes of interacting and getting work done. Because of these facts I usually dodge questions about specific vendors and their offerings, and instead answer how I’d look at any particular deployment of collaboration software to see if it met my definition of Enterprise 2.0.

Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

the internet, electric car, software, etc.) Complex Systems Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Society and Culture Technology and StrategyDesign thinking has become an increasingly popular topic of discussion over the past decade. It was featured in the September, 2015 issue of the Harvard Business Review with several articles on the subject. Design is no longer just for physical objects, e.g. cars, bridges, shoes, jewelry, smartphones.

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The Digitalization of the American Workforce

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They include software developers - with a score of 91; computer system analysts - 79; and financial managers, - 61. Diversity Economic Issues Education and Talent Future of Work Management and Leadership Political Issues Services Innovation Society and Culture“Over the past half century, wave after wave of digital innovation has ensured that digitalization - the diffusion of digital technologies into nearly every business and workplace and pocket - has been remaking the U.S.

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Globalization in Transition

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Moreover, as has been the case with measuring the true GDP value of services , the cross-border trade in services generate far more economic value than what’s been captured in traditional trade statistics, including the contributions of value added services to physical goods, - e.g., R&D, engineering, sales and marketing, finance, HR; the intangibles companies send to foreign affiliates, - e.g., software, branding, design, IP; and free digital services made available to global users.

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stevenberlinjohnson.com: Delicious

Steven Berlin Johnson

I understand that this facet of application adoption is not that to which Interface Culture highlights in its identification of "avant-garde" data viewers. Air Purifiers For Data Smog Discover column on software that helps you focus. 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.

The Rise of Global, Superstar Firms, Sectors and Cities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Superstar sectors include financial services, professional services, real estate, pharmaceuticals and medical products, and internet, media and software. Their higher returns accrue more to capital than labor, including intangible capital such as software, patents, and brands. Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Services Innovation Smart Systems Society and Culture

On the Governance of Blockchain: Lessons from the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Internet and World Wide Web brought a badly needed culture of collaboration and standards to the IT industry. In addition to developing standards and organizing technical, industry and policy activities, these various organization make available open source implementations of their software releases, thus encouraging collaborative, open innovation.

Becoming a 21st Century Digital Tinkerer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

When I build a piece of software,… does it work or not? Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Services Innovation Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and StrategyI like to tell people that the key to being and/or sounding smart is to hang out with smart people. And, one of the names that would quickly comes to mind if asked to recommend who to hang out with is John Seely Brown , aka JSB.

The Evolution of Design Thinking

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The habit of publicly displaying rough prototypes hints at an open-minded culture, one that values exploration and experimentation over rule following.” . A design culture is nurturing. Every established company that has moved from products to services, from hardware to software, or from physical to digital products needs to focus anew on user experience.

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Where is Technology Taking the Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Then came the second era in the 1990s and 2000s, which enabled us to link computers together, share information, and connect digital processes. “Everything suddenly was in conversation with everything else,” giving rise to “the virtual economy of interconnected machines, software, and processes…, where physical actions now could be executed digitally.”. I recently read Where is Technology Taking the Economy? , an article in McKinsey Quarterly by W.

Open Letter on the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

T]here are many reasons to think the software revolution will be even more profound than the agricultural revolution. And the general-purpose aspect of software technology means that even the industries and jobs that it creates are not forever…” . Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

The 2018 MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

AnnieCannons aims “to transform survivors of human trafficking into software professionals to help them sustain a lifetime free from exploitation.” Their program provides training in data literacy, IT skills, and software development. To qualify to work in AnnieCannons, program graduates must demonstrate that they can deliver top-quality software products and services to their clients.

Platforms, Blockchains, and the Evolution of Trust

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Blockchain facilitates the exchange of value in a secure and decentralized manner, without the need for an intermediary… With a blockchain, software applications no longer need to be deployed on a centralized server: They can be run on a peer-to-peer network that is not controlled by any single party. Blockchain and Identity Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

Is Blockchain Ready to “Cross the Chasm”? Lessons from the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In addition to developing standards and organizing technical, industry and policy activities, these various organization make available open source implementations of their software releases, thus encouraging collaborative, open innovation. Blockchain and Identity Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

How Can We Ensure that Our Complex AI Systems Do What We Want Them to Do?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Software-intensive systems are generally quite flexible, - able to evolve and adapt to changing product and market requirements. Things are even tougher with people-centric sociotechnical systems, which not only have to deal with potential software problems, but with the even more complex issues involved in human behaviors and interactions. These smart products and systems tend to be software-intensive, people-centric, and data-driven. Complexity of AI software. “We

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The Rise of the Digital Capital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Capital is now a larger share of overall production, and capital-based technologies are rising in importance, including physical assets like computers, robots, and IoT-based smart products of all kinds, as well as intangible assets like software, patents, copyrights and brand value. . A major portion of capital is now digital capital, including software and hardware technologies, both of which are increasingly ubiquitous and inexpensive.

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No Agile Gospel please, just give me Enlightenment

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Monday, 28 June 2010 No Agile Gospel please, just give me Enlightenment For lack of a logo, heres the Snowbird resort where the Agile Manifesto was developed back in 2001 Agile Software Development presently is suffering from evangelisation, it seems. As there seems to be a Manifesto for everything these days, heres the Agile Manifesto : We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it. Business or Pleasure? -

Lean Principles in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Lean software development , for example, can be viewed as the agile reaction to the highly structured, heavyweight waterfall-based software methods of the past. As companies transition from the industrial to the digital economy, lean philosophies are influencing just about every aspect of their operations, strategy, organization and culture.

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Serious AI Challenges that Require Our Attention

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

If properly deployed, the use of data and AI software could be of great help in improving policing and public safety. They listed three major risks that we must pay close attention to: Complexity of AI software : “[T]he growing complexity of AI systems and their enlistment in high-stakes roles, such as controlling automobiles, surgical robots, and weapons systems, means that we must redouble our efforts in software quality.”.

The Rise of Winner-Take-All Urbanism

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Whenever a product, service or process is captured in software and digitized, it becomes digital capital and the economics of abundance take over. This is driving the high levels of senior executive compensation, - especially CEOs, - as well as the compensation of high skilled professionals in industries like finance, entertainment, software and consulting. Earlier this year, Richard Florida published Why America’s Richest Cities Keep Getting Richer in The Atlantic.

The Jobs Outlook for 2022

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These include data analysts and scientists, AI and machine learning specialists, software and application developers, big data specialists, IT services, process automation, information security analysts, robotics engineers, and e-commerce and social media specialists. Artificial Intelligence Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Education and Talent Future of Work Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Services Innovation Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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The Rise of the Platform Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The ecosystem of add-on hardware, software and services that developed around System 360 helped it become the premier platform for commercial computing over the next 25 years. In the 1980s, the explosive growth of personal computers was largely driven by the emergence of the Wintel platform based on Microsoft’s operating systems and Intel’s microprocessors, which attracted a large ecosystem of hardware and software developers. . What do we mean by a platform ?

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