Submitted by John W Lewis on August 19, 2015 - 5:14pm
Thu, Aug 20, 2015
Unexpected and undesirable outcomes happen because our ability to predict the future is limited, especially when operating in areas of uncertainty. Yet these outcomes are frequently labelled as "failures".
Submitted by John W Lewis on August 10, 2015 - 9:26am
Thu, Aug 13, 2015
This is the third installment of our 6-part collaborative series with the Business Innovation Factoryin advance of the BIF Summit in September.
This chat on innovation in education is hosted by BIF's Student Experience Lab Associate (@BIFsxl), Louie Montoya (@learninglouie), and here is his framing post.
We are charged with preparing our youth for success in a future we know very little about. In the USA, the growing number of environmental issues, the prevalence of class and race inequality, and the explosion of technology have provided us with more questions than answers about our future. But there’s one critical question:
Submitted by John W Lewis on August 05, 2015 - 3:30pm
Thu, Aug 06, 2015
“Great leaders realize that using past data to determine future actions is grounded in the fundamental assumption that the future will look like the past. ... So they don’t trust a data-based/reliability-based approach ...They realize that it is a core part of their job to create the future and not just let it happen to them.”
Submitted by John W Lewis on July 22, 2015 - 6:53pm
Thu, Jul 23, 2015
The role of electricity in our energy sytems has gradually increased over time, and this appears to be continuing with the introduction of renewable methods of energy capture, conversion, distribution and consumption. Let's discuss this specific area of innovation which influences many other areas of technical development.
Submitted by Renee Hopkins on July 09, 2015 - 8:18am
Thu, Jul 09, 2015
In its current issue, The Atlantic published "A World Without Work," a long and thoughtful article by Derek Thompson (@dkthomp). The article's premise is that the concept of work itself is being disrupted by big societal shifts including:
Submitted by John W Lewis on June 24, 2015 - 10:25pm
Thu, Jun 25, 2015
Two incidents in the last week, in different industries, resulted in unexpected behaviour by well known and powerful organizations in their fields. Let's discuss the causes and the likelihood of similar future changes in behaviour.