The knotty issue of constraints

Dave Snowden

The post The knotty issue of constraints appeared first on Cognitive Edge. I’ve been developing a theory of constraints both as a method for strategy mapping and as a way of better understanding domains and sub-domains in Cynefin.

Learning Strategy Issues

Clark Quinn

And, per our design, issues emerged. The post Learning Strategy Issues appeared first on Learnlets. The other thing that I was involved in at Online Educa in Berlin was a session on The Flexible Worker. Three of us presented, each addressing one particular topic.

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Holacracy Is Not The Answer To Your Employee Disengagement Issues

Dan Pontefract

Holacracy — and what I think is its originating parent, holarchy — however will not solve your organizational disengagement issues. The core issues in today’s organization don’t require the eradication of bosses per holacracy or the creation of overlapping, self-governing circles. (ie.

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Capitalism and Social Issues in the 21st Century

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In issue after issue, - e.g., marriage equality , the confederate flag , immigration reform , - the business community has supported what we generally think of as the more socially progressive position. .

Special Issue: Massive Open Online Courses

George Siemens

Valerie Irvine, Jillianne Code, and I spent time over the past 8 months preparing a special issue of JOLT on massive open online courses. The issue is now available. One of the goals of this special issue is to attempt to address this lack of peer reviewed literature. Thus, a second goal of this special issue is to highlight this research and provide an historical context for online and distance learning not currently evident in the mainstream media treatment of MOOCs

A fine suburban #sunrise and a vexing #CS6 issue

Doc Searls

Made a dawn run to the nearby Peets for some dry cappuccinos, and was bathed in glow on my return by one of the most spectacular sunrises I have ever seen. It was post-peak when I got back (to the place where I’m staying in Gold River, California), but with some underexposure and white balance tweaking, I was able to get the shots in this set here. Alas, the shot above is not in that set.

The only issue that matters

Doc Searls

The Democrats care about it, but don’t want to make a big issue of it. That’s the issue. Geologists have an informal name for the history of human influence on the Earth. They call it the Anthropocene. It makes sense.

Connectivism: Special IRRODL issue

George Siemens

Sometime last year, Grainne Conole and I managed to convince Terry Anderson to issue a call for papers for a special IRRODL issue on connectivism. Today, we’re pleased to announce the publication of the IRRODL Connectivism special issue. From our editorial: This special issue of IRRODL provides an opportunity to step back and reflect on how these dramatic social and technological changes impact education.

Technology Adoption Issues

Tony Karrer

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The Good News On The Key Economic Issue of Our Times: Management Innovation

Steve Denning

Moreover when CEOs get together among themselves to discuss issues of mutual importance, Alan Murray reports in his article, The End of Management in the Wall Street Journal, that what CEOs worry about most is disruptive innovation.

Blog Post: The communication issues that prevent effective leadership

David Gurteen

It's not too surprising that employee engagement is such a big issue with less than one-third of Americans are engaged in their jobs. By David Gurteen Here are three interesting Harris Poll statistics from an HBR article The Top Complaints from Employees About Their Leaders by Lou Solomon. Complaint 3: 52% of U.S. workers say leaders do not make the time to meet with them Complaint 4: 51% of U.S. workers say leaders refuse to talk subordinates Complaint 7: 36% of U.S.

6 critical issues: Why the super injunction story represents a major social turning point

Ross Dawson

So many fundamental issues of society, media, and our future are tied into this that it is difficult to disentangle. Here are a few compact thoughts and critical issues on what is at the heart of this extraordinary situation. - This is just one more case when national legislations differ on issues that span boundaries, as is the case whenever information flows.

Jobs, Skills and Education

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In their opinion, the high cost of living, unemployment and jobs, the gap between rich and poor and taxes are the top issues facing the US economy, ahead by a fairly wide margin over corporate corruption, loss of manufacturing jobs, and falling or stagnant wages.

The True State of Globalization

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The July-August issue of the Harvard Business Review features an article by NYU and IESE professor Pankaj Ghemawat , - Globalization in the Age of Trump : Protectionism Will Change How Companies Do Business - But Not in the Ways You Think.

Critical issue: Will the fertility rate in the developed world continue to increase?

Ross Dawson

This is a critical issue that the government, business, and social sectors will need to keep strongly aware of in coming years. The post Critical issue: Will the fertility rate in the developed world continue to increase?

