Global Trends and Business Strategy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

McKinsey recently published an article on the long-term trends that are reshaping the business environment. T he article reminds us that the trend is your friend is an old adage that applies to business strategy as well as to investing.

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Are Innovation and R&D Yielding Decreasing Returns?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Given the pace of technological change, we tend to think of our age as the most innovative ever. These innovations, first developed in the late 19th and early 20th century, have long been transforming the lives of billions. Innovation may be hitting a wall of diminishing returns.

Trend: offshore service centers driving innovation and revenue

Ross Dawson

The next phase is for GICs to go beyond cost arbitrage on support to drive innovation and higher-value functions, as shown in this diagram from a recent NASSCOM report on GICs in India. This was very well attended, demonstrating the interest in the drivers of innovation in offshore centers.

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Disruptive Innovation Revisited

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The recent New Yorker article, - The Disruption Machine: What the gospel of innovation gets wrong , - by Harvard history professor Jill Lepore , has led to a flurry of opinions on disruptive innovation. The New Yorker described the article as “Rethinking the innovation craze.”

Institutional Innovation - I Have a Dream

John Hagel

This institutional transformation is an imperative because the scalable efficiency model is increasingly challenged given the profound changes playing out in our global economy (see our work on return on asset trends for US companies). Today they are an unnatural bundle of three very different and often conflicting business types: infrastructure management, product innovation and commercialization, and customer relationship businesses.

The Innovation of Loneliness

Luis Suarez

I can tell you that after I watched it I just couldn’t utter a single trend of thought that would be meaningful enough to share across other than “ WOW!! Collaboration Communities Fun Stuff and Musings General Interest Innovation Learning Life Open Business

A Glimpse at the Emerging Trends of Service Design

Adaptive Path

What are the big trends in service management that service designers need to know? Organizations that figure this out can create a differential advantage by innovating better, higher quality, and more enjoyable experiences for their customers, making them more competitive in the marketplace.

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The Complex Nature of Cloud-based Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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. Only one company in six viewed cloud as a way of fostering business innovation.

Are Innovation and R&D Yielding Decreasing Returns?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Given the pace of technological change, we tend to think of our age as the most innovative ever. These innovations, first developed in the late 19th and early 20th century, have long been transforming the lives of billions. Innovation may be hitting a wall of diminishing returns. Steady growth, when it occurs, results from the offsetting of these two trends.”. Innovators can compensate for this increasing knowledge burden in two key ways.

Innovation as a Journey into the Future

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently read an excellent innovation report, - Strategic Orientations for Innovation: Chile in the 2025 Horizon. He was a Senator then, a position he held from March of 2002 until his appointment to president of the Innovation Council.

Alarming Trends in CIPD Employee Outlook Survey

Dan Pontefract

When he or she is able to occupy a proper work-life balance while feeling devoid of excessive and unnecessary workplace pressure, amazing, innovative outcomes manifest. Truth be told, I’m a bit of a research wonk. Some may look at that honest admission as a cry for help.

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Blog Post: Worcestershire Innovation Knowledge Caf?

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen I facilitated a Knowledge Café a month or so ago in my home town of Worcester for WINN (Worcestershire Innovation) on the topic "What are life's big questions that require innovation as an answer?".

6 key elements in effective innovation governance

Ross Dawson

Earlier this week I ran a two-day workshop in Bali for the Malaysian Directors Academy on The Innovation Zone: Unleashing The Mindset. Innovation and transformation at the board level is by far the dominant theme of my work at the moment. Future of business Innovation Uncategorized

Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations Nov 17-21

Nancy White

So take a look at what he, Jay Cross and George Siemens have put together for Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations » Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations 2008. Hook up with fellow innovative thinkers and international visionaries to gain insight into what’s going on, swap opinions, and shape the future of learning. Innovation.

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Corporate Learning Trends & Innovations 08 agenda

Jay Cross

Give us your e-mail address to receive info on Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations 2008 As a sponsor, I am totally biased, but I predict this will be a kick-ass event and suggest you mark you calendar now.

Announcing Corporate Learning Trends and Innovation

Jay Cross

George Siemens, Tony Karrer, and Jay Cross today announced that the third annual conference on Corporate Learning Trends & Innovation will take place online November 17, 18, and 19, 2009. LearnTrends 2009. November 17-19, 2009 | Online | Free. This year’s topic is Convergence in Corporate Learning. Mark your calendar to participate and to network with fellow corporate learning professionals.

