How to Survive and Thrive in a World of Disruption

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Looking back upon my long career , it’s frankly sobering how many once powerful IT companies are no longer around or are shadows of their former selves, e,g, Digital , Wang , Sun Microsystems , BlackBerry. Leaders fail to recognize the new reality and accept it for what it is.

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How to Support the Widespread Adoption of AI

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Surveys with thousands of executives, showed that most firms are only using AI in ad hoc pilots or applying it to a single business process. At the highest level, it’s a reflection of a failure to rewire the organization. From siloed work to interdisciplinary collaboration.

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How to Use a Nonprofit LMS to Increase Revenue

TOPYX LMS

were unable to meet demand, per Stanford Social Innovation Review. Few have the resources they need to adapt to new economic realities. Instead, they keep trying to do more with less and maintain services for those in need.”. How to Use LMS LMS benefits Nonprofit

What is innovation?

Harold Jarche

In writing almost 100 posts on innovation since 2007, it’s time to put the core observations together into a cohesive narrative. Innovation is fifteen different things to fifteen different people. Innovation today is people making connections. How to Start.

How to Save 30% or More on Translation

Xyleme

In her 2017 article, The Holy Trifecta: The Secret to Faster, Better, & Cheaper Global Content , translation expert Val Swisher explains that structured content is one of the three factors driving efficiency into the globalization process. How does Xyleme help cut translation costs?

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How to Transform a “Big, Old” Company into an Agile Digital Business

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, “the adoption of digital technologies in business doesn’t come as naturally,” - especially if you’re working in a big, old company. “Inserting digital technologies to enhance operations and create new value propositions has proven extremely challenging.”.

How to Talk to Your Keynote Speaker

Andy McAfee

With this flow, it’s natural for the speaker to come offstage and talk to people during the break. They’re a chance to keep talking about the ideas that brought us to the event in the first place, which is great. Go ahead and give it to them.

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The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: HBR on How to Fix.

Steve Denning

» January 06, 2011 HBR on How to Fix Capitalism: A Bandage on a Cancer Michael Porter, strategy guru extraordinaire , and Mark Kramer have an article in the January 2011 issue of Harvard Business Review entitled How To Fix Capitalism.

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We need to learn how to connect

Harold Jarche

From danah boyd’s presentation at ASTD TechKnowledge 2013 , on the future of work: But if you want to prepare people not just for the next job, but for the one after that, you need to help them think through the relationships they have and what they learn from the people around them.

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Competencies and Innovation?

Clark Quinn

I believe that we want to find ways to support organizations moving in the direction of innovation and learning cultures. Let me make the case for competencies and innovation. Maybe I felt I had to walk the talk? And the opportunity to improve them.

Innovation catalysts

Harold Jarche

As described in Introducing PKM to a Corporate Audience , Domino’s learned that “PKM makes learning a real-time activity within the flow of work” but also that “the company needs to clarify what people are allowed and expected to do in terms of learning during the workday.”

How to deliver innovation overnight | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Subscribe To Blog Via RSS. How to deliver innovation overnight One of the ideas in Drive that has spread the fastest and the widest is the FedEx Day. Atlassian dubbed these innovation jamborees FedEx Days because participants have to deliver something overnight.

The 2018 MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In 2016, MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy launched its first annual Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC). Approximately 1,500 organizations registered to compete this year, and 500 judges reviewed their applications. .

Disruptive Innovation

Clark Quinn

I recently came across a document (PDF) about disruptive innovation based upon Clayton Christensen’s models, which I’d heard about but hadn’t really penetrated. This one was presented around higher education innovation (a topic I’ve some familiarity with ;), so it provided a good basis for me to explore the story. The model’s premise is that disruption requires two major things: a technology enabler and a business model innovation.

Institutional Innovation - I Have a Dream

John Hagel

Everyone talks about transformation these days, but the term is used so loosely that it’s begun to lose all meaning. That’s a useful metaphor, but many have asked me to make it more tangible in the world of institutions. It’s Martin Luther King Day in the US and I can’t think of a better day to declare that I have a dream and to explore that dream in a blog post. I would prefer to call this diversification rather than transformation.

