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Rasmus Presents at KMWorld Connect 2020

Rasmus: KMWorld Connect 2020 Collaboration is critical for the everyday business and personal practices required to make remote work well. Due to COVID-19, businesses have more workers doing their job duties from home, leading to an increase in organizations having to make tough choices quickly. Even though telecommuting is not new, organizations can effectively design…

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Rasmus quoted at TechTarget on Coronavirus and Collaboration

Rasmus quoted at TechTarget: 5 tips for HR: Employee communications during coronavirus outbreak “HR needs to own the practice of remote work,” said Daniel W. Rasmus, founder and principal analyst at Serious Insights, an industry analyst firm. “They need to facilitate the discussion about how people work, how measurements change, and lead collaboratively with IT…

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Serious Insights: Top Research 2019

Serious Insights: Top Research 2019 Here is the Top Research in 2019 from Serious Insights: What is the difference between Data, Information, Knowledge and Wisdom? Review: SanDisk iXpand™ Flash Drive  Developing a Winning Thought Leadership Strategy Review: TheBrain 10 What is an Information Worker? What is the Chief Knowledge Officer Job? Review: Rocketbook app and…

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Rasmus featured with KMWorld 2018 Presentation Highlight: AI Algorithms and the Black Box

Rasmus featured with KMWorld 2018 Presentation Highlight: AI Algorithms and the Black Box In his session at KMWorld 2018, titled “Rethinking KM for an Age of AI & IoT,” Serious Insights founder and principal analyst Daniel W. Rasmus explored the impact of AI and IoT on KM as machines get better and better at sensing…

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Rasmus quoted in Geekwire: ‘Are you there, God? It’s me, Alexa.’ Tech and religious leaders ponder the future of AI together

Excerpt: Can a computer become God? Or, more to the point, could humans invent AI that can convincingly impersonate God — and if so, would humans bother to worship it? That was one of the questions explored Saturday by technology experts, the faithful and everyone in between at a conference devoted to artificial intelligence and…

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Daniel W. Rasmus quoted at Forbes.com on ‘VR in Ready Player One’

Daniel W. Rasmus on ‘VR in Ready Player One’ at Forbes.com Daniel W. Rasmus, who runs the consultancy Serious Insights and keynotes VR conferences worldwide, has been watching the space since the 1990s, first as an analyst with Forrester Research and later as director of business insights at Microsoft. Like Rubin, Rasmus is underwhelmed with…

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News from Portugal: Serious Insights Coverage During Singularity Digital Enterprise

Singularity Digital Enterprise Keynote I was honored to speak at a Singularity Digital Enterprise (www.singularityde.com) event in Lisbon, Portugal. During my visit, I also had the opportunity to talk about the future of work with several press outlets and analysts. Here are links to the commentary. Amazon e Microsoft juntas em Portugal para falarem sobre Inteligência…

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Scenario Planning for Human Resources: Key to Agility and Anticipation up at People Matters

Scenario Planning for Human Resources Proud to have an article on scenario planning published in India’s premier HR publication. If we all knew exactly how the future would turn out, there would be no need to negotiate plans. We would simply accept the future and decide how best to provide for the needs of our…

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Navigating the ethical and social impacts of VR: VRX 2016 Featuring Daniel W. Rasmus

Navigating the ethical and social impacts of VR Last December, Dan participated in panel titled ‘Navigating the ethical and social impacts of VR’ at VRX San Fransisco. This post includes the original panel copy and list of speakers, along with the audio of the session. Serious Insights thanks VRX for the us of this file.…

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USA Today Facebook @workplace coverage features Serious Insights

Workplace by Facebook is a private social network that has the same look and feel as Facebook, making it an easy tool for employees to adopt, but keeps corporate data separate and secure, Codorniou says. Unlike Facebook, which is supported by advertising, Facebook plans to charge businesses to use Workplace. And its pricing strategy is…

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<em>Twelve Ways to Escape an Alien</em> now Available on Amazon Kindle

Waterside Publications released Twelve Ways to Escape an Alien today by Serious Insights Founder and Principal Analyst Daniel W. Rasmus published. The book is available on Kindle immediately and print on demand soon. About the book Ever question those all-too-convenient escapes from aliens on Star Trek, Lost in Space, or Farscape? In Twelve Ways to Escape…

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‘Virtual Reality Could Change Everything’ now up at Chief Learning Officer

Let’s face it, not much can hold a candle to a dynamic speaker or great workshop facilitator. Organizations have tried CD-ROMs, video, communities of practice, interactive websites, and webinars, but all fall short in both engaging learners and creating meaningful learning experiences. But virtual reality, or VR, is coming, and it not only offers more…

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Eucalypt Media Thought Leadership: Serious Insights Principal Analyst Daniel W. Rasmus Quoted

