Flip your meetings

Jay Cross

American business people attend 11,000,000 business meetings every day and half of it’s a waste of time. Knowledge workers spend three hours a day in meetings. Four out of five of us have brought other work to do during a meeting. It adds up to years of meetings.

Step-by-Step Guide: Nonprofit Walking Meetings

Beth Kanter

One of the participants mentioned that they were going to start regular walking meetings with staff, to ensure they keep moving but also build community. Meetings can not only be a waste of time but also zap our energy. Walking meetings can help shakes things up.

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White House: Innovation in Higher Education

George Siemens

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. My thoughts below are suitably vague so as to not identify who else was there and the specifics of the meeting.

Payment Technologies: Past, Present and Future

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I was reminded of this dictum when recently attending a very interesting workshop, Payment Technologies: Past Present and Future. Prior to the meeting, they distributed a short paper laying out the workshop ’ s objectives. .

Social innovation labs, initial thoughts

Dave Snowden

For one reason or another I’ve ended up talking about various social innovation labs in multiple locations over the last couple of weeks and I’ve got a call on the subject tomorrow. The post Social innovation labs, initial thoughts appeared first on Cognitive Edge.

Embracing Disruptive Innovations: Organizational Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In early August I participated in a strategic planning meeting in the Boston area. They both participated in the planning meeting, along with senior executives from one of ID3’s industrial partners. At the beginning of the meeting a few of us made brief introductory remarks.

My Notes from Next Generation Evaluation Meeting

Beth Kanter

You can view the videos and presentations on the conference materials page. ” I was lucky enough to meet and interview Patton in 2009. Developmental evaluation was used when: The initiative is innovating and in development.

Meetings and Bosshole Behavior: A Classic Case - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

The ergonomics of innovation -- The McKinsey Quarterly. interview Pixar Brad Bird - Innovation lessons from Pixar Director Brad Bird - Strategy - Innovation - The McKinsey Quarterly. IBM Reshapes Its Sales Meetings - BusinessWeek. BusinessWeek: How to Make Meetings Matter. Customer-Focused Innovation. David A Owens: Creative People Must Be Stopped: 6 Ways We Kill Innovation (Without Even Trying). Told boss and left meeting. Bob Sutton.

An innovative workshop on radical management

Steve Denning

In these three days ( March 19-21 in Washington DC ), you will discover how to use radical management to thrive in the 21 st Century creative economy and the world of continuous innovation. Have you ever wondered how your firm is going to survive and thrive as the world economy goes through a fundamental phase change—from industrial bureaucracy to a creative economy of continuous innovation? Why innovation happens “despite” the system, not because of it.

Using Design Thinking for A Foundation’s Investment Strategy

Beth Kanter

It is a useful technique for creating a more responsive, flexible organizational culture as well as coming up with more innovative ideas for programs and grants that are a good fit. Notes from the presentations as well as photos can be found here.

Becoming a 21st Century Digital Tinkerer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Transform our learning paradigms for the digital age is one of the main topics JSB has long been exploring, most recently in Cultivating the Entrepreneurial Learner in the 21st Century , - an article based on a presentation of the same title.

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A Talk On Fast Innovation, All In One Great Picture - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

The ergonomics of innovation -- The McKinsey Quarterly. interview Pixar Brad Bird - Innovation lessons from Pixar Director Brad Bird - Strategy - Innovation - The McKinsey Quarterly. IBM Reshapes Its Sales Meetings - BusinessWeek. BusinessWeek: How to Make Meetings Matter. Customer-Focused Innovation. David A Owens: Creative People Must Be Stopped: 6 Ways We Kill Innovation (Without Even Trying). Innovation in a Recession: Forum | KQED|NPR.

Reflections from NTC Plenary Panel on Innovation

Beth Kanter

I had the honored of moderating a free wheeling plenary discussion on Day #3 of NTC on “ Innovation and Nonprofits.” ” Rally did a graphic recording of the content and summarized the takeaways as: Innovation doesn’t come from organizations. Innovator’s Dilemma.

The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently saw a very interesting presentation , - From Cloud to Fog: The Internet of Things , - by Cisco executive Michael Enescu. Even as revenues fail to meet expectations, costs are prohibitively high.

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Reflecting on reflection

Harold Jarche

Presenters hold back their knowledge in order to “deliver” it just before the big official presentation. This presentation is followed by some immediate questions, discussions, and a quick break. Then it’s off to see the next presentation.

Where the Silicon Meets the Road

Andy McAfee

Using his knowledge, he must estimate the size and position of each of these objects and the likelihood that they pose a hazard… Articulating this knowledge and embedding it in software for all but highly structured situations are at present enormously difficult tasks… Computers cannot easily substitute for humans in [jobs like truck driving]. The pace of improvement and innovation is becoming faster and faster, and there’s no slowdown in sight.

The Competitive Value of Data: From Analytics to Machine Learning

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The article noted that regulators, policy makers and academics in Europe and the US are increasingly concerned that the vast data assets of digital giants could become a competitive barrier to startups and innovation.

The future of events: technology to make presentations interactive and social

Ross Dawson

Some events today have innovative formats and strong audience participation. However many conferences still sport essentially the same format as ever, a series of people presenting on a stage in front of a passive audience. Technology eenables us to re-conceive what a presentation is and can be. Over the last year or two Australia has been catching up with some of the world’s most innovative event formats,” says Mr Dawson.

FinTech and Financial Inclusion

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Director’s Summit is Endeavor Mexico’s major annual meeting, bringing together over 400 entrepreneurs and senior executives. My talk was focused on the changing nature of innovation in the digital economy. In early June I spent a few days in Mexico City.