How to replace top-down training with collaborative learning (1)

Jay Cross

In the pursuit of trying to ?x Companies paid them to follow instructions and do the same thing over and over again. Companies rely on them to solve problems, delight customers, and stay ahead of the game. rst century employees have to do complex, unpredictable work.

Serverless Computing - An Innovative Approach to Software Development

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But more importantly, it is turning into what has come to be called a ‘cloud’, or collections of clouds. I first came across the term in a Forrester report on the Top Emerging Technologies to Watch in 2018. Server-based applications tend to be long lived.

How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3)

Jay Cross

The primary thing to bear in mind, says MIT’s Andy McAfee (McAfee), is INATT. Social networks are the ideal platform for the new corporate learning, so let’s briefly examine how they support corporate learning. Forbes named Salesforce.com the world’s most innovative company.

Waxing Lyrical On Leadership, Engagement, Purpose & Innovation

Dan Pontefract

The fine folks at Learnnovators conducted an interview with me recently, where I spouted off on aspects of leadership, engagement, purpose and innovation. You say “We are not allowing our employees to be engaged… we are not enabling ‘workplace actualization.” To learn is to collaborate.

Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It. Traditional training departments cannot build courses fast enough to keep up with the speed of change. Person-to-person instruction is no longer cost-effective. The Industrial Age is giving way to the Network Era.

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The “Recombinant” Nature of Digital Innovations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Killer-app is the name we give to those IT applications that turn out to be unexpectedly useful and help propel the success of a new product or service in the marketplace. Such lab-based breakthroughs are at one end of the innovation spectrum. How did he do it?

How to Get the Most out of a Conference

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is the case for an entry that came out today, How to Get the Most out of the Conference. So I am left to speculate about what could have been. I once started a post, How to Attend a Conference. So I know something about how to attend a conference.

How to Replace Top-down Training with Collaborative Learning (2)

Jay Cross

Who’s going to be involved? Learning by experienced employees was left to chance. ciency by 20 percent and next to nothing hits the bottom line. On the other hand, many former employees remain loyal to their ?rms, exibility and spark innovation.

Facilitating Innovation

Clark Quinn

While there are resources about learning design, performance support design, social networking, and more, there’s less guidance about facilitating innovation. Which led me to think a wee bit about what might be involved. So, first, what are the elements of innovation? Well, whether you listen to Stephen Berlin Johnson on the story of innovation , or Keith Sawyer on ways to foster innovation , you’ll see that innovation isn’t individual.

The Big Three – How To Handle Your Fragmented Social Life

Luis Suarez

A few days back my good friend Jack Vinson posted a rather interesting and thought-provoking blog post that would be incredibly relevant for all of those folks who happen to be rather active in various different social networking sites and who may be facing such a common problem as well.

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The Complex Nature of Cloud-based Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, cloud has not the easiest concept to grasp. Cloud has continued to evolve and advance over the ensuing years. I find it helpful to look at cloud along two key dimensions: as a technology to improve IT productivity, and as a platform for enabling business innovation.

How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (4)

Jay Cross

How ready are you to tackle Big L Learning? Where does your organization fit on the progression from Hierarchical Organization to Collaborative Organization? Our people are learning and growing fast enough to keep up with the future. ? Bottom-up innovation.

7 Ways to Kill Your Presentation and How to Fix Them

Luis Suarez

There is always something that we all get to learn. Seven ways to kill your presentation from Jeanne Trojan. IBM Innovation Open Business Personal KM Productivity Tools Travelling

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The Real Unemployment Innovation Challenge

John Hagel

While unemployment rates in certain parts of the world appear to be slowly improving, unemployment in many other parts of the world remain stubbornly high and, in some cases, are even increasing. As we mobilize to address this issue, we need to avoid the temptation to rush too quickly into developing solutions until we’ve clearly understood and framed the problem. And for the jobs that remain, the skills required to perform these jobs are rapidly evolving.

Organizational Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Almost seventy years ago, Austrian economist Joseph Schumpeter popularized the term creative destruction to describe the process of transformation that accompanies disruptive innovation. In Schumpeter's vision of capitalism, innovative entry by entrepreneurs was the force that sustained long-term economic growth, even as it destroyed the value of established companies that enjoyed some degree of monopoly power. They listen to their best customers.