Eucalypt Media Thought Leadership post: ‘Why Thought Leadership Content Marketing Is Crucial for Modern Executives’ features Serious Insights Principal Analyst Daniel W. Rasmus As Daniel Rasmus wrote in Fast Company, “Thought leadership should intrigue, challenge, and inspire even people already familiar with a company. It should help start a relationship where none exists, and it should enhance…

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Serious Insights Principal Analyst Daniel W. Rasmus Comments on Oculus Featured at InvestorPlace

Comments on Oculus Featured at InvestorPlace It has been almost two years since Facebook (FB) dropped $2 billion on Oculus VR, a virtual reality company operating independently of its parent since the acquisition. At the time, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg told consumers and investors that immersive gaming — an area where Oculus already had “big plans” — would…

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Sprouting Reads #1 picks up Collaboration Innovations Report Insights

The Brave New World of Enterprise Collaboration A linked in post titled:  Sprouting Reads #1: The Brave New World of Enterprise Collaboration, picked up ideas from the new Serious Insights report, “Ten Innovations That Should Drive Collaboration Technology.” If swimming down the stream-view of 21st century post-normal corporation leaves you gasping for the fresh breath of…

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Serious Insights featured at Staples.com: ‘Essential Software for Your Small Business Computers’

Serious Insights featured at Staples.com: Essential Software for Your Small Business Computers But don’t always rely on the most popular solution. “Find a tool that works for you,” says Daniel Rasmus, founder and principal analyst at business consulting company Serious Insights in Sammamish, WA. He suggests considering the ease of sharing files with clients, size of storage…

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Serious Insights International Data Survey Referenced at Mobile Enterprise

Serious Insights International Data Survey posted Mobile Enterprise: Even though they think mobile connectivity is a must-have at home, most Americans when travelling abroad compromise work and fun by cutting back on mobile usage, according to new research from Serious Insights for Telestial Inc.  The report, “American Travelers: Not Masters of International Data,” also found six…

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Serious Insights International Data Study Referenced by Travel Agent Central

Stat: 82 Percent Worry About Mobile Data Charges Overseas Do your clients worry about bill shock from mobile data use while traveling? According to a new study by Serious Insights and Telestial Inc., it could be harming their productivity. Six out of ten significantly change their behavior and use of data, becoming less likely to respond right away…

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Rasmus Quoted in ‘Facebook at Work’ post on CIO.com

Serious Insights Principal Analyst Daniel W. Rasmus comments on the ‘Facebook at Work’ announcement in CIO online. “Facebook’s big issue is that they have no enterprise presence outside of ad sales and marketing analytics,” according to Daniel Rasmus, founder and principal analyst at Serious Insights. IT departments are still extremely cautious about bringing new apps into…

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<em>Sketches of Spain and Other Poems</em> now available on Amazon

Sketches of Spain and Other Poems is the first book of poetry from Daniel W. Rasmus, author of Listening to the Future and Management by Design. Rasmus’s poetry has appeared for several years in leading poetry journals like Barrow Street, Indiana Review and Slipstream. Sketches of Spain and Other Poems For the first time, you will…

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Daniel W. Rasmus to Participate in Gigaom Webinar: Making Sense Out of Chaos, While Avoiding Vendor Lock-In – December 17, 2014

Making Sense Out of Chaos, While Avoiding Vendor Lock-In       December 17, 2014 10:00am — 11:00am PST SPONSORED BY Harmon.ie FEATURED PANELISTS Daniel W. Rasmus Industry Analyst, HiveMind Network Philip Sheldrake Managing Partner, Euler Partners David Lavenda Vice President of Product Strategy, harmon.ie MODERATED BY Larry Hawes The promise of the cloud has…

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17 Uncertainties that will Define (or Redefine) Your 2014 Forecast Released

IMMEDIATE RELEASE   1/21/2014   17 Uncertainties that will Define (or Redefine) Your 2014   January 21, 2014 Sammamish, Washington, Daniel W. Rasmus, the author of ‘Listening to the Future’ and ‘Management by Design’ has released his list of the 2014 global uncertainties that will force businesses and governments to remain nimble and agile as…

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Mind Map Market Update

Market Overview With the rise of mobile devices, the number of mind mapping tools has risen in recent years, yet only a few in the growing mind map market should be considered enterprise-ready.  Mind mapping tools have evolved from simple drawing tools into complex environments that include collaborative authoring, project management, quantitative model building, dashboards, and…

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The Serendipity Economy: How Spontaneity Plus Social Networking Drives Innovation

      For one national hamburger chain, internal Yammer talk and listening to Twitter altered a new product. The Serendipity Economy can demonstrate value well beyond improved cycle times or reduced costs. Here’s how. Read the entire post at Fast Company: The Serendipity Economy: How Spontaneity Plus Social Networking Drives Innovation Here is an…

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How IT Professionals Can Embrace the Serendipity Economy

