The Productivity Paradox: Digital Abundance and Scarce Genius

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Despite the relentless advances of digital technologies, productivity growth has been declining over the past decade. Some contend, - most prominently Northwestern University economist Robert Gordon , - that over the past few decades there’s been a fundamental decline in innovation and productivity. We’ve been living in a time of major transformative technologies, - the Internet, smartphones, IoT, big data, AI - whose deployment and impact on productivity growth are still lagging.

Cloud, Services and the Transformation of Production

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Cloud-based services require a much more standardized, mass customized , process oriented, industrialized approach to production , including the application of advanced technologies and rigorous science, engineering and management methodologies. . What do we mean by the production of services ? Production is defined as “a process of combining various material inputs and immaterial inputs (plans, know-how) in order to make something for consumption (the output).

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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. Can we help redefine productivity for us all, once more, and, more interestingly, can we rely on technology, specially, AI, to help us out in that daunting task at hand? Yes, indeed, you are reading it right, since the mid 70s !

Musing on Google’s Power Searching Course and marketing

Jay Cross

Today I completed Google’s Power Searching Course. Do I know any more about search than I did ten days ago? You can narrow a search by date. Previously I approached Google searches much like looking something up in an encyclopedia or dictionary. After the course, I treat search more as an iterative process. A pre-search can inform the real search. Or after the first search, I can add to the query to zoom in on what I’m after.

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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. One way that I sometimes put it is that every product tells a story: about itself, about the person who uses it, and about the world that the product and the user inhabit. Adaptive Path UX Week Design Digital Product Design Global Moxie Jesse James Garrett Josh Clark

[liveblog][act-tiac] A federal portal in the age of search?

David Weinberger

“In a world where everyone can search and has apps, is a web portal relevant?,” Now people arrive through search. USA.gov is a platform that offers a full suite of bilingual products, built around a single structured API: information, contacts, social media, etc. Someone has a general idea, but not informed enough to search. Sarah Crane , Dir., Federal Citizen Information Center, GSA., is going to talk about USA.gov.

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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.

Productivity Tips for the Mobile (Social) Knowledge Web Worker – Mophie, Gum Max and Logitech

Luis Suarez

As I have mentioned on my last blog post , here’s a follow-up entry for today where I’m going to pick things up from where I left them around some additional Productivity Tips for the Mobile (Social) Knowledge Web Worker. you may be working, just to keep up with your productive day work. How do we keep our productivity levels up while on the road? . And, boy, did it make a difference on how I do productive work on my iPad ever since!

Productivity Tips for the Mobile (Social) Knowledge Web Worker – TweetBot, Pocket, Evernote

Luis Suarez

One of my favourite activities within the Social Web realm has always been that ability to keep up that playful spirit of finding opportunities time and time again to fine tune my overall user experience using social networking tools, whether internal or external, in order to find new use cases, or productivity tips, that would help boost my performance in allowing me to get work done in a smarter way, not necessarily working harder.

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 construction - on this view, data is like a raw material, but you work with it with your hands, and create something new out of what you have been given. knowledge production as growth - on this view, data is like a raw material that serves as a nutrient or growth medium.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: The product-to-service.

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Saturday, 21 August 2010 The product-to-service financial ratio Yesterday I saw a tweet by Frank Scavo : Chatting with a vendor about implementation cost to software license cost ratios. Back to the topic : there is a clear, direct and fairly linear relation between the initial cost of a product, and the additional cost(s) involved servicing it. In big IT companies, there isnt much enthusiasm to be found for selling Open Source products.

Product selection with your network | 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… Sep 06 2008 Product selection with your network Published by Nancy White at 12:42 pm under collaboration , knowledge sharing , networks I have a tendency to destroy my computer headsets/mics with regularity.

Bravais 3.0: Taking Learning Beyond the LMS to Analytics & Personalization

Xyleme

What should come as news to, well, no one, is that in the age of search, social, mobile, and now, wearable technologies, learner expectations have changed dramatically. Products Post Type: Blog post. What should also come as no surprise is that corporate Learning & Development (L&D) organizations have been slow in responding to these changes, with over 80% of training still delivered in a formal manner via ILT, virtual and self-paced eLearning. read more.

Are you able to personalize your content? LCMS 3.7 can help you!

Xyleme

This is because they are getting used to obtain a personalized experience in their day to day life: their personalized news feed on Facebook, their personalized product recommendations on Amazon or their personalized restaurant search results on Yelp. ProductsPost Type: Blog post. More and more, users are demanding that their learning be personalized.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "MIT Researchers Advance Lecture Capture with Search Capabilities" (Campus Technology)

Mark Oehlert

» February 11, 2008 "MIT Researchers Advance Lecture Capture with Search Capabilities" (Campus Technology) ( story link ) Now this is what I call an *LMS (lecture management system). I really love seeing developments like this and products like echo 360 , which are leveraging the sunk cost both financial and intellectual that are located within resident lectures.