How to Restore the American Dream

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Fareed Zakaria recently published a very good cover story in Time Magazine - How to Restore the American Dream - which was also the basis for a special edition of his CNN program Fareed Zakaria GPS. The basic premise of the Time article and CNN special is that while the forces of technology and globalization helped lead America to the forefront of the world stage, they are now hollowing out America’s middles class. Shift from consumption to investment.

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Disruptive Innovations and Large Companies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The subject of my seminar was Managing Technology-based Disruptive Innovations. Given my long career at IBM, as well as my more recent involvement with Citi, it is not surprising that I am particularly interested in entrepreneurship and innovation in large companies. Its lead article defined the term as: “somebody who offers an innovative solution to a (frequently unrecognised) problem. Startups are generally organized around one central innovation.

Technology, Resources and Innovation

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

You won’t be able to get away from that idea. We are focusing a lot on faculty and rethinking the attributes faculty will need in order to be successful in the future: teaching for learning, curating, etc. These are defined by a set of ‘5R’ permissions that allow you to reuse them.

Market-facing Innovation Labs

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, they are being reincarnated in our 21st century information economy as market-facing innovation labs, with significantly different and broader scopes than those of the original industrial economy research labs. Their job was to push the frontiers of knowledge by conducting both basic and applied research, which would hopefully, over time, lead to new commercial technologies and products. Then around the mid-late 1980s it all started to change.

Managing Complex, Disruptive Innovations - Some Lessons Learned

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over the past twenty years I have been involved in a number of initiatives dealing with disruptive innovations. You don’t really know how quickly the new innovations will be adopted in the marketplace. How will your industry change over time? How quickly should you move?

White House: Innovation in Higher Education

George Siemens

A few weeks ago, I received an invitation to the White House. The invitation was somewhat cryptic, but basically stated that the focus on the meeting was on quality and innovation. This invite was then followed a week later with a link to a post by Ted Mitchell, Undersecretary of Education, on Innovation and Quality in Higher Education , to help prepare for the conversation. I’m baffled how people manage to jump the White House fence.

How To Say No … When Defaulting To Yes!

Luis Suarez

Earlier on this year, while at Lotusphere 2012 and at IBM Connect in Orlando, Florida, I had the unique opportunity and great pleasure to finally attend live a keynote session from the one and only Guy Kawasaki. As you can imagine, I had very high expectations about being wowed by someone who i have admired all along and whose books I keep constantly going back to in order keep learning more and more about a good number of different topics, specially, those related to social business.

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The growing appetite for learning how to crowdsource

Ross Dawson

As awareness of crowdsourcing increases, there is a rapidly increasing appetite for learning how to do it well. It was a sell-out audience, and the question session following our presentations showed a strong eagerness to learn about how to use crowdsourcing effectively.

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Open Services Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year, UC Berkeley professor Henry Chesbrough published a new book, Open Services Innovation: Rethinking Your Business to Grow and Compete in a New Era. This is his third book on open innovation in the last eight years, having published Open Innovation: The New Imperative for Creating and Profiting from Technology in 2003, and Open Business Models: How to Thrive in the New Innovation Landscape in 2006.

Innovation in Higher Education

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Just about every such study points to a similar trend : for the foreseeable future, the US economy will need better educated workers with specific skill requirements. Those with higher educational attainments will be in the best position to obtain good jobs with good pay. Thus, we need to significantly increase the number of students receiving post-secondary education. According to Christensen et al, traditional colleges and universities combine three distinct objectives.

How to Maximize Employees’ Strengths with an LMS

TOPYX LMS

Each and every person brings something to his or her world that is desperately needed. Oftentimes these strengths remain weak or dormant because they are never given the chance to grow, or their owner is not exposed to an atmosphere conducive to their discovery and development.

The Management of Disruptive Innovations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The management of disruptive innovations is very different when looking at relatively simple or self-contained technologies, products or services versus highly complex platforms and infrastructures. A lot of the hype you often hear when new innovations come about is the result of people not properly understanding the different dynamics that apply to simple versus highly complex innovations. Many started to predict the impending demise of mainframes.

Innovative Work Spaces

Clark Quinn

Yet, upon investigation, it’s clear that they appear to not be particularly innovative in their approach to work spaces. The report I saw says that Apple is intending to use an open office plan. Note that in McChrystal’s view, you needed to break down silos.