changing patterns of connectedness

Harold Jarche

The populist wave around the world is evidence that this will not succeed if it is not truly participatory, allowing different voices to come to the table, and to negotiate healthier deals, creating an economy that is more innovative, sustainable, and inclusive. ” “Change occurs not so much as a result of new information leading to individual learning but when the patterns of connectedness between individuals change.”

hyper-connected pattern seeking

Harold Jarche

Workers have to be able to recognize patterns in complexity and chaos and be empowered to do something with their observations and insights. It is only through innovative and contextual methods, the self-selection of the most appropriate tools and work conditions, and willing cooperation that more productive work can be assured. Innovative and contextual methods mean that standard processes do not work for exception-handling or identifying new patterns.


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Idiots, Networks and Patterns

Harold Jarche

StevenBJohnson ~&# you can’t have an epiphany with only three neurons&# - Where Good Ideas Come From [innovation is about networks]. The Physics of Finance: The more chaotic our environment & less control we have, the more we see non-existent simple patterns , or as Valdis Krebs pointed out, seeing fictitious patterns in random data is called “ apophenia &#. Tweet Here are some interesting things that were shared via Twitter this past week.

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. As I suggest this is a common pattern over many a field. The idea here is to prevent the pattern entrainment that is very common in workshop environments, the rush to consensus which can be dangerous if you are trying to innovate.

innovation means learning at work

Harold Jarche

“So it is important to understand that there is no one-size-fits-all philosophy in terms of successful innovation. Innovation is continuous. Successful innovators and entrepreneurs all embrace change and the risks that they pose. In fact, innovation is the poster child of the mantra that there are no rules. Only by trying out new things, by failing, by discovering what works and what doesn’t, do you gain answers to the innovation question.” – Shaun Coffey.

Patterns of Emergent Cities: 1. The Founder - EMERGENT CITIES

Seb Paquet

Patterns of Emergent Cities: 1. This is the first in a series of posts describing patterns that help understand the experience of building something really new, together. These pattern descriptions are chiefly informed by my observations of social dynamics in all kinds of creative initiatives. The patterns are meant to be used as templates to guide anyone who is going down the path of getting something like an emergent city up and going. Next pattern: 2.

Innovation and Value

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Responding to George Couros, Thinking About Research, Innovation, Test-Scores, and Creativity You write (and this is the theme of the whole post, really): "One thing I am still adamant about…know the people you serve and move backward from there. I experiment, using some of my existing tools, creating new tools, interacting with the person or the audience So how does this related to research and innovation.

A Great Stagnation or a New Golden Age of Innovation?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These new ventures continue to attract more and more financial capital from investors, which in turn helps improve the quality and lowers the cost of the new disruptive technology and leads to many new innovative applications. But inevitably, the investments in new companies and applications turns into unsustainable speculation, leading to a financial bubble which eventually crashes. New paradigms emerge for guiding innovation and for determining winners and losers in the marketplace.

Principles for Managing Strategy and Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Are there any principles or patterns that can help guide companies through these highly uncertain times and allow them to not only survive but emerge stronger than before? These questions are the subject of MIT Professor Michael Cusumano’s recent book Staying Power: Six Enduring Principles for Managing Strategy and Innovation in an Uncertain World. Professor Cusumano offers six such enduring principles for managing strategy and innovation: Platforms , not just Products.

A Conversation on Innovation

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Re: the negative side of innovation, there's a prettyconsistent assessment of innovation & technology, a pretty consistentstatement, by the youth in the occupy movement. If we go one step beyond innovation, we have actuallyreached a cusp in the west. Does the general population support innovation? We need to start thinking about 'innovation' and'Innovation'. Andas long as innovation is tech development, not social development, we willleave them behind.

Where innovation comes from

Jay Cross

In sum, they innovate. Steven Johnson has written a book that looks at innovation from all angles. He explains what nurtures innovation. Innovation = working smarter. Where Good Ideas Come From, The Natural History of Innovation is a book about the space of innovation. Johnson’s book argues that a series of shared properties and patterns recut again and again in unusually fertile environments. Innovations can be market-driven or not.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Patterns of Business Innovation in China and India

John Hagel

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel Exploration of emerging innovations on a broad array of edges that are rising up to challenge the core About Recent Posts The Great Reset Passion and Flow Economic Recovery? From a strategist’s viewpoint, though, what I miss in such coverage is any deep analysis of the patterns of business innovation that might help to explain the explosive growth in both economies or the implications for Western companies.


Jay Cross

Now we have developed the mural innovation process that enables people to see the potential that is right in front of us but hidden in the “details.&#. Innovation often occurs at the intersections — of disciplines, of seemingly unrelated streams of knowledge. Or is the next wave of innovation already in front of us? These timeline murals help people recognize and explore innovation in two ways. Her visuals can be a doorway to innovation.

Innovation in an Age of Austerity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On December 7 I participated in an Innovation Summit sponsored by the UK Innovation Research Centre (UK-IRC) at the University of Cambridge. The UK-IRC is “a collaborative initiative for cutting-edge research and knowledge exchange activities on how innovation can make businesses more competitive, improve public services delivery and help the UK meet the social, environmental and economic challenges it faces.”

