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Holacracy Is Not The Answer To Your Employee Disengagement Issues

Dan Pontefract

Holacracy — and what I think is its originating parent, holarchy — however will not solve your organizational disengagement issues. The core issues in today’s organization don’t require the eradication of bosses per holacracy or the creation of overlapping, self-governing circles. (ie.

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Capitalism and Social Issues in the 21st Century

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In issue after issue, - e.g., marriage equality , the confederate flag , immigration reform , - the business community has supported what we generally think of as the more socially progressive position. .

Text-to-Speech Examples

Tony Karrer

Javed Alam pointed me to a couple of Text-to-Speech eLearning Examples, so I thought I’d capture a few of the examples here. I would welcome pointers to additional examples! Example #1 - Introduction to Venice - Qwiki uses Text-to-Speech in really interesting ways.

An Example of the Flat Army CLAM in Action: BC Ideas2Action

Dan Pontefract

I always vote, but I often vote based on the issues versus being tied to a political party. It’s a good example of Government 2.0. (if I’m not a very political man. You may even call me apolitical.

The rise of social shopping in 2011: 7 examples of where it is going

Ross Dawson

These 7 examples are in the vanguard of a far broader shift to true social shopping. SmartCompany recently featured an excellent article on The next 10 social media trends , which received considerable attention and was syndicated through a number of other outlets.

What’s the Value of Blockchain?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Suppliers, for example, assume that when products are shipped their task is over and they will soon be paid. Each piece of information provides critical data points that could potentially reveal food safety issues with the product.

Digital Identity - the Key to Privacy and Security in the Digital World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, to buy alcohol, individuals must prove that they’re over the legal drinking age; to vote, they must prove that they’re over the legal voting age, are citizens, and reside in that jurisdiction. Let’s illustrate how an identity system works using passports as an example.

Automation Technologies and the Future of Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, the US manufacturing sector comprises 11.8 Artificial Intelligence Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Services Innovation Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

Becoming a 21st Century Digital Tinkerer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Recombinant innovations, remixes and mashups are all examples of creating new contexts. . Examples of entrepreneurial learning can be found all around us. In the paper, JSB discusses several such concrete examples, including: .

The Future of the Globally Integrated Enterprise

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“In Retreat: Global companies in the era of protectionism,” reads the cover of the January 28 issue of The Economist. But it raises issues that are too big and too interconnected for business alone or government alone to solve.”. From 1990 to 2010, for example, 1.2

The Real Issue Behind SOPA, PIPA and DMCA

Nine Shift

The real issue is intellectual property ownership and sharing rights. . The real issue behind SOPA, PIPA and DMCA is not online piracy or violating laws, but what those laws should be and fundamentally ownership of words, phrases, media, music, video, from the Bible right on up to the present.

The Simple, Economic Value of Artificial Intelligence

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Only then can we really figure out how things might change.” For example, the semiconductor revolution can be viewed as being all about the dramatic reductions in the cost of arithmetic calculations.

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Knowledge Management Core Issues

Tony Karrer

Great post by Denham Grey - Perennial KM issues that are very similar to the core problems that we deal with in eLearning: How to speed learning, increase awareness and share experiences. We have made little progress in preventing those repeating errors, as firms grow in size and complexity, building relationships that enable knowledge flows, keeping in the loop and finding stuff becomes a huge issue.

Technological Unemployment and the Future of Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Everyday examples include speaking a language, riding a bike, driving a car, and easily recognizing many different objects and animals. .

Is There a STEM Crisis or a STEM Surplus?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In 2005, for example, the National Innovation Initiative listed “Build the Base of Scientists and Engineers” as one of its top recommendations, noting that “unless the United States takes swift action, the demand for S&E talent will far outstrip supply.

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The Coming Robotics Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Hi, Robot: Work and Life in the Age of Automation , reads the Hamlet-inspired cover of the July, 2105 issue of Foreign Affairs. Everyday examples include speaking a language, riding a bike, driving a car, and easily recognizing many different objects and animals. .

AI and Public Policy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The report is organized into three main sections: Section I described the key research trends influencing AI’s future; Section II examined the key economic sectors that are most likely to be impacted by AI; and Section III looked into issues surrounding AI and public policy.

The Growing Importance of Storytelling in the Business World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As a concrete example, let me share my experiences with the development of IBM’s Internet and e-business strategy in the mid-late 1990s. Blockchain and Identity Blogging Complex Systems Economic Issues Media and Communications Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, since the mid 1990s there has been a dramatic widening in the disparity in profits between the leading and lagging firms in industries that use technology intensively (as opposed to producing technology).

