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. .

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Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The 'Make America Great Again' stands both as a reference to Trump and a reference to the state of affairs prior to the civil rights movement, and associates them (as Trump himself may have intended, but that's a separate issue). There's more evidence to the supposition that he doesn't particularly care one way or another, that in Trump's mind it's about Trump , not about fascism or racism or any other issue.

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.

AI, Automation and the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Self-driving vehicles, for example, will lead to new careers in transportation engineering and urban planning.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

e-mail and the Web are great examples of killer apps, having played a crucial role in the mainstream adoption of the Internet. Blockchain and Identity Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

Globalization at a Crossroads

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

How should business address the very important issues now surrounding globalization? For example, when asked to guess the percentage of first generation immigrants in the US population, Americans said that the figure was in the 32%-42% range, while the actual number is under 15%.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In retail, for example, AI helps anticipate demand trends, so companies can order more of the soon-to-be-popular items and avoid overstocking items that aren’t likely to be in demand. AI is now seemingly everywhere.

Jobs, Skills and Education

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In their opinion, the high cost of living, unemployment and jobs, the gap between rich and poor and taxes are the top issues facing the US economy, ahead by a fairly wide margin over corporate corruption, loss of manufacturing jobs, and falling or stagnant wages.

Automation Anxieties - We’ve Been Here Before

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In 1965, Newsweek devoted a special issue to The Challenge of Automation , which it called “the most controversial economic concept of the age. We don’t think, for example, that a single teacher or nurse will lose their job due to artificial intelligence.

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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.

Global Trends and Business Strategy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Resource-related business opportunities will turn up in unexpected places, and there’s room for a multitude of new products and services,” writes McKinsey. “An example is new carbon-based materials that are lighter, cheaper, and conduct electricity with limited heat loss.

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.

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: .

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.

Global Arbitrage and the Productivity Puzzle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, flexicurity - shorthand for flexible security, - is a social model from the Nordic countries which aims to achieve both flexibility in labor markets and security for workers. Economic Issues Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture

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

The Competitive Value of Data: From Analytics to Machine Learning

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Using more and more data to improve a service for users and more accurately target ads for merchants is a clear benefit, for example. Artificial Intelligence Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Innovation Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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. .

AI and the Productivity Paradox

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The steam engine, electricity, the internal combustion engine, and computers are each examples of important general purpose technologies.

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. .

Human-AI Decision Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the past two decades we’ve seen a number of examples where the combination of humans and machines make better decisions that either one on its own. Sabermetrics , - the use of statistics in baseball to project a player’s performance and career, - is one such prominent example.

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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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

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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Mobile Payments - a Long, Relentless War of Attrition

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

And it’s that old chicken and egg issue that gets in the way of every new payments system.” The chicken and egg issue is that there aren’t enough consumer devices supporting Apple Pay, and there aren’t enough merchants that accept it. Apple Pay was launched in September of 2014.

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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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.

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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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

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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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 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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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.

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

The Smart London Plan

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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Minds and Machines

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Playing world-class Go is an example of tacit knowledge , a concept first introduced in the 1950s by scientist and philosopher Michael Polanyi. Everyday examples include speaking a language, riding a bike, driving a car, and easily recognizing many different objects.

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