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2012/03/13 Tim O’Reilly interviewed by Andrew McAfee, “Creating More Value Than You Capture”, SXSW Interactive

Digest of an interview of @timoreilly by @amcafee below, abstract from schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP100142: One of the great failures of any company – for that matter of a capitalist economy – is ecosystem failure. Great companies build great ecosystems, one in which

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Cognitive overload as business opportunity for IBM since 2005 | Ginni Rometty | June 1, 2016 | Code Conference (web video + audio)

Cognitive overload is a challenge IBM has worked since 2005, says @GinniRometty in @KaraSwisher interview @RecodeEvents. Thus, cognitive computing combining man and machine is more than artificial intelligence. Better decisions in open domains will lead to solving problems not solved

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Ian Mitroff | “Dirty Rotten Strategies: How We Trick Ourselves and Others into Solving the Wrong Problems Precisely” | Feb. 24, 2010 | Commonwealth Club (web video, MP3 audio)

Don’t solve the wrong problems precisely.  Type 3 Errors and Type 4 Errors, by Ian Mitroff, extending the Design of Inquiring Systems. Abstract, from http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2010-02-24/dirty-rotten-strategies-how-we-trick-ourselves-and-others-solving-wrong-problems-p How can people or groups tell whether others are deliberately steering us down faulty paths?

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The Art of the Really Long View (MP3 audio) | Peter Schwartz | Dec. 12, 2003 | Long Now Foundation

Better futures, says Peter Schwartz, means creating and having more options for the future, leaving the future better than we found it. [06:50] How do you take the really long view? What do have to do if you really want

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The Long Now, now (MP3 audio) | Brian Eno, Danny Hillis | January 21, 2014 | Long Now Foundation

The difference between long term thinking and long term planning was articulated by Danny Hillis, with Brian Eno and Stewart Brand. [61:40 Danny Hillis] Maybe the one thing I’ve learned about long term thinking is the difference between long term

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The Origins of Jams at IBM (MP3 audio) | Mike Wing | May 20, 2005 | For Immediate Release

Could an intranet could be used for culture change? Mike Wing says jams captured best practices from individuals on clever ways to get work done and create value, despite organizational complexity in a global enterprise. [27:15] The moment, that, probably

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“Earth Week Lecture” | Joel Salatin | April 27, 2012 | Colorado College

Feeding grain to pigs and chickens, says @JoelSalatin, is ecologically wasteful. On homesteads, pigs foraged and chickens ate kitchen scraps. Herbivore-based cultures relied on nature rather than performing the work of tillage. [24:30] In the future, we will, of necessity,

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  • National Investor Research Study | Nov. 2018 | OSC
    Think that you’ll be working past age 65?  OSC @smarter_money 2018 survey says >25% were forced to retire, 59% retired voluntarily. … results of a new investor survey by the Ontario Securities Commission suggest that working longer isn’t viable for many people.   > The survey of 2,000 people posed a series of questions to pre-retirees and people who [… […]
  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy | 2018 | Dr. Allan Abbass
    The traditional separation of mind and body is dissolved by @ISTDP, departing from traditional western medicine. Dr. Abbass, the head of Dalhousie University’s Centre for Emotions and Health, treats patients with these unexplained medical symptoms, a phenomenon also known as somatoform disorder, with an innovative form of talk therapy that’s producing impres […]
  • Where are the Women in Wikipedia? | Bear & Collier | 2016
    Women may more comfortable as anonymous on the World Wide Web, rather than contributing towards collaborative work such as Wikipedia. A comprehensive survey conducted in 2008 found that only 13 % of Wikipedia contributors are women. [….]  Significant gender differences were found in confidence in expertise, discomfort with editing, and response to critical f […]
  • Communityship beyond Leadership | Henry Mintzberg
    Organizations need #communityship, as naturally-engaging #leadership in collective interests, says #HenryMintzberg @Mintzberg141.   I’ll bet that beyond leadership is a profound sense of communityship. (Never heard that word? I made it up1, to put leadership in its place, namely to support communityship.) Effective organizations are communities of human bein […]
  • More than money: What workers want in 2018 | Linda Nazareth | Nov. 22, 2018
    As @relentlesseco writes that employees want meaningful work, perhaps the Quality of Working Life research back into the 1970s might be rediscovered. If you find “employee engagement” hard to take, “meaningful work” may also have your eyes glazing over, but that is another phrase worth noting. According to a survey of 2,000 U.S. workers by human-resources [… […]
  • Gerontocracy in leadership
    Washington suffers from #Gerontocracy; Ottawa is 1-1/2 #Generations younger. To gauge the measure of the gerontocracy, Ottawa offers a remarkable comparison. The average age of Washington’s leaders – Mr. Trump, Ms. Pelosi, Mr. McConnell – is 75. In Canada, the three major party leaders – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer and ND […]
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