Category: Knowledge Economy

Machine Learning Will Challenge Work and Intellectual Property Law

I have been briefing with companies that find patterns in data. In my recent Pinchot “intensive” I was talking to students about the kind of patterns that could be found, as well as the implications for intellectual property law related to pattern recognition. Here are two concepts to thinking about: Discovering Patterns in Data On.

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It’s Time to STOP Talking About Company Culture

It’s Time to STOP Talking About Company Culture From my November 2013 Newsletter: Over the last month, I keynoted the Chief Learning Officer Symposium and KMWorld. At both conferences, many speakers talked about the need to evolve, shift or otherwise change company culture. In some cases, the shift was to support collaboration, in others knowledge.

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Ten Ways to Reduce Interruptions at Work

  Many people working in offices, even factory floors, complain about interruptions. To a great degree, interruptions are things you accept. You may feel like they are push upon you, and sometimes they, are, but for the most part, they are things we do to ourselves out of boredom, frustration or lack of engagement. These.

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Malcolm Gladwell, 10,000 hours and Genius at Work

Malcolm Gladwell and the New Yorker Conference Back in 2007, I had the pleasure of attending the New Yorker Conference, “2012: Stories From the Near Future,” which took place on May 6 and 7, 2007 in New York City.  A few days later I found time to cover my reflections on Malcolm Gladwell’s presentation. The presentation.

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‘How to Make BYOD Work’ now available at Chief Learning Officer Magazine

  Employees increasingly expect to use their personal devices at work. To meet this demand and protect proprietary information, companies have to ensure IT departments can support a BYOD infrastructure. Read the entire post at Chief Learning Officer Magazine:  How to Make BYOD Work  

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The Future of the Book

During a recent workshop at the Computers in Libraries conference, the workshop members and sketched out some ideas. I have incorporated those ideas into this image. What are we missing?  What pieces will come first? What are we out of our mind about?

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Planet Money: 4.2 Million Americans Were Hired In January (And 4.1 Million Quit Or Got Fired)

Interesting Planet Money background conversation on the current labor market.  Worth a listen. I think they misinterpret the “quit” data, pointing to construction as an example of solid labor confidence because so many people quit in the current period, vs. manufacturing or government where quits were almost non-existent.  My take is that construction labor often.

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My Full Comments on Clout vs. Klout

As a follow-up to Tony Greenberg’s Forbes piece, Clout v. Klout: Why They Aren’t the Same Thing, And Never Will Be, Tony published my full interview remarks as a follow-up. You can find them here: http://www.tonygreenberg.com/2012/04/18/clout-v-klout-why-they-arent-the-same-thing-and-never-will-be/#comments

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5 Reasons Best Practices Suck

Best practices are like vampires that can suck an organization of productivity, drain its creativity, and bleed its initiative. I’ve helped IT departments from automobile manufacturing companies merge. I’ve also helped banks and Internet companies merge. In all cases, I watched people who were, weeks before, like many other of their species, seeking best practices,.

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Must Listen-Reinventing Discovery: The New Era Of Networked Science

A must listen interview from Seattle’s KUOW THE CONVERSATION. Highly recommended as a new way to see science, and as an offering of hints about how the Serendipity Economy is becoming reality for scientists. Michael Nielsen is the author of "Reinventing Discovery: the Era of Networked Science." http://www.kuow.org/program.php?id=25124

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