The Puzzling Personal Productivity Paradox

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Yet, despite these impressive advances, for most of this period economies around the world have been stuck in an era of slow productivity growth. Individuals are also experiencing their own version of the productivity paradox. What accounts for this personal productivity paradox?

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. Innovative and contextual methods mean that standard processes do not work for exception-handling or identifying new patterns.

Global Arbitrage and the Productivity Puzzle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about The Productivity Puzzle , - namely that despite our continuing technology advances, the US and other developed economies have experienced a sharp decline in productivity growth over the past 10 to 15 years.

Idiots, Networks and Patterns

Harold Jarche

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 &#. Just as video went from a handful of broadcast networks to millions of producers on YouTube within a decade, a massive transition from centralized production to a “maker culture” of dispersed manufacturing innovation is under way today.

Global Arbitrage and the Productivity Puzzle

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about The Productivity Puzzle , - namely that despite our continuing technology advances, the US and other developed economies have experienced a sharp decline in productivity growth over the past 10 to 15 years. So far, though, economists have failed to reach consensus on the causes of the productivity growth slowdown or indeed the relative significance of the various arguments,” wrote McKinsey.

Learning products

Harold Jarche

Heike Philp recently made this comment in response to Media & Messages : What I am sorely missing right now are ‘learning products’. To me a product has product specifications (specs) just as much as a computer has a list of specs or software has a list of features.

UX Week 2014 Keynote Josh Clark on the Future of Digital Product Design

Adaptive Path

In this interview, Josh and I talk about the current trends in digital product design, and where those trends might be heading. They may not even be aware of the way in which they have built their biases into the machinery that they use to find these patterns.

Collective intelligence patterns

Clark Quinn

In his presentation on The Landscape of Collective Intelligence, he comes up with four characteristics of design patterns (or genes, as he calls them): What (strategy), Who (staffing), How (structure & process), & Why (incentives/alignment). This is a really nice systematic breakdown into patterns tied to real examples. Still, a great foundation for thinking about using networks in productive ways.

Reflections on Innovation, Productivity and Job Creation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

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. Although there are numerous technological innovations that have improved the productivity of services over the past century (e.g.,

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

Three Models of Knowledge Production

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It should be contrasted with some alternatives: knowledge production as mining - on this view, data is like a raw material that is searched for and retrieved. knowledge production as growth - on this view, data is like a raw material that serves as a nutrient or growth medium.

6 Tips for Nonprofits to Combat Digital Distraction and Improve Productivity

Beth Kanter

It is one of a growing number of “ digital diseases ” that can cause painful physical symptoms as well as mental health issues that ultimately make you less productive, depressed, and sick. Image Source: 7able. On Feb.

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Travelling for work: 7 principles for productivity and value

Ross Dawson

While travel itself can easily become a routine, it gives us an opportunity to break the patterns that limit the scope of what we perceive. Many others have shared good advice on these topics so here I’ve just tried to stick to some of the things that matter most to me in making my travel productive and valuable. Over the last 9 weeks I’ve been on a plane every week, have been on 26 flights or inter-city trains, and delivered 28 keynotes or workshops across 8 countries.

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

John Hagel

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.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Retailers and Customers

John Hagel

Almost a decade ago, I detected an intriguing pattern regarding the unbundling and rebundling of firms (purchase unfortunately required). Of course, the pace and trajectory of unbundling (and related rebundling) differs across industries and geographies – the patterns are complex and fractal.

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

John Hagel

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.

Experimentation: chocolate cakes and communicators | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

What gets us moving beyond our customary habits and patterns? And what a wonderful and productive, chocolately surprise that can be. Viv McWaters on 29 Sep 2008 at 8:48 pm Hi Nancy Synchronicity does it for me every time – wakes me up when I start seeing a pattern.

UX Week 2014: Meet the Keynotes

Adaptive Path

Amanda will be talking about the emerging patterns she’s seeing in how architects and interior designers are creating practical spaces with emotional appeal.

State of the Net 2012 – People Tweet Tacit Knowledge – Part Two

Luis Suarez

That’s the full impression you will get as well from this keynote and it’s all probably down to his perception of how we are all Irrational creatures , pattern based intelligences , and not information processing devices.

Reflections from 2011 – A World Without Email – The Documentary

Luis Suarez

So if there is something out there that it’s killing our very own productivity, it’s not email itself, but our abuse of it that’s killing such productivity.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Offshoring - The GE and McKinsey Connection

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? Dont Count On It.

Social Business Forum 2011 – Communities or Organisations – The New Collaboration Ecology

Luis Suarez

IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Enterprise

BlueIQ at IBM Finally Goes External!

Luis Suarez

Rather, you are creating patterns of behavior for collaborating and connecting that will transcend today’s innovations and position your business and your people for tomorrow. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Enterprise

I Know It When I See It

Andy McAfee

product?&# – are just windowdressing on products that are still essentially geared for Collaboration 1.0. Whose products at present come closest to enabling Web 2.0-style collaboration and interaction in enterprise environments? These are all activities that help patterns and structure appear, and that let the cream of the content rise to the top for all platform members, no matter how they define what the cream is.