Is the Blockchain Now Reaching a Tipping Point?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But just as the continually evolving digital age presents boundless opportunities for our economy, our businesses, and our people, it also presents a new generation of threats that we must adapt to meet.

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The Rise of the T-Shaped Organization

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Operational excellence entails improving the existing products and services of the company with incremental innovations that will add new features, lower costs and improve quality. Collaboration , - both within their own boundaries and beyond, - is indispensable for innovation.

The Datafication of Business and Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It’s making it possible to not just better understand what’s happening in the present, but to also make more accurate predictions about the future.

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The Digital Transformation of the Customer Experience

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Moreover, as companies struggle to differentiate their increasingly commoditized products, they are looking for new business opportunities by offering all kinds of services around their products, as well as all sorts of innovative products as-a-service.

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How Social Networking Tools Enable Heutagogy in Learning Organisations

Luis Suarez

‘ Our schools are, in a sense, factories, in which the raw products (children) are to be shaped and fashioned into products to meet the various demands of life. General Interest Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Open Leadership Personal KM

Meeting the Geeks of Arabia at N2Vlabs Talks in Amman, Jordan

Beth Kanter

This post is brief re-cap about what I learned about technology innovation investments to develop new social media platforms and apps for the Arab World. View more presentations from Rami Al-Karmi. It is also fun to re-mix presentations for an audience outside of the US.

Reflections on Storytelling

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It’s a good way of explaining what the new innovation is all about in as simple a way as possible. The dot-com era was famous for its many innovations, but also for its hype. Transmedia storytelling is one of the major area being pursued at the Annenberg Innovation Lab.

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The President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

To gather the necessary information for its short- and long-term recommendations, the Commission is holding public meetings around the country, each focused on a different sector of the economy. The President believes that meeting these new threats is necessary and within our grasp.

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The Power Of The Roles We Take: A Very Old Study And Related.

Bob Sutton

The ergonomics of innovation -- The McKinsey Quarterly. interview Pixar Brad Bird - Innovation lessons from Pixar Director Brad Bird - Strategy - Innovation - The McKinsey Quarterly. IBM Reshapes Its Sales Meetings - BusinessWeek. BusinessWeek: How to Make Meetings Matter. Customer-Focused Innovation. David A Owens: Creative People Must Be Stopped: 6 Ways We Kill Innovation (Without Even Trying). Innovation in a Recession: Forum | KQED|NPR.

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Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This is evidenced by the number of companies embracing AI as a key part of their strategies, the innovative, smart products and services they’re increasingly bringing to market, and the volume of articles being written on the subject.

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Why Do We Need Data Science when We’ve Had Statistics for Centuries?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I still remember a meeting in 1965 with a very eminent physicist from whom I was taking a graduate course. Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Technology and Strategy

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.

March 2009 presentations

Jay Cross

Come to experience a meeting where participants create their own agenda. Both meetings will take place at the NextNow Collaboratory in Berkeley. Tags: travel Innovation This coming Tuesday, March 10, I’ll be leading a brown-bag lunch session on Informal Learning: Learning Outside of the Classroom at IARC on the campus of the University of Alaska at Fairbanks. Ping me if you’re interested.

Top 10 Tools for Learning 2016

Luis Suarez

Perhaps not only for the creation and curation of their own presentations they may have done for a particular conference event, or a client engagement, but also to learn about a whole lot of different topics by curating other people’s decks.

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The Big Data Era Is Here

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In mid-January, the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies held its 94th Annual Meeting in Washington DC. During the meeting, the TRB Executive Committee held a policy session on the impact of big data on transportation systems.

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Indira Gandhi on Doing Work Versus Taking Credit For It - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

The ergonomics of innovation -- The McKinsey Quarterly. interview Pixar Brad Bird - Innovation lessons from Pixar Director Brad Bird - Strategy - Innovation - The McKinsey Quarterly. IBM Reshapes Its Sales Meetings - BusinessWeek. BusinessWeek: How to Make Meetings Matter. Customer-Focused Innovation. David A Owens: Creative People Must Be Stopped: 6 Ways We Kill Innovation (Without Even Trying). Innovation in a Recession: Forum | KQED|NPR.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In a recent article in the MIT Sloan Management Review , MIT Research Fellow Michael Schrage proposed a provocative and counterintuitive approach for enhancing innovation and productivity through man-machine collaborations. Instead of just asking how can people create more valuable innovation?,

Liberate Your Company Through Employee Engagement

Luis Suarez

This is the main reason and biggest issue why most companies are talking about employee engagement as a way to retain their talent, but why they also keep failing to deliver, because they aren’t capable of coming through to meet the needs of that social contract. .

What I Learned About Philanthropy, Fundraising, and Social Impact at IFCAsia in Bangkok

Beth Kanter

In 2005, we got a chance to meet face-to-face in London at the Global Voices Blogging Summit after I transitioned from being the Cambodia bridge blogger. ” I was expecting a boring academic presentation, but Prof Jen is Shang one of the most dynamic speakers I’ve ever heard.

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AHT Group expands its team: Insights from our Sydney team meeting

Ross Dawson

The meeting room at Hub Sydney was packed with sixteen of our talented team members, including Chairman Ross Dawson and workers from a wide variety of disciplines. It was eye-opening to meet team members who have started their own cutting-edge businesses, built apps or worked in 3D printing.

What’s the Value of a Liberal Arts Education in Our 21st Century Digital Economy?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

More specifically, they needed to learn how to approach problems from many perspectives and to combine various approaches to find innovative solutions.”. They should grasp the timeline of human history from the dawn of agriculture to the present.