Reflections on Innovation, Productivity and Job Creation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, over the past year I have given a number of seminars on Technology and Innovation in the Service Economy. I have also been thinking a lot about the impact of these innovations on the productivity of the service sector of the economy in general, and in particular, on the kinds of jobs that we can expect to be created over the next decades to replace those jobs that might decline or disappear as a result of such productivity improvements.

Innovation on the Edge

John Hagel

Over time, I have focused more sharply and explicitly on the importance of the edge as a source of value creation and strategic advantage – hence the title of my blog “Edge Perspectives,” the title of my most recent book (co-authored with JSB), The Only Sustainable Edge , and the name of the new research center that JSB and I lead at Deloitte – the Center for Edge Innovation. See a pattern here? Phoning from the Edge – exploring Google’s edge innovation in telecommunications.

Are we in for perpetual innovation?

David Weinberger

So, will the Internet’s navigation systems follow the same pattern? Or will we be constantly innovating the basic navigational systems of the Net? Or, will some systems become settled — say, search engines with text entry boxes (and their oral equivalent) and lists of results — while there is wild innovation in other areas? But, if I had to bet, I’d say that we’re in for perpetual innovation, with some inventions lasting longer than others.

A grain of sand: Innovation diffusion

Dave Snowden

Today I was privileged to be invited as to present along with four others at an Innovation Diffusion workshop for UCL in connection with the NHS. In the afternoon the wider audience synthesised the the material and came up a list of characteristics that the health system needs to allow innovative ideas and practice to diffuse through the service as a whole. While incentives have their place, its unlikely that financial incentives will stimulate innovation per se.

Libary Lab funds library innovation projects

David Weinberger

The Library Innovation Lab [ blog ] that Kim Dulin and I co-direct had a few of its proposals accepted: Library Analytics Toolkit : Tools to enable libraries to understand, analyze, and visualize the patterns of activities, including checkouts, returns, and recent acquisitions, and to do so across multiple libraries. LibraryCloud Server : Build and maintain a web server that makes available to all Harvard library innovators data and metadata gathered from the Harvard libraries.

Toward a Pattern Language for Enterprise 2.0 : Andrew McAfee’s Blog

Andy McAfee

Andrew McAfee’s Blog The Business Impact of IT Home Home RSS Search Toward a Pattern Language for Enterprise 2.0 June 10 2009 Comments to this post A Pattern Language , published in 1979 by Christopher Alexander and his colleagues, was a landmark book in architecture that also became a landmark in other fields like computer science ; one review called it “The decade’s best candidate for a permanently important book.&# First is a set of patterns where 2.0

[berkman] Karim Lakhani on disclosure policies and innovation

David Weinberger

Karim Lakhani of Harvard Business School (and a Berkman associate, and a member of the Harvard Institute for Quantititative Social Science ) is giving a talk called “How disclosure policies impact search in open innovation, atopic he has researched with Kevin Boudreau of the London Business School. Karim has been thinking about how crowds can contribute to innovation for 17 years, since he was at GE. There is a false debate between closed and open innovation.

Enabling Innovation Facing Global Dilemmas

Harold Jarche

Starting point: Innovate of die, Deutschland. key message this morning was that innovation must be based on uniqueness at all levels. Jürgen Howaldt [link] shift from an industrial to a knowledge age requires more openness for innovation; both social & technological. Frank Emspak [link] German work-sharing agreement helped avoid recession & maintain skill base for innovation. Tweet Here are some of the things I learned via Twitter this past week.

Ray Ozzie on Lotus Notes and Slow Hunch Innovation

Steven Berlin Johnson

[More in the series of excerpts from the conversations in my new collection, The Innovator's Cookbook. You are the sum in many ways of your experiences and you get these success patterns, failure patterns, sometimes those patterns help—like what you just described. But sometimes those patterns hurt, because they constrain your outlook. That means you’re taking those patterns and just recasting them continuously against changes in the environment.

Idea nodes & innovation

Jay Cross

Ogle’s focus is innovation; top business leaders put innovation, well, top on their lists of priorities. one that is becoming fitter), learning — the system's capacity to change effectively — thus takes the form of the alignment of lower-level elements with what lies in the future, a growing but as yet unseen pattern. I am a wanderer, enthusiastically trudging wherever my curiosity leads me.

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Some Thoughts on Multidisciplinary Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects. Home Archives Subscribe « Business Innovation and Storytelling | Main | Becoming an Innovation Leader – Is There More than One Style? " Just about every such study has reached a similar conclusion regarding the multidisciplinary nature of innovation in the 21st Century.

The Innovator's Prescription: A Disruptive Solution to Health Care

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

He is one of the world's foremost thinkers in strategy and innovation. In particular, Clay – since I know him personally, I feel I can call him by his first name - is an expert in dealing with disruptive innovations, developing organizational capabilities and finding new markets for new technologies. His first book, The Innovator's Dilemma is a classic. There is a well established pattern. However, technology is only an enabler of innovation.

Is Work-from-Anywhere Here to Stay?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

However, instead of declining, superstar cities continued to attract talented, ambitious knowledge workers, and to generate the greatest levels of economy activity and innovation.