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The Analog Foundations of the Digital Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This past January, the World Bank issued the Digital Dividends report, a comprehensive study of the state of digital developments around the world. Other see even more substantial rises with, for example, the global middle class reaching 3 billion people by 2030.”.

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Is FinTech Forcing Banking to a Tipping Point?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last October, for example, Citigroup launched the Citi FinTech division, aimed at developing new mobile banking services and business models. Complex Systems Digital Money and Payments Economic Issues Innovation Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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Automation and Employment in the 21st Century

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the 1810s, for example, the so-called Luddites smashed the new machines that were threatening their textile jobs. For business, the performance benefits of automation are relatively clear, but the issues are more complicated for policy-makers.

Man, Machine, and Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The June, 2015 issue of the Harvard Business Review includes a spotlight on Man and Machine: Knowledge Work in the Age of the Algorithm. Another example that, as a recent article observed , “Artificial intelligence is suddenly everywhere…”.

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The Rise of the Platform Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Apple and Google, for example, have established innovation platforms for their developer ecosystems, whose apps are then made available in their respective transactional platforms, - the App Store and Google Play. What do we mean by a platform ?

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The Collaborative, Sharing Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

There is a lot I find appealing about it, in particular, its potential impact on the really critical issue of jobs in the digital economy. Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Services Innovation Society and Culture

The Smart London Plan

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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Skills and Jobs in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The digital revolution has yet to fulfil its promise of higher productivity and better jobs,” said The Economist in a special report on Technology and the World Economy in its October 4th issue. “The

“Flexible Security”: A Sensible Social Policy for our Digital Age

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As the July issue of Foreign Affairs reminds us with five articles on the subject, advances in AI and robotics “are causing us to take yet another world-historical leap into the unknown.” I, for example, joined IBM in June of 1970 and retired in May of 2007 - 37 years later.

Why People and Companies Die While Cities Keep Growing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Winter issue of strategy+business includes a very interesting article on theoretical physicist Geoffrey West, - The Fortune 500 Teller.

Corporate Survival: Lessons from Biology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Humans, bacteria, advanced microprocessors, modern airplanes, global enterprises, urban environments and national economies are all examples of complex systems exhibiting these massive, heterogeneous, intricate characteristics.

A Growing Backlash Against the Relentless Advances in Technology?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Examples abound, including core competencies , paradigm shift , and synergy. . Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

Could Blockchain Prove to Be “The Next Big Thing”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

If you buy a sandwich at a deli, for example, several ledgers come into play. Complex Systems Digital Money and Payments Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Services Innovation Smart Systems Technology and Strategy

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The Transformative Power of Cloud Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A prominent example of this shift is the embrace of cloud-based IT services.”. Artificial Intelligence Cloud Computing Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Services Innovation Smart Systems Technology and Strategy

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The 2016 MIT Inclusive Innovation Awards

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few years ago, I participated in an IDE sponsored roundtable on the future of jobs that discussed many of the issues IDE is now addressing. Examples abound. Several months ago, MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy launched its first annual Inclusive Innovation Competition (IIC).

What Will Digital Life Be Like in 2025?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The advent of cars, for example, brought us traffic accidents, congestion and pollution, to list just a few. They will also facilitate the sharing of examples and instructions about how to challenge, resist, and/or punish what will increasingly come to be seen as unjust.” .

The Datafication of Business and Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Datafying cities : “ICT will be used in a multitude of different manners that will allow the creation of new data streams in a city space, assisting with issues such as transport, energy and water management at a city level, urban planning, etc.

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The MIT Second Machine Age Conference

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In a recent paper, Toward Safe Close-Proximity Human-Robot Interaction with Standard Industrial Robots , Shah and her co-authors addressed the safety issues involved in close proximity human-robot interactions. The DRC is another example of human-robot collaboration.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Section II looks into AI’s overall impact on various sectors of the economy, while the third Section, examines AI issues related to public policy.

The Digitization of the Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These are the kinds of issues that will be addressed in MIT’s new digital economy initiative. For example, a 2011 study by the McKinsey Global Institute projects a continuous demand for workers with at least a post-secondary education to meet the demands of business.

The Big Data Era Is Here

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Such systems have to deal not only with tough technology, hardware and software issues, but with the even tougher issues involved in human behaviors and interactions. . With traffic congestion, for example, how do you get people to modify their behavior?

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