The Productivity Puzzle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Economic growth has two main components, productivity growth and the growth of the labor force. I ncreasing productivity is thus more crucial than ever to promote economic growth. From 1987 to 2004 US labor productivity grew at a 2.1% The Difficulty of Measuring Productivity.

Reflections on Innovation, Productivity and Job Creation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I was invited to participate in the workshop as part of an industry panel on “IT and Economics on the Internet”. I am getting ready to teach a graduate course on the subject at MIT this Fall, where we will explore technology’s impact on industries ranging from finance to healthcare. In 2009, almost 80% of jobs in the US were in the service sector; around 20% in the industrial sector ; and less than 1% in the agriculture sector.

How 3D printing will transform the retail industry: The opportunities

Ross Dawson

This points to a new industry emerging for local assembly of 3D printed parts. Mass production will almost always be more efficient. Designs will be a great source of value, but the 3D printer movement has been heavily associated with ‘open source’ already. I have no doubt that open source models will continue to be prominent in 3D printing.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Innovation and Talent in the Indian IT Industry

John Hagel

In the process, though, I fear that the industry leaders are under-emphasizing some important opportunities. The Indian IT outsourcing industry has achieved substantial scale and very impressive growth. The industry now employs 1.6 The industry now employs 1.6

The Blockchain and Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It has the potential to revolutionize the finance industry and transform many aspects of the digital economy. . The Internet and World Wide Web introduced a culture of standards to the IT industry. Transformational innovations don’t always play out as originally envisioned.

Becoming a 21st Century Digital Tinkerer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This was generally the case during the industrial age of the past two centuries, when according to experts like Carlota Perez , we had a major technology revolution every 50 - 60 years, when new technologies emerged from the labs into the marketplace, disrupting existing industries and jobs.

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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).

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Martin Dougiamas, e_learning Africa

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I'm just going to focus on open ed-tech. Our mission at Moodle is to improve the world, and we're doing this by making an open source platform. Education, openness, integrity, respect and innovation are these values. Open EdTech. What, then, is open edtech?

Cloud Computing and the Supply Chain of Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This is a clear indication that the industry has moved beyond elementary knowledge-gathering and onto the practicalities associated with cloud implementation and rollout.” S till, debates continued on the true definition of cloud computing.

Cloud Computing and Open Architectures

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this month IBM announced that all its cloud services and software will be based on open standards and an open cloud architecture. I personally think of cloud computing as the emergence of a new model of computing in the IT industry.

The Promise and Current State of Blockchain

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Key here is the all-important role of open standards. In the early 1990s, - frustrated with the complexity of developing network-based applications, - the wider commercial marketplace embraced these open Internet, e-mail and Web standards.

Working on Internet Time

Harold Jarche

Artisans were the dominant producers of goods before the Industrial Revolution. Knowledge artisans of the post-industrial era are retrieving old world care and attention to detail, but using the latest tools and processes in an interconnected economy.

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Is the Blockchain Now Reaching a Tipping Point?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The WEF report compared the blockchain to the Internet, noting that “Like the Internet, the blockchain is an open, global infrastructure upon which other technologies and applications can be built.

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The President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In my introductory remarks I noted that, arguably, nowhere is the challenge of cybersecurity greater than in the financial industries. I then mentioned some pertinent lessons that I’ve learned over my long career in the IT industry.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Learning objectives are best achieved when tied to real-world (not inworld) factors of production" (TerraNova)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Great List of Presentation Resources | Main | iQuiz Maker - Make Custom Quizzes for the iPod - oh yeah, its free » June 23, 2007 "Learning objectives are best achieved when tied to real-world (not inworld) factors of production" (TerraNova) ( link to post on Terra Nova by Robert Bloomfield ) Here is a little excerpt (thats redundant and repetitive isnt it?).and

A new way to work

Harold Jarche

Do we still need a corporation to enable wealth-creation for a post-industrial, and more importantly, a post-job, economy? For example, the open source model has shown that software can be developed faster and cheaper (and many would say better) without a corporate, hierarchical structure.

Beyond GDP - Measuring Value in a Service-oriented, Information-based, Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Gross domestic product (GDP) is the basic measure of a country’s overall economic output based on the market value of all the goods and services the country produces. GDP is essentially a measure of production.

The Collaborative, Sharing Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Since the advent of the steam engine in the late 18th century, technology advances have been radically improving the productivity of business, enabling companies to significantly lower their prices while providing higher quality products and services.

Transmedia Storytelling and Collaborative Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over the years, I have learned that in order to capture the attention of your intended audience and differentiate your offerings from those of competitors, you have to develop a compelling brand for your new products or services. There are several reasons why I find transmedia storytelling so interesting to branding and other areas beyond the entertainment industry. Competing on the basis of platforms is very different than competing on the basis of a single product or service. .

The new artisans of the network era

Harold Jarche

Artisans were the dominant producers of goods before the industrial era. Knowledge artisans are amplified versions of their pre-industrial counterparts. They tolerate few, if any, silos between the product, the work, and the customer.

The Prosperity Puzzle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Nordhaus’ research implies that the true price of light “has been underestimated by a factor of between nine hundred and sixteen hundred since the beginning of the industrial age. It would also take greater account of the benefits of brand-new products and of increased choice.”.

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Cloud Computing and the Supply Chain of Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This is a clear indication that the industry has moved beyond elementary knowledge-gathering and onto the practicalities associated with cloud implementation and rollout.” S till, debates continued on the true definition of cloud computing. Cloud computing represents the industrialization of the data center. Before that time, most manufacturing plants were fairly inefficient by almost any measure, and were turning out products of varying quality.