Why Looking After Your Personal Brand in the Social Era Still Matters

Luis Suarez

“ If the search inquiry doesn’t find you, there’s a void like you don’t exist. Yes, I know most of you folks out there would be associating that activity towards doing some social ego searches just to see what people are talking about you, but the thing is that it’s one of those rather refreshing and mind-blowing activities I keep telling people to actually do in order to find out how others perceive you out there on the Social Web.

My Top 5 iOS Apps of the Week – Week #1

Luis Suarez

. It’s been nearly 6 years since the last time I have put together an entry over here in this blog, where I was recommending some of my favourite Productivity & Social Apps for iOS, in order to get work done more effectively, that I keep using on a regular basis, even to today. That way you folks may well be able to get a good glimpse of what my daily productivity and social collaboration activities are like.

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Business or Pleasure? - why not both: From profitability to.

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Monday, 13 September 2010 From profitability to extortion: IT comparison In August I wrote the Product to service financial ratio , that dealt with the fact that there is a certain ratio between what you pay for a product, and the service provided on it A twitter conversation on (vendor) implementation cost to software license cost ratios was the source for that. Business or Pleasure? -

This Wednesday: Beyond the Desktop Panel Discussion

Adaptive Path

He cited Google Voice Search on the iPhone, an application that combines both voice and sensor input, as an important technology to watch. Jennifer Bove , a Principal at Kicker Studio , will share her perspective and expertise in designing products with gestural interfaces. Tags: Design Leaders Experience Design Gestural Interfaces Information Architecture Interaction Design Interface Design Mobile Search Upcoming Events

My Top 5 iOS Apps of the Week – Week #10

Luis Suarez

This week’s suggestions cover the following themes: Productivity, Photography, Traveling and Games. It also helps you search for hotels, rental cars, etc. General Interest iPad iPhone Knowledge Tools Productivity Tools Tools and Gadgets #elsuappsA photo posted by @elsua (@elsua9) on Aug 22, 2016 at 3:48am PDT.

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Twitter Is Where Conversations Go To Die

Luis Suarez

with a rather poor performance, lacking scalability big time, with silly limitations with its API, capped, or better said, rather crippled searching capabilities, incredibly dull, boring and unappealing front end Web site, with huge amounts of spam making it rather difficult to even enjoy the tool any more and perhaps too many pretensions to try to reach a certain status that has never managed to achieve: indispensable.

Why Blogging Still Matters

Luis Suarez

Specially, for one particular use case, that one where I am thinking about sharing a thought or two across that I would want to come back to over time, something that it’s proved to be quite a challenge in multiple other social networking tools, due to poor quality search capabilities. IBM Learning Metablogging Open Business Personal KM Productivity Tools #elsuasworkbook

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: The Next Revolution in Interactions

John Hagel

But advantages that companies gain by raising the productivity of their most valuable workers may well be more enduring. They buttress this perspective with some interesting findings on performance spreads: The performance spread between the most and least productive manufacturing companies is relatively narrow. There are significant opportunities to build strategic advantage by developing organizational practices to improve the productivity of tacit labor.

Google Plus – One Social Networking Tool to Rule Them All

Luis Suarez

In that year, IBM decided to productise all of those wonderful social interactions and create, as a result of it, a single product: IBM Connections , formerly known as Lotus Connections. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Productivity Tools Social Computing

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@Janetter or How I Started to Enjoy Twitter Once Again

Luis Suarez

She liked the experience and right away I thought about giving it a try myself, after having been actively searching for a good substitute for Nambu throughout all of this time playing with a bunch of other Twitter clients whether on the Mac or on iOS devices. Janetter’s searching capabilities and real-time searches are just superb! Not matter how busy the Search timeline may well be, it will keep up with it and provide you with all you need.

5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

Instead, it will all become a lot more self-serving for all knowledge workers, to the point where before they need to reach out to anyone out there, they may as well have got the answer to their questions by searching, filtering, annotating further those various streams. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social ComputingI heart Activity Streams. I mean, I * love* them to bits!

5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save Your From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

Instead, it will all become a lot more self-serving for all knowledge workers, to the point where before they need to reach out to anyone out there, they may as well have got the answer to their questions by searching, filtering, annotating further those various streams. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social ComputingI heart Activity Streams. I mean, I * love* them to bits!

Social Learning at TELUS by Dan Pontefract

Luis Suarez

You don’t have to have everyone on board to get value: Indeed, something that we have seen ourselves, over at IBM as well with some of our social software tools, like IBM Connections Bookmarks where about 35k fellow IBMers make use of it, yet the entire IBM population of 400k benefit from it, because the search results from our corporate Intranet search engine are injected with those social bookmarks that folks keep adding along.