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. No one knows how these trends will track or what the university will look like in the future. Universities are exceptional at innovating and changing.

Global Trends 2030 - Living Through a Transformative Period

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Every four years, it develops a Global Trends report with an approximate time horizon of fifteen years in order to provide the White House and the intelligence community with a framework for long-range strategic policy assessment. Its latest report - Global Trend 2030: Alternative Worlds (GT2030) - was released this past December. . In its opening page, the Global Trends 2030 report compares our current times to the dawn of the Industrial Age. “We

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Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations 2008

Jay Cross

Come to Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations 2008 if you want to: participate in a stridently unaffiliated event (no sponsors! Hook up with fellow innovative thinkers and international visionaries to gain insight into what’s going on, swap opinions, and shape the future of corporate learning. Check out the line-up of catalysts at the Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations 2008 site. Dave Gray: Visual Literacy, Learning Innovation.

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. We need to look at higher education through the lens of disruptive innovation, argues a report published last February, - Disrupting College: How Disruptive Innovation Can Deliver Quality and Affordability to Postsecondary Education. Disruptive innovations are based on two main ingredients.

Top Ten Trends from McKinsey

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

McKinsey Quarterly frequently highlights trends that will ripple down through many aspects of the global business environment. For example, the current issue describes Clouds, big data, and smart assets : Ten tech-enabled business trends to watch. Trend 1: Distributed cocreation moves into the mainstream. Trend 2: Making the network the organization. Trend 3: Collaboration at scale. Trend 4: The growing ‘Internet of Things’.

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Help Needed - Corporate Learning: Trends and Innovation

Tony Karrer

As I recently announced , I'm helping George Siemens to organize Corporate Learning: Trends and Innovations. When you go to the conference page via the link above, you can see that it's a big wiki. People are already in putting in their names, ideas, etc. There's also a link to the To Do page. Currently, this page lists some tasks that I'm sure I could figure out how to do, but I'm hoping that some reader might be willing to take on.

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[ftf] Future Trends Forum

David Weinberger

It is the 16th edition of the Future Trends Forum, sponsored by the Fundacion de la Innovacion, sponsored by Bankinter, in Madrid. During the conference, we’ll be looking at innovations in parts of the world where the institutions are not as firmly fixed, to try to get a glimpse of what might emerge. I’m at a small conference — about 40 people — that is considering what would be “an effective education for the 21st Century.&#

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Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations Kick-off

Jay Cross

As a co-host, I am hardly without bias, but I found this morning’s opening of the free Corporate Learning Trends event fantastic. In spite of some childish hacker-vandals and a few sound issues, each of the three sessions this morning worked. Despite the fact that Jane Hart and I work with one another on togetherLearn , I had never used — or even heard of — VoiceThread, nvu, or Yugma. The proliferation of free learning tools certainly comes at the right time.

Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations Nov 17-21 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Oct 25 2008 Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations Nov 17-21 Published by Nancy White at 2:55 pm under communities of practice , events , learning , networks Most of you know me in the non profit world, but Tony Karrer of Tech Empower convinced me I could contribute to a corporate learning event. Innovation. Innovation.

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The 7 roles of company directors in driving successful innovation

Ross Dawson

I have just finished running a two-day program in Phuket for the Malaysian Directors Academy on The Innovation Zone: Unleashing the Mindset. The piece is below, providing a high-level view on the role of company directors in driving innovation. Five domains of innovation.

APIs are enabling an unprecedented flow of innovation

Ross Dawson

Below are the slides for my keynote on The Flow of Innovation. APIDays Keynote: The Flow of Innovation from Ross Dawson. In my keynote I noted that in a world in which we are moving towards a truly fluid economy, driven partly by powerful twin technological and social trends towards openness, networks are at the heart of everything. Business innovation can be applied across five domains: product or service, marketing, process, organization , and business model.

Keys to innovation: Tapping communities of lead users

Ross Dawson

At one point the conversation shifted to how companies could generate the innovation that will meet the soaring expectations of users. In the interview I was asked how companies can find these lead users to help them innovate.

