Exploring Business Types and Business Models

John Hagel

But I’ve also written a lot about business types/roles, including a popular Harvard Business Review article almost 20 years ago. Many of you have approached me to ask, so what’s the difference between a business model and a business type? And, if there is a difference, what business models should each business type adopt? And, not to keep you in suspense, there is a difference between business models and business types as I use them. OK, I’ve created some confusion.

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Three types of KM

Harold Jarche

For example, knowledge management is not a software system, but really three processes that are conducted in parallel and support each other; namely Big KM , Little KM and PKM [ Patti Anklam ]. This requires enterprise-wide systems.

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a triple operating system

Harold Jarche

There are advocates for a dual operating system to deal with the complexity of the networked era: one that is hierarchical and another that is networked. This trinity is not three separate operating systems.

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Grand Unified Theory of Service Design, Systems Design, and Organization Design

Adaptive Path

Jeff Sussna is an internationally-recognized systems thinker and IT expert, combining engineering expertise with an ability to bridge business, creative, and technical perspectives. The other thing is, I think a lot about the relationship between designing and operating systems and designing and operating organizations. Is there a grand unified theory that ties these two seemingly different types of “services” together? And our systems get better and better as we go.

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First structure the work system

Harold Jarche

I developed the above table in 2009 to explain that working together [follow link for background info] requires different types of group work according to the complexity of the environment. Working Together. Complexity (Cynefin). Social (TIMN). Practices. Group Work. Chaotic. Tribal. Novel.

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Deal with the system as a whole please

Dave Snowden

11: You can't reduce or aggregate a complex system and trying is wrong a priori. Now the real problem with all of this is that aggregation and reduction is fine if you have a highly constrained system. Now all of this is true a priori in a complex adaptive system.

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Continuing Education and Learning Management Systems

Tony Karrer

Continuing Education Requirements Requirement #1: The LMS needs the ability to apply multiple types of continuing education credits to a single course, have the user select multiple types of credits to obtain and print certificates with the appropriate wording for the desired credit(s). After completion she is notified that she has passed the test and has access to 1 hour of credit for each type.

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I’m Not Scared of Email; I Developed a System called DADDIO

Dan Pontefract

You may use Outlook or Lotus or whatever messaging system or application is provided to you to send and answer these types of emails. These have to be considered as email types too. Now, about my system of managing all types of electronic messages; I call it DADDIO.

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A learning system to meet the needs of a complex knowledge era

George Siemens

I gave a talk on the type(s) of learning system(s) that are needed to address complex knowledge needs. We gain an understanding of needed learning systems, I argue, by evaluating the attributes of information in digital networks and through focusing on the nature of knowledge needs in complex settings I had the opportunity to stop by edX last. A video the talk is available here.

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An Operating System for the Mind

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Interestingly, that's how many people used to think of electronic information systems - as mechanisms into which you input facts to facilitate easy discovery and retrieval. The computer, or online systems (such as Minitel) were visualized as giant electronic libraries, with the sum total of the world's knowledge at our disposal. Put the facts into the system, and come up with some mechanism to get them out. Let's return to the computer system analogy.

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AI, Automation and the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Uneven distribution of impact across sectors, job types, wage levels, skills and education. Similarly, t he increased use of robotics will be accompanied by major changes in manufacturing systems.

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Becoming a Data-Driven Business: Challenges and Opportunities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Similarly, the full impact of automobiles was not felt until the mid-20th century with the rise of suburbs, the Interstate Highway system, and the motels, restaurants and gas stations that sprung up all around them. In short, these systems are trained rather than programmed.”.

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Becoming a 21st Century Digital Tinkerer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Our educational system has long been based on the assumption that learning is mostly about acquiring knowledge as well as critical skills to enable us to apply whatever we learned in school throughout our careers, say 30 - 40 years.

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On the Governance of Blockchain: Lessons from the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the 1980s, it was quite difficult to get different IT systems to talk to each other. Just sending an e-mail across two different applications from two different vendors was quite a chore, as was sharing information across disparate systems.

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Has AI (Finally) Reached a Tipping Point?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In 2011, Watson , - IBM’s question-answering system, - won the Jeopardy! A Go-playing system cannot simply rely on computational brute force. Also, IoT-type systems - devices and the cloud - are becoming increasingly popular, as is thinking about social and economic dimensions of AI.

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Rapid Learning Management Systems

Tony Karrer

I've been asked numerous times over the past couple of years by various types of people and companies a very similar question: I plan to or have been conducting and charging for training workshops for clients. While there are a lot of different Learning Management Systems with very different features, the requirements in this situation are a bit different. To me this is a new kind of system. I'm temporarily calling this a Rapid Learning Management System. Systems?

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On Saving the American Health System: Dr. Donald Berwick's.

Bob Sutton

The Observer | Business | You could be a genius - if only you had a good system. 11 Books Every Leader Should Read » On Saving the American Health System: Dr. Donald Berwicks Farewell Speech.   Perhaps he wasn't mean and tough and selfish enough for our broken system; it is a shame that a guy who does everything possible to put patients first would be fired by people who do everything they can to put themselves first. Error type: Your comment has been saved.

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The Rise of the Platform Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

IBM’s System 360 family of mainframes, announced in 1964, featured a common hardware architecture and operating system, enabling customers to upgrade their systems with no need to rewrite their applications. The study identified 4 major types of platforms.