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

Luis Suarez

One of the many activities I keep enjoying quite a bit over the course of the years with regards to social networking is its innate ability to experiment and play with social technologies in order to figure out new use cases, proofs of concept, additional bursts of productivity, new business uses, etc. keep those Twitter searches on hashtags going in the medium, long run.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Your integrity for a.t-shirt?

Mark Oehlert

A little while back, I looked at a new search product named PowerSet. And I'm a product manager, not a PR hack. Well, maybe the line is a bit fuzzy =) {mark} powerset product manager Posted by: Mark Johnson | June 11, 2008 at 01:37 PM The comments to this entry are closed. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « EduPunk?

Social Networking Gets Serious – #prayforjapan

Luis Suarez

My first natural instinct was not that one of picking up the phone and call them, or check out in the (TV) news whether I could find some local phone numbers I could call from afar, or fire up an email to them hoping they would respond back and confirm they were doing ok, or check Google, or whatever other search engine, in order to try to find out more. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Life Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

The Future of High-Performance Work Systems – Towards Meaningful Work

Luis Suarez

Let’s have a look with some examples: Priceless quotes like “ Project teams at work are beginning to resemble movie production teams “, or “ Although home is still the most common location, millions of virtual team members work from just about anywhere “, or “ Employers will have access to a larger and more skilled workforce “, or even “ Individuals will have more freedom and power than ever before ” (One of my favourite quotes, by the way!),

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Living “A World Without Email” … in Google Plus

Luis Suarez

Even if it is thoughtfully placed in a folder, e-mail search isn’t great. Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Personal KM Productivity Tools Social ComputingIn the last few weeks a lot has been written about whether Google Plus is the ultimate killer social networking site of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or several others, you name it.

Google Me! Your New Business Card

Luis Suarez

It keeps evolving, growing, maturing over time and in multiple ways, whether you are searching for Luis Suarez (Or Luis Suarez IBM ), Luis , Suarez , or elsua. General Interest Innovation Knowledge Tools Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

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Enterprise microblogging should be pay-per-use

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Friday, 7 January 2011 Enterprise microblogging should be pay-per-use An article by Dennis Howlett about Socialtext and Yammer yesterday caught my attention In essence SocialText announces that theyll sell their product at 80% of Yammers price (being very brief here) but I think theyre both wrong Social has its own Pareto rule : 90-9-1 versus the old-fashioned 80-20. Business or Pleasure? -

Nancy White and Suzy – An Intro to Twitter

Luis Suarez

Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social ComputingOver the last few days, perhaps last couple of weeks, I have been having, once again, that ongoing love / hate relationship with Twitter, inclining itself a little bit more on the hate side of things this time around. Unfortunately.

Google Plus and The Enterprise – What’s The Deal?

Luis Suarez

Can you imagine when G+ is tightly integrated with Google Search? IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing(I was hoping to be able to share this blog post while I was on vacation with my family in León, mainland Spain, but apparently lack of reliable (NOT!!)

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? products that lack the ability to produce “meaningful&# RSS feeds. This all has one mutually beneficial purpose: Businesses want to create the products and services their customers are interested in, in order to be more successful.

Free Sales Tools Reps Can’t Live Without

Xyleme

Since many sales brands are pivoting to product-led growth, spurred on by a culture of try-before-you-buy, sales reps have a plethora of free sales prospecting tools to choose from. It’s important to note that there are no one-size-fits-all sales productivity tools.

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The Increasing Influence of Recommendation Systems in Our Everyday Lives

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

That’s what network effects are all about: t he more products or services a platform offers, the more users it will attract, helping it then attract more offerings, which in turn brings in more users, generates more data, and makes the platform even more valuable.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Learning objectives are best achieved when tied to real-world (not inworld) factors of production" (TerraNova)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Great List of Presentation Resources | Main | iQuiz Maker - Make Custom Quizzes for the iPod - oh yeah, its free » June 23, 2007 "Learning objectives are best achieved when tied to real-world (not inworld) factors of production" (TerraNova) ( link to post on Terra Nova by Robert Bloomfield ) Here is a little excerpt (thats redundant and repetitive isnt it?).and

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Radar Knows Where The iPhones Are

Steven Berlin Johnson

» Radar Knows Where The iPhones Are Heres a cool little example of why I think Radar is such a great product. Third, note that I didnt even have to type a search term into Radar ("iPhone lines") to get this information. stevenberlinjohnson.com « George Will: SBJ Says Beer Is Good For You | Main | Unintended Consequences, part 57.

The Current State of Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The elapsed times to take an invention from lab to market were no longer competitive, especially against a new generation of startups that significantly decreased the time-to-market for new products and services.