Why Blockchains Could Transform How the Economy Works

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The blockchain holds the promise to revolutionize the finance industry by bringing one of its most important and oldest concepts, the ledger , to the Internet age. Everyone was using the same standards, including open source implementations of key protocols.

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it’s all about our data

Harold Jarche

Control of data is the new source of power in the network era. We can use open source models to shut off the lights of big data. Platform capitalism is the ability of a common internet exchange medium to enable easy commercial transactions.

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Blockchain Killer-Apps

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A killer app is an IT application whose value is simple to explain, its use is fairly intuitive, and the application turns out to be so useful that it helps propel the success of a product or service.

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The Future of Financial Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Financial services (FS) was one of the first industries to embrace ICT, automating their back-office and branch operations and developing innovations like credit cards and ATMs. How is the FS industry likely to evolve into the into the future?

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“IT Doesn’t Matter” Ten Years Later

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

His claims that companies were overspending on IT, because the technology was becoming more commoditized and accessible to everyone “ignited an industry firestorm.” . First, we strongly believed in the emergence of an open, integrated, heterogeneous IT infrastructure.

The Promise and Current State of Blockchain

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The first major promise of blockchain technologies is to help us enhance the security of Internet transactions and data, by developing a blockchain fabric layer with the required standard services for secure communication, storage and data access, along with open source software implementations of these standard services which all blockchain pl a tforms and applications would support. Key here is the all-important role of open standards.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Catch Up Post: Virtual Worlds Saving Lives, Experience Design and an RFI for an MMO for NASA (acronym attack!)

Mark Oehlert

NewsGator RSS products now free: No really. In case you missed this in the past like 2 weeks and you happen to be looking to try out a suite of great aggregator products read this story or visit this site. The product is not a thing.

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The Future of Learning Management Systems: Development, Innovation and Change

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This was the perfect example of hype not helping the industry. So to give a view of the direction where the industry should be going: an example about the habitable worlds course, [link] - they created a course to illustrate the thought processes of science.

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The Growing Importance of Storytelling in the Business World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over the years I’ve learned that when trying to explain a complex new concept or product, it’s important to engage in a kind-of conversation with your intended audience, where you talk about what's in your mind, your questions, your doubts, what you know and what you don't know.

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: opportunities and challenges for the L&D profession

Charles Jennings

Respondents represented a range of sectors and organisation types – financial services, oil and gas, healthcare, business services, industry, government and third sector were all included. That means an attitude of openness and collaboration - joining others on a journey of understanding.

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The Evolution of Collaborative Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In January of 2000 we then announced that IBM was going to support Linux in all its products and services, and that I was responsible for forming a new organization to coordinate our Linux efforts across the company. days, the community concept behind Linux and open source in general was mystifying to many. A number of companies were also concerned about using software developed by an open, distributed community, as opposed to a single vendor, as was typically the case.

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).

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The Emergence of a Digital Money Ecosystem

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Standards The Internet and World Wide Web introduced a culture of standards to the IT industry. Moreover, since all the key technologies of the Web came from the research and academic community, they were available to anyone free of charge, including open source implementations of many of the key software components. Many companies embraced this collaborative, open culture.

STEM Literacy is for Everyone

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the column, he succinctly made the case for widespread STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) literacy, and explained why it is as important to our 21st century information economy as basic reading-writing literacy has been to the industrial economy of the past two centuries. He is a pioneer in applying STEM capabilities to a wide variety of problems in services industries, from urban systems to online learning. When things go well, they make us much more productive.

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GDPR will pop the adtech bubble

Doc Searls

According to a source, one research study on this type of opt-out mechanism led to opt-out rates of more than 70%. One big upside for IAB Europe is that its Framework contains open source code and an SDK.

Blockchain Killer-Apps

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A killer app is an IT application whose value is simple to explain, its use is fairly intuitive, and the application turns out to be so useful that it helps propel the success of a product or service. T here’s considerable research on blockchain technologies, platforms and applications as well as market experimentation in a number of industries - roughly where the Internet was in the mid-late 1980s: full of promise but still confined to a niche audience.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Liveblogging Sid Meier 2.

Mark Oehlert

Funny Future of e-Learning Research Cross Posting Futures Games Gaming & Learning Government Hardware Industry informal learning Innovation Insanely Cool Content Job Leads Latest News Learning Learning 2005 Learning As Art Learning/Training Learning/Web 2.0

Innovation is not a repeatable process

Harold Jarche

Artisans were the dominant producers of goods before the industrial era. Knowledge artisans of the post-industrial era are beginning to retrieve old world care and attention to detail, but they are using the latest tools and processes in an interconnected economy.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Your integrity for a.t-shirt?

Mark Oehlert

A little while back, I looked at a new search product named PowerSet. And I'm a product manager, not a PR hack. Well, maybe the line is a bit fuzzy =) {mark} powerset product manager Posted by: Mark Johnson | June 11, 2008 at 01:37 PM The comments to this entry are closed.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Large Metropolitan Areas

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over the last few decades, it has been the leading region in the creation of new high-tech products and companies based on advanced digital technologies. Their university-based, high tech innovation model is particularly oriented toward finding The Next Big Thing , - that is, the next big technology, product or service that will take world markets by storm, transform whole industries, and in the process, create considerable wealth for their creators and investors.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Huh? Uranium Ore on eBay.

Mark Oehlert

" Product Description: Radioactive sample of uranium ore. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Generational Change in the U.S. Military (strategy+business) | Main | 2007 edublog winners announced! » December 07, 2007 Huh?