The need for innovation across boundaries and the power of big data analytics

Ross Dawson

The primary themes of the report were around spotting opportunities, innovation, transparency and trust, personalization, and 24/7 availability, and the implications for business. Cloud Future of business Future of work Technology trends

Learning Trends Starts Monday

Tony Karrer

Just a quick reminder that LearnTrends - Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations - starts on Monday. To get into the live sessions go here: Live Session Learning Trends 2008 - Online - Free [link There is a ning group for it: LearnTrends Ning Community. You can find the Schedule of Sessions. Be careful that all times are Pacific Time. And Ning's time converter does not work. There will be some interesting discussions going on in the Ning group based on the presentations.

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Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations Nov 17-21 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Oct 25 2008 Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations Nov 17-21 Published by Nancy White at 2:55 pm under communities of practice , events , learning , networks Most of you know me in the non profit world, but Tony Karrer of Tech Empower convinced me I could contribute to a corporate learning event. Innovation. Innovation.

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The massive opportunity of open innovation for mid-tier firms

Ross Dawson

I wrote before about the event in a post on the central role of CFOs in innovation and future-proofing in mid-tier firms. One of the issues I discussed was the potential of open innovation. Open innovation levels the playing field.

Making sense of complexity and innovation

Harold Jarche

” @Cory_Foy – “Innovation comes from slack. ” Deconstructing Innovation : a complex concept made simple; by @ShaunCoffey. So it is important to understand that there is no one-size-fits-all philosophy in terms of successful innovation.

The Power of Innovation keynote in Luxembourg

Ross Dawson

It was fascinating to see the energy and innovation in this small country in the heart of Western Europe. Global economy Technology trendsI recently gave the opening keynote at the Golden-i Awards in Luxembourg.

Insights into the levers of innovation in 40 major cities globally

Ross Dawson

The City Initiatives for Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CITIE), a joint venture of NESTA, Catapult, and Accenture, has just release a very interesting report on the drivers of innovation in major cities globally.

Learn Trends 2008 - Free

Tony Karrer

George Siemens , Jay Cross and Tony Karrer have organized the second annual free online conference: Corporate Learning: Trends and Innovation 2008 November 17 - 21, 2008 | Online | Free Last year's conference had two thousand people from all over the world take part in the week-long conference.

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Harnessing the power of innovation: networks are at the heart

Ross Dawson

Every organization understands they need to innovate, not just in bringing new offerings to market, but in continually becoming a new and better organization. Networks are always at the heart of innovation. Chemist Kary Mullis aptly described how he arrived at his innovations that won him the Nobel Prize in 1993: “I put together elements that were already there, but that’s what inventors always do. Keynote slides: Harnessing the Power of Innovation from Ross Dawson.

Free Online Conference - Corporate Learning: Trends and Innovations

Tony Karrer

I'm helping George Siemens to organize a free, online conference - Corporate Learning: Trends and Innovations , Nov. It's an exciting opportunity to discuss current trends and innovations in corporate training environments around the world. 15 - 20, 2007. The conference will be held fully online (with live presentations and asynchronous discussions).

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Harold Jarche » Corporate Learning Trends & Innovations

Harold Jarche

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Cloud and “Game Changing” Business Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year, IBM’s Institute for Business Value published a very good report - The Power of Cloud: Driving Business Model Innovation. Recent technology and social connectivity trends have created a perfect storm of opportunity for companies to embrace the power of cloud to optimize, innovate and disrupt business models,” is the study’s overriding conclusion. .

From the Digital Divide to Inclusive Innovation: the Case of Digital Money

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Today, it calls itself “an enlightenment organisation committed to finding innovative practical solutions to today’s social challenges”. . The panel was organized to mark the publication of an RSA pamphlet - From the digital divide to inclusive innovation: the case of digital money.

The immense role of national and ethnic diaspora in driving global innovation

Ross Dawson

For over a decade I have been working with various facets of the idea of Global Innovation Networks: connections around the world that facilitate new endeavors. Innovation always stems from diverse connections between ideas and people.

Six Talent Trends for 2010 | Over the Seas

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World Six Talent Trends for 2010 by Kevin Wheeler on February 11, 2010 In late January, I gave my annual webinar outlining six major trends I think will affect how we think about employees and work in 2010 and beyond. The result will be a series of webinars and white papers that explore each of these trends in detail and provide examples and best practices.

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