Ben Edwards

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The Japanese words for “space” could change your view of the world

When you are the first person to arrive in a meeting room, do you think of it as being empty or full?<p>If you were raised in the West, a meeting room is made for people to meet. Therefore, if there are no people in that room, then of course it must be empty. As philosopher Henk Oosterling remarks, in …

Japan

Are these the schools of the future?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Whether school years were socially awkward or the happiest days of your life, this time (hopefully) brings back lifelong memories and a tinge of nostalgia for the majority of grown-ups.<p>It was also likely a time defined by strict timetables, rigid lessons, and unforgiving homework.<p>Testing, …

Education

4 predictions for the future of work

I contemplate the future of work on a daily basis in both my professional and personal life. As a father of four children from four to 14 years old, …

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel

<b>Every large and successful institution has an immune system</b> – a collection of individuals who are prepared to mobilize at the slightest sign of any …

The impossibility of intelligence explosion

In 1965, I. J. Good described for the first time the notion of “intelligence explosion”, as it relates to artificial intelligence (AI):<p>Let an …

Credit Suisse Publikationen

Bitte geben Sie aus rechtlichen Gründen Ihr Land an.<p>Ihre Laenderauswahl wird in einem Cookie fuer 30 Tage gespeichert.<p>Lokale Gesetze oder …

Leverage Points: Places to Intervene in a System

By Donella Meadows~<p>Folks who do systems analysis have a great belief in “leverage points.” These are places within a complex system (a corporation, …

Genghis Khan

Design as Participation

You’re Not Stuck In Traffic You Are Traffic<p>This started with a drivetime conversation about contemporary design with Joi Ito. We were stuck in …

Avant-garde

Can Ford Turn Itself Into a Tech Company?

Its very name was synonymous with the 20th-century economy. Now it’s trying to catch up with Silicon Valley on self-driving cars.

Silicon Valley

The Fragmentation of Society

Lately, my life has been completely packed with speeches, meetings, and in-depth, often lengthy, conversations. Plus ongoing research and writing, of …

Are We on the Verge of a New Golden Age?

Humanity can get through the current period of upheaval and enter a new golden age of broad economic growth if the world's key decision makers act …

Economics

How Silicon Valley Plans to Conquer the Classroom

BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. — They call it the “Church Lane Hug.”<p>That is how educators at Church Lane Elementary Technology, a public school here, describe the protective two-armed way they teach students to carry their school-issued laptops.<p>Administrators at Baltimore County Public Schools, the …

Nonprofits

The Disruptor Incumbent Cometh — CEO Daily, Thursday, 26th October

Top News<p>• <b>Super Thursday: It’s a Thing</b><p>It’s a busy day for tech sector analysts, with Amazon, Alphabet, Intel, and Microsoft all set to announce …

Jes Staley

Why Organizations Don’t Learn

Virtually all leaders believe that to stay competitive, their enterprises must learn and improve every day. But even companies revered for their dedication to continuous learning find it difficult to always practice what they preach.<p>Consider Toyota: Continuous improvement is one of the pillars of …

How And Why One Man Became A Failure Guru Inside Google

After he sold his first tech startup, Velogic, in 2001 for $100 million, Alberto Savoia thought he had a hot hand. Then, after he became an engineering director at Google and led the team that created AdWords, he felt invincible. So he quit Google in 2002 to found his second startup, Agitar …

Eric Ries

Science Says Doing This 1 Thing for Your Kids Will Make Them Better Problem-Solvers Forever

Creativity is the currency of the New Economy. Here's the secret to permanently increasing it.<p>Whatever you call it--creativity, innovation, or creative problem-solving--being able to test assumptions, see alternatives, and come up with unique solutions to life's challenges is a key to success, and …

Northwestern University

Intersection of Creativity, Technology & Learning: A Conversation - Worlds of Learning

Back in 2010, I was a library media specialist in an elementary school. I began to notice that as the years passed, my students were becoming more …

MIT Media Lab

The Largest, Longest-Running Agile Survey

AGILE STILL HAS ROOM<br>FOR GROWTH<p>While 94% of respondents said their organizations practiced agile, they also stated that more than half (60%) of their …

State of the American Workplace

Report<p>Understand everything that matters most about the changes in the modern workforce. Gallup's in-depth analytics help leaders optimize their …

Crisis at Work: Why Today’s Organizations Are Failing To Unleash Human Potential

The six reasons organizations fail to deliver purpose, meaning and growth to millions<p>Jennifer isn’t happy. She started her career in strategy …

The Performance Review Is Dead, Long Live The Performance (er…Best-Self!) Review

When major corporations like Adobe, GE, Deloitte, and Microsoft ditched their annual performance reviews, they set off sea change in the world of …

Entrepreneurial Spirit in the Enterprise Podcast

Faced with immense and accelerating challenges, winning organizations are developing three customer-centric disciplines: Designing for Delight, …

Innovation

The Product Designer’s Guide to Growth

<b>Step 1: Figure out what growth means</b><p>I have a lot of friends who work in Growth, but I never really knew exactly what they did. Whenever our …

"I Love Learning; I Hate School"

Q&A with Susan Blum, author of an important new book on higher ed.

Pedagogy

MOOCs Are "Dead." What's Next? Uh-oh.

One overhyped technology fades as another surges.

Education

Udacity Official Declares MOOCs ‘Dead’ (Though the Company Still Offers Them)

Udacity helped popularize the idea of offering college-level courses online to anyone for free, a format known as MOOCs (for Massive Open Online …

Online Education

The shape of work to come

Three ways that the digital revolution is reshaping workforces around the world.<p>Last year, entrepreneur Sebastian Thrun set out to augment his sales …