AI and the Productivity Paradox

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, at the same time, productivity growth has significantly declined over the past decade, and income has continued to stagnate for the majority of Americans. Economists have proposed competing explanations for declining productivity growth and so far have failed to reach a consensus.” .

Productivity Tips on Presentations: Inform, Inspire and Motivate

Luis Suarez

Yes, I know, another article on the topic of Productivity , although this time around with a slightly different flavour: how can we improve the way we deliver messages through presentations? Whatever happened to all of those meetings, events, presentations, seminars, workshops, etc.

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Can IBM Watson Workspace Save Our Productivity?

Luis Suarez

Apparently, our productivity as employees has been plummeting since the mid 70s. Yet, productivity still is very weak and we don’t seem to succeed in figuring out who (or what) is to blame for that. WoW, I am really excited about Workspace’s present, never mind its bright future!

Ancient present

Doc Searls

Industry (The Second Wave) “violently split apart two aspects of our lives that had always been one… production and consumption… In so doing, it drove a giant invisible wedge into our economy, our psyches … it ripped apart the underlying unity of society, creating a way of life filled with economic tension.” Business is shipping (“loading the channel,” “moving products,” “delivering messages”). Reality 2.0

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Good Presentations Matter to Rock an Audience

Luis Suarez

Over the course of the last couple of years I have developed that habit of watching the recordings of the presentations that I give myself at public speaking events. Good presentations matter from Ned Potter.

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Parallel Supercomputing: Past, Present and Future

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, by the mid-1980s it was becoming clear that by not working on such leading-edge products, IBM was cutting itself off from many of the IT innovations coming out of research labs and universities.

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7 Ways to Kill Your Presentation and How to Fix Them

Luis Suarez

The key thing though is whether we are all ready to absorb, change and adapt our presentation skills to make even better pitches to engage our audience(s), which, I guess, is what matters at the end of the day… But what happens when you inadvertently kill your own presentation without even knowing?

9 Ways To Increase Your Productivity While Working From Home

Luis Suarez

It’s like a bit of fresh air coming along in small time lapses that would allow you to transition from one task to another rather easily, without losing much of the control of your own productivity. IBM Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

More research: browsing for fun at work boosts productivity

Ross Dawson

My post yesterday about Angry Birds and productivity at work: why distractions can help has generated some good discussion. In summary, those who surfed the web for fun while at work were 9% more productive than those who weren’t allowed to do so.

Healthy and Productive Meetings: Free Guidestar Webinar on Feb. 12th

Beth Kanter

I have learned a lot – and the results have helped me be way more productive (and drop a lot of pounds toos!). I’ll be doing a Guidestar Webinar on health and productive meetings on Feb. I even presented a walking keynote on walking! Flickr Photo by Lynn Friedman.

The Secret Sauce for Productive Nonprofit Meetings that No One Talks About

Beth Kanter

So much of our work life is being in meetings, but many times are a participant, not the meeting leader. What can we do as a participant to make meetings more productive? Flickr Photo by Iain.

Three Models of Knowledge Production

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The picture being presented by Jarche and his colleagues adhere to a 'mining' model of knowledge management (from which we get phrases like 'data mining'). knowledge production as growth - on this view, data is like a raw material that serves as a nutrient or growth medium.

Robocalypse Now? Technology, Productivity and Employment

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

asked MIT economist David Autor in his presentation at a recent Forum of European central bankers. His presentation was based on a paper co-written with Utrecht University economist Anna Salomons. “Is productivity growth inimical to employment?,” Is the Robocalypse upon us?,

3 Must-Have Productivity Tools for Creating Visual Content for Social Channels

Beth Kanter

1) PowerPoint: Yes, I know, PowerPoint is a presentation tool. But it is the quickest and easiest way to create text overlay images because you can easily compose one in PowerPoint and export this single slide as a jpg image. You are on a roll!

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

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Despite dramatic advances in technology, most of the world’s economies have been stuck in a long period of slow growth and slow productivity. We’ve long been leveraging technology to help increase productivity.

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

Web course tools, then became mechanisms for collecting, packaging, and presenting these. The concept of sustainability refers to the capacity of those supporting resources to continue to fund the productions and distribution of these resources. The commercial model includes the end up selling of extended services, the use of the platform for advertising and marketing, or to support a product, or to support a labor force.

A product’s experience goes beyond User Experience

Adaptive Path

The experience of a device reaches well beyond a person’s relationship with the product. Nearly every consumer product is designed to live within an ecosystem. These stores carry products that use aesthetics to fit into a system – fancy vacuums are designed to fit in your home’s decor; chairs that match the entertainment center; my Apple mouse that’s designed to match my Apple computer. Second, the ecosystem that this product lives within.

Remote Sex: the perfect Valentine’s Day present

Ross Dawson

In the last year several remote sex products have been released into the market. Our online magazine explores this fascinating aspect of the intersection of technology and society. The rise of our connected world has implications that reach into almost every aspect of our lives. I did many Valentine’s Day interviews back in 2003 and 2004, talking about proximity dating , one way in which technology is changing how we connect romantically.