Peering into a Confusing, Paradoxical Future

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Climate change, environment, and health issues will demand attention. To what extent will governments, groups, and individuals prepare now for multifaceted global issues like climate change and transformative technologies?”.

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Blockchain and the Future of the Firm

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Artificial Intelligence Blockchain and Identity Complex Systems Economic Issues Political Issues Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

The Emerging Data Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Economist’ s May 6 issue referred to data in its cover as the world’s most valuable resource.

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AI, Automation and the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Artificial Intelligence Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Education and Talent Management and Leadership Political Issues Smart Systems Technology and Strategy

Artificial Intelligence is Ready for Business; Are Businesses Ready for AI?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Similarly AI enables the application of preventive maintenance to people, through its ability to remotely monitor individuals with serious health issues, anticipate potential problems and alert medical personnel as appropriate. AI is now seemingly everywhere.

Platforms, Blockchains, and the Evolution of Trust

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A 2015 Economist issue called blockchain “The Trust Machine,” and noted in one of its articles that blockchain “offers a way for people who do not know or trust each other to create a record of who owns what that will compel the assent of everyone concerned.

Is Blockchain Ready to “Cross the Chasm”? Lessons from the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Blockchain and Identity Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and StrategyEarlier this year, IBM conducted the largest study to date on the state of adoption of blockchain.

The Long Term Impact of AI on Jobs - Some Lessons from History

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The June 25 issue of The Economist includes a special report on artificial intelligence. Artificial Intelligence Economic Issues Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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Unarticulated needs: deep issues

Dave Snowden

The post Unarticulated needs: deep issues appeared first on Cognitive Edge. My post of yesterday made the point that it is difficult to get anyone to state what they need in the absence of knowing what a new capability can achieve.

Automation Anxieties - We’ve Been Here Before

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In 1965, Newsweek devoted a special issue to The Challenge of Automation , which it called “the most controversial economic concept of the age. Artificial Intelligence Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Political Issues Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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What’s the Core Priority of Corporate Managers?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture

Globalization at a Crossroads

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

How should business address the very important issues now surrounding globalization? Economic Issues Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture

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On the Governance of Blockchain: Lessons from the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Blockchain and Identity Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

Global Arbitrage and the Productivity Puzzle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Economic Issues Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture

Global Trends and Business Strategy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Driving middle-class progress. “The rising tide of progress has not lifted all boats equally… Trust has fallen among the threatened middle class… The need for middle-class progress isn’t just a developed-markets issue.

Knowledge Management Core Issues

Tony Karrer

Great post by Denham Grey - Perennial KM issues that are very similar to the core problems that we deal with in eLearning: How to speed learning, increase awareness and share experiences. We have made little progress in preventing those repeating errors, as firms grow in size and complexity, building relationships that enable knowledge flows, keeping in the loop and finding stuff becomes a huge issue.

The Real Issue Behind SOPA, PIPA and DMCA

Nine Shift

The real issue is intellectual property ownership and sharing rights. . The real issue behind SOPA, PIPA and DMCA is not online piracy or violating laws, but what those laws should be and fundamentally ownership of words, phrases, media, music, video, from the Bible right on up to the present.

Digital Identity - the Key to Privacy and Security in the Digital World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The WEF report identifies six distinct such layers: Standards - Standards must govern the overall operation to avoid consistency and coordination issues. From time immemorial, our identity systems have been based on face-to-face interactions and on physical documents and processes.

Automation Technologies and the Future of Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Artificial Intelligence Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Services Innovation Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

Serious AI Challenges that Require Our Attention

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

The Competitive Value of Data: From Analytics to Machine Learning

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Artificial Intelligence Data Science and Big Data Economic Issues Innovation Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and StrategyA recent article by NY Times reporter Steve Lohr discussed the rising importance of data as a major competitive differentiator.

Becoming a 21st Century Digital Tinkerer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Services Innovation Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and StrategyI like to tell people that the key to being and/or sounding smart is to hang out with smart people.

Trust and the On-Demand Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Services Innovation Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

Technological Unemployment and the Future of Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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

Why Are We Stuck in a World of Slow Economic Growth? Nobody Seems to Know

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year Gordon published The Rise of Fall of American Growth , - which was reviewed in the Foreign Affairs issue by George Mason University economist Tyler Cowen. If the issue is a shortage of demand, then some more stimulus should help.