Jay Cross on reinventing management: “A mind-blowing series of posts”

Steve Denning

The storyteller has evolved into a premier recognizer of patterns. For a comprehensive review of the principles and practices involved in reinventing management to elicit continuous innovation, read my book: The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Reinventing the Workplace for the 21st Century. Radical Management management patterns reinvention. My colleague, Jay Cross, writes today on his Learnstream blog : I met Steve Denning a decade ago.

The Social Network Is the Computer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Social media could deliver an incredible wave of productivity, innovation, social welfare, democratization, equality, health, positivity, unity, and progress.

Hidden Wealth: Science, Technology and Services Innovation in the 21st Century

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Royal Society , - the UK’s national academy of science, - recently released a report: Hidden Wealth: the contribution of science to service sector innovation. This excellent report represents the findings of a major study on the role of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to innovation in the services sector. It is one of the most comprehensive investigations of the impact of services innovation in the 21st century.

AI Is Mostly About Business Value, Not Technology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

McKinsey’s models showed that AI marketplace adoption will likely follow a typical S curve pattern , - that is, a slow start in the early stages, followed by a steep acceleration as the technology matures and firms learn how to best deploy it.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Hamel on Management Innovation

John Hagel

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel Exploration of emerging innovations on a broad array of edges that are rising up to challenge the core About Recent Posts The Great Reset Passion and Flow Economic Recovery? The HBR article broadly deals with the topic of management innovation and it helps to expand our view of innovation. But here’s the tension that pervades Hamel’s article(s): are we focused on breakthrough management innovation or continuous management innovation?

Are We Becoming a Decadent, Stagnating Society?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This long essay covers a lot of ground, from technology and innovation to politics and religion. Has innovation been slowing down? Digital innovation is recombinant in nature, based on building blocks and platforms.

May the Network Force Be With You

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Social physics functions by analyzing patterns of human experience and idea exchange within the digital bread crumbs we all leave behind as we move through the world, - call records, credit card transactions, and GPS location fixes, among others.

Trends That Will Likely Shape a Highly Uncertain Year

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Exactly where will have enormous implications: for transport patterns, property prices and the layout of cities, among other things.”. Economic Issues Future of Work Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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What’s Innovation got to do with learning?

Nigel Paine

Innovation and creativity are going to be at the heart of many learning and development conversations over the next year. If you want proof, look at the new book by Thomas Freedman: ‘This Used to Be Us’ In it he argues strongly that innovation is the only option if the US is going to flourish again, as most of the innovation is happening elsewhere in the world. Havard Business Press has just published: Innovation to the Core by Peter Skarzynski and Rowan Gibson.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Retailers and Customers

John Hagel

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel Exploration of emerging innovations on a broad array of edges that are rising up to challenge the core About Recent Posts The Great Reset Passion and Flow Economic Recovery? Almost a decade ago, I detected an intriguing pattern regarding the unbundling and rebundling of firms (purchase unfortunately required). And it seemed to fly directly in the face of the pattern I outlined above.

Presentation to UNCTAD's Advisory Group on "Developing skills, knowledge and capacities through innovation: E-Learning, M-Learning, cloud-Learning"

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Finally, in the LPSS, or Learning in Performance Support System, is analytics, competence and assessment , and this is essentially the application of artificial intelligence, and the pattern recognition to identify the ways in which a person can become competent at some skill or task, and the gap between where they are, and becoming competent. Stephen Downes December 10, 2013 Access I''d like to begin with the issue of access.

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Social Physics and Cybercrime Detection

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Social physics is based on the premise that all event-data representing human activity, - e,g,, phone call records, credit card purchases, taxi rides, web activity, - contain a special set of group behavior patterns. These patterns can be used to detect emerging behavioral trends before they can be observed by other data analytics techniques. It’s not surprising that evolutionary biology and natural selection have led to similar universal patterns in the behavior of human crowds.

Beyond Machine Learning: Capturing Cause-and-Effect Relationships

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Deep learning is a powerful statistical technique for classifying patterns using large training data sets and multi-layer AI neural networks. Machine learning is a statistical modelling technique, like data mining and business analytics , which finds and correlates patterns between inputs and outputs without necessarily capturing their cause-and-effect relationships. Why are there such universal human activity patterns?

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Innovating on the Edge of Big Waves

John Hagel

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel Exploration of emerging innovations on a broad array of edges that are rising up to challenge the core About Recent Posts The Great Reset Passion and Flow Economic Recovery? Executives can gain significant insight into the innovation process by looking in unexpected places like the big wave surfing arena. Innovations in big wave surfing Surfing has a long and distinguished history.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Stock Buybacks - A Red Flag?

John Hagel

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel Exploration of emerging innovations on a broad array of edges that are rising up to challenge the core About Recent Posts The Great Reset Passion and Flow Economic Recovery? As we move from one year into the next, it is a good time to step back and reflect on patterns emerging in various areas of the business landscape. One pattern that I find disturbing is the growth of stock buyback activity.

After Years of Promise and Hype, Is AI Once More Failing to Deliver?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Artificial Intelligence Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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