The Future of Work Is Learning

Luis Suarez

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My Top 5 iOS Apps of the Week – Week #13

Luis Suarez

bit over a week ago, Ben Evans posted a tweet where he was pointing to a recent presentation he put together as well under the rather thought-provoking title ‘ Mobile is eating the world ’. It’s perhaps one of my favourite business productivity activities and for almost everything.

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How Do I Make Sense of Social Networking Tools

Luis Suarez

Haiku Deck : I know, I know, while most folks are perhaps making heavy use of Slideshare to share their presentations online for whatever the speaking or customer engagement, I’m a rebel at heart, an outlier, so, instead, I use Haiku Deck.

Top 10 Tools for Learning 2016

Luis Suarez

So from the initial list of 40 different tools I eventually came down to the following 10 for 2016, where I have just selected them based purely on learning terms versus other key elements such as productivity, life hacks, curation, content management, etc.

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Collaborators, Cooperators and People I Learn From

Luis Suarez

Collaborators : The original description I used for this list was the following one: ’[Some] People I’ve collaborated with in the past, the present & hopefully in the near future as well ’. Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Personal KM Productivity Tools

The Social Enterprise – Welcome to the Era of Intrapreneurship!

Luis Suarez

IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Life Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing Work Life Integration

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.

The Evolution of the Knowledge Web Worker

Luis Suarez

They are incredibly insightful and very resourceful to include in your presentations, blog posts, etc. View more presentations from Stephen Collins. Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

Liberate Your Company Through Employee Engagement

Luis Suarez

The presentation lasts for a little bit over 14 minutes and, I tell you, it’s worth while every single second of it. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Enterprise

Transforming the Workplace with Radical Management by Steve Denning

Luis Suarez

Yes, indeed, the good old mantra of “ If a service is free, you are the product “ Well, now more than ever, we are seeing that taking place and on a far too frequent basis helping diminish our own perception of how wonderful social networking tools for business can well be.

Dare to Disagree through Critical Thinking

Luis Suarez

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Snap Bird – Experimenting with Curation of Live Tweeting at Conference Events

Luis Suarez

All in all with the main premise behind all of that fun and play to figure out new methods to become more productive, effective and efficient at what I have been aiming all along: work smarter, not necessarily harder.

Should Companies Block Access to Digital Tools?

Luis Suarez

Open Business Personal KM Productivity Tools

KM, Enterprise 2.0 and Social Business: One and The Same

Luis Suarez

If you don’t believe me, have a look and check out this recent presentation that one of my all time favourite, the always insightful and KM blogger extraordinaire, David Gurteen (A good friend and long time KM mentor, too!)

IBM’s Lotusphere 2011 Highlights – People-Centric vs. Content-Centric by Louis Richardson

Luis Suarez

It was one of those great presentations that makes you think about the daily challenges we all face when confronting work and our own productivity and how by shifting gears and opening up to social tools, we may find plenty of solutions to the problems we face today.

Why Social? To Help Colleagues Work Together Much More Effectively

Luis Suarez

Can you imagine saying that about presentations? Anyone on Presentation Zen ? I guess Slideshare has brought back to presentations, to some extent, the sexiness they once had, before we all got obsessed with them without remedy! View more presentations from Stuart McIntyre.

No Agile Gospel please, just give me Enlightenment

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Monday, 28 June 2010 No Agile Gospel please, just give me Enlightenment For lack of a logo, heres the Snowbird resort where the Agile Manifesto was developed back in 2001 Agile Software Development presently is suffering from evangelisation, it seems.

Google Plus – One50, Two50 and TheRest

Luis Suarez

View more presentations from Ross Mayfield. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

Narrate Your Work, Working Out Loud, with Google Plus

Luis Suarez

the flow for one of the most important presentations I may be delivering in my lifetime next week Friday in Zurich. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Open Business Personal KM Productivity Tools

The Trials and Tribulations of a Mobile Knowledge Worker in a Social Business World

Luis Suarez

Like today, on my way to London, to participate and present at the rather intriguing Social Business Strategy Summit and then flying to Milan over the weekend to participate on the event of events on Social Business in Europe: the Social Business Forum 2012. .

Workplace Productivity

Tony Karrer

One of the favorite quotes I used to use during presentations was Drucker - The most important contribution of management in the 21st century will be to increase knowledge-worker productivity. Complexity of Productivity for Knowledge Work Productivity is defined as: the ratio of the quantity and quality of units produced to the labor per unit of time For some knowledge workers, we can reasonably define things this way.

The Art of Collaborating Effectively in Virtual Teams

Luis Suarez

Plenty of people say that collaboration is not an easy task, whether face to face or whether remote, but certainly it looks like collaborating effectively online still presents a good bunch of challenges and issues, and Aliza’s article surely highlights some of the most relevant ones.