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. Why are there such universal human activity patterns?

Newspapers, Paywalls, and Core Users ? Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

This may be the year where newspapers finally drop the idea of treating all news as a product, and all readers as customers. Then, in March, the New York Times introduced a charge for readers who crossed a certain threshold of article views (a pattern copied from the financial press, and especially the Financial Times ) which is generating substantial revenue. The easy part of treating digital news as a product is getting money from 2% of your audience. Clay Shirky.

Manufacturing: Where the Jobless Recovery Is Most Evident

Andy McAfee

Unfortunately for job seekers, I expect that pattern to resume in the very near future. The historical pattern is very clear and very regular here, and I see no reason it won’t repeat itself.

Experimentation: chocolate cakes and communicators | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

What gets us moving beyond our customary habits and patterns? And what a wonderful and productive, chocolately surprise that can be. Viv McWaters on 29 Sep 2008 at 8:48 pm Hi Nancy Synchronicity does it for me every time – wakes me up when I start seeing a pattern.

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Process versus Practice

John Hagel

In the course of his announcement, Ken made some observations that touch on some broader patterns emerging in the enterprise software business: When I sat down with Joe to talk about JotSpot, I was a bit skeptical of serving the enterprise. I just hate products that arent built for users.

One More Industry Where Employment is Dropping as Output Rises

Andy McAfee

This continues a pattern we’re seeing in other industries. ” And as I posted before , this has long been the pattern in US manufacturing.

70:20:10 – Above All Else It’s a Change Agent

Charles Jennings

People aren’t hired to learn, they’re hired to increase productivity or capability. There are productivity expectations and organizational needs to be met.” “Progress is impossible without change; and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”

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The Current State of AI Adoption

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

AI advances have the potential to increase global GDP by up to 14% between now and 2030, the equivalent of an additional $14-15 trillion contribution to the world’s economy, and an annual average contribution to productivity growth of about 1.2 AI is seemingly everywhere.

Social Physics - Reinventing Analytics to Better Predict Human Behaviors

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

T hey eventually discovered that all event-data representing human activity contain a special set of social activity patterns regardless of what the data is about. who is likely to try this newly-launched product?;

Your phone doesn't have to be your enemy.

Euen Semple

By far the greatest use of my phone is reading books, followed by activities related to managing my work, then general productivity, and only then social media. Monitor my sleep patterns. I pay a premium for Apple products to not be the product. It has been interesting using the beta of iOS 12 for the past month or so and the new functionality that allows me to keep a track of my phone usage.

The Impact of AI on the World Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Overall, the McKinsey models showed that AI has the potential to incrementally add 16 percent or around $13 trillion by 2030 to current global economic output, - an annual average contribution to productivity growth of about 1.2

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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.

The liminal nature of narrative

Dave Snowden

I’ve been to many productions of the same opera, each is different in nature, each is another exploration there are no definitive versions. I’ve been delayed in getting this second post in the series of the role and nature of narrative published.

Farming the meatware

Euen Semple

When I am asked what the next big thing on the web will be I say patterns. We have increasingly been opening up and sharing stuff, which is in itself useful and interesting, but the real benefits start to come when we make sense of the patterns that this activity shows us. We know that Facebook makes its money out of the information we share and the patterns that that information makes. There is clearly huge benefit in seeing these patterns but huge risks as well.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What skills do data scientists need to be productive in a world deluged by data? Data analysis has been generally used as a way of explaining some phenomenon by extracting interesting patterns from individual data sets with with well-formulated queries.

Has AI (Finally) Reached a Tipping Point?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

AI suffers from what’s become known as the AI effect : AI is whatever hasn’t been done yet, and as soon as an AI problem is successfully solved, the problem is no longer considered part of AI. “The same pattern will continue in the future,” notes the report. “

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Harnessing the True Potential of Internet of Things Technology

John Hagel

Another popular early application involves using IoT technology to monitor the movement of parts and products in logistics chains. It used to be that, if you were in the product business, your goal was to sell the product, get the transaction done and book the revenue. In part, this was because once the product left your store or warehouse, you had very little visibility into how it was being used. What are product vendors doing on this front?

Infomediaries - A Significant Untapped Opportunity

John Hagel

Third, we as customers were facing more and more choices in terms of products and services that were rapidly evolving. Other, largely untapped, areas would involve needs like raising small children, pursuing lifelong learning, or remaining productive and fulfilled post-retirement. In a book I wrote 20 years ago, I identified an opportunity that has yet to be addressed, but is becoming more and more attractive.

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They invest in applications close to their core business, such as customer service, operations and product development. They see AI-driven innovation as driving increased revenues and higher productivity rather than just cutting costs. AI is now seemingly everywhere.