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Man, Machine, and Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Others are dismissive of such dire concerns while agreeing that we must work hard to ensure that our complex AI systems do what we want them to do. . Digitization is creating new types of economic disruption.

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AI, Robotics, and the Future of Jobs

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

They said that the service sector will be particularly impacted, as many consumer applications will be handled by self-service automated systems. . Jobs will shift, as the same forces that displace certain jobs create entirely new types of employment - some of which we can only imagine today.

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Is Design Thinking the “New Liberal Arts”?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Design thinking is now being applied to abstract entities, - e.g. systems, services, information and organizations, - as well as to devise strategies, manage change and solve complex problems. The types of solutions that emerge from engineering thinking usually involve a new technology (e.g.,

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Managing Multiple Learning Managment System’s - The High Cost of Choice

Xyleme

Post Type: Blog post. Did you know that today there are approximately 500 Learning Management System vendors in the market? 1 Did you also know that no one vendor, or small group of vendors, have significant market share?

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Aggregation Types

Tony Karrer

Aggregation Types As I'm thinking about this, there's likely a few different forms of aggregation implied by looking at systems like Social Media Today , OLDaily , Communities and Networks Connection , Techmeme , Sphinn and Digg. Great article in Wall Street Journal - Information Wants to Be Expensive (found via Big Dog Little Dog ) suggests that more people should be charging for content online.

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The Datafication of Business and Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Complex Systems Data Science and Big Data Digital Money and Payments Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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The Digitization of the Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

To effectively do so, it is quite likely that we will need to become a more entrepreneurial society , where large numbers of people will have to invent their own jobs, possibly based on new types of virtual work organizations and digital platforms.

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The New Era of Smart, Connected Products

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The article introduces a whole new class of smart connected products - “complex systems that combine hardware, sensors, data storage, microprocessors, software, and connectivity in myriad ways.”. Should the company pursue an open or closed system?; .

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution - Risks and Benefits

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

One of the best discussions of the challenges of bleeding-edge AI systems is a 2015 article on the Benefits and Risks of Artificial Intelligence by Tom Ditteriech and Eric Horvitz , - current and former president respectively of the Association for the Advancement of AI.

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The Blockchain and Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Until the early 1990s, it was quite difficult to get different IT systems to talk to each other. Just sending an e-mail across two different applications from two different vendors was quite a chore, as was sharing information across disparate systems.

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What Should We Think of Machines that Think?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Cambridge emeritus professor Martin Rees wrote in Organic Intelligence Has No Long-Term Future : “… by any definition of thinking , the amount and intensity that’s done by organic human-type brains will be utterly swamped by the cerebrations of AI.”

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The President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the early decades of the IT industry, different vendors brought to market their own proprietary systems and networks. We’re hopeful that blockchain could now be such a catalyst for transforming our global financial systems.

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Reflections on Big Data, Data Science and Related Subjects

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

CUSP’s research and educational programs are centered on urban informatics , - “the acquisition, integration, and analysis of data to understand and improve urban systems and quality of life.” Big Cities + Big Data and Bringing Urban Data to Life are prominently displayed in its website.

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The Promise and Challenges of Health Analytics

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

According to the National Human Genome Research Institute : “A phenotype is an individual’s observable traits, such as height, eye color, and blood type. Our current system of delivering health care is episodic and reactive.

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The Collaborative, Sharing Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Online reputation systems , where people rank buyers and sellers, are critical to the smooth functioning of collaborative markets. Large numbers of people will have to invent their own jobs, based on new types of work organizations that leverage digital markets and platforms.

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Knowledge Work Types

Tony Karrer

Thomas Davenport classifies Knowledge Work Types in Thinking for a Living: How to Get Better Performances And Results from Knowledge Workers using a variety of classifications. Within that he then defined the following types of knowledge workers: Transaction Worker - Routine, individual, ex. systems development Expert Worker - Interpretation/judgment, individual, ex. Several people have asked for some clarification on my definition of Concept Work and Concept Workers.

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Blockchains: the Promise of More Frictionless, Trusted Economies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Three types of frictions predominate today: Information frictions: Participants in a transaction don’t have access to the same information; the required information is not easily accessible; and security and privacy risks keep rising, - e.g., hacking, cybercrime, identity theft.

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Computing Beyond Moore’s Law

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

And, and as is often the case when it comes to highly complex systems, I find myself turning to biology as a source of inspiration, in particular, to evolutionary biology. Initially, we used these components to develop what in retrospect were not-very-powerful, stand-alone computer systems.

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The Evolution toward a Global Digital Money Ecosystem

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, in the early decades of the IT industry, there were a number of proprietary e-mail systems that made it easy to communicate within a company.

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A Growing Backlash Against the Relentless Advances in Technology?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I then transferred to IBM’s large systems division, where my main focus soon became the transition of mainframes to CMOS -based microprocessors and parallel architectures , a disruptive transition that IBM barely survived. Otherwise serious concepts sometimes end up as overused buzzwords.

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Open Letter on the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Understanding the incentives and costs associated with expanding the earned income tax credit and other types of wage subsidies.” . Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

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The Future of Jobs in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

If this is indeed the case, large numbers of people will have to invent their own jobs, possibly based on new types of virtual work organizations that leverage digital platforms to match job seekers with job providers.

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