With Frederick’s Taylor invention of scientific management in the 1880s, and its subsequent assimilation into what we now consider modern management, organizations have used logic and rationality to the eliminate waste, to seek efficiency, and to transfer human knowledge to tools and processes. This perspective created the industrial economy lens through which most managers perceive…

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Now up at Fast Company: 6 Rules To Transform Your Leadership Development Program

Peter Drucker, who remains the guru of management, had little to say on leadership. In fact, Drucker believed that leadership was only useful inside of organizations when viewed in aggregate. Indeed, Drucker said in his 1973 book Management that “It is therefore inappropriate to speak of managers as leaders.” That statement followed a paragraph in…

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UBTech Conference: Education – Navigating an uncertain future

Education in Uncertain Times was the topic of the afternoon for Daniel Rasmus of Bellevue College (Neb.). Rasmus is the author of Management by Design: Applying Design Principles to the Work Experience (2010) and Listening to the Future: Why It’s Everybody’s Business (2008). He shared various uncertainties facing education—including technology, funding and costs, textbooks and…

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Dan Addresses World Cultural Forum on Knowledge, The Environment and Civilization

On May 18th-19th May, 2013 Dan presented to the World Cultural Forum in Hangzhou, China. Here is the abstract of the talk: As we seek to create an international consensus to improve the ecological state of the planet, it is imperative that we map concepts, and reconcile definitions in to order share knowledge more effectively…

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Dan at 2012 KMWorld: ‘2012 KMWorld Conference: A social, interactive view of KM’

In his presentation on “The Serendipity Economy,” strategist and author Daniel W. Rasmus drew a distinction between industrial age measures of productivity, which focus on predictable outputs and process improvements, versus the creation of value that cannot be defined or predicted in advance but deserves equal consideration. In the same way that having an office next door…

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New Post: ‘Liking Your College’ at University Business

  As books become digital and online retailers distribute college branded T-shirts, Pillow Pets, and logo-emblazoned caps, the future of college stores faces many uncertainties. College retailers, however, hold advantages other retailers would give their right cash register for: a captive audience, a well-recognized local (or national) brand, and a steady stream of new customers…

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Quoted in ‘How To Keep Email From Driving You Crazy’ at InformationWeek

On the other hand, Daniel Rasmus, an expert on new ways for businesses to organize themselves (and often a speaker at UBM’s E2 conferences), counters that the evils of email are overblown. “We must all ask ourselves the question of value then: ‘Is managing e-mail really worthy of my time?’ I would propose that with…

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My 8 Hour Ordeal with iOS 6

As far as I could tell, my day-to-day work was unaffected by the iOS update. And then Friday night my wife asked me to play “Your Move” by Yes. I opened Music on my iPad 2 and found it empty. I went to System Preferences and discovered that iTunes match was turned off. I flipped…

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How Clinging To Core Competencies Is Breaking Your Organization’s Heart

Since Gary Hamel and CK Prahalad put forth the idea of “core competencies” in a 1990 Harvard Business Review article, “The Core Competence of the Corporation,” organizations have taken this insight as permission to outsource various parts of their business operations. With “core competencies” organizations became machines with core functions that made the machine work,…

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So far this month over at iPhoneLife

LightWedge Verso Series Offers Stylish iPad Protection   An iPhone Power Boosting Trifecta from Qmadix MoPix Video Service Transforms Independent Films into Apps The world of film has become increasingly democratized with the advent of the Internet. People can create films and distribute them with ease. Unfortunately, posting a video to YouTube may generate hits,…

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How Innovation Is More Poetry Than Science now up at Fast Company

In a recent conversation with Phil McKinney, former HP Chief Innovation Officer and author of Beyond the Obvious: Killer Questions That Spark Game-Changing Innovation, we discussed innovation and theory. McKinney said that much of the literature about innovation comes from theorists, not practitioners. I responded that some of us assert practical innovation insights informed by…

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University of Phoenix Interview

The impact of outcomes-based education on workforce preparedness Jill Elaine Hughes, UOPX Writer Network, April 6, 2011 Dan’s Quotes: How might the American education system address this deficiency? Daniel W. Rasmus is a Liberal Arts Fellow at Bellevue College in Bellevue, Wash., and the author of the books “Listening to the Future” (Wiley, 2008) and…

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New Fast Company Blog Post: Redefining Diversity For The New Global Workforce

Our views of diversity in America are changing, but they aren’t keeping up with the global reality that now faces American companies. Traditionally, diversity-focused on the integration of people from racial, gender, physical ability, and religious perspectives inside of large corporations motivated by political or operational imperative, or social good. The idea was to create…

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Fast Company Big Data Article Referenced in Enterra Insights

For more about the last trend noted by Woo, read my post entitled Showrooming and Product Customization. In the Forrester report Mulpuru concluded, “Companies need to think about the permanent implications of smaller margins on stores in the longer-term future and how their multichannel initiatives can help to offset this trend.” Multi-channel commerce has indeed…

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