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.” .

Global Arbitrage and the Productivity Puzzle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about The Productivity Puzzle , - namely that despite our continuing technology advances, the US and other developed economies have experienced a sharp decline in productivity growth over the past 10 to 15 years.

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Serving Experience As The Product

Adaptive Path

Take the simple example of a greeting card. The experience is the product. Whether we talk about greeting cards, mobile apps, or vacation get-aways, the experience is the product. Many of the products we spend the most on and spend the most time with are platforms for services.)

The New Era of Smart, Connected Products

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last week, for example, I discussed a recent article in Wired by Kevin Kelly on the future of AI. The article introduces a whole new class of smart connected products - “complex systems that combine hardware, sensors, data storage, microprocessors, software, and connectivity in myriad ways.”.

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

Total Institutions, Productivity, and Unemployment

Bob Sutton

Examples of total institutions are prisons, mental institutions, the military (at least the boot camp part) -- places where members spend 100% of the time.    There are so many workplaces that have become just awful places because of such pressures to work longer and longer hours:  large law firms are perfect example, they have become horrible places to work for lawyers at all levels. 

8 Fantastic Facilitation Playbooks for Designing Productive Nonprofit Meetings

Beth Kanter

Many times our meetings are highly productive, but sometimes meetings can be boring, frustrating, and a complete waste of time. What if you tried different processes to increase engagement or productivity?

Learning is the main driver for productivity

Harold Jarche

EskoKilpi – “Learning is the main driver for productivity. Productivity of learning determines the speed of productivity improvement.” ” Teaching : “The master taught by example to the apprentice, by coaching to the journeyman.”

Why Do We Keep Insisting On Killing Productivity?

Luis Suarez

decided to kill my own productivity? And I am not just referring to the things we can do ourselves to avoid those productivity killers, since I am sure we all know how we could get rid of each and everyone of those!, That, right there, is already 8 hours of lost productivity!

The Secret Sauce for Productive Nonprofit Meetings that No One Talks About

Beth Kanter

So much of our work life is being in meetings, but many times are a participant, not the meeting leader. What can we do as a participant to make meetings more productive? Flickr Photo by Iain.

Three Models of Knowledge Production

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It should be contrasted with some alternatives: knowledge production as mining - on this view, data is like a raw material that is searched for and retrieved. knowledge production as growth - on this view, data is like a raw material that serves as a nutrient or growth medium.

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.

3 Must-Have Productivity Tools for Creating Visual Content for Social Channels

Beth Kanter

In the example above, if the strategy was to pay for a promoted post, it would have been rejected by Facebook because the tools indicated there was 28% text. You are on a roll!

Travelling for work: 7 principles for productivity and value

Ross Dawson

In the brainstorming phase of creating frameworks I create digital documents with long lists of ideas and possibilities, print them out, and then consider them and make brief notes in the many open spaces when travelling, for example when digital devices are switched off at take-off and landing. Many others have shared good advice on these topics so here I’ve just tried to stick to some of the things that matter most to me in making my travel productive and valuable.

Become a More Productive, Empathetic, Creative Person With the Help of AI-Based Tools

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Despite dramatic advances in technology, most of the world’s economies have been stuck in a long period of slow growth and slow productivity. We’ve long been leveraging technology to help increase productivity.

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

Ross Dawson

Social networks to help product discovery, based on recommendations by members. These 7 examples are in the vanguard of a far broader shift to true social shopping.

Can a 5-minute exercise double your productivity? | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Personal Productivity (14). Can a 5-minute exercise double your productivity? How do you stay as productive as you want to be? Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter. About Dan. Speaking Engagements. Video. Articles. Office Hours. Drive. A Whole New Mind. Johnny Bunko.

5 Examples of Non-Profits Using Cats…and a Dog in Content Strategy

Beth Kanter

So, I asked by Madeleine Hammond, who wrote a guest post about 7 Nonprofit Videos on Vine and Instagram , to take a look at a few stellar nonprofit examples. 5 Examples of Non-Profits Using Cats… And a Dog guest post by Madeleine Hammond.

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How True Advertising Can Save Journalism From Drowning in a Sea of Content

Doc Searls

His prime example is the Newark Star-Ledger , “which almost halved its newsroom eight years ago,” and “has mutated into a digital media company requiring most reporters to reach an ever-increasing quota of page views as part of their compensation.”.

A product’s experience goes beyond User Experience

Adaptive Path

The experience of a device reaches well beyond a person’s relationship with the product. Smart phones, tablets, notebooks and desktops are examples of connected machines. And those are the obvious examples. Nearly every consumer product is designed to live within an ecosystem. When designing a product, it’s important to recognize (at least) three things. Second, the ecosystem that this product lives within.

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

Luis Suarez

Here’s an example: when was the last time you followed someone and right away, within a matter of minutes, you get an auto-direct message from them asking you to either follow them in other media tools or perhaps check their Web sites.

Enterprise 2.0, Where Art Thou?

Luis Suarez

There aren’t just enough new examples of digital transformation journeys, from the inside, available out there. Knowledge Tools Learning Open Business Personal KM Productivity Tools

Life Without eMail – 5th Year Progress Report – The Community, The Movement

Luis Suarez

1:1 Confidential, sensitive exchanges (HR, Legal, Financial matters would be prime examples for this use case. Social Networking tools *do* make you ever so much more productive.

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Pastiche 2.6 from Xyleme now available


For example, a course can be taken while on a business trip and mid-flight. Products Post Type: Blog post. Pastiche 2.6 is an offline player for iPad and Android tablets that tracks and reports scores from interactive courses to the LMS. This new feature of Pastiche allows your nomad and field learners to download and take courses on their tablets and complete them on their time, regardless of connectivity.

How Narrating Your Work Helps You Become More Effective by Saving Precious Time

Luis Suarez

The mind-blowing thing is that we all know how pernicious and damaging it can well be to one’s productivity spending too much time just handling your email, recent research quoting how we spend up to one quarter of our day just doing that, making a fine total of 650 hours per year on it.

Sign of the day: Should you take that elevator? | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Personal Productivity (14). Alastair Dryburgh of London sends this glorious example of emotionally intelligent signage , which he spotted next to the elevators (aka, the lifts) at the Tate Modern. Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter. About Dan. Speaking Engagements. Video.

The Soft Skills of Collaboration and The Social Enterprise

Luis Suarez

Use specific examples of online behaviours and statements to discover what’s culturally unacceptable, uncomfortable, neutral, and positive. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Enterprise

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I Think I May Have Just Experienced The Future…

Luis Suarez

Here is another example. General Interest Innovation Learning Life Metablogging Productivity Tools Social Enterprise Travelling

Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

Luis Suarez

So if there is something out there that it’s killing our very own productivity, it’s not email itself, but our abuse of it that’s killing such productivity.

4 diverse emotionally intelligent signs | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Personal Productivity (14). 4 diverse emotionally intelligent signs Each week PinkBlog readers send us lots of examples of emotionally intelligent signage they’ve spotted in their communities. Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter. About Dan. Speaking Engagements. Video.

Why Looking After Your Personal Brand in the Social Era Still Matters

Luis Suarez

People would keep talking about you, your product, or your brand, anyway, for a good while, resulting in that urgency of having to come up with an strategy that would work for you to help you ramp up efforts and get things going. General Interest Open Business Personal KM Productivity Tools

The Fallacy of Social Networking

Luis Suarez

Seriously, if you would want to find out who is rescuing whom from today’s financial turmoils, as an example, that article is an absolute must-read one. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Enterprise

Liberate Your Company Through Employee Engagement

Luis Suarez

We already have got some great examples from businesses out there that are truly pointing us all in the right direction towards realising that dream of keeping their employees engaged, motivated, focused, recognised and appreciated, amongst several other things.

Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All

Luis Suarez

In that year, IBM decided to productise all of those wonderful social interactions and create, as a result of it, a single product: IBM Connections , formerly known as Lotus Connections. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Productivity Tools Social Computing

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Don’t Underestimate the Power of (Social) Collaboration. It Is Not a Given

Luis Suarez

When we know that’s not going to happen, at all, and to prove that we have got the perfect example that’s been demonstrating and showcasing it decade in decade out and we are still struggling with it: email. Although I can perhaps formulate a single question to try to address and answer that concern: do you feel you are effective and productive enough in your day to day collaborative work today using email, or traditional knowledge based repositories for that matter?

Twitter Is Where Conversations Go To Die

Luis Suarez

Remember any of the hundreds, if not thousands of Twitter related Apps that allowed us to tap into those conversations with prime examples like Janetter or Tweetbot as of late? These are just some examples.

Transforming the Workplace with Radical Management by Steve Denning

Luis Suarez

Yes, indeed, the good old mantra of “ If a service is free, you are the product “ Well, now more than ever, we are seeing that taking place and on a far too frequent basis helping diminish our own perception of how wonderful social networking tools for business can well be.

5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

As an example, when I got things started with living &# A World Without Email &# one of the first things I did was to unsubscribe from all of the several dozens of newsletters I use to receive at work. I heart Activity Streams. I mean, I * love* them to bits!

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

Luis Suarez

simoncalder , as examples, etc., As an example, overall, in the last six weeks I have had 236 new followers and 269 unfollows. Innovation Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Tools and Gadgets

Reflections from 2011 – Focused and Purposeful Social Networking

Luis Suarez

Take another example: Google Plus. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Enterprise