The Puzzling Personal Productivity Paradox

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Yet, despite these impressive advances, for most of this period economies around the world have been stuck in an era of slow productivity growth. Individuals are also experiencing their own version of the productivity paradox. What accounts for this personal productivity paradox?

AI and the Productivity Paradox

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, at the same time, productivity growth has significantly declined over the past decade, and income has continued to stagnate for the majority of Americans. Economists have proposed competing explanations for declining productivity growth and so far have failed to reach a consensus.” .

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The New Era of Smart, Connected Products

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Others argue that while the nature of innovation is definitely changing as we evolve and adapt to an information-based digital economy, it’s impact is no less transformative. IT is now an integral part of the products themselves.

AI and the Productivity Paradox

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, at the same time, productivity growth has significantly declined over the past decade, and income has continued to stagnate for the majority of Americans. This puzzling contradiction is addressed in Artificial Intelligences and the Modern Productivity Paradox , a working paper recently published by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Economists have proposed competing explanations for declining productivity growth and so far have failed to reach a consensus.” .

Richard Feynman On The Folly Of Crafting Precise Definitions - Bob.

Bob Sutton

James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. Adopting The No Asshole Rule: Dont Bother If The Words Are Hollow » Richard Feynman On The Folly Of Crafting Precise Definitions. I actually think it is a pretty good definition, but my bias is still that I like original approach, as they did such a nice job of arguing, essentially, that if they tried to get more precise, they would sacrifice accuracy. Bob Sutton.

UX Week 2014 Keynote Josh Clark on the Future of Digital Product Design

Adaptive Path

In this interview, Josh and I talk about the current trends in digital product design, and where those trends might be heading. Adaptive Path UX Week Design Digital Product Design Global Moxie Jesse James Garrett Josh Clark

Services, Production and Clouds

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

So, like many others, I have discussed services and their attributes in contrast to what they are not - physical products that are generally manufactured in factories. The distinction between products and services blurs, as physical products are increasingly embedded into service-based solutions, where the clients pay for the services they receive, not the products embodied in the solutions. He views cloud computing as being primarily a story of production.

The Link Between BYOD and Increased Productivity


IBM MobileFirst gives an excellent definition of BYOD: “ Bring your own device (BYOD) is an IT policy where employees are allowed or encouraged to use their personal mobile devices—and, increasingly, notebook PCs—to access enterprise data and systems.

A cool new (free!) productivity tool | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Personal Productivity (14). productivity tool At the heart of most organizations is a disconnect. It’s not a magic elixir for anybody’s productivity woes. Browse Similar Posts: Motivation , Personal Productivity , Tools. Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter. About Dan.

Total Institutions, Productivity, and Unemployment

Bob Sutton

  I love the folks at Facebook, especially their curious and deeply skilled engineers, but think of the message it sends about the definition of a good citizen in that culture).  This isn't an original idea, but it has been gnawing at me lately.    As we all know, unemployment in the U.S. remains frighteningly high -- and is in worse in many parts of Europe.    We still haven't really dug our way out of the meltdown. 

Impact of Data Analytics in Today’s Digital Workplace

Luis Suarez

A global software firm that builds solutions around data analytics for collaborative environments, whether for traditional tools like email, to cloud-based productivity apps like Microsoft Teams, to Enterprise Social Networking platforms like HCL Connections.

Why #VRM is Fools' Gold

Martijn Linssen

Heres the definition of VRM according to Wiki: The goal of VRM is to improve the relationship between the demand-side and the supply-side of markets by providing new and better ways for the former to relate to the latter. But if the product is satisfactory, you just use it So why this VRM ?

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How Chatter made Marc humble

Martijn Linssen

Real-time is crucial to Salesforce’s offerings and Benioff emphasizes that real-time is the future of the company’s products. Business or Pleasure? -

Enterprise 2.0, Where Art Thou?

Luis Suarez

Let’s have a look into Andy’s original definition for Enterprise 2.0 “ A key word, to me, from that short, but rather thoughtful definition is no other than within. Knowledge Tools Learning Open Business Personal KM Productivity Tools

Top 10 Tools for Learning 2016

Luis Suarez

Now, I guess it’s never too late to dive in into such an interesting exercise that would definitely help you question how you learn, at work or in one’s own personal life.

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Is Twitter Where Connections Go to Die? – The Unfollowing Experiment

Luis Suarez

If you are wondering about the number of new followers and whether it has started to decrease a little bit or not, I can definitely confirm your new followers count will drop off dramatically. This is definitely one of my favourite highlights from the whole lot.

How Do I Make Sense of Social Networking Tools

Luis Suarez

In an upcoming blog post I will share a productivity tip of how I make use of Twitter (Through Tweetbot) and Pocket to curate an outstanding list of links I then re-share here and there into my Twitter stream over the course of time, once I have processed them.

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Collaborators, Cooperators and People I Learn From

Luis Suarez

Cooperators : Again, reusing Harold’s definition for cooperation, this is the list of folks I cooperate with at times in different initiatives, and where the commitment may well be there some times, or not. Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Personal KM Productivity Tools

My Top 5 iOS Apps of the Week – Week #4

Luis Suarez

worker trying to remain productive AND effective while on the move! It’s one of those essential productivity apps I would definitely recommend everyone to take a look, even for personal use! .

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My Top 5 iOS Apps of the Week – Week #1

Luis Suarez

. It’s been nearly 6 years since the last time I have put together an entry over here in this blog, where I was recommending some of my favourite Productivity & Social Apps for iOS, in order to get work done more effectively, that I keep using on a regular basis, even to today.

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Should CEOs Blog?

Luis Suarez

Definitely not. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Metablogging Open Business Personal KM Productivity Tools

Emotionally intelligent signage on a box | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Personal Productivity (14). Emotionally intelligent signage on a box Devotees of emotionally intelligent signage (yes, both of you) will recall that the original definition of the term hinged largely on empathy. Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter. About Dan. Speaking Engagements.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: From profitability to.

Martijn Linssen

Business or Pleasure? -

40-Hour Work Week – The Magic of Sustainable Growth

Luis Suarez

An article that dares to question how the business world has been functioning and operating over the course of decades by claiming, loud and clear, how companies keep ignoring 150 years of invaluable and precious research on how we become most effective and productive while at work.

Four Principles for the Open World by Don Tapscott #hippie2.0

Luis Suarez

Social media, and social technologies for that matter, are all about social production where the main benefit is no longer on creating private value alone, but on creating a public one that will benefit everyone as part of that entire ecosystem. And, most definitely, not tomorrow!

How Mobility Empowers Work as a State of Mind in the Era of Social Business

Luis Suarez

“ I personally prefer Peter F Drucker’s simple definition “ strategy is doing the right things, tactics is doing things right.” IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Open Business Personal KM Productivity Tools

State of the Net 2012 – People Tweet Tacit Knowledge – Part One

Luis Suarez

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Liberate Your Company Through Employee Engagement

Luis Suarez

In that short speech, Isaac comes up to state the purest definition of what I would consider a true knowledge (Web) worker nowadays: every employee [who] is free and responsible to take any actions he / she decides are the best for the company.

State of the Net 2012 – People Tweet Tacit Knowledge – Part Two

Luis Suarez

Truly enjoyed his definition of such concept as well as that other notion that we all live in a state of messy-coherence, although I won’t be saying much more on it, other than encouraging those folks in favour of management, and managing things and people, in general, to go and have a watch.

I Think I May Have Just Experienced The Future…

Luis Suarez

that is definitely nothing to do with the availability and accessibility of Internet connection, because over there, it just rocks! General Interest Innovation Learning Life Metablogging Productivity Tools Social Enterprise Travelling

Becoming a Jedi Master – The Secret Art of Cultivating Online Communities #sbf12 #cmgr

Luis Suarez

Now, fast forward to the other couple of rather inspiring keynote sessions that we had the privilege of listening to and watching and that have definitely left one of the better aftertastes from the overall conference.

How Meaningful, Smarter, Freelance Work Is Redesigning the Social Enterprise

Luis Suarez

It surely has moved pretty quickly into my Top 3 favourite articles that I am definitely going to keep coming back over and over again to digest all of those hidden gems that keep coming up every time I read through it.

The Trials and Tribulations of an Independent Freelancer – Your Online Bio Profile and Digital Footprint

Luis Suarez

After all, leaving IBM after 17 years of dedicated work on topics I am very passionate about can definitely have a certain emotional toll that perhaps would need for some time to go by before moving into greener pastures. Collaboration Communities Freelancing General Interest Learning Open Business Personal KM Productivity Tools

Steven Berlin Johnson « | Main | » I think Fasiers right that Im misusing the phrase "jump the shark" in my iPod post below, though I dont totally buy his extended definition of the phrase: ["Jumping the shark"] doesnt mean by itself that something has become a sell-out, or that something has become uncool. But Fasier makes an excellent point that shark-jumping is something that a creator has to do deliberately to his product (i.e.,

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Ira Glass on Storytelling and Creative Work

Luis Suarez

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Google Plus and Twitter – How They Work for Me Hand in Hand

Luis Suarez

Mobile: In a recent panel I participated in , on the topic of Twitter, of course, I mentioned how perhaps the killer feature from Twitter itself, and, almost definitely, its bright new future may be aligned with the whole world of Mobile.

The Awesomeness Factor: Cameron Gray on Agile and UX

Adaptive Path

When I looked at what it would take to build a new product I knew we would need to hire a significant number of new developers and create a process for product development. We are also spending a fair amount of time working on further integrating the Product and QA teams into our process. We are definitely heavily weighted on the senior side of things but I think that is generally appropriate for any team as small as ours.

Rethink / Reimagine / Redesign

Adaptive Path

The purpose is to promote sustainable design by examining product lifecycles and creating more holistic solutions. I define our audience as this: First, the design industry (industrial, product, graphic, experience, fabricators). These are the creators of the product who sets the tone.

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The Current State of Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The elapsed times to take an invention from lab to market were no longer competitive, especially against a new generation of startups that significantly decreased the time-to-market for new products and services.

I Know It When I See It

Andy McAfee

product?&# – are just windowdressing on products that are still essentially geared for Collaboration 1.0. Whose products at present come closest to enabling Web 2.0-style collaboration and interaction in enterprise environments? 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.

Newspapers, Paywalls, and Core Users ? Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

This may be the year where newspapers finally drop the idea of treating all news as a product, and all readers as customers. Taken together, these events are a blow to the idea that online news can be treated as a simple product for sale, as the physical newspaper was. The easy part of treating digital news as a product is getting money from 2% of your audience. Clay Shirky. « Institutions, Confidence, and the News Crisis. Radar Knows Where The iPhones Are

Steven Berlin Johnson

» Radar Knows Where The iPhones Are Heres a cool little example of why I think Radar is such a great product. It finds your location and brings up the news - I would definitely be interested in that one! « George Will: SBJ Says Beer Is Good For You | Main | Unintended Consequences, part 57.

The liminal nature of narrative

Dave Snowden

I don’t often quote directly from Wikipedia but their lede has a good definition of the word: In anthropology liminality (from the Latin word l?men I’ve been to many productions of the same opera, each is different in nature, each is another exploration there